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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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Studies suggest inflammatory cytokines are associated with depression and psychosis, and that anti-cytokine treatment can reduce depression symptoms

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Studies presented at this year's International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA) meeting in Milan, Italy (20-22 October) suggest that increased levels of inflammatory cytokines are associated with...

Depression's physical source discovered; potential for new treatments

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Understanding of the physical root of depression has been advanced, thanks to research by the University of Warwick, UK, and Fudan University, China.

Depression could be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

A new meta-analysis finds a new class of drugs used to treat inflammation in autoimmune diseases may also be an effective treatment for depression.

Foster care raises children's risk of mental, physical health problems

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Children who have been in foster care are more likely to develop mental and physical health problems, such as depression, asthma, and ADHD, study finds.

SSRI use in pregnancy linked to speech, language disorders in offspring

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Children born to mothers who purchase at least two SSRI prescriptions during pregnancy may be at much higher risk of speech and language disorders.

Pregnancy and Depression: What's the Connection?

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Depression can have an effect on mother and baby both during and after pregnancy. Learn about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention with this article.

High blood pressure drugs impact depression, bipolar disorder

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Some high blood pressure lowering medications may affect mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder, according to new research.

Transcendental meditation may help ease trauma symptoms, stress

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A study of more than 180 male prisoners reveals how a 4-month transcendental meditation program eased stress and almost halved symptoms of trauma.

Hippocampus: What is its Function?

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The hippocampus is a part of the brain that plays a huge role in memory and how knowledge is obtained. Learn more about its health and functions here.

Psychotherapy sessions are best in the morning when levels of helpful hormone are high

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Patients make more progress toward overcoming anxiety, fears and phobias when their therapy sessions are scheduled in the morning, new research suggests.

Depression: Discovery of new brain pathway could yield new treatments

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have identified a new brain signaling pathway that alleviates depression when blocked; the discovery could open the door to new treatments.

A new psychotherapy for substance abuse

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics a report by German investigators headed by professor Brakemeier introduces a new form of psychotherapeutic treatment for substance abuse...

Can you zap your brain back to health?

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Electrifying brain circuits may decrease depressive symptoms and chronic pain, but a USC scientist says we first need to see what the electric current is actually doing.

Suicide prevention drug steps closer with enzyme discovery

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A variant of the enzyme ACMSD is more prevalent in patients with suicidal behavior, a study finds, and targeting it could help prevent suicidal attempts.

Alcohol and rapid antidepressants have same effects on the brain

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New research finds alcohol affects the same brain pathways as fast-acting antidepressants, perhaps explaining why some people feel alcohol boosts mood.

Hormonal contraceptives may raise depression risk

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

The use of hormonal contraceptives was linked to higher risk of depression and antidepressant use in a new study, especially for teenage girls.

Health experts report US$246 billion cost of workplace depression across eight countries

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New data shows that workplace depression is a major issue across different cultures and economies, with "wide and devastating" consequences for thousands of organisations worldwide.

Depression After Abortion: Understanding and Coping

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Having an abortion may be followed by feelings of grief, loss, or regret, which could lead to a type of depression. Learn about the symptoms and treatment.

Antidepressant success affected by environmental conditions

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal why antidepressants work in some patients but not others. Their findings show antidepressant effectiveness may depend on environment.

High status job means you are less likely to respond to treatment for depression

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

An international study has found that having a high status job means that you are less likely to respond to standard treatment with medications for depression.

Link between depression and gestational diabetes works two ways

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Breaking research finds that depression in early pregnancy predicts gestational diabetes and that gestational diabetes predicts postpartum depression.

Emotions mapped in the human brain

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have been able to pinpoint emotions such as fear, contentment, and sadness in the human brain, thanks to an algorithm and fMRI scans.

Esketamine produces rapid effects in treatment-resistant depression

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new study in Biological Psychiatry reports that esketamine, a component of the general anesthetic ketamine, shows rapid and significant improvement in depressive symptoms in patients who do not...

New suicide prevention strategies for homosexual and transgender youth

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Homosexual, bisexual, and transgender youth tend to have a higher risk for suicide-related thoughts and behaviors, but research on interventions to prevent suicide among sexual and gender minority...

What do prescribers and patients not know about the side effects of antidepressant drugs?

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics an international group of investigators outlines the side effects that long-term treatment with antidepressant drugs may induce.