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Health News - Depression

How illness-linked genetic variation affects neurons in the developing brain
A genetic variation linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe depression wreaks havoc on connections among neurons in the developing brain, a team of researchers reports. (Medical News Today)

Are children who play violent video games at greater risk for depression?
While much attention has focused on the link between violent video game playing and aggression among youths, a new study finds significantly increased signs of depression among preteens with high... (Medical News Today)

Impulse control increased by dopamine replacement in early Parkinson's
New Penn Medicine research shows that neuropsychiatric symptoms such as depression, anxiety and fatigue are more common in newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease (PD) patients compared to the general... (Medical News Today)

Patients with Parkinson's Disease often suffer from undiagnosed depression
Depression is known to be a common symptom of Parkinson's disease, but remains untreated for many patients, according to a new study by Northwestern Medicine investigators in collaboration with the... (Medical News Today)

Medical Care reports high prevalence of opioid use by Social Security disability recipients
More than 40 percent of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients take opioid pain relievers, while the prevalence of chronic opioid use is over 20 percent and rising, reports a study in... (Medical News Today)

PTSD can develop even without memory of the trauma
There are many forms of memory and only some of these may be critical for the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), reports a new study by researchers at the University at Albany and... (Medical News Today)

Seeking out skin creams that contain toxic mercury
As countries try to rid themselves of toxic mercury pollution, some people are slathering and even injecting creams containing the metal onto or under their skin to lighten it, putting themselves and... (Medical News Today)

Prayer doesn't ease symptoms of anxiety-related disorders for everyone
Whether the problem is health, enemies, poverty or difficulty with aging, "Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there," suggested the late gospel musician Charles A. Tindley. (Medical News Today)

Stigma undermines transgender relationships
Researchers who looked at the impact of discrimination, poverty and stigma on the mental health and relationship quality of transgender women and their male romantic partners found that social and... (Medical News Today)

Poor sleep quality associated with increased suicide risk in older adults
Reported poor sleep quality, independent of a depressed mood, appears to be associated with an increased risk for suicide in older adults. (Medical News Today)

Verbal abuse of older adults: a disturbing influence on quality of life
Newly published research from Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect (Routledge) has determined that verbal mistreatment is a highly prevalent concern among older adults in primary care clinics because... (Medical News Today)

In crayfish, blood cells found to be a new and unexpected source of neurons
Researchers have strived for years to determine how neurons are produced and integrated into the brain throughout adult life. (Medical News Today)

Depression in young adolescence can be prevented by physical fitness
Physically fit sixth-graders - especially girls - are less likely to report feeling depressed when they reach seventh grade, according to a study presented at the American Psychological Association's... (Medical News Today)

Successful new treatment discovered for Mal de Debarquement Syndrome
People who suffer from a rare illness, the Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS), now have a chance for full recovery thanks to treatment developed by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at... (Medical News Today)

Will losing weight really make you happier?
A new study finds that - despite the improvements to physical health - there is no clear psychological benefit associated with losing weight. (Medical News Today)

Non-tenure track faculty prone to stress due to job insecurity
Non-tenure-track academics experience stress, anxiety, and depression due to their insecure job situation, according to the first survey of its kind published in the open-access journal Frontiers in... (Medical News Today)

Aggressive behaviour increases adolescent drinking, depression doesn't
Adolescents who behave aggressively are more likely to drink alcohol and in larger quantities than their peers, according to a recent study completed in Finland. (Medical News Today)

Coping skills help women overcome the mental anguish of unwanted body evaluation and sexual advances
Some young women simply have more resilience and better coping skills and can shrug off the effect of unwanted cat calls, demeaning looks and sexual advances. (Medical News Today)

Study validates new approach to high blood pressure
It truly could be mind over matter after all.University Hospitals Case Medical Center's Richard Josephson, MD, recently released trial results in a study published in Psychosomatic Medicine that... (Medical News Today)

Study sheds light on the impact of the UK's welfare-to-work schemes
Do the UK government's welfare-to-work training schemes improve the happiness and well-being of its unemployed citizens? (Medical News Today)

Children suffer consequences too when mom and dad argue or have tension in their relationship
Marital tension between mom and dad can harm each parent's bond with child, study finds. (Medical News Today)

Discovery of potential new predictor of stress-related illnesses
Scientists studying depression in teens have discovered that subtle changes in a gene can predict how the brain reacts to stress, which can cause such health issues as depression, post-traumatic... (Medical News Today)

Treatment likely affected by phases of clinical depression
Research led by the University of Adelaide has resulted in new insights into clinical depression that demonstrate there cannot be a "one-size-fits-all" approach to treating the disease. (Medical News Today)

Brain's threat response predicted by small DNA modifications
The tiny addition of a chemical mark atop a gene that is well known for its involvement in clinical depression and posttraumatic stress disorder can affect the way a person's brain responds to... (Medical News Today)

Asthma takes a backseat to other conditions with older women
Women over the age of 65 face numerous barriers to good health: an increased risk for obesity, greater struggles against poverty and higher rates of asthma with worse health outcomes. (Medical News Today)

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