Treatment Of Depression

New Stroke Rehab Treatment Gets FDA Approval

A new therapy involving vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) combined with rehabilitation has been approved to treat chronic moderate to severe upper limb motor deficits after ischemic stroke, the FDA said Friday. “Today’s approval of the Vivistim Paired VNS System provides the first option for stroke rehabilitation using vagus nerve stimulation,” …

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Drug decisions for women of childbearing age

Decisions about medication during pregnancy are always a challenge and, since many pregnancies are unplanned, considerations must begin well in advance of pregnancy and must be addressed again if the patient becomes pregnant. Patients with bipolar disorder who discontinue treatment during pregnancy may have a relapse rate of 80% for …

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Acne vulgaris in adolescents

About 85% of teens are affected by acne vulgaris at some point; up to 20% can develop facial scars, which can be severe and permanent. Acne can also lead to psychological distress, low self-esteem, anxiety, and even depression. For these reasons, acne vulgaris must be treated quickly; in this article …

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