News / Scotland by Press Association September 25, 2018, 3:49 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter More than one in 10 Scots report having two or more symptoms of depression, after a “steady and significant rise” in the number struggling with the condition. A total of 11% of those questioned for the 2017 Scottish Health Survey had at least two symptoms, compared to 8% in the 2011 study. The latest research also showed in the most deprived parts of Scotland 20% of people had two or more symptoms, compared to just 5% in the least deprived communities. Meanwhile more than a fifth (21%) of those aged 16 to 24 reported having self harmed – figures for 2014 to 2017 showed – with 24 of females in this age group and 19% of males having deliberately hurt themselves. Rates for self harming have gone from 3% of the population in 2008-09 to 7% in 2014-15, before dropping to 6% in 2016-17, according to the survey. The … [Read more...] about Number of Scots reporting signs of depression rises to 11%
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PARKINSON'S disease is a condition where parts of the brain become progressively damaged over many years. The brain disorder affects around one in 500 people but what is Parkinson's disease and how is it treated? Here's the lowdown... What is Parkinson's disease and what are the symptoms? Parkinson's disease is a condition where parts of the brain become progressively damaged over many years. It's thought that approximately one in 500 people are affected by Parkinson's disease and most people who start to develop symptoms are over 50. Men have a slightly higher risk of getting Parkinson's than women. According to the NHS, symptoms can include: involuntary shaking of particular parts of the body (tremors) slow movement stiff and inflexible muscles depression and anxiety balance problems loss of sense of smell problems sleeping memory problems How is Parkinson's treated and is it hereditary? Parkinson's is caused by a loss of nerve cells in the brain which then leads to a reduction in … [Read more...] about What is Parkinson’s, how is it treated, what are the symptoms of the disease and is it hereditary?
Nottinghamshire has one of the highest rates of depression and anxiety in the country, according to a survey of patients registered with GPs. Figures from Public Health England show that one in every six registered patients in the area was suffering with at least one of the mental health conditions.The most recent survey showed that Nottingham had the 11th-highest rate in the country, contributed to by a 9.5% rise since 2015.The East Midlands as a whole had a higher than average percentage of patients with anxiety or depression. Across the region, 14.1% of respondents in the survey reported one or both of the conditions, an increase of 14.5% on 2015.Stephen Buckley, from mental health charity Mind, said: “As attitudes towards mental health improve and with it the understanding that help is available, we’re going to see more and more people seek support. No matter where you live, it is important that everyone has access to quality mental health services, when they need … [Read more...] about Nottinghamshire among highest rates of depression in the country
COELIAC disease is a common digestive disease that affects one in 100 people in the UK. There is no cure for the condition, but it can be manages with a specific diet. Here's the lowdown... What is coeliac disease? Coeliac disease is an autoimmune digestive condition where the intestines react to gluten and become inflamed. The adverse reaction can come from the dietary protein which is often found in three cereals: wheat, barley and rye. The gluten damages the lining of the intestines making the body unable to absorb important nutrients. Coeliac disease is a life-long condition that can lead to bloating, nausea and tiredness, and is only treated by a change in diet. Dermatitis herpetiformis is the skin manifestation of coeliac disease, which occurs on elbows, knees, shoulders, the buttocks and face. The condition affects one in 3,300 people and a number of celebrities, including Megan Mckenna and Ulrika Jonsson suffer from it. What are the symptoms for coeliac disease? There are … [Read more...] about What is coeliac disease, what are the symptoms of gluten intolerance, what causes it and how is it treated?
News / UK by Press Association 13/07/2018, 4:02 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The number of young women who exhibit signs of anxiety and depression during pregnancy has risen by half (51%) within a generation, according to a new study. The latest figures show a quarter (25%) of women who became pregnant under the age of 24 have high depressive symptoms compared to 17% who did in the 1990s, according to research published in the journal JAMA Network Open. Researchers at the University of Bristol analysed data from two generations of women who took part in Bristol’s Children of the 90s longitudinal study, examining responses to questions completed by the women during pregnancy to compare levels of depressive symptoms more than 20 years apart. Looking at the responses of 2,390 of the original women who were recruited to the study in the early 1990s and then 180 of their daughter’s generation who became … [Read more...] about Rise in symptoms of depression and anxiety during pregnancy