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Tags results for 'depression'

Moderate exercise not only treats, but prevents depression

Posted in Medicine on 30th Oct, 2013 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Physical activity is being increasingly recognized as an effective tool to treat depression, and moderate exercise can actually prevent episodes of depression in the long term.

Depression 'makes us biologically older'

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2013 12:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Depression can make us physically older by speeding up the ageing process in our cells, according to a study.

How a Concussion Can Lead to Depression Years Later

Posted in Medicine on 10th Dec, 2013 10:17 PM
by AlexMuller
A head injury can lead brain cells to go on "high alert" and overreact to immune challenges by becoming excessively inflammatory, a condition linked with depressive complications.

Serotonin deficiency may not cause depression after all

Posted in Science on 16th Dec, 2013 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
New research may lead to a more direct and effective treatment than common SSRI drugs.

Physical Inactivity After Cardiac Surgery Linked With Substantially Higher Risk of Depression

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jan, 2014 10:47 PM
by AlexMuller
The number of patients suffering from depression after cardiac surgery is as high as 40%.

Studies find new links between sleep duration and depression

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Feb, 2014 03:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Sub-optimal sleep may activate depressive genes, and increase the risk for major depression.

Green space can make people happier for years

Posted in Medicine on 15th Feb, 2014 01:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Research is showing for the first time that green space does appear to improve mental health in a sustained way.

Cat Bites Are Linked To Depression

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Feb, 2014 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers found an unusual link between cat bites and depression. More than 41% of those who went to hospitals with cat bites were also treated for depression at some point.

Nasal spray could provide highly-targeted treatment for depression

Posted in Science on 27th Mar, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
A nasal spray containing a specially-developed protein peptide could form the basis for highly-targeted treatment for depression.

Ketamine 'exciting' depression therapy

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Apr, 2014 03:52 AM
by AlexMuller
The illegal party drug ketamine is an "exciting" and "dramatic" new treatment for depression, say doctors who have conducted the first trial in the UK.

Wisconsin Research Shows Green Space Keeps You From Feeling Blue

Posted in Science on 15th Apr, 2014 02:06 AM
by AlexMuller
The more green space in the neighborhood, the happier people reported feeling.

Doctors Sketch Out Potential Blood Test for Depression

Posted in Science on 2nd May, 2014 04:36 PM
by AlexMuller
A new test for depression has been uncovered by researchers, who think it's possible to find physical traces of the signs of mental ill health in the blood.

Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Trump Drugs For Severe Depression

Posted in Medicine on 7th May, 2014 10:24 PM
by AlexMuller
About 40 percent of people fail to respond to antidepressant medication.

Antidepressant may slow Alzheimer’s disease

Posted in Medicine on 16th May, 2014 06:42 PM
by AlexMuller
A commonly prescribed antidepressant can reduce production of the main ingredient in Alzheimer’s brain plaques, according to new research.

New compound to treat depression identified

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Jun, 2014 11:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have identified a compound, hydroxynorketamine, that may treat depression just as effectively as ketamine, without the unwanted side effects.

One in three Alzheimer's cases preventable, says research

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jul, 2014 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
The main risk factors for the disease are a lack of exercise, smoking, depression and poor education.

Pea-sized brain hub could shed light on depression

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jul, 2014 01:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists say a part of the brain, smaller than a pea, triggers the instinctive feeling that something bad is about to happen.

Depression Is a Risk Factor for Dementia, New Research Says

Posted in Medicine on 1st Aug, 2014 03:10 AM
by AlexMuller
The two have been linked before, but the new study says depression may be an independent risk factor for the disease.

Depression 'more common' in early Parkinson's

Posted in Science on 18th Aug, 2014 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Depression and anxiety are twice as common in people newly-diagnosed with Parkinson's disease compared with the general population, research suggests.

Scientists Discover Area of Brain Responsible for Exercise Motivation

Posted in Science on 27th Aug, 2014 10:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have discovered an area of the brain that could control a person’s motivation to exercise, potentially leading to improved treatments for depression.

Serotonin not found to be a major player in depression

Posted in Science on 30th Aug, 2014 01:01 AM
by AlexMuller
New evidence puts into doubt the long-standing belief that a deficiency in serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain, plays a central role in depression.

First blood test to diagnose depression in adults

Posted in Medicine on 17th Sep, 2014 07:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Test identifies nine blood markers tied to depression; predicts who will benefit from therapy.

Walking off depression and beating stress outdoors?

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Sep, 2014 10:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Large scale study says group nature walks linked with significantly lower depression and perceived stress, enhanced mental well-being.

Fish oils may prevent some forms of depression

Posted in Medicine on 4th Oct, 2014 02:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Omega-3 fatty acids reduce the rates of depression among patients with high levels of inflammation.

Brain scans show cause of seasonal affective disorder

Posted in Medicine on 26th Oct, 2014 09:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder.

Magnetic stimulation show promise in treatment of bipolar disorder and depression

Posted in Medicine on 31st Oct, 2014 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Both groups experienced immediate and significant improvement in mood:

This single protein influences how your brain copes with stress

Posted in Science on 16th Nov, 2014 07:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have discovered that a single brain protein can make some people more vulnerable to depression than others.

