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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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Vitamin D deficiency: Symptoms, causes, and prevention

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Poor nutrition and not enough natural sunlight can cause a vitamin D deficiency. In this article, learn more about the symptoms and risk factors.



Study answers why ketamine helps depression, offers target for safer therapy

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have identified a key protein that helps trigger ketamine's rapid anti-depressant effects in the brain, a crucial initial step to developing alternative treatments to the controversial...



Meditation and yoga can 'reverse' DNA reactions which cause stress, new study suggests

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi don't simply relax us; they can 'reverse' the molecular reactions in our DNA which cause ill-health and depression, according to a...



Early stress confers lifelong vulnerability causing alterations in a specific brain region

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Early life stress encodes lifelong susceptibility to stress through long-lasting transcriptional programming in a brain reward region implicated in mood and depression, according to a study conducted...



How do we override sleepiness? Brain region identified

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Many of us are familiar with either forcing ourselves awake or struggling to fall asleep. A study investigates the brain area responsible for the fight.



Large gender gap in first-onset depression disproportionately affects adolescent girls

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Depression in adolescence is even more common than previous estimates indicated and girls experience more depression than boys, according to research from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC...



Bouldering may help to treat depression

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Bouldering is not only good for physical health, but mental health, too. New research has found that the sport may help to reduce symptoms of depression.



Mindfulness-focused childbirth education leads to less depression

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study this month from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) shows mindfulness training that addresses fear and pain during...



Depression after surgery: What you need to know

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about why it is common to experience depression after surgery, as well as the steps you can take to manage the symptoms.



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.