Depression
Created:   2/6/2012
Contains:  58 items
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Living With Pain

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now . 9(2):26-30, April-May 2013.

People with neurologic disorders often experience daily, unremitting pain. In fact, as many as 50 percent have considered suicide as an escape. But with appropriate treatment, patients are able to rediscover hope. Here, we profile two individuals who overcame suicidal thoughts and learned to live with their chronic pain.

A Flood of Emotions: Treating the uncontrollable crying and laughing of pseudobulbar affect.

Gordon, Debra

Neurology Now . 8(1):26-29, February-march 2012.

Many individuals with pseudobulbar affect—characterized by prolonged and unexplained episodes of laughing and crying—live in constant fear of their next outburst. Now, with one medication already approved by the FDA and other treatments in the works, patients may finally be able to regain control of their emotions and their lives.

Sounds of Silence: Living with tinnitus can be frustrating—even debilitating. But with the right treatment, people can learn to tune out the noise.

Gamble, Kate Huvane

Neurology Now . 8(1):20-25, February-march 2012.

Roughly 36 million Americans never experience silence. Instead, they hear a constant ringing or buzzing in their ears known as tinnitus. Photographer David Keenan tells Neurology Now how he learned to turn down the volume of this potentially debilitating disorder.

Hidden Hercules: Actor Kevin Sorbo reveals his secret battle with stroke.

Childers, Linda

Neurology Now . 7(5):26-28,30-31, October/November 2011.

Kevin Sorbo is best known for his television portrayal of Hercules, a muscle-bound hero who battles the forces of evil. Unbeknownst to his fans, Sorbo was also waging a secret battle—on and off the set—after a series of strokes left him partially blind and incapacitated at 38 years old. “I went through two years of hell before I began to feel like myself again,” Sorbo says. now, the actor has discovered a different kind of strength.

The ABCs of Aphasia: Understanding aphasia is crucial to recovery—for patients and caregivers.

Carr, Coeli

Neurology Now . 7(3):35-38, June/July 2011.

Losing the power of speech can lead to intense feelings of frustration, isolation, and depression. But with speech, group, and music therapy—as well as determination on the part of patients and caregivers—there is reason for optimism. Here, individuals affected by aphasia share their stories of struggle and triumph.

Night Moves

GAMBLE, KATE HUVANE

Neurology Now . 6(2):26-30, March/April 2010.

It's a condition that affects as many as 12 million Americans yet is often misdiagnosed—and misunderstood. With a name like “restless legs syndrome,” it may not sound like such a bad thing. But to those who live with it, RLS can be unbearable. Here, we put some common misperceptions to rest and discuss the latest options for treatment.

Depression and Resilience

COOPER, ANDREA

Neurology Now . 6(2):18-25, March/April 2010.

Depression is a frequent companion of both neurological disease and caregiving, but there are effective ways to treat this common condition. “Treated vigorously enough, the vast majority of people will get better,” says Peter Kramer, M.D. Read on for the lowdown on feeling low—and information on how to boost your resilience in the face of life's challenges.

Fibromyalgia: Is Fibromyalgia Real?

SHAW, GINA

Neurology Now . 5(5):29-32, September/October 2009.

Fibromyalgia used to be a “wastebasket” diagnosis for patients with unexplained pain and fatigue. Today, more and more neurologists are acknowledging that fibromyalgia is a real disorder, and one that should be treated by neurologists who care for chronic pain—not only the rheumatologists who originally identified the condition some 100 years ago.

Who's There?: When stroke or Alzheimer's changes a person's behavior, caregiving can become extreme. Here, experienced caregivers, patients, and experts share their stories and...

STEPHENS, STEPHANIE

Neurology Now . 5(4):26-29, July/August 2009.

When stroke or Alzheimer's changes a person's behavior, caregiving can become extreme. Who is this person you've known all your life? And how do you handle the agitation, increased aggression, paranoia, and even psychosis that can accompany a neurological condition like dementia? Read on for practical tips from experts, caregivers, and the cared-for.

The Seizures No One Wants to Talk About

STUMP, ELIZABETH

Neurology Now . 4(6):23-26, November/December 2008.

Approximately one-third of epilepsy patients have uncontrollable seizures that don't respond to medication. And about 15–30 percent of these patients actually have psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, which are caused not by abnormal electrical discharges in the brain but by underlying psychological disturbances. One major obstacle on the path to treatment is acceptance of the diagnosis.


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