New targeted, noninvasive treatments for mental illness to combine TMS and ultrasound

Posted in Science on 28th Nov, 2014 01:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Transcranial magnetic stimulation can stimulate brain circuits near the surface for treating conditions like depression and anxiety.

Anti-inflammatory drugs could fight depression

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Dec, 2014 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists to launch £5m study that explores links between immune disorders and mental illness, and could lead to new treatments

Gut Feeling? Probiotics May Ease Anxiety and Depression

Posted in Medicine on 29th Dec, 2014 11:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Microbes living in the human gut not only affect people's physical health, they may also influence mental health, according to a growing body of research.

Test measures analytical thinking linked to depression, fueling the idea that depression may be a form of adaptation

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2015 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Depression may actually be an adaptation meant to help people cope with complex problems.

A New Study Links Brain Inflammation With Depression

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jan, 2015 04:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Depression is a complex form of mental illness which is very difficult to diagnose due to varied symptoms shown by people.

Regular Walking Can Help Ease Depression

Posted in Medicine on 1st Feb, 2015 06:19 PM
by AlexMuller
With depression so prevalent, 'there is an urgent need' to identify treatments, including non-medical options that people can do themselves.

Science behind commonly used anti-depressants appears to be backwards, researchers say

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2015 06:47 PM
by AlexMuller
It appears that their brains are overcoming the effects of the medication, rather than being assisted directly by them.

Treating depression helps reduce cardiovascular risk

Posted in Medicine on 8th Mar, 2015 09:22 PM
by AlexMuller
A new study finds that treating moderate to severe depression with antidepressants may have an added bonus: reducing cardiovascular risks.

Depression Distorts People's Perception of Time, Study Finds

Posted in Medicine on 24th Mar, 2015 09:01 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study finds that depressed people have a general feeling that time is passing more slowly, or even that it has stopped.

Researchers develop crowdsourced tool for dealing with depression

Posted in Online on 1st Apr, 2015 03:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Cognitive reappraisal allows members to both receive help from others, and offer it themselves.

Hallucinogenic Ayahuasca might treat depression

Posted in Science on 7th Apr, 2015 10:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have been investigating Ayahuasca as a treatment for psychological conditions such as PTSD and anxiety. Now researchers are testing it as a treatment for depression.

Significant increase in major depression reported during recent recession

Posted in Medicine on 26th Apr, 2015 11:12 PM
by AlexMuller
The recent Great Recession was accompanied by a significant and sustained increase in major depression in U.S. adults.

73% of insomniacs cured after therapy session

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jun, 2015 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A simple one-hour therapy session has helped to cure 73% of people suffering from acute insomnia, according to a new study from Northumbria University.

Vaccine hope for post-traumatic stress disorder

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jun, 2015 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
The immune system could be key to treating, or even preventing PTSD. Research suggests that immunizing animals can lessen fear if they are later exposed to stress.

Walking in nature lowers risk of depression, scientists find

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jul, 2015 12:19 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study has found quantifiable evidence that supports the common idea that walking in nature could lower your risk of depression.

Can your phone really know you’re depressed?

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jul, 2015 11:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Smartphone data was more reliable in detecting depression than daily questions participants answered about how sad they were feeling on a scale of 1 to 10.

New compounds identified that may treat depression rapidly with few side effects

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jul, 2015 11:22 PM
by AlexMuller
The compounds could offer significant advantages over current antidepressant medications.

Antidepressant causes different brain changes in depressed and non-depressed individuals

Posted in Medicine on 5th Sep, 2015 08:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A common antidepressant may alter brain structures in depressed and non-depressed individuals in different ways.

One-fifth of youngsters suffer from 'high anxiety'

Posted in Medicine on 21st Oct, 2015 08:32 PM
by AlexMuller
The study looked at the wellbeing and mental health of 7.5 million young people in the UK aged 16 to 24.

Talking therapy 'as effective as antidepressants' study finds

Posted in Science on 11th Dec, 2015 05:26 PM
by AlexMuller
The research compared antidepressants such as fluoxetine, with cognitive behavioral therapy, talking therapy aimed at helping people change unhelpful ways of thinking.

Brain Circuit Linked to Depression Found in Rats

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2016 07:58 PM
by AlexMuller
A finding that could help researchers better understand the mechanisms underlying depression and schizophrenia.

Mental health: 'One in four adults in England has a condition'

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jan, 2016 10:55 PM
by AlexMuller
One in four adults has been diagnosed with a mental illness at some stage during their lifetime, which does not account for undiagnosed cases.

Brain Scans May Identify Children Vulnerable to Depression Before Symptoms Appear

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jan, 2016 11:53 AM
by AlexMuller
A new brain imaging study from MIT may lead to a screen that could identify children at high risk of developing depression later in life.

Depression is more than a mental disorder: It affects the whole organism

Posted in Medicine on 8th Mar, 2016 01:27 PM
by AlexMuller
This research is the first detailed work of what happens in the whole organism of people suffering from depression.

