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In elderly patients, symptoms of depression can be mistaken for
symptoms of another medical problem, so it is important for
clinicians to consider all physical problems and medications of
elderly patients before making a diagnosis.
Researchers measured the biological responses of therapists and
patients during therapy sessions, and found that when the patient
felt the therapist was listening, their patterns of sweat
production (an indicator of empathy) roughly matched.
The drug tamoxifen, which is used to treat breast cancer, may
also be effective in treating mania in patients with bipolar
A study of patients taking an injectable, long-acting form of an
antipsychotic medication found that within six months of starting
treatment, most patients had switched back to the oral form of
Patients taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may be at
increased risk for gastrointestinal bleeding, particularly if
they are also taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
Research into the long-term effects of hormone therapy found that
women who were more physically active were less likely to suffer
cognitive decline than those who exercised less often.
The World Health Organization found that many people worldwide
are not receiving needed mental health care and services.
Researchers studying adolescents with major depression found that
cognitive behavioral therapy, either on its own or in conjunction
with antidepressant medication, was an effective treatment, with
a low incidence of suicidal ideation.
A small study into political psychology found that those who
considered themselves politically liberal responded differently
to a stimulus test than did those who considered themselves