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2013-04-18 21:53:15

When faced with impossible circumstances beyond their control, animals, including humans, often hunker down as they develop sleep or eating disorders, ulcers, and other physical manifestations of depression. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on April 18 show that the same kind of thing happens to flies. The study is a step toward understanding the biological basis for depression and presents a new way for testing antidepressant drugs, the researchers say....

2013-03-20 15:59:21

Infant weight and length over first year aren't impacted by antidepressant exposure Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants taken by a woman during pregnancy do not impact her infant's growth over the first year, reports a new study from a Northwestern Medicine scientist. There had been concern that antidepressant treatment during pregnancy reduced growth during the first year. Previous data suggested depression during pregnancy also could diminish infant growth....

2013-03-13 10:28:56

A study published this week in PLOS Medicine finds that while antipsychotic medications are associated with small-to-moderate improvements in depressive symptoms in adults, there is little evidence for improvement on measures of quality of life and these medications are linked to adverse events such as weight gain and sedation. The results of the study, conducted by Glen Spielmans of Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota and colleagues, have potential implications for the...

2013-03-10 23:00:52

Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on new research outlining how parents are more likely to be depressed. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) March 10, 2013 Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on new research outlining how parents are more likely to be depressed. As Bel Marra Health reports in its article...

2013-03-06 13:40:01

Risk highest among those with substance use disorders The perpetration of homicide by people with mental disorders has received much attention, but their risk of being victims of homicide has rarely been examined. Yet such information may help develop more effective strategies for improving the safety and health of people with mental illness. So a team of researchers from Sweden and the USA assessed mental disorders and homicides across the entire population of Swedish adults between...

2013-02-27 14:02:42

Researchers recommend these interventions in first step of treatment Depression is a major cause of disability worldwide and effective management of this is a key challenge for health care systems. Evidence suggests 'low-intensity' interventions provide significant clinical benefit. Initial severity of depression is one of the key variables determining who gets 'low' or 'high' intensity treatment, but this is largely based on epidemiological studies and clinical experience rather than high...

2013-02-11 13:27:59

Young adults, in a period of transition, are often reluctant to seek treatment for mental health problems because of the stigma, inadequate insurance coverage and difficulty finding a mental health care provider. But a new preliminary study by researchers at Case Western Reserve University suggests that depression symptoms may be significantly reduced when 18- to 25-year-olds interact with computerized avatars–virtual 3D images of a healthcare provider like a nurse practitioner or...

Knowing About And Dealing With Depression
2013-02-06 08:02:15

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Heartbreak. A death in the family. All these things can lead to the blues, otherwise known as depression. Affecting one in five Americans, problems related to anxiety and depression can be difficult to overcome. Even so, there are particular signs that can distinguish the treatment options that are available for those suffering from depression. To begin, an individual who is suffering from depression or anxiety may feel a sense...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.