At the same time, depression reduces an elderly person's ability to rehabilitate.Studies of nursing home patients with physical illnesses have shown that the presence of depression substantially increases the likelihood of death from those illnesses.However, the study does not prove that anesthesia is the cause."I don't want to scare parents," says researcher Lena S.This content has not been reviewed within the past year and may not represent Web MD's most up-to-date information.To find the most current information, please enter your topic of interest into our search box. 20, 2012 -- A new study is raising fresh concerns about the use of general anesthesia in young children.
Such mood changes are often difficult for family members to "handle." Causes and treatments for restlessness and agitation are well-known among the palliative care professionals who work with the dying on a regular basis.The new study is based on data from nearly 2,900 children in Australia followed by researchers since before they were born.Parents reported that 321 children in the study had medical procedures that required general anesthesia before age 3.I haven't taken the drug Valium, but some time ago I took valerian for awhile. It does have a sleep effect though, but it gives you weird dreams and a weird taste in your mouth. Valium is not a synthetic replica of the chemical profile of valerian.Valium is the synthetic form of valerian, which is an herbal product that is widely available in drugstores, health food stores and other supermarkets without a prescription. It just doesn't give me a good feeling, and I think I get nervous also because I know people get addicted to them, maybe that's why I won't take them - like it's psychological or something. I don't think it's the same thing as Valium, or the herbal equivalent. It is an analog of valerian because it works in a markedly similar fashion by increasing the amount of gamma aminobutyric acid in the brain.Recent studies have suggested that anesthetic drugs may increase the risk for learning disabilities and behavioral problems such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but only in kids who are exposed to the drugs several times.