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Loneliness In Older Individuals Linked To Functional Decline And Death

Loneliness in individuals over 60 years of age appears associated with increased risk of functional decline and death, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. In older persons, loneliness can be a common source of distress and impaired quality life, according to the study background.

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Imaging Technique Identifies Plaques And Tangles In Brains Of Severely Depressed Older Adults

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the elderly, but little is known about the underlying biology of its development in older adults. In a small study published in the November issue of the peer-reviewed journal Archives of General Psychiatry, UCLA researchers used a unique brain scan to assess the levels of […]

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New Generation Antidepressant Medications Have Increased Risks For Elderly

Older people taking new generation antidepressants are at more risk of dying or suffering from a range of serious health conditions including stroke, falls, fractures and epilepsy, a study involving researchers at The University of Nottingham has found. The research, published on, discovered that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are more strongly associated with […]

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Nir Barzilai, M.D.

Lifestyles Of The Old And Healthy Defy Expectations

People who live to 95 or older are no more virtuous than the rest of us in terms of their diet, exercise routine or smoking and drinking habits, according to researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Their findings, published today in the online edition of Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, suggests that “nature” […]

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Joseph Blader, PhD

Children And Adolescents With Psychiatric Disorders Have Increased Inpatient Hospitalization Rates, While Elderly Admissions Decrease

Over a 10-year period, rates of short-stay inpatient hospitalizations increased for children and adolescents but decreased for elderly who had a primary psychiatric diagnosis, according to a report published Online First today by Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The article also finds the proportion of inpatient days paid for by private […]

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