Teen angst or depression?

Moodiness, irritability and isolation are often hallmarks of teenage growing pains, so it can be hard to realize where the line begins for mood disorders. So, how do parents know if their child is just going through teenage angst or dealing with a ...

Apr 19

Categories: Depression, Teenage Issues

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Kids' Grades Can Suffer When Parent Is Depressed

Recently, a large Swedish study showed that grades may decline, too, when a parent is depressed.

Apr 8

Categories: Depression, Family Problems, Parenting

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Treating depression may reduce heart disease risk

Heart disease and depression are both serious and prevalent conditions; mounting evidence infers that they are connected. Depression has been shown to increase the likelihood of developing heart disease later in life.

Apr 4

Categories: Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Social media use associated with depression among US young adults

The more time young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed, according to new research.

Mar 26

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Depression

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How Depression Can Change a Mom's Oxytocin

Psychologists are looking at how breast feeding, oxytocin and face-to-face interactions between a mother and her baby are impacted by depression and the mother's oxytocin levels.

Mar 23

Categories: Depression, Parenting

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Chemical may be new tool for depression therapy

A chemical discovered in the Bruce Hammock laboratory at the University of California, Davis, may be a new, innovative tool to control depression.

Mar 16

Categories: Depression

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Parent's Depression: Link to Child's Asthma?

A new study is underway to determine whether treating a depressed caregiver will improve the child’s asthma.

Mar 15

Categories: Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Parenting

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Middle-aged trauma patients with preexisting psychological illness ...

Middle-aged adults with psychological illness such as anxiety and depression are more likely to have longer hospital stays and rehabilitation following trauma affecting bones and muscles.

Mar 14

Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Can social support be a bad thing for older adults?

Social support from family and friends does not have an entirely positive effect on mental health but is instead a 'mixed blessing,' say researchers.

Mar 10

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Depression

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Can yoga help those experiencing depression, anxiety or PTSD?

Potential benefits of yoga for people who experience mental health problems related to trauma.

Mar 10

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

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Depression, anxiety may reduce chances of IVF pregnancy

Depression and anxiety, and not necessarily the use of antidepressant medication, are associated with lower pregnancy and live birth rates following in vitro fertilization, according to a large register study in Sweden.

Mar 8

Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Pregnancy & Birthing

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How To Naturally Boost The Brain Chemicals Sapped By Depression

Critical neurotransmitters were boosted in the study, possibly helping to restore mental health.

Mar 5

Categories: Depression

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How Men View Their Own Depression

Men who are depressed themselves often view their own problems very negatively, new research finds.

Mar 1

Categories: Depression, Men's Issues

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Sleep changes seen with fetal alcohol exposure partly explain ...

Slow-wave sleep - the deeper sleep during which the brain turns each day's events into permanent memories - is fragmented in adulthood in people exposed to high levels of alcohol in the womb.

Feb 29

Categories: Child Development, Depression, Learning Difficulties, Mood Swings / ...

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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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