The Link between Facebook and Depression

Regular Facebook use could contribute to depressive symptoms, according to the results of one recent study.

Jan 5

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Are New Treatments for Depression Right Under Our Nose?

Some interesting pilot studies in 2014 are providing hope for the future of depression. Curiously, these new possibilities all involve the mouth and nose. Breathing a certain way, speaking a certain way, and inhaling nitrous oxide all may have ...

Dec 31

Categories: Depression

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The Jobs With The Highest Rates of Depression

The jobs with the highest and lowest rates of depression.

Dec 26

Categories: Depression, Workplace Issues

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Does High IQ Increase the Risk of Depression and Mental Disorders?

The positive association between low IQ and depression

Dec 23

Categories: Depression, Emotional Intelligence

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Health Effects of Stress in the City

Does your pace of life in the city impact your health?

Dec 15

Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Stress ...

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Brain stimulation offers hope for depression, but don't try it at ...

Around 350 million people worldwide have depression. Antidepressant medications are often prescribed to treat the condition, alongside talking therapies and lifestyle changes such as regular exercise.But a substantial proportion of people either ...

Dec 8

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Vitamin D deficiency, depression linked in UGA-led international study

Vitamin D deficiency is not just harmful to physical health - it also might impact mental health, according to a team of researchers that has found a link between seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, and a lack of sunlight.

Dec 3

Categories: Depression

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Why sadness lasts longer than other emotions

Staying positive can feel like an uphill battle. No wonder: when Philippe Verduyn and Saskia Lavrijsen asked over 200 high-school students (average age 17) to reminisce about the duration of their recent emotional experiences, they found that ...

Nov 29

Categories: Depression

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Mindfulness treatment as effective as CBT for depression and anxiety

Group mindfulness treatment is as effective as individual cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in patients with depression and anxiety, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden and Region Skåne. This is the first randomised study to ...

Nov 29

Categories: Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Mindfulness

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Should Cognitive Behavoural Therapy be the first line of treatment ...

Cognitive therapy, commonly known as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), aims to help people to identify and change negative, self-destructive thought patterns. And although it does not work for everyone with depression, data have been accumulating ...

Nov 17

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression

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Depression Could Finally Get as Much Biomedical Attention as Cancer

If the extent of human suffering were used to decide which diseases deserve the most medical attention, then depression would be near the top of the list. More than 350 million people are affected by depression, making it one of the most common ...

Nov 15

Categories: Depression

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A brief history of melancholy

Watch this interesting video on the evolution of our understanding of sadness and depression.

Oct 15

Categories: Depression

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How to sit with painful emotions

When we fight the pain: judge it, try to push it away, avoid it, ignore it, it actually triggers other painful emotions, resulting in more emotional pain.We also never learn healthy ways to cope. Sitting with our emotions simply means allowing them, ...

Oct 1

Categories: Depression

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How disappointment works in the brain

That feeling of disappointment is linked with a rather uncommon type of brain signaling, new research shows. It involves the finely tuned, simultaneous firing of two different neurotransmitters in the brain and it is the ratio of the two ...

Sep 30

Categories: Depression

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Thinking styles that increase the chances of depression and anxiety

How one thinks about, and deals with, stressful events affect the level of stress and anxiety they feel. Crucially, there are three thinking and behavioural styles which tend to increase the chance someone would experience depression and anxiety: ...

Sep 25

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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