Parent-Child Therapy Helps Young Children With Depression

New research demonstrates that an interactive therapy involving parents and their depressed preschoolers can reduce rates of depression and lower the severity of children's symptoms.

Jun 21

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Depression

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New drug target for Depression

Different treatments for depression exists, but most scientists believe in the same chemicals, Serotonin and Norepinephrine, are the key drug targets in depression. Most drugs such as mono amine drugs and SSRIs target these 2 hormones in the ...

Jun 20

Categories: Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Negative vs. Positive Social Media Experiences and Depressive Symptoms

Negative experiences on social media carry more weight than positive interactions when it comes to the likelihood of young adults reporting depressive symptoms. The finding may be useful for designing interventions and clinical recommendations to ...

Jun 19

Categories: Depression

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EEG Can Determine Treatment for Depressed Patient

A simple, in-office EEG-based test can help determine if a depressed patient will do better on antidepressants or talk therapy as part of their course of treatment.

Jun 19

Categories: Depression

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Virtual Brain Gives Insights Into Memory Deficits in Depression

During a depressive episode the ability of the brain to form new brain cells is reduced. Scientists examined how this affects the memory with a computational model.

Jun 9

Categories: Depression

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Does Abortion trigger Depression?

Many policies in the US use "depression" as a reason to discourage abortion, when abortion hardly results in depression. Based on a study done on 400,000 women that was published in JAMA Psychiatry, abortion does not increase the risk of depression ...

Jun 8

Categories: Abortion, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Depression, Pregnancy & ...

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Maternal Depressive Emotion Associated With Children's Sleep Problems

Maternal depressive mood during the prenatal and postnatal periods is related to child sleep disturbances, according to recent pilot data from a longitudinal cohort study in kindergarten children.

Jun 7

Categories: Child Development, Depression

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Brain Activity Can Predict Success of Depression Treatment

Researchers believe they have uncovered a method that could be useful in predicting a depressed patient's treatment prognosis, prior to starting treatment.

Jun 5

Categories: Depression

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The Toxic Stew of ADHD, Anxiety and Depression

ADHD is a disorder that likes to come with reinforcements, and it is not particular about which reinforcements it chooses. These reinforcements could include anxiety and depression.

Jun 5

Categories: Adult ADHD, Anxiety, Depression

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Cognitive Training Reduces Depression, Rebuilds Injured Brain ...

New research shows that certain cognitive training exercises can help reduce depression and improve brain health in individuals years after they have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Jun 1

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress ...

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Depression Speeds Up Brain Aging

Psychologists have found a link between depression and an acceleration of the rate at which the brain ages. This is the first study that provides comprehensive evidence for the effect of depression on decline in overall cognitive function in a ...

May 26

Categories: Depression

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Pediatric Obesity and Depression Connected in the Brain

Early-life obesity and depression may be driven by shared abnormalities in the brain regions that process rewards, according to researchers.

May 23

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Depression

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Depression, Anxiety High in Graduate Students

Graduate students are more than six times as likely to experience depression and anxiety as compared to the general population.

May 22

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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Brain Abnormality Indicates General Risk for Mental Illness

A new study has found an abnormality in visual regions of the brain that is associated with a person's general risk for mental illness, and these findings indicate a signature abnormality shared between common forms of mental illness.

May 18

Categories: Addictions, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...

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Brain Activity Helps Explain Diabetics' Negative Feelings, Risk for ...

For millions of Americans who are obese and living with diabetes or prediabetes, feelings of sadness, anger and anxiety are often part of daily life. A new study suggests those negative feelings may stem from problems regulating blood sugar levels ...

May 16

Categories: Depression

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