Latest depression Stories

2013-07-29 16:20:06

University of Utah study shows isoflurane may provide alternative to electroconvulsive therapy Although electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has long been considered the most effective treatment of medication-resistant or refractory depression, millions of people who might benefit don't take advantage of it because of the treatment's side effects and public misperception of the procedure. If the results of a campuswide collaboration of University of Utah researchers are borne out by larger...

2013-07-26 23:23:04

Research suggests that there can be a link between balance problems and anxiety and depression conditions, and that rehabilitation of the balance system can help. Dr. Matthew Holmes will be exploring this connection at the Annual Conference of the Australasian Academy of Functional Neurology. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 Melbourne Chiropractor and Academic, Dr. Matthew D.Holmes, is presenting at the 4th Annual Conference of the Australasian Academy of Functional Neurology,...

2013-07-24 23:29:28

According to Douglas Baum, L.C.S.W., depression can be treated with psychotherapy or medication or both, but only 40% of people are helped by initial treatment, whether drugs or talk therapy. Now the findings in two new studies can help identify the right treatment and speed relief. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 About 1 in 5 adults in the United States suffers one or more depressive episodes over a lifetime, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Depression is a...

2013-07-22 23:22:45

d’Oliveira & Associates has been investigating Zoloft side effects and has posted up to date information about the drug on its website. Patients have alleged birth defect injuries and a new medical study has explored other adverse events. (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 Zoloft (sertaline hydrochloride) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) which has been used to treat anxiety and depression. The drug was first approved by the FDA in 1991 and it has since earned Pfizer hundreds...

Biochemical Map Depression
2013-07-19 08:46:19

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Duke Medicine have discovered biochemical changes in people taking antidepressants, but only when depression improves. Changes occur within the neurotransmitter pathways of the pineal gland, which is the part of the endocrine system responsible for controlling the body's sleep cycle. A new type of science called pharmacometabolomics was used in this study to measure and map chemicals in the blood to determine...

2013-07-18 11:21:54

Poor sleep quality and quantity during pregnancy can disrupt normal immune processes and lead to lower birth weights and other complications, finds a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study published today in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. Women with depression also are more likely than non-depressed women to suffer from disturbed sleep and to experience immune system disruption and adverse pregnancy outcomes. "Our results highlight the importance of identifying sleep...

Depression Declining Among Older Americans
2013-07-11 15:50:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The number of older Americans suffering from depression may be on the decline for the first time in decades, says a new study from University of Michigan Health System. Examining data spanning the decade between 1998 and 2008, researchers found that the overall number of over-50 adults being treated for severe depression dropped significantly. "Over that decade, we saw a significant decrease in depression among older adults, and...

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