Why Depression Needs a New Definition

Many psychiatrists believe that a new approach to diagnosing and treating depression—linking individual symptoms to their underlying mechanisms—is needed for research to move forward.

Sep 28

Categories: Depression

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Depression Symptoms

The Mediterranean Diet has taken the market by storm. It could be called the new healthy way of living. Eating a Mediterranean diet or other healthy dietary patterns comprising of fruit, vegetables, legumes and nuts can prevent the onset of ...

Sep 23

Categories: Depression, Mood Swings / Bipolar

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Do You Feel Emotions Deeply? These Tips Might Help

Do you get overwhelmed by your emotions? You might be going about your day, and suddenly, an interaction sparks a strong feeling. Your fight, flight or freeze response kicks in. Your heart starts pounding, your muscles tense and your breath becomes ...

Sep 14

Categories: Anger Management, Anxiety, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Depression, ...

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Pressure to be available 24/7 on social media causes teen anxiety, ...

The need to be constantly available and respond 24/7 on social media accounts can cause depression, anxiety and decrease sleep quality for teenagers says a study presented at a British Psychological Society conference in Manchester.

Sep 12

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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Depression study seeks to predict treatment response

Treating depressed individuals and figuring out who will and won’t respond to antidepressants is mostly trial and error, but a new study may shed some light on predicting the response of a group of depressed individuals age 60 and older.

Sep 11

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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Common Antidepressant May Change Brain Structures Differently in ...

A commonly prescribed antidepressant may alter brain structures in depressed and non-depressed individuals in very different ways, according to new research.

Sep 8

Categories: Depression

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Facebook and Depression

Facebook provides us with social capital – and these valuable social experiences make us feel connected. But bear in mind that not everyone feels Facebook is an upbeat and pleasing social past time.

Sep 4

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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Feeling blue and seeing blue: Sadness may impair color perception

The world might seem a little grayer than usual when we're down in the dumps and we often talk about 'feeling blue' - new research suggests that the associations we make between emotion and color go beyond mere metaphor. The results of two studies ...

Sep 4

Categories: Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression

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Art app helps teens with depression

A new survey has found one in seven young people suffer from mental health issues but helping them access art and music may be a powerful treatment.

Aug 27

Categories: Depression

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The Simple Questions That Really Help Depressed People

This therapeutic technique, called 'Socratic questioning' can really help depressed people, research finds. Socratic questioning is used by many therapists to help patients explore new perspectives on themselves and the world. Read on to find out ...

Aug 17

Categories: Depression, Mental Health Professions

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Depressed? Magnetic waves may help

Depressed and medication and therapy doesn't seem to work? These particularly hard-to-treat cases, now have a fresh option to turn to. Called repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), the outpatient treatment uses magne-tic waves to ...

Aug 13

Categories: Depression

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Young picky eaters might have more mental health woes

So your young children won't eat Brussels sprouts, broccoli or beans? Maybe it's just a phase, and they'll grow out of it. Maybe they're tired of you bossing them around and this is one place where they can push back. Maybe, many parents say, you ...

Aug 5

Categories: Anxiety, Child Development, Depression, Eating Disorders, Mental ...

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Study: 22% of Children Have Underdeveloped Brains From Growing up in ...

Growing up in poverty — as do 22% of children in the US — has alarming, long-term effects on the brain, new studies conclude. This can lead to long-term problems with depression, anxiety, learning difficulties and issues dealing with stress.

Jul 30

Categories: Depression

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Study: Link between intestinal bacteria, depression found

The complex mechanisms of interaction and dynamics between the gut microbiota and its host have been illuminated by recent research. Data show that relatively minor changes in microbiota profiles or its metabolic activity induced by neonatal stress ...

Jul 30

Categories: Depression

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The Myth of Matrydom:What You Don't Understand about Suicide Attacks

There is still widespread confusion about the psychology of Islamic suicide attackers, whether they strike at home or abroad. Are they attempting to sacrifice their lives for an ideological cause, or do they actually want to die? The answer to this ...

Jul 29

Categories: Depression, Other

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