Teenaged cancer patients need to know there’s more to life than the hospital

CLEVELAND –Being a teenager is hard enough. Add in a cancer diagnosis, and an already-difficult time can feel unbearable. Three doctors at an Association of Health Care Journalists conference panel in April agreed that many teenagers need more psychological support than they’re currently getting during cancer treatment. “Mental health is absolutely the most critical need for this age…

Antidepressants work over time in the brain

By Rebecca Dell COLUMBIA, Mo. — Wait. Give it some more time. Be patient. When you’re hurting, these words can be hard to hear. The precise causes of depression are not fully known, so treating depression is a multi-dimensional puzzle that includes therapy, medication and time. Doctors often start medication treatment for depression by prescribing a…