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Health News - Depression

Scientists seeking way of detecting chronic traumatic encephalopathy in its earliest stages
Autopsies have shown that some high-profile athletes who suffered repeated blows to the head during their careers have unusual protein clumps in their brains. (Medical News Today)

Why does job loss increase mortality risk, but a recession reduce it?
A new study finds that although individual unemployment increases a person's mortality risk, economic recessions reduce this effect among the overall population. (Medical News Today)

Exercising helps depressed smokers quit
People diagnosed with depression need to step out for a cigarette twice as often as smokers who are not dealing with a mood disorder. (Medical News Today)

Severe pain during and post delivery linked to postpartum depression
Controlling pain during childbirth and post delivery may reduce the risk of postpartum depression, writes Katherine Wisner, M.D. (Medical News Today)

Size matters when it comes to depressed men in the military
Both short and tall men in the military are more at risk for depression than their uniformed colleagues of average height, a new study finds. (Medical News Today)

Low field magnetic stimulation may be an effective treatment for depression
Brain stimulation treatments, like electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), are often effective for the treatment of depression. (Medical News Today)

Peer-led intervention helps mothers of children with autism
Peer-led interventions that target parental well-being can significantly reduce stress, depression and anxiety in mothers of children with disabilities, according to new findings released in the... (Medical News Today)

Children with relatives who participated in manhunt after Boston Marathon attack suffer mental health issues
Children with relatives who were called upon to participate in the interagency manhunt following the Boston Marathon attack carried a particularly heavy mental health burden, according to a... (Medical News Today)

Doctors achieve performance improvement in management of depression
A performance improvement initiative for physicians can significantly increase their use of evidence-based practices in screening for and treating depression, in the July Journal of Psychiatric... (Medical News Today)

New discipline combining benefits of neuroscience and psychology treatments suggested by experts
When a patient talks with a psychological therapist, what changes occur in the patient's brain that relieve mental disorders? (Medical News Today)

Attenuated inhibition of neuron membrane excitability contributes to childhood depression
Accumulating evidence suggests that the nucleus accumbens, which is involved in mechanisms of reward and addiction, plays a role in the pathogenesis of depression and in the action of antidepressants. (Medical News Today)

Black women in weight management program experienced a reduction in their depression
An intervention program aimed at helping obese women maintain their weight without adding pounds also significantly reduced depression in nearly half the participants, according to a new study from... (Medical News Today)

Impaired self-face recognition described in those with major depressive disorder
Neuropsychological impairment has long been established as a fundamental characteristic of depression, but a specific pattern of impairment that is widely recognized has not been summarized. (Medical News Today)

'The higher the cigarette taxes, the lower the suicide rates'
Previous studies have found that smokers have a higher risk of suicide. Now, new research suggests that more aggressive tobacco policies and taxation may reduce suicide rates. (Medical News Today)

After a concussion, persistent symptoms 'may be PTSD'
Long-term symptoms following a concussion are currently classed as post-concussion syndrome in the DSM-IV, but a new study suggests they may be indicative of PTSD. (Medical News Today)

Eating disorders and depression in athletes: does one lead to the other?
Sport is a proven contributor to high self-esteem, confidence, positive outlook and good health. (Medical News Today)

Protective effect of α-synuclein knockdown on dopaminergic neurons
The over-expression of α-synuclein is a major factor in the death of dopaminergic neurons in a methamphetamine-induced model of Parkinson's disease (PD). (Medical News Today)

Women's metabolism slowed by combination of stress and high-fat meals
A new study in women suggests that experiencing one or more stressful events the day before eating a single high-fat meal can slow the body's metabolism, potentially contributing to weight gain. (Medical News Today)

Strategic program helps families counter depression and anxiety, Australia
A new program aimed at reducing the impact of parents' anxiety or depression on the family is being trialled in Australia. (Medical News Today)

Women living with HIV benefit from 'expressive therapy' intervention
New research from UC San Francisco shows that an "expressive therapy" group intervention conducted by The Medea Project helps women living with HIV disclose their health status and improves their... (Medical News Today)

Dysfunctional synapses can lead to autism, epilepsy, substance abuse and depression.
In the brains of all vertebrates, information is transmitted through synapses, a mechanism that allows an electric or chemical signal to be passed from one brain cell to another. (Medical News Today)

First-of-its-kind study to examine smoking prevalence
Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have found that people with mobility impairments under age 65 have significantly higher rates of smoking than those without mobility impairments. (Medical News Today)

Increased stroke risk linked to high stress, hostility, depression
Higher levels of stress, hostility and depressive symptoms are associated with significantly increased risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) in middle-age and older adults, according to... (Medical News Today)

Prostate cancer with depression leads to later diagnosis, less effective therapies
Depressed men with localized prostate cancer were more likely to be diagnosed with more aggressive prostate cancer, received less effective treatments and survived for shorter times than prostate... (Medical News Today)

COPD and the effect of depressed mood on pulmonary rehab completion
Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have found that people with Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are also depressed have difficulty sticking to a pulmonary rehabilitation program. (Medical News Today)

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