Heavy Use of Social Media Linked to Depression in Young Adults

Posted in Medicine on 24th Mar, 2016 07:26 PM
by AlexMuller
New research suggests the more time young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed.

Men more vulnerable to developing depression from long-term stress

Posted in Medicine on 28th Mar, 2016 02:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Research has shown that repeated stress can translate into depression.

First happiness genes have been located

Posted in Science on 26th Apr, 2016 12:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Genetic overlap between happiness, depression discovered.

Worsening depression 'may predict dementia risk'

Posted in Medicine on 30th Apr, 2016 01:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Symptoms of depression that steadily increase over time in older age could indicate early signs of dementia, scientists have said.

Should we use smartphone apps to treat depression and anxiety?

Posted in Medicine on 14th May, 2016 09:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have looked to gain some concrete information as to how helpful an app can be for patients tackling anxiety and/or depression.

New blood test to pick the best drug for patients with depression

Posted in Medicine on 8th Jun, 2016 11:04 PM
by AlexMuller
UK scientists have developed a blood test to help doctors pick the best drug for patients with depression.

Some Antidepressants Might Actually Be Harmful to Children and Teens

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jun, 2016 09:42 AM
by AlexMuller
The effectiveness and risks of these drugs remain unclear due to the small number of clinical trials, many of which are flawed.

Poor Sleep in Childhood Ups Risk of Later Depression, Anxiety

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jul, 2016 06:24 PM
by AlexMuller
It creates more negative emotions and also alters positive emotional experiences.

Study finds genes linked to depression

Posted in Science on 3rd Aug, 2016 09:20 AM
by AlexMuller
One study, over a dozen genes that can affect risk.

First 'gold-standard' trial of ketamine's anti-depressant effects launched

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Aug, 2016 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Clinical trial in Australia and New Zealand will compare response to multiple doses of the drug with placebo.

Ketamine component produces improvement in resistant depression within 2 hours

Posted in Medicine on 10th Sep, 2016 09:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Esketamine, component of the general anesthetic ketamine, shows rapid and significant improvement in depressive patients.

Study Finds Alcohol Creates Effects of Fast-Acting Antidepressant

Posted in Science on 6th Oct, 2016 08:41 AM
by AlexMuller
The effects of alcohol on depression take effect quickly and can last up to 24 hours, the study found.

Researchers predict with high accuracy if antidepressants will help

Posted in Medicine on 16th Oct, 2016 10:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers were able to predict at 80% if antidepressants would help patients by analyzing their brain and personal history.

Uncovering depression's web in the brain

Posted in Medicine on 20th Oct, 2016 02:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Depression could come down to stronger and weaker connections between various parts of the brain.

New chemical front found in battle against anxiety

Posted in Science on 20th Jan, 2017 01:29 PM
by AlexMuller
According to the National Institutes for Mental Health, anxiety disorders affect over 18 percent of the population in the United States alone.

Brain science startup NeuroQore hopes its magnets will cure depression and anxiety

Posted in Medicine on 10th Feb, 2017 08:50 PM
by Alex Muller
NeuroQore wants to shoot magnetic pulses into your brain to try to treat mental disorders such as anxiety and depression.

Ketamine depression treatment 'should be rolled out'

Posted in Medicine on 6th Apr, 2017 09:46 AM
by Alex Muller
Doctors trialling the use of ketamine to treat depression are calling for the treatment to be rolled out.

Clinical Review: Psilocybin therapy could be significantly better than current psychiatric treatments

Posted in Medicine on 14th May, 2017 03:39 PM
by Alex Muller
Psilocybin is the primary mind-altering substance in magic mushrooms.

New headband treats depression with electric currents

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jun, 2017 04:47 PM
by Alex Muller
Inactivity in the frontal lobe is linked with depression -- South Korean startup Ybrain hopes some light jolts can help those in need.

Depression changes brain structure

Posted in Science on 23rd Jul, 2017 03:36 PM
by Alex Muller
Changes in the brain’s structure that could be the result of depression have been identified in a major scanning study.

Ketamine has 'truly remarkable' effect on depression

Posted in Science on 27th Jul, 2017 03:13 PM
by Alex Muller
After six months, 43% of the subjects said they had no significant symptoms of depression

Depression is the single biggest predictor of death for heart patients

Posted in Medicine on 31st Jul, 2017 04:43 PM
by Alex Muller
A major new study from the Intermountain Medical Center has shown how the death rate for depressed heart patients is double that of non-depressed heart patients

Study: Psilocybin helps depressed patients 're-connect' to the world

Posted in Medicine on 5th Aug, 2017 05:36 PM
by Alex Muller
Psilocybin is the primary mind-altering substance in psychedelic magic mushrooms.

'Ego Dissolving' Psychedelic Drugs Could Assist With Mental Health

Posted in Science on 9th Aug, 2017 05:13 PM
by Alex Muller
A new study in Neuroscience of Consciousness adds weight to previous findings about the potential benefits psychedelics could have for treating mental health disorders.

algorithm can spot depression based on your Instagram posts

Posted in Medicine on 16th Aug, 2017 06:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Our social media posts say more about us than we realize, including when we need help.

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