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Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Be One Reason Depression Treatment Doesn’t Work

When someone is depressed and having suicidal thoughts or their depression treatment just isn’t working, their caregivers might want to check to see if they have obstructive sleep apnea, investigators say. That’s true even when these individuals don’t seem to fit the usual profile of obstructive sleep apnea, which includes males who are overweight, snore […]

US Mental Illness Care Access Inadequate Despite Coverage Expansions

The United States’ capability to meet the rising needs for mental health services is speedily deteriorating, at the same time that more Americans than ever are suffering from mental and emotional distress, according to new findings from researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center. Their analysis of federal health information data concluded that 3.4 percent of […]

Do Antidepressants Really Double Risk Of Suicide?

The Daily Telegraph reports that “Antidepressants could double the risk of feelings that could lead to suicide, according to a new study which has triggered furious rows.” Critics have attacked the study as “fatally flawed” because researchers extrapolated certain side effects, such as anxiety, as being a risk factor for suicide. Researchers carried out an analysis […]