Fatigue Red Flag For Postpartum Depression
ScienceDaily (Mar. 25, 2002) — University Park, Pa. – A simple questionnaire on fatigue, administered two weeks after childbirth, may serve to identify women who at increased risk of developing moderate to severe postpartum depression according to Penn State researchers. “Postpartum depression affects up to 15 to 20 percent of new mothers,” says Dr. Elizabeth Corwin, assistant professor, School of Nursing. “It comes on anywhere from two weeks to four months after childbirth and may last from two weeks to a year.”
FMRI Shows difference between sexes under stress
April 1, 2008 — Functional magnetic resonance imaging of men and women under stress showed neuroscientists how their brains differed in response to stressful situations. In men, increased blood flow to the left orbitofrontal cortex suggested activation of the “fight or flight” response. In women, stress activated the limbic system, which is associated with emotional responses.
Depression & Alzheimers
ScienceDaily (Apr. 10, 2008) — People who have had depression are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than people who have never had depression, according to a study published in the April 8, 2008, issue of Neurology.
CHICAGO, July 29 — An old drug for urinary-tract infections, methylene blue (Urolene Blue), may hold the key to a therapy that can slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease for as long as 19 months, researchers here reported.