Overlap of research and clinical practice is finding new ways to ...

Linda (not her real name) was living a model life. An executive overseeing 300 staff with a supportive family, the 46-year-old was flying high. Then one day everything changed. Seemingly out of the blue she could not focus, could not concentrate and ...

May 7

Categories: Depression

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A Fast-Acting Antidepressant Appears Within Reach

For someone with depression in the midst of a crisis, there is no time to waste. Yet time is exactly what currently-available antidepressants require to take effect - often on the order of weeks. A new study suggests a fast-acting antidepressant ...

May 3

Categories: Depression

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Blood test for Depression soon?

Researchers at the MedUni Vienna have demonstrated the possibility of using a blood test to detect depression. While blood tests for mental illnesses have until recently been regarded as impossible, a recent study clearly indicates that, in ...

May 2

Categories: Depression

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Making Sense of Madness? What it's like living with a mental illness

Mental illness happens to people who are living ordinary, good lives, just like my family and me when I first became ill at the age of 16. Without warning, I woke up one day with a firm belief that there were a group of people living in my head. ...

Apr 30

Categories: Depression

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How to deal with Bad Memories?

What's one of your worst memories? How did it make you feel? According to psychologists, remembering the emotions felt during a negative personal experience, such as how sad you were or how embarrassed you felt, can lead to emotional distress, ...

Apr 24

Categories: Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression

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Boosting Depression-Causing Mechanisms in the Brain Increases ...

A new study points to a conceptually novel therapeutic strategy for treating depression. Instead of dampening neuron firing found with stress-induced depression, researchers demonstrated for the first time that further activating these neurons opens ...

Apr 23

Categories: Depression

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I had a black dog, his name was depression

Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about ...

Apr 1

Categories: Depression

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Can treatment for Depression be a Nasal spray away?

A nasal spray that delivers a peptide to treat depression holds promise as a potential alternative therapeutic approach, research from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows.

Mar 25

Categories: Depression

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Social groups alleviate depression

Building a strong connection to a social group helps clinically depressed patients recover and helps prevent relapse, according to a new study. For the paper, (CIFAR) Senior Fellow Alexander Haslam, lead author Tegan Cruwys and their colleagues at ...

Mar 23

Categories: Depression, Social Anxiety / Phobia, Social Isolation

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Markers for Melancholy

Depression involves, in part, dysfunctions in the perception of, response to, and interpretation of emotions. Research is now focusing on biomarkers that are involved in the pathophysiology of depression, which may lead to improved treatments.

Mar 8

Categories: Depression, Mood Swings / Bipolar

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Is Depression Just Bad Chemistry?

A commercial sponsored by Pfizer, the drug company that manufactures the antidepressant Zoloft, asserts, "While the cause [of depression] is unknown, depression may be related to an imbalance of natural chemicals between nerve cells in the brain. ...

Mar 3

Categories: Depression

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Meditation is an Effective Treatment for Depression, Anxiety and Pain

A medical journal review has found that just 30 minutes daily meditation can improve the symptoms of depression, anxiety and pain. Participants in this review had had at least 4 hours of instruction in a form of meditation, such as mindfulness or ...

Jan 10

Categories: Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Depression, Meditation

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Shirt design featuring "Depression" pulled from Urban Outfitters

Popular clothing store, Urban Outfitters is the subject of controversy once again. The store, which draws in a young crowd, is under fire for selling a woman's cropped t-shirt with the word depression printed all over it. This 'depression' shirt has ...

Jan 8

Categories: Depression

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20% Of Children In Malaysia Are Depressed

KUALA LUMPUR: THE number of children with poor mental health is rising, with 20 per cent found to be suffering from stress, anxiety and depression in the latest National Health Morbidity Survey (NHMS). The survey, conducted in 2011, said there ...

Jan 6

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

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I had a black dog, his name was depression

Watch this fascinating video on depression, how it affect millions of people around the world and those around them, and how there ...

Jan 3

Categories: Depression

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