Depression

Psychiatric adjustment in chronic fatigue syndrome of childhood and in juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Background: High rates of psychopathology and of personality problems have been reported in children and adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). It is not clear whether this is consequent on the experience of chronic physical ill health. We compare psychiatric adjustment in children with CFS and in children suffering from another chronic physical disorder (juvenile […]

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Intervention programs for arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.

Disability reduction or prevention programs for people with arthritis and other rheumatic conditions reduce long-term pain and disability but reach only a fraction of their target audience. Few public health professionals are aware of these programs or their benefits. The objective of this study is to review and describe packaged (ready-to-use) arthritis self-management education and […]

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Hyperhomocysteinemia and vitamin B-12 deficiency in elderly using Title IIIc nutrition services.

Background: The effect of the folate food fortification program on the prevalence of hyperhomocysteinemia in the older population with coexisting vitamin B-12 deficiency is not known. Objective: The objective was to determine the prevalence of hyperhomocysteinemia and vitamin B-12 deficiency in elderly who were using Title IIIc nutrition services, after folate food fortification in the […]

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Assessment and diagnosis of depression in people with intellectual disability.

Background: Despite widespread acceptance that depression can occur in adults with intellectual disability (ID), the difficulties encountered in its assessment and diagnosis have hampered the individual clinician, and meant that questions of prevalence, treatment choice and outcome remain problematic. Methods: The present paper reviews the progress in this field since three reviews, all published in […]

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Vitamin B12, folate, and homocysteine in depression: the Rotterdam Study.

Objective: The associations of vitamin B(12), folate, and homocysteine with depression were examined in a population-based study. Methods: The authors screened 3,884 elderly people for depressive symptoms. Subjects with positive screening results had psychiatric workups. Folate, vitamin B(12), and homocysteine blood levels were compared in 278 persons with depressive symptoms, including 112 with depressive disorders, […]

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Long-term follow-up of 246 adults with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: predictive factors for mood and pain.

 Objective: To examine the predictive factors for anxiety, depression and pain in adults with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Patients and Methods: Two hundred and forty-six adults identified with long-standing JIA had an average disease duration of 28.3 yr. Candidate factors potentially predictive for pain, anxiety and depression were assessed by multiple regression analysis. Results: Of the patients, […]

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Pain-related disability among older male veterans receiving primary care.

Background: Pain is common among older persons and is associated with substantial disability, but factors that increase the risk for pain-related disability remain poorly defined. We sought to identify factors associated with disability due to pain in a sample of older veterans receiving primary care. Methods: Participants (N = 494) in this cross-sectional study included […]

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Depression in type 1 diabetes in children: natural history and correlates.

The combination of diabetes and depression in children and adolescents is largely unstudied. The purpose of this article is to review the literature on the natural history and correlates of comorbid diabetes and depression in children and adolescents. Children with diabetes have a two-fold greater prevalence of depression, and adolescents up to three-fold greater, than […]

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Comorbidity of depression with other medical diseases in the elderly.

A major factor in the context of evaluating depression in the elderly is the role of medical problems. With aging there is a rapid increase in the prevalence of a number of medical disorders, including cancer, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, and arthritis. In this article, we hope to bring clarity to the […]

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Disability, social support, and concern for children: depression in mothers with multiple sclerosis.

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between disability, concern for children, social support, and depressive symptoms in a group of mothers with multiple sclerosis (MS). DESIGN: An exploratory secondary analysis using correlation and multiple regression techniques. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred one women with MS responded to a survey as part of a cohort participating in […]

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