Obesity is linked with excessive accumulation of fat tissue and with adverse effects on health. Type 2 diabetes has become one of the main lifestyle diseases and is one of the most common problems in everyday medical practice. Worldwide, in every 10 seconds it is diagnosed in two individuals and one person dies because of its complications. Depression is linked with chronic and sustained despondence, low self-esteem and loss of ability to feel pleasure. Osteoporosis is a chronic metabolic disease, which is characterized with decrease of bone mass and changes in the bone microarchitecture, leading to increased risk of fractures.
Depression is a common disease, a reason for a suffer for more and more people in every age. Every case can have another reason, can require an another course of treatment. Depending on the severity of depression is ordered neither only psychotherapy or combined psychotherapy with the neuro-pharmacotherapy. In a lot of countries is admitted a controversial type of treatment, based on electric controlled trigger off seizure, used by therapy-resistant depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, schizophrenias, mania. (1)
Analysis of nearly 30 wide-ranging studies, involving more than 300,000 patients showed that depression is significantly linked to a higher risk of stroke and stroke related death. This report was published by researchers from Boston in the form of an article in the JAMA journal. Read full text »
The comorbidity of endometriosis and migraine was first discovered in 1975, but until now has not been fully acknowledged. Although both diseases share some epidemiological and clinical features, the nature of their relationship remains unclear. Does endometriosis cause headaches? Or is it migraine that makes endometriosis more detectable? Why do they have so much in common? These issues are discussed in the population-based study performed by Taiwanian scientists, which proves that indeed „women with endometriosis are more likely to suffer from migraines” (1). Read full text »
Nowadays, especially in industrial countries it is more common to hear about psychiatric disorders. There are more and more described neuro-psychatric diseases. An interesting disease is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), first described in 1956 in England, and in the year 1988 it was recognized as individual syndrome by Center for Disease Control (CDC). Read full text »
Scientists identified a new gene associated with major depression. A study published in the journal Neuron on 28 April suggests that there is a mechanism so far not understood, which is at the ground of depression pathogenesis. This discovery may revolutionise treatment methods of mood disorders. Read full text »
Epidemiological data from the United States of America are… depressing. More than 2 million people aged 65 years and older, have symptoms of depression. This includes up to 50% of the residents of nursing homes. Rate of suicide among white men over 85 years of age is six times higher than the population risk. Read full text »
Sheila Cook, a 62-year old grandmother, has been suffering from deep depression for more than ten years (1). She underwent many courses of antidepressants, as well as electric shock therapy (ECT) in attempt to improve her distress and disability. But the disease seemed to be resistant to any forms of psychiatric help. When scientists from Bristol had offered Mrs. Cook a completely novel and radical treatment, she didn’t suspect that her life would change that much. British woman is the first patient to benefit from the most advanced method of stereotactic ablative neurosurgery. Read full text »