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Facebook Addiction Disorder (FAD) among German students—A longitudinal approach

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December 15

The present study aimed to investigate Facebook Addiction Disorder (FAD) in a German student sample over a period of one year. While mean FAD level did not increase during the investigation period, a significant increase was shown in the number of participants reaching the critical cutoff score. FAD was significantly positively related to the personality trait narcissism and to negative mental health variables (depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms). Furthermore, FAD fully mediated the significant positive relationship between narcissism and stress symptoms, which demonstrates that narcissistic people can be specifically at risk to develop FAD. Present results give a first overview... Read More


FDA Approves Anti-Seizure Medication for Use in Young Patients

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December 14

An anti-seizure drug has been approved for use in children with epilepsy. The FDA has expanded clearance to use the medication, eslicarbazepine acetate (APTIOM), to treat partial-onset seizures for patients 4 years old and up. Partial seizures, also called focal seizures, are the most common type of seizure experienced by people with epilepsy. Sometimes people may remain awake and alert during a seizure; other times they may lose consciousness. The approval of APTIOM for use in children and adolescents is part of a need to find treatments for younger patients. The medication can be used by itself or... Read More


Patients Who Receive Kidney Transplants from Male Donors Have Higher Risk of UTI

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by Summaries In 60

December 14

Kidney transplants may lead to an frequent complication: urinary tract infections. And the gender of the kidney donor makes a difference. A recent study found that patients who received a kidney from a male donor were more likely to develop a UTI after the transplant than patients whose donor was female. The risk was even greater for female recipients of donated kidneys. Nonetheless, women patients who received a male donor kidney had the best overall kidney function (apart from the UTI) after a transplant. The study authors suggest that the gender of the donor and recipient, along with age... Read More


Depression Linked to Long-Term Opioid Use in Female Veterans

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by Summaries In 60

December 14

It’s no surprise that opioid use is linked to depression. Recent research found that long-term opioid use affects men and women about the same when it comes to developing “new-onset” depression (depression that began after using opioids). But a new study found a difference among the veteran population. In patients of the Veterans Health Association (VHA), new-onset depression was more common among women than among men using long-term opioids. Based on this research, it’s important that veterans being treated for opioid use are screened more frequently for depression. Source: http://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/depressive-disorder/new-onset-depression-chronic-opioid-use-gender-differences/article/706458/ Read More


Anxiety Doesn’t Increase Risk of Suicide in Those With Bipolar, Depressive Disorders

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by Summaries In 60

December 14

Many people with depression or bipolar disorder also suffer from anxiety. A new study published in the journal European Psychiatry finds that having an anxiety disorder doesn’t increase the risk of suicide attempts among those with major depression or bipolar disorder. Anxiety disorders include panic disorder, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, researchers found that suicide attempts were more common in women than men. Other risk factors for suicide attempts are: hopelessness, aggression, hostility, and acting without thinking. People with anxiety disorders often have those qualities. ... Read More