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Health News - Depression

New study in Biological Psychiatry reports how transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment works to treat depression
On Star Trek, it is easy to take for granted the incredible ability of futuristic doctors to wave small devices over the heads of both humans and aliens, diagnose their problems through evaluating... (Medical News Today)

How brief depression questionnaires are interpreted could lead to unnecessary antidepressant prescriptions
Short questionnaires used to identify patients at risk for depression are linked with antidepressant medications being prescribed when they may not be needed, according to new research from UC Davis... (Medical News Today)

Low social support linked to poor health in young heart attack survivors
Lower social support is associated with poorer health and quality of life and more depressive symptoms in young men and women a year after having a heart attack. (Medical News Today)

Emotion-expressive suppression effective in reducing negative emotion
A recent study based on a Chinese sample gives an answer to this question. The research shows that in Chinese culture, emotion-expressive suppression is not only able to dampen negative emotion... (Medical News Today)

Improved understanding of brain stimulation may improve treatment for neurological and psychiatric disorders
Over the past several decades, brain stimulation has become an increasingly important treatment option for a number of psychiatric and neurological conditions. (Medical News Today)

Why do we stigmatize and ignore depression?
Despite its huge impact on health and society, depression is still stigmatized and neglected worldwide, and it should receive more attention, argues an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical... (Medical News Today)

Not everyone loses their depression following bariatric surgery
Most severely obese people experience much better spirits once they shed weight through a diet, lifestyle changes or medical intervention. (Medical News Today)

Coping techniques help COPD patients
Coaching patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to manage stress, practice relaxation and participate in light exercise can boost a patient's quality of life and can even improve... (Medical News Today)

The brain chooses randomness as the best strategy in the face of uncertainty; finding has implications for depression
Past experience is usually a reliable guide for making decisions, but in unpredictable and challenging situations, it might make more sense to take risks. (Medical News Today)

Media multitasking changes 'gray matter' in the brain
Simultaneously using mobile phones, laptops and other media devices could be changing the structure of our brains, according to new University of Sussex research. (Medical News Today)

Exercise protects against depression - but how?
Although previous research has shown that exercise can be beneficial for people who are depressed, the mechanism behind this benefit has not been clear. A new study investigates. (Medical News Today)

What are the adult health consequences of childhood bullying?
Recent studies have found that childhood bullying can have long-term consequences on physical and psychological health well into adulthood. We look at the evidence. (Medical News Today)

Unique interaction discovered between brain regions involved in addiction and depression
NIDA IRP researchers have discovered a unique interaction between a nerve cell in the brain's ventral tegmental area and the lateral habenula - a pathway implicated in mental health disorders such... (Medical News Today)

Support for parents who are left 'bewildered and afraid' by children's self-harm
Mums and dads who may be overwhelmed by their children's self-harming can now find support in the experiences of other parents, through a new resource on the website healthtalk.org. (Medical News Today)

Educating teens about the changeable nature of personality traits may prevent the onset of depressive symptoms among high schoolers
A low-cost, one-time intervention that educates teens about the changeable nature of personality traits may prevent an increase in depressive symptoms often seen during the transition to high school... (Medical News Today)

Mental health app identifies depression, anxiety, loneliness, tracks performance, behavior
Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues have built the first smartphone app that automatically reveals students' mental health, academic performance and behavioral trends. (Medical News Today)

Emotional adjustment of young children affected by fighting parents
Exposure to verbal and physical aggression between parents may hurt a child's ability to identify and control emotions, according to a longitudinal study led by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture... (Medical News Today)

Activation of a cleaving enzyme leads to behavioral problems connected to chronic stress
Why is it that when people are too stressed they are often grouchy, grumpy, nasty, distracted or forgetful? (Medical News Today)

A process discovered that may dampen the brain's sensitivity to negative life events
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a control mechanism for an area of the brain that processes sensory and emotive information that humans... (Medical News Today)

One dose of antidepressants 'alters the brain within hours'
It is usually weeks before patients using antidepressants see improvements in symptoms. But a new study claims a single dose can trigger brain changes within 3 hours. (Medical News Today)

Benefits, risks of yoga for bipolar disorder: survey results
Newly published results from a survey of people with bipolar disorder who practice yoga have begun to document the reported benefits and risks of the practice. (Medical News Today)

'Control mechanism' for mood disorders discovered in brain
Scientists have identified a part of the brain that controls the processing of that which is experienced as disappointment, with implications for the treatment of mood disorders. (Medical News Today)

Burnout caused by more than just job stress
Impossible deadlines, demanding bosses, abusive colleagues, unpaid overtime: all factors that can lead to a burnout. (Medical News Today)

NeuroStar TMS Therapy shows long-term benefit in depression
Largest clinical study evaluating durability of treatment with the NeuroStar shows depression patients maintained remission through 52 weeksNeuronetics, Inc. (Medical News Today)

Anxiety a risk factor for caregivers of family members newly diagnosed with mental illness
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Nursing, who studied the emotional distress of caring for a family member diagnosed with a mental illness, found anxiety is high for the... (Medical News Today)

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