Risk Factor for Depression Can Be ‘Contagious’

A new study with college roommates shows that a particular style of thinking that makes people vulnerable to depression can actually “rub off” on others, increasing their symptoms of depression six months later. Studies show that people who ...

Apr 19

Categories: Depression

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Negative Emotions in Response to Daily Stress Take a Toll on ...

Our emotional responses to the stresses of daily life may predict our long-term mental health, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Psychological scientist Susan ...

Apr 3

Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Stress Management

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Depression stems from miscommunication between brain cells

A new study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine suggests that depression results from a disturbance in the ability of brain cells to communicate with each other. The study indicates a major shift in our understanding of how depression ...

Mar 19

Categories: Depression

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Mindfulness at school reduces (likelihood of) depression-related ...

Secondary school students who follow an in-class mindfulness programme report reduced indications of depression, anxiety and stress up to six months later. Moreover, these students were less likely to develop pronounced depression-like symptoms. The ...

Mar 16

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Depression, ...

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UCLA findings suggests possible new treatment for depression, other ...

What makes us happy? Family? Money? Love? How about a peptide? The neurochemical changes underlying human emotions and social behavior are largely unknown. Now though, for the first time in humans, scientists at UCLA have measured the release of a ...

Mar 9

Categories: Depression, Happiness

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Memory Strategy May Help Depressed People Remember the Good Times

Previous research has shown that being able to call up concrete, detailed memories that are positive or self-affirming can help to boost positive mood for people with a history of depression. But it’s this kind of vivid memory for everyday events ...

Feb 27

Categories: Depression

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Can diet beat depression?

Researchers, from the universities of Las Palmas and Navarra, assess the evidence into links between diet and depression and find it lacking. ”Depression is similar in many aspects to heart disease” they explained. “Both are associated with ...

Jan 9

Categories: Depression

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Late-Life Depression Associated with Prevalent Mild Cognitive ...

Depression in a group of Medicare recipients ages 65 years and older appears to be associated with prevalent mild cognitive impairment and an increased risk of dementia, according to a report published online. Depressive symptoms occur in 3 percent ...

Jan 3

Categories: Dementia, Depression

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Psychosocial Distress Associated With Increased Stroke Risk

People over age 65 with high psychosocial distress face increased risk of stroke External link, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. Psychosocial distress is a broad concept that includes depression, stress, ...

Dec 14

Categories: Depression

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CBT reduces depression in people whose symptoms have not responded to ...

Antidepressants are the most widely used treatment for people with moderate to severe depression. However, up to two thirds of people with depression don’t respond fully to this type of treatment. New findings, published in The Lancet, have shown ...

Dec 8

Categories: Depression

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