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Study reveals new cause of depression
Understanding the interactions of a hormone receptor that regulates sleep and feeding may help to design innovative ways of treating depression. (Medical News Today)

Catatonic depression: What to know
Catatonic depression is a subtype of depression characterized by not speaking or responding to things for a prolonged period. Catatonia can be a part of several other mental health conditions, including schizophrenia and mood disorders. Learn more about the symptoms, treatment, and recovery in this article. (Medical News Today)

Early risers have lower risk of depression, study finds
How do your sleep-wake preferences affect your risk of developing a mood disorder such as depression? A large, detailed observational study investigates. (Medical News Today)

Why do I wake up depressed?
Diurnal variations are types of depression that cause symptoms to get worse at certain times of the day. Morning depression is a common diurnal variation. In this article, learn about the symptoms and risk factors for morning depression, as well as the treatment options and how to manage the condition at home. (Medical News Today)

Assessing trauma through art: The signs of inner struggle
Traumatic brain injury can bring post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, or anxiety. Can therapy art help to assess how severe someone's trauma is? (Medical News Today)

Sleep paralysis, hallucinations may raise depression risk in some people
A new study finds that sleep paralysis and hallucinations are unexpectedly common and predict depression severity among young athletes. (Medical News Today)

The link between hay fever, anxiety, and depression
In a recent review, researchers identify important links between hay fever and an increased risk of anxiety and depression in adolescents. (Medical News Today)

Link between depression and cognitive decline explored
Following an analysis of existing studies, researchers conclude that there is a link between depression and age-related cognitive decline. (Medical News Today)

Sleep-wake disruption strongly linked to mood disorders
A large study that took objective measures of activity and rest patterns has found a strong link between disruption of circadian rhythm and mood disorders. (Medical News Today)

How job strain may impair mental health
A new study examines the link between high job strain and the risk of developing common mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. (Medical News Today)

Should 'shock therapy' be used to treat depression more often?
A study concludes that if electroconvulsive therapy was used earlier in the treatment of depression, the outcome for many patients would be much improved. (Medical News Today)

Seasonal affective disorder: Why brown-eyed women are at risk
Two studies shed new light on seasonal affective disorder, concluding that brown-eyed women may be particularly prone to the condition. (Medical News Today)

Could anxiety lead to dementia?
New research suggests that moderate to severe anxiety in midlife may be an independent risk factor for developing dementia in old age. (Medical News Today)

How to treat esophageal spasms
Esophageal spasms can occur after a person eats certain foods, but can also be triggered by stress, medications, or GERD. Spasms of the esophagus can be treated using medications or natural remedies, such as peppermint oil. Avoiding trigger foods can help prevent them. Surgery is only recommended in severe cases. (Medical News Today)

Depression: Pioneering study pinpoints 44 genetic culprits
The authors of a large-scale new genome study have identified dozens of new genetic variants that can heighten the risk of major depression. (Medical News Today)

These common drugs may raise your risk of dementia
A new study links long-term anticholinergic use for depression, Parkinson's, and loss of bladder control to raised risk of dementia up to 20 years later. (Medical News Today)

Could 'one puff' of cannabis ease depression?
Researchers found that users of medical cannabis reported a reduction in depressive symptoms after just one puff of a high-CBD, low-THC form of the drug. (Medical News Today)

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Adderall?
There are risks and dangers to drinking alcohol alongside Adderall, a drug commonly used to treat ADHD. Here, we look at why it might be dangerous to drink alcohol while taking Adderall, with or without a prescription. We also describe symptoms and side effects that can occur and when emergency treatment may be needed. (Medical News Today)

Ketamine nasal spray could fight depression fast
Could a fast-acting new drug curb serious depression symptoms, including suicidal thoughts? A recent study says 'yes,' but questions of safety arise. (Medical News Today)

Mental health risk higher for transgender youth
Researchers have identified a greater risk of mental health conditions among children and teenagers who are transgender and gender non-conforming. (Medical News Today)

What is dissociative identity disorder?
Dissociative identity disorder is a condition where one person develops multiple personalities or identities. It used to be called multiple personality disorder. In this article, learn about the causes and risk factors, as well as how it is treated. We also list the symptoms and how it is diagnosed using the DSM-5. (Medical News Today)

How does depression affect people with cardiovascular disease?
A new study outlines the ways in which the risk or diagnosis of depression affects the health-related quality of life for people with cardiovascular disease. (Medical News Today)

What are the signs of mild depression?
Mild depression leads to changes in moods and behavior. These altered emotions can seem and feel like regular responses. However, depression is a condition that should be addressed, and it can become more severe if left untreated. Here, learn about symptoms and treatments of mild and more serious types of depression. (Medical News Today)

Depression may raise risk of abnormal heart rate
A new study has found that people with depression are at increased risk of atrial fibrillation. In fact, they are around 30 percent likelier to develop it. (Medical News Today)

Don't try too hard to be happy, study warns
You may think that if you just work hard enough, you'll eventually achieve your best life. But are you sabotaging yourself by putting in too much effort? (Medical News Today)

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