Tag: depression

Massage for Anxiety and Depression

How can the technique ease suffering for patients with these conditions? Compared to many Eastern cultures, massage therapy is relatively new in the United States. For example, in China massage has been heavily utilized for over 3,000 years. Muscles and soft tissues are manipulated…

Depression and Diabetes

Diabetes is an epidemic throughout the world. In 2014, 9% of the world’s adult population had been diagnosed with the disease,1 with 29 million living in the United States.2 Depression is also epidemic, with the global burden close to 350 million and 18 million in the…

Depression Screening in Outpatient Cancer Care

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that depression affects approximately 15% to 25% of cancer patients and that identifying and treating depression is an important part of cancer care. Following the practice of other physician offices in the Edward Health System in Greater Chicago,…

Nurses Role in Treating Depression

Nurses are on the front lines of psychological care more often than many people realize. When you think of treating depression, social workers or psychologists are often the first healthcare professionals that come to mind. Not nurses. Yet as the directors of nursing at…

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