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Dr. Polly Hitchcock Noel

Associate Professor and Research

University of Texas Health Science Center

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University of Texas Health Science Center

7703 Floyd Curl Drive Mail Code 7776

San Antonio, Texas 78229

United States

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The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is the leading research institution in South Texas and one of the major health sciences universities in the world. With an operating budget of $668 million, the Health Science Center is the chie ... more

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Polly Hitchcock-Noël, PhD, ...

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Polly Hitchcock-Noël, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center: "Offering patients a choice of treatment was so unusual in terms of depression research that it hooked me into wanting to be part of the study….


2009 Annual Research Meeting | June 28-30 | Chicago, IL

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Polly Hitchcock Noel, Department of Veterans Affairs, San Antonio and University of Texas Health Science Center


With Sickness Often Comes Depression

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"Depression can have a devastating impact on general functioning and quality of life," Polly Hitchcock Noël, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, told HealthDay.

However, depression is treatable, she said, "and treatment may have the potential to improve quality of life and overall functioning -- despite the presence of other chronic illness."Noël authored a study on the topic, first published last year in the Annals of Family Medicine.
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The severity of depression was the only factor that seemed to affect each of the other criteria, Noël noted.
"Eight of the illnesses were more associated with physical activity [limitation] than depression," she said."However, depression made a larger contribution to mental health function, disability and quality of life than the other medical variables."
Although depression treatment has been shown to improve overall health and well-being, Noël said, primary-care doctors often don't recognize depression in their elderly patients.
"Even when it is recognized, it often receives suboptimal treatment," she added.
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SOURCES: HealthDay News; Polly Hitchcock Noël, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio; Jeffrey M. Lyness, M.D., director, Program in Geriatrics and Neuropsychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, N.Y.; November/December 2004 Annals of Family Medicine; American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (www.aagpgpa.org)


With Sickness Often Comes Depression

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"Depression can have a devastating impact on general functioning and quality of life," Polly Hitchcock Noël, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, told HealthDay.

However, depression is treatable, she said, "and treatment may have the potential to improve quality of life and overall functioning -- despite the presence of other chronic illness."Noël authored a study on the topic, first published last year in the Annals of Family Medicine.
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The severity of depression was the only factor that seemed to affect each of the other criteria, Noël noted.
"Eight of the illnesses were more associated with physical activity [limitation] than depression," she said."However, depression made a larger contribution to mental health function, disability and quality of life than the other medical variables."
Although depression treatment has been shown to improve overall health and well-being, Noël said, primary-care doctors often don't recognize depression in their elderly patients.
"Even when it is recognized, it often receives suboptimal treatment," she added.
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SOURCES: HealthDay News; Polly Hitchcock Noël, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio; Jeffrey M. Lyness, M.D., director, Program in Geriatrics and Neuropsychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, N.Y.; November/December 2004 Annals of Family Medicine; American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (www.aagpgpa.org)


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"Depression can have a devastating impact on general functioning and quality of life," says Polly Hitchcock Noel, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.She is also the author of a recent study in 1,801 patients that concluded that patients who received treatment for depression were less impaired or debilitated by their accompanying illnesses (cancer, diabetes, arthritis, etc.).

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