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


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


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


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


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 / ...


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


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


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


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 / ...


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


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 ...


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


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


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


5 AntiDepressant Medication Myths

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

Jan 28

Categories: Depression

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