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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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Diabetes and mood swings: Effects on relationships

Mon, 15 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at the impact diabetes has on mental health, how to cope, and how to help others living with this chronic condition.



Five of the best online yoga workouts

Fri, 05 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Yoga's popularity has skyrocketed, and online yoga classes have taken the yoga community by storm. We have found five of the best online yoga workouts.



Dorothea Dix: Redefining mental illness

Fri, 05 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

In the last of a series of articles celebrating female role models in medicine, we look at how Dorothea Dix helped to tackle the stigma of mental illness.



First large-scale population analysis reinforces ketamine's reputation as antidepressant

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Better known as an anesthetic or as an illicit hallucinogenic drug, ketamine has also long been noted for alleviating depression.



More than half of mental health NHS patients experience relapses

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study has shown that approximately 53 per cent of NHS patients displayed clinical symptoms of depression and anxiety within a year after completing psychological treatments.



Antidepressant may enhance drug delivery to the brain

Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research from the National Institutes of Health found that pairing the antidepressant amitriptyline with drugs designed to treat central nervous system diseases, enhances drug delivery to the...



Food insecurity can affect your mental health

Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Food insecurity (FI) affects nearly 795 million people worldwide. Although a complex phenomenon encompassing food availability, affordability, utilization, and even the social norms that define...



Growing body of evidence supports use of mind-body therapies in breast cancer treatment

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In newly updated clinical guidelines from the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO), researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive...



Mindfulness class helped women, but not men, overcome 'negative affect'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a new study of a Brown University scholarly course on mindfulness that also included meditation labs, researchers found that the practice on average significantly helped women overcome "negative...



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.