Monthly phone check-in may mean less depression for families of ...

A 40-minute call every month from a non-clinical professional may help to improve depressive symptoms for individuals who are caring for their loved ones who are dementia patients.

Oct 3

Categories: Dementia, Depression

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Feeling depressed? Mahjong might be the answer

Playing Mahjong, a popular game amongst Chinese, is likely to help reduce symptoms of depression as it serves as a form of social participation for many older adults.

Sep 20

Categories: Depression

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Teens Who Don't Date Are Less Depressed and Have Better Social Skills

Dating might seem to be a good idea for teenagers to develop their sense of self, improve social skills and mature emotionally. However, according to a new study conducted by the University of Georgia, this might not be the case. Staying single ...

Sep 10

Categories: Depression, Relationships & Marriage

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Hardship during the Great Recession linked with lasting mental health ...

Individuals who were troubled by financial or employment issues due to the Great Recession were more likely to show increases in depressive symptoms, anxiety as well as substance use problems.

Sep 7

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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Adults Who Mix Cannabis with Opioids for Pain Report Higher Anxiety, ...

While opioids and cannabis have pain reduction effects, using both substances together might have undesirable effects on the consumer. Recent studies have found that individuals who mix both types of substances did not feel additional pain ...

Aug 15

Categories: Addictions, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Depression, Drug Addiction

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People Who Eat Dark Chocolate Less Likely to be Depressed

Consuming dark chocolate is associated with improved moods and reduction of depressive symptoms, as it contains certain psychoactive ingredients that can help to boost the individual’s mood.

Aug 6

Categories: Depression

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Compound Found in Red Wine Opens Door for New Treatments for ...

Having a glass of red wine to ease up after a stressful day might just be a good idea, but the secret is not in the alcohol. Resveratrol, a plant compound responsible for the relaxing benefits of red wine, has been found to be a good option for the ...

Aug 2

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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Hair could be the key to better mental-illness diagnosis in teens

A new study at Ohio State University has found that there is potential for hair, most importantly the cortisol levels in the hair, to be a method of diagnosis of depression in teens. The cortisol levels in the hair is further suggested to aid in ...

Jul 26

Categories: Depression

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Be One Reason Depression Treatment ...

While many patients with depression may not seem to have obstructive sleep apnea, it is still important to evaluate individuals for this condition. A new study has found that having obstructive sleep apnea might be the reason why depression ...

Jul 25

Categories: Depression, Sleep Disorders

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Teens Who Struggle To Differentiate Their Negative Emotions Are More ...

When we experience negative emotions and have difficulties identifying them, we are less able to deal with our feelings effectively. Individuals who are less adept in figuring out exactly what kind of negative emotion they are currently feeling ...

Jul 25

Categories: Depression, Stress Management

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Pregnant Women Recognise Baby Expressions Differently depending on ...

Researchers have compared between 38 pregnant women, currently well with history of depression and bipolar disorder against 28 other healthy pregnant women. They also tested 18 non-pregnant women, as controls. Between the 27th and 39th weeks of ...

Jun 15

Categories: Bipolar, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Depression

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Weighing Risks and Benefits of Drug Treatment for Major Depression

Some antidepressants may cause older adults to experience more harmful events such as falls, hence outweighing the positive effects they may have on the mental health of these individuals. While pharmacological interventions are popular for dealing ...

Jun 14

Categories: Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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People Who Self-harm May Be Compensating for Their Difficulty ...

While acts of self-harm are commonly interpreted as a method for individuals to manage overpowering emotions, studies have found that they could also represent one's inability to evaluate their own bodily sensations and emotions accurately. ...

Jun 6

Categories: Depression, Self-Harm

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Growing up in a green area may help support mental health

New research from Aarhus University in Denmark suggests that people who have grown up in close contact with nature are much less likely to develop mental health problems in adulthood than peers who had less access to green space as children.

Mar 6

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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Can Social Media Really Cause Depression?

The notion that social media has a negative impact on mental well-being is widespread. The researchers who conducted a new long-term study, however, say that this might not be the case.

Feb 27

Categories: Depression

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