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Does depression cause obesity or does obesity cause depression?
Depression and obesity are known to be linked, but science has found the relationship between them hard to unpick. A new study uses genetic data to find answers. (Medical News Today)

Unraveling the neural code of the anxious brain
By measuring the brain activity of participants across a series of days, scientists have encountered the neural signature of low mood in anxious brains. (Medical News Today)

Can taking Cymbalta affect a person's weight?
Doctors prescribe Cymbalta to treat depression, anxiety, and some chronic pain disorders. Research suggests that taking Cymbalta can cause modest changes in body weight. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Major depression: Existing drug reduces symptoms by 45 percent
An existing drug that people use to treat seizures can significantly reduce symptoms of major depressive disorder in a small number of participants. (Medical News Today)

Depression: Three new subtypes identified
Scientists used functional MRI to study the brains of 134 people and identified three new subtypes of depression, including a treatment-resistant subtype. (Medical News Today)

Infertility and depression: Symptoms and coping
Trying to get pregnant can cause extra pressure and stress in a person's life, so depression is a common side effect of infertility. Learn more about coping here. (Medical News Today)

Mental health conditions on the rise among US students
New research examines the trends in mental health diagnoses among U.S. college students and finds significant increases in anxiety and depression. (Medical News Today)

Cannabis withdrawal can be 'highly disabling'
Cannabis withdrawal syndrome is real and can have 'highly disabling' effects — especially psychologically — warn the authors of a new study. (Medical News Today)

What causes low energy in men?
Men experience low energy levels for many reasons, including diet, sleep quality, and exercise patterns, or an underlying medical condition. In this article, we discuss the causes and treatments for low energy in men. (Medical News Today)

Using Facebook to predict depression
Using machine-learning technology, scientists may soon be able to accurately predict a diagnosis of depression by examining Facebook posts. (Medical News Today)

Antidepressants could stave off dementia
The findings of a new study suggest that some antidepressants may block the growth of toxic plaques in the brain, thus helping to treat dementia. (Medical News Today)

Can COPD cause anxiety?
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may experience breathlessness. This physical symptom can trigger anxiety and panic in some people. Breathing exercises, medication, and other techniques can help people control these psychological symptoms. Learn more about COPD and anxiety here. (Medical News Today)

Higher risk of alcohol- and suicide-related death in diabetes
Diabetes can severely impact a person's mental health. This may be why people with this condition are more at risk of death by suicide or due to alcohol. (Medical News Today)

How perfectionism affects your (mental) health
Does this personality trait help us flourish and succeed, or can it hinder our happiness and harm our mental health? In this Spotlight, we explore. (Medical News Today)

Why depression, trauma can make you age faster
New research finds that the DNA of people with major depression is biologically older than that of people who do not have the condition. (Medical News Today)

'Winter blues' study finds key to depression resilience
A new study examines the brains of people with seasonal affective disorder to examine why some people do not develop depression despite being at risk. (Medical News Today)

What to know about depression with psychosis
Depression with psychosis, or psychotic depression, happens when someone with major depression also experiences psychosis. This is a serious mental health condition that needs medical attention and has a high risk of suicide. Find out the symptoms, treatments, and recovery for depression with psychosis here. (Medical News Today)

Mediterranean diet tied to lower risk of depression
A review of 41 observational studies supports the idea that Mediterranean-like diets can prevent depression and makes a case for interventional research. (Medical News Today)

What is alprazolam?
Alprazolam is an oral prescription drug used to treat anxiety disorders and panic disorder. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Medical News Today)

What is paroxetine?
Paroxetine oral tablets are used to treat mood and anxiety disorders. This prescription medication is available in immediate-release and extended-release forms. It’s also available as both a generic drug and as the brand-name drugs Paxil, Paxil CR, and Pexeva. Learn about side effects, dosage, warnings, and more. (Medical News Today)

Stress-regulating brain area larger in depression, bipolar
New research finds that the hypothalamus, the brain area that controls the stress response, is larger in people with affective disorders. (Medical News Today)

Anxiety in the West: Is it on the rise?
Anxiety seems to be taking over society. In this article, we ask whether anxiety really is on the rise, and why it might be increasing in prevalence. (Medical News Today)

Urologic conditions lead to depression, sleep issues in men
Physicians need to be aware that men with urologic conditions often have depression and sleep problems and should refer them appropriately, says a study. (Medical News Today)

Your mental health app's diagnosis could be way off
According to new research, mental health apps commonly overdiagnose their users. The team conducted a content analysis of 61 mental health apps. (Medical News Today)

Ketamine for depression may contribute to opioid dependence
A new study warns that ketamine works almost like an opioid, and it raises concerns that the drug may do more harm than good in the long run. (Medical News Today)

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