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Experiencing depression is more than simply feeling unhappy, fed up or sad for a few days. Everyone has moments of feeling down throughout the day, but depression is persistent for weeks or months and is a real illness with real symptoms. Symptoms of depr



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Moderate-severe hot flashes significantly increase depression risk

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study of more than 2,000 perimenopausal and menopausal women showed that moderate-severe vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes or night sweats) were an independent and significant risk factor for...



Antidepressant use during pregnancy not associated with increased risk of autism, ADHD in children

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Two studies published by JAMA examine the risk of autism and other adverse birth outcomes among women who use antidepressants during pregnancy.



Low-fat milk, yogurt may reduce depression risk

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study of more than 1,000 Japanese adults finds that higher intake of low-fat milk and yogurt may reduce the likelihood of developing depressive symptoms.



Life skills are important for wellbeing in later life

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Life skills, such as persistence, conscientiousness and control, are as important to wealth and wellbeing in later life as they are when people are much younger, according to new research led by...



Less fear: How LSD affects the brain

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at the University of Basel have shown that LSD reduces activity in the region of the brain related to the handling of negative emotions like fear.



Research highlights need for responsible development of ketamine for severe depression

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new paper published in The Lancet Psychiatry sets out principles for responsibly testing innovative treatments for severe depression, based on treating more than 100 patients with approximately...



Psychiatric disorders do not increase risk of Alzheimer 's disease

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Psychiatric disorders do not increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland.



Depression: Finger-prick blood test predicts likely effectiveness of medication

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Study shows for first time how measuring C-reactive protein in the patient's blood can predict which medication is most likely to work for depression.



Brain scans may help clinicians choose talk therapy or medication treatment for depression

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from Emory University have found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help clinicians identify whether psychotherapy or antidepressant medication is more likely to help...



Deep brain stimulation provides long-term relief from severe depressions

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Treatment with deep brain stimulation can provide lasting relief to patients suffering from previously non-treatable, severe forms of depression several years into the therapy or even eliminate...



Mouse study paves way for more effective antidepressant

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A new mouse study tests the effect of an enzyme inhibitor on depression-like symptoms, and finds it to act more quickly than traditional antidepressants.



Researchers find yoga and controlled breathing reduce depressive symptoms

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study demonstrated that individuals with major depressive disorder had a significant reduction in depressive symptoms during a 12-week integrative health intervention that included Iyengar...



Combining opioids with anti-anxiety medicines linked to greater risk of overdose

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Taking opioids (strong prescription painkillers) together with benzodiazepines (widely used to treat anxiety and sleep problems) is associated with greater risk of opioid overdose, finds a study in...



Low levels of 'anti-anxiety' hormone linked to postpartum depression

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a small-scale study of women with previously diagnosed mood disorders, Johns Hopkins researchers report that lower levels of the hormone allopregnanolone in the second trimester of pregnancy...



Dietary kit reduces baby blues, a precursor to postpartum depression

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A dietary supplement kit, created to counter mood-altering brain changes linked to depression, virtually eliminated the "baby blues" among women in a new study at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and...



First physiological test for schizophrenia and depression

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found a new way of using proteins in nerve cells to identify people with depression and schizophrenia.



Patients with depression symptoms due to chronic sinus disease are less productive

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Depression is the driving factor for missed days of work or school in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis.



In-home occupational therapy curbs depression in visually impaired patients

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Johns Hopkins researchers report that in-home occupational therapy appears to reduce the rate and severity of depression in people at higher risk for the disorder because of seriously impaired...



Could eating yogurt help treat depression?

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Probiotic bacteria present in live-cultured yogurt - Lactobacillus - have the potential to treat depression, new research suggests.



Brain architecture alters to compensate for depression

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study led by Ravi Bansal, PhD, and Bradley S. Peterson, MD, of The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has found structural differences in the cerebral cortex of patients...



Antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs linked to increased risk of hip fracture

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a recent study, older individuals who had fallen and broken a hip used antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications more frequently than the general older population.



What effect does prenatal and postpartum maternal depression have on children?

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The results of a large study do not support the notion that prenatal and postpartum maternal depression is particularly detrimental to children's psychological development.



Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health - official

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, according to research by academics at the University of Exeter, the...



Bleeding stroke survivors at higher risk of depression, dementia

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Newly diagnosed depression in survivors of brain bleeds may signal the onset of dementia.



Depression puts psoriasis patients at significantly greater risk of psoriatic arthritis

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Psoriasis is a lifelong disease that is associated with significant cosmetic and physical disability and puts patients at increased risk for many major medical disorders.