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 & ...


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


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


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


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 ...


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


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


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


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) / ...


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


Brain Stimulation Reduces Suicidal Thinking in People with ...

A specific kind of brain stimulation has been found to be effective in reducing suicidal thinking in a significant portion of people with hard-to-treat depression.

May 14

Categories: Depression, Suicide Prevention


Depression Linked to Memory Problems and Brain Aging

Research has shown that memory problems may be associated with depression in older adults, and that depression also results in changes in brain size and structure.

May 10

Categories: Academic Issues, Bereavement, Depression


Diet shown to reduce stroke risk may also reduce risk of depression

A new study explores the correlation between diet and depression, another angle in which research on the treatment or/and assessment of risk of depression can be done.

Mar 9

Categories: Depression


Differntiating Depression from Laziness

People with depression often lack the motivation to do anything, which sounds very much like plain old laziness. However, there are some major distinctions between the two which could show that you might either be lazy, or you could be showing signs ...

Feb 13

Categories: Depression


People who sleep less than 8 hours a night more likely to suffer from ...

Sleeping less than the recommended eight hours a night is associated with intrusive, repetitive thoughts like those seen in anxiety or depression, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Jan 11

Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Sleep Disorders