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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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Bleeding stroke survivors at higher risk of depression, dementia

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

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 PST

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.



Innovative treatment for depression in older people is effective, conclude researchers

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

An innovative psychological treatment can help older people who are suffering from lower-severity depression, say researchers at the University of York.



Sexual side effects of antidepressants: Symptoms and treatment

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

How do antidepressants cause sexual side effects and what are the side effects in men and women? Which antidepressants cause fewer sexual side effects?



Most off-label antidepressant prescriptions lack strong scientific evidence

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Doctors and patients need more information on risks and benefits of off-label use when making treatment decisions.



Experts raise concern over US advice to screen all adults and all teens for depression

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Recent advice on depression screening from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) may lead to overtesting and overtreatment, according to some experts.



Depression or anxiety may increase risk of surgical wound complications

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Patients' mental health may affect their risk of experiencing wound-related complications after surgery, new research indicates.



Tips for finding motivation with depression

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn about the benefits of physical activity for people with depression, how socializing may help, and what depression triggers should be avoided.



Oxytocin may boost paternal behavior

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

The 'love hormone' is known to promote mother-child bonding, but new research indicates that it could do the same for a father and their offspring.



Is it depression or dementia? Brain SPECT imaging helps distinguish them

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Neuroimaging of decreased blood flow in specific regions of the brain can differentiate between depression and cognitive disorders, according to a new report in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.



Poverty and high neighborhood murder rates increase depression in older adults

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Older adults who live in poor and violent urban neighborhoods are at greater risk for depression, a study by researchers from UC Davis, the University of Minnesota and other institutions published...



World-first trial shows improving diet can treat major depression

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

A new trial from Deakin University has shown for the first time that improving diet quality can treat major depression.



Could physical activity protect children from depression?

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST

Evidence shows that physically active adults and teens are less likely to develop depression. Now, a new study suggests the same may be true of children.



Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of standard medical care for chronic pain and depression

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Health specialists at the University of York have found than acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, lessening the severity of chronic pain and depression.



Can Essential Oils Treat Depression?

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

What are essential oils and can any oils help to treat depression? In this article, the quality of evidence on essential oils for depression is discussed.



Anxiety and depression may be linked to increased risk of death from some cancers

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A study published by The BMJ suggests that higher levels of psychological distress (anxiety and depression) may be associated with an increased risk of death from certain cancers.



Postpartum depression & anxiety distinct from other mood disorders, brain studies suggest

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

On the surface, postpartum depression (PPD) looks much like other forms of depression.



Modafinil found to improve memory in people recovering from depression

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

A new study funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Wellcome, and published in the journal Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, has found that the...



New data show heightened risk of birth defects with antidepressants prescribed during pregnancy

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

A new Université de Montréal study in the British Medical Journal reveals that antidepressants prescribed to pregnant women could increase the chance of having a baby with birth defects.



Treatment strategy provides mental health benefits to war trauma survivors

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A study shows that a certain intervention called testimony therapy plus ceremony reduced symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression among Khmer Rouge torture survivors from...



New apps designed to reduce depression and anxiety as easily as checking your phone

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Soon you can seek mental health advice on your smartphone as quickly as finding a good restaurant.



Toxic bosses are bad for your health and bad for your reputation

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

People who work for bosses who display psychopathic and narcissistic traits not only feel more depressed due to their bosses bullying behaviour they are also more likely to engage in undesirable...



Dysphoric Mania: Symptoms, Facts, and Treatment

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

What is dysphoric mania and why does dysphoric mania occur? What treatment options are available and when should a doctor be seen?



How to avoid Facebook-induced depression

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A review has been conducted to analyze the link between Facebook use and depression. The research has highlighted some ways to avoid 'Facebook depression.'



ADHD and Depression: What's the Connection?

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

ADHD conjures up thoughts of hyperactivity and energy, but depression can also be a symptom. Find out how depression and ADHD are linked.