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Don’t Ignore the Mental Battle with Cancer

Most cancer patients suffer with untreated depression.

A recent series of studies have found that cancer patients are 3-6 times more likely to be depressed but 75% aren't getting treatment for it. Depression can threaten a patient’s life if it sabotages their will to live and persevere through treatment. Researchers found that a nurse-led solution that integrated antidepressant drugs, physical activity and problem-solving therapy significantly reduced depression in cancer patients.

PositiveTip: Be sure to treat both body and mind if you, or a loved one, must battle cancer.

PositiveTip for

Don’t Ignore the Mental Battle with Cancer

Most cancer patients suffer with untreated depression.

A recent series of studies have found that cancer patients are 3-6 times more likely to be depressed but 75% aren't getting treatment for it. Depression can threaten a patient’s life if it sabotage’s their will to live and persevere through treatment. Researchers found that a nurse-led solution that integrated antidepressant drugs, physical activity and problem-solving therapy significantly reduced depression in cancer patients.

PositiveTip: Be sure to treat both body and mind if you, or a loved one, must battle cancer.

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Auto Accidents and the Use of Psychotropic Drugs

Common medications increase the risk of traffic accidents.

A recent case-controlled study from Taiwan has shown that the use of psychotropic drugs increases the risk of automobile accidents. The odds of motor vehicle accidents were significantly higher in people who used the following classes of drugs within the last month:

  • Antidepressants by 73%
  • Benzodiazepines by 56%
  • Z-drugs (Ambien, Sonata) by 42%

PositiveTip: Stay safe! Avoid driving if you are taking any of these medications.

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Antidepressants Not as Helpful for Mild Depression as Thought

New meta-analysis questions the value of antidepressants for mild depression.

Antidepressants are one of the most commonly prescribed classes of medication. But do they really work? A new meta-analysis involving more than 700 patients for at least 6 weeks of treatment has revealed that for those with the most severe depression, there was "substantial" benefit. However, there was "little evidence" to support the use of these medications for those with mild to moderate depression.

PositiveTip: If you are feeling slightly down, lace up those walking shoes and go for a daily walk before you run to your doctor asking for an antidepressant. You'll be surprised at how much better will you feel!