Psychiatrists’ Happiness, Well-Being Hit Hard by COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Events of the past year have taken a huge toll on the happiness, wellness, and lifestyles of many, but especially those in the healthcare field, including psychiatrists. The newly released Medscape Psychiatrist Lifestyle, Happiness & Burnout […]

Link Between Chronic Illness and Depression

By Lana Barhum Chronic illness and pain are generally associated with increased risk for depression, and depression is a common complication of being sick and in pain. In fact, the Cleveland Clinic reports that at least one-third of people living with a serious health condition will experience symptoms of depression. […]

Antihistamine Side Effects: When to Stop Taking Allergy Medication

Skip to: Antihistamines Sedating antihistamines Central side effects Anticholinergic and alpha-adrenergic side effects Cardiac side effects Side effects with geriatric use Contraindications to sedating antihistamines Non-sedating antihistamines Conclusion Allergies have gone up by 40% in recent years, and allergy medications are being used more often than ever before. There are […]

Alzheimer’s Disease | Definition, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia worldwide (60-70% of all dementia cases) and is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. Though around 10-15% of cases are genetic, the vast majority of cases are sporadic and attributed to many risk factors. There is, at present, no cure or disease-modifying […]

This is why intimidating debt letters are so traumatic for women struggling to pay bills

Written by Izzie Price Intimidating debt letters cause huge emotional distress to people who are already struggling with a torrent of problems. Here’s why a change in law to offer more support is long overdue. Every year in England, over 100,000 people with serious debt problems attempt to take their […]

‘Magic’ mushrooms could treat long-term depression 4 times better than anti-depressants, study finds

The first-ever randomized controlled trial of long-term depression patients who took psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in "magic" mushrooms, found the drug improved the majority of their symptoms after two trip sessions. Johns Hopkins researchers who conducted the study also found 54% of the patients were in "remission" because they had […]