Psychology & Psychiatry

Five precepts of Buddhism may be linked to lower depression risk

A new study suggests that people with high levels of neuroticism and stress may be at greater risk for depressive symptoms, but those links could be buffered for people who observe the five precepts of Buddhism—a fundamental ...

Medications

Prednisolone does not improve sense of smell after COVID-19

In a study executed by University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht, it has been demonstrated that prednisolone does not improve a patient's sense of smell after COVID-19. In addition, in most patients—irrespective of prednisolone ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Sleep problems can lead to teen depression

New evidence suggests that sleep difficulties, long thought to be a symptom of adolescent depression, might actually come first.

Addiction

Cannabis: Sexually diverse youths with depression use more

It's no secret that studies show that sexually diverse youth—in particular, lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) youth—use more cannabis and experience more mental health challenges than their heterosexual peers.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Depression and dementia in the age of COVID-19

Every seven seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with dementia. A typical case that I often see in my practice is as follows: A 76-year-old woman has a two-year history of progressive worsening of short-term memory ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 may attack patients' central nervous system

Depressed mood or anxiety exhibited in COVID-19 patients may possibly be a sign the virus affects the central nervous system, according to an international study led by a University of Cincinnati College of Medicine researcher.

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