Structure of depression-linked brain receptor solved, offering ...

Scientists at Scripps Research, Florida have determined the near-atomic-scale structure of an unusual brain-cell receptor called GPR158, which has been linked to depression and anxiety. The structural study reveals both the receptor and its ...

Nov 20

Categories: Depression

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Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression

New research published November 3 in Translational Psychiatry, presents new evidence that brief intraoperative exposure to therapeutic stimulation at the time of implantation surgery induces rapid and consistent electrophysiological brain state ...

Nov 8

Categories: Depression

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New findings on how ketamine acts against depression

The discovery that the anaesthetic ketamine can help people with severe depression has raised hopes of finding new treatment options for the disease. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now identified novel mechanistic insights of how the drug ...

Aug 20

Categories: Depression

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Neurological symptoms like fatigue common in mild Covid

Neurological and psychiatric symptoms such as fatigue and depression are common among people with Covid-19 and may be just as likely in people with mild cases, according to a new review study led by a UCL researcher.

Jun 15

Categories: Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Want to reduce your depression risk? Wake up an hour earlier

Waking up just one hour earlier could reduce a person's risk of major depression by 23%, suggests a sweeping new genetic study published May 26 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.

Jun 10

Categories: Depression

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Neutrons show a connection between lithium concentration and ...

Depressive disorders are among the most frequent illnesses worldwide. The causes are complex and to date only partially understood. The trace element lithium appears to play a role. Using neutrons of the research neutron source at the Technical ...

May 28

Categories: Depression

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Covid lockdown loneliness linked to more depressive symptoms in older ...

Loneliness emerged as a key factor linked to worsening symptoms of depression and anxiety in a study of more than 3,000 people aged 50 or over led by the University of Exeter and King's College London, and funded by The National Institute for Health ...

Jan 26

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Depression, Stress Management

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ut microbiota plays a role in brain function and mood regulation

Depression is a mental disorder that affects more than 264 million people of all ages worldwide. Understanding its mechanisms is vital for the development of effective therapeutic strategies. Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, Inserm and the CNRS ...

Dec 19

Categories: Depression, Mood Swings / Bipolar

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Randomized controlled trial suggests healthier diet may directly ...

A study has found that adopting a healthier diet can reduce depression symptoms in three weeks, and this effect lasts up to three months.

Oct 18

Categories: Depression

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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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