Depression, Shorter Telomeres Tied to...

Depression, Shorter Telomeres Tied to Higher Risk of Death from Bladder Cancer

There are 2 comments on the PsychCentral story from Oct 21, 2012, titled Depression, Shorter Telomeres Tied to Higher Risk of Death from Bladder Cancer. In it, PsychCentral reports that:

Individuals with strong symptoms of depression and shorter telomeres - pieces of repetitive DNA that protect the ends of chromosomes from breaking down - have a higher risk of dying from bladder cancer, according to new preliminary research.

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Hillsboro, OR

#1 Oct 25, 2012
Depression has indeed been a Pandora's box of health problems in patients. It's good to know that available treatments are in place as means of reducing the risk of the potential consequences of untreated depression. While antidepressants have been beneficial though, reports of potentially serious adverse effects have also been linked to Zoloft and other similar drugs. Feature articles at could be a good source of information for people concerned and interested.


#4 Jan 30, 2014
I've been on Effexor from only one week but am cautiously very optimistic. Prior to this I was on citalopram but still feeling very low and sleeping poorly, feeling like I needed to be in bed 12-16 hours a day. Now I am waking naturally after only 8 hours sleep and finding it much easier to concentrate at work. I can hardly believe it is working so quickly but I feel so much better. I've had no side effects.

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