Attention bias modification treatment in depressed adolescents

A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) reports that adolescents with major depression who performed a computer-based task designed to shift attention from sad to neutral to positive ...

Feb 26

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Depression, Teenage Issues

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CBT and antidepressants 'equally effective' for major depression

Cognitive behavioral therapy and second-generation antidepressants are equally effective as treatments for major depression, according to new, evidence-based clinical guidelines published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Feb 25

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Health / Illness / Medical ...

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Gene linking sleep, seasonal affective disorder found

A newly discovered human gene mutation appears to contribute both to unusual sleep patterns and to heightened rates of seasonal depression.

Feb 24

Categories: Depression, Sleep Disorders

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Anti-depressants 'linked to type 2 diabetes'

People prescribed anti-depressants should be aware they could be at increased risk of type 2 diabetes, say UK researchers.

Feb 22

Categories: Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Ian Thorpe reveals he struggled with depression since teenage years

Swimming great Ian Thorpe has revealed he has battled mental health issues since his teenage years as he opened up about his struggle with depression.

Feb 19

Categories: Depression

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5 AntiDepressant Medication Myths

What do you know about antidepressant pills? How true are they?

Jan 28

Categories: Depression

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The Link Between Migraine And Depression

Migraine is one of the most common painful disorders afflicting one in every eight people. It is characterized by throbbing and relatively unpredictable episodes of head pain that may last up to three days.

Jan 20

Categories: Depression

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What Is Depression?

A short, elegant animated video on What is Depression?

Jan 16

Categories: Depression

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6 Habits That Can Fight Depressive Symptoms

Psychological studies support the following six fascinating ways of fighting depressive symptoms.

Jan 6

Categories: Depression

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Study: Depressed "Pinterest" users suffer from lack of positive ...

Despite the large number of posts on visual social media platforms that suggest - and fuel - depressing or suicidal thoughts, there aren't many for users to read and share that would help them cope with their mental state more proactively.

Dec 11

Categories: Depression

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Greater stress and depression risk for teens with lots of Facebook ...

A new study suggests that the more friends a teenager has on Facebook, the more stressed they are likely to be. This may increase their future risk for depression.

Nov 23

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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Can an app prevent teenage suicides? This startup thinks so

Many of the factors that lead to teenage depression are amped up in East Asia. The hyper-competitive school environments in places like Hong Kong, Singapore, and mainland China are enough to throw anyone's life out of balance. If you add in the ...

Nov 19

Categories: Depression, Suicide Prevention, Teenage Issues

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Depression too often reduced to a checklist of symptoms

How can you tell if someone is depressed? The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) -- the 'bible' of psychiatry -- diagnoses depression when patients tick off a certain number of symptoms on the DSM checklist.

Oct 26

Categories: Depression

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Using Facebook When You're Living With Depression

Not everyone feels Facebook is an upbeat and pleasing social past time. Though Facebook can elicit warm feelings of nostalgia and connectedness, it can also spur jealousy and feelings of inadequacy too.

Oct 16

Categories: Depression

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Think your child suffers from Depression?

"A secure, warm, loving relationship with a parent can be a protective factor against depression, especially for girls," Beresin said.

Oct 14

Categories: Depression, Parenting

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