Should Cognitive Behavoural Therapy be the first line of treatment ...

Cognitive therapy, commonly known as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), aims to help people to identify and change negative, self-destructive thought patterns. And although it does not work for everyone with depression, data have been accumulating ...

Nov 17

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression

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Depression Could Finally Get as Much Biomedical Attention as Cancer

If the extent of human suffering were used to decide which diseases deserve the most medical attention, then depression would be near the top of the list. More than 350 million people are affected by depression, making it one of the most common ...

Nov 15

Categories: Depression

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A brief history of melancholy

Watch this interesting video on the evolution of our understanding of sadness and depression.

Oct 15

Categories: Depression

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How to sit with painful emotions

When we fight the pain: judge it, try to push it away, avoid it, ignore it, it actually triggers other painful emotions, resulting in more emotional pain.We also never learn healthy ways to cope. Sitting with our emotions simply means allowing them, ...

Oct 1

Categories: Depression

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How disappointment works in the brain

That feeling of disappointment is linked with a rather uncommon type of brain signaling, new research shows. It involves the finely tuned, simultaneous firing of two different neurotransmitters in the brain and it is the ratio of the two ...

Sep 30

Categories: Depression

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Thinking styles that increase the chances of depression and anxiety

How one thinks about, and deals with, stressful events affect the level of stress and anxiety they feel. Crucially, there are three thinking and behavioural styles which tend to increase the chance someone would experience depression and anxiety: ...

Sep 25

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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Fighting Mental and Physical Illness by Reshaping Cities

A recently published study in The Lancet estimated that 40 percent of Americans will develop diabetes in their lifetime - a trend which is largely due to obesity and inactivity. Since the 1990s, some public health professionals have turned their ...

Sep 20

Categories: Depression

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Depression Myths We Need To Stop Believing

In recent weeks, the global conversation surrounding death by suicide has taken center stage, and now more than ever, we're acknowledging the effects of undiagnosed, untreated and mistreated depression on those rising numbers. Approximately two out ...

Sep 15

Categories: Adoption / Reunion Issues, Depression

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Serotonin transporter a crucial pharmacological target of ...

In the central nervous system, serotonergic transmission is critically regulated by serotonin reuptake through the serotonin transporter.

Sep 3

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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Serotonin deficiency as cause of depression - is it a myth?

A new study in mice suggests that serotonin deficiency may not play as influential a role in depression as has previously been thought.

Sep 2

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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6 Things to Say to Someone with Depression or Who's Depressed

Lots of people experience depression, while others just have bad days or just are feeling down on themselves. No matter why they're depressed, sad, or unmotivated to do much of anything, one thing is certain — it's a tough feeling to experience. ...

Sep 1

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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Previous depression can lead to brain networks becoming ...

Depression may be better predicted and understood now that University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have discovered that young adults who previously experienced the mental illness have hyper-connected emotional and cognitive networks in the ...

Sep 1

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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Patients with depression benefit from mindfulness-based therapy ...

A mindfulness-based therapy for depression has the added benefit of reducing health-care visits among patients who often see their family doctors, according to a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Institute for ...

Aug 26

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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Therapy plus antidepressants help patients with severe, nonchronic ...

Patients with severe, nonchronic depression had better rates of recovery if they were treated with cognitive therapy (CT) combined with antidepressant medication (ADM) compared to ADMs alone.

Aug 21

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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Opioid users breathe easier with novel drug to treat respiratory ...

People taking prescription opioids to treat moderate to severe pain may be able to breathe a little easier, literally. A study found that a new therapeutic drug, GAL-021, may reverse or prevent respiratory depression, or inadequate breathing, in ...

Aug 20

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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