Tagged with depression

Is Exercise Always Good for Battling Depression?

Is Exercise Always Good for Battling Depression?

Contradicting conventional wisdom, a British study of elderly nursing home residents showed that moderate exercise does NOT lessen depressive symptoms. The study published in The Lancet┬áby the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment tracked nearly 1,000 patients in two nursing homes. Nearly half of the residents battled depression and were willing to be … Continue reading

Sleep disturbances and suicide in elderly

Sleep disturbances and suicide in elderly

This may not be news…..who hasn’t thought about dying after a few nights of little sleep? But, according to this study, sleep disturbance even when controlling for depression, predicted an increase in risk of suicide. The author suggests sleep evaluation as a necessary component of care for at-risk patients.