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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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Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Adderall?

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:00:00 PDT

There are risks and dangers to drinking alcohol alongside Adderall, a drug commonly used to treat ADHD. Here, we look at why it might be dangerous to drink alcohol while taking Adderall, with or without a prescription. We also describe symptoms and side effects that can occur and when emergency treatment may be needed.



Ketamine nasal spray could fight depression fast

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Could a fast-acting new drug curb serious depression symptoms, including suicidal thoughts? A recent study says 'yes,' but questions of safety arise.



Mental health risk higher for transgender youth

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have identified a greater risk of mental health conditions among children and teenagers who are transgender and gender non-conforming.



What is dissociative identity disorder?

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 04:00:00 PDT

Dissociative identity disorder is a condition where one person develops multiple personalities or identities. It used to be called multiple personality disorder. In this article, learn about the causes and risk factors, as well as how it is treated. We also list the symptoms and how it is diagnosed using the DSM-5.



How does depression affect people with cardiovascular disease?

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 09:00:00 PDT

A new study outlines the ways in which the risk or diagnosis of depression affects the health-related quality of life for people with cardiovascular disease.



What are the signs of mild depression?

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 06:00:00 PDT

Mild depression leads to changes in moods and behavior. These altered emotions can seem and feel like regular responses. However, depression is a condition that should be addressed, and it can become more severe if left untreated. Here, learn about symptoms and treatments of mild and more serious types of depression.



Depression may raise risk of abnormal heart rate

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A new study has found that people with depression are at increased risk of atrial fibrillation. In fact, they are around 30 percent likelier to develop it.



Don't try too hard to be happy, study warns

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

You may think that if you just work hard enough, you'll eventually achieve your best life. But are you sabotaging yourself by putting in too much effort?



Major depression: Brain tissue reveals sex-specific gene changes

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:00:00 PDT

From analyzing the postmortem brain tissue of adults with major depression, researchers have pinpointed sex-specific changes in gene expression.



How high altitudes could raise risk of depression, suicide

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that people who live in states with a higher altitude may be at greater risk of suicide, possibly due to having lower blood oxygen.



Could mindfulness prevent major depression?

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:00:00 PDT

A weekly session of mindfulness meditation may help to prevent the development of major depression in those with subclinical depression, a new study finds.



These genes could make us prone to insomnia

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have identified specific genetic variants that are linked to the risk of insomnia, and which could also affect our physical and mental health.



Stomach acid drugs may cause depression

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

The first study of its kind finds an observational link between the use of proton pump inhibitors and the risk of clinical depression.



Antidepressants: Do they really work?

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 08:00:00 PDT

The debate over whether antidepressants can really help to tackle depression has been rife. We take a closer look at the evidence.



How long-term depression alters the brain

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Research has shown that depression is tied to biological changes in the brain. But do such changes worsen over time, and are current treatments adequate?



Depression: 'Orphan' brain receptor may be to blame

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

New research furthers our understanding of the neurological causes of depression and brings us closer to developing new treatments for the condition.



'Electrical map of depression' may predict onset

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 09:00:00 PDT

A new mouse study has uncovered patterns of electrical brain activity that may ultimately help to predict vulnerability to depression in humans.



New guidelines help doctors tackle teen depression

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 02:00:00 PDT

This month, the American Academy of Pediatrics release an update to teen mental health guidelines. They hope to catch and address depression earlier.



Why are birthdays so hard?

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:00:00 PDT

Birthdays can be a time of great celebration, but they can also bring about feelings of depression. Learn more about how to beat the birthday blues.



The diet that could reduce the risk of depression

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Closer adherence to the DASH diet, which is high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, could help to stave off depression, new research reveals.



What are the signs of a nervous breakdown?

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A look at nervous breakdown, a condition now known as mental breakdown and identified by emotional and physical stress. Included is detail on prevention.



Self-compassion may protect perfectionists from depression

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Previous studies have shown that perfectionism can lead to depression, but new research suggests that self-compassion might also play a crucial role in this relationship, offsetting the harms of the former.



How to cope with a breakup (the healthy way)

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PDT

We take a look at some helpful (and healthful) tips for coping with a breakup that will hopefully bring our heartbroken readers some much deserved comfort.



Is social media ruining your social life?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A new study tests the theory that the more time you spend on social media, the less time you spend socializing with people in real life.



It's official: Pets benefit our mental health

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A systematic review of existing studies lists the many ways in which pets provide people with mental health issues some much-needed comfort.