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Health News - Depression

Older adults who drink tea are less likely to be depressed
(Medical News Today)

The surprising link between depression and the pursuit of happiness
According to new research, placing too much emphasis on happiness can actually give rise to depressive symptoms, especially in the Western world. (Medical News Today)

Depression during period: Everything you need to know
Depression is a common symptom before and during a period. Find out why hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle can contribute to depression and learn what to do. (Medical News Today)

What to know about alcohol and depression
Alcohol is a depressant and can amplify or trigger depression symptoms in some people. Learn more about the links between depression and alcohol in this article. (Medical News Today)

Does smoking cause depression?
Can smoking lead to depression? A new study examines the link between smoking tobacco and the incidence of depression among students. (Medical News Today)

A tiny wage increase could have prevented 13,800 deaths in 6 years
Specialists estimate that a small increase of only $1 in the state minimum wage could have prevented thousands of suicides between 2009–2015. (Medical News Today)

What to know about PMS and depression
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can cause physical symptoms as well as emotional or mental issues, including some that are similar to the symptoms of depression. Learn more about these PMS symptoms here. (Medical News Today)

What are the types of depression?
There are several different types of depression, which is a common mental health condition. Learn about their symptoms and who is at risk in this article. (Medical News Today)

What is the link between depression and anger?
Some people with depression also experience anger. Here, learn about the connection between depression and anger and the available treatment options. (Medical News Today)

What is the link between depression and anxiety?
Some people experience anxiety and depression at the same time. In this article, learn about how they are linked, the differences between them, and what treatments are available. (Medical News Today)

What is the relationship between depression and sleep?
Depression and sleep problems appear to affect each other. Learn more about how sleeping disorders can affect depression and vice versa, and how to treat them. (Medical News Today)

What is the best diet for mental health?
Research into the effects of diet on mental health is still ongoing, but the findings to date are promising. Learn about what to eat to improve mental health here. (Medical News Today)

Study finds 'strong link' between vaping and depression
According to a recent study, people who use e-cigarettes are more likely to report depression. The association was strongest in younger people. (Medical News Today)

Depression in children: What to know
Depression can occur in anyone, including children. In this article, learn about the signs and symptoms of depression in children, as well as how to help. (Medical News Today)

Depression on birth control: Everything you need to know
Plenty of anecdotal evidence suggests that people might develop depression and mood changes when taking birth control. Find out what the research says in this article. (Medical News Today)

Depression during pregnancy: Symptoms, treatment, and more
Depression is a mental health condition that can affect anyone, including women during pregnancy. Learn more about depression during pregnancy, including the symptoms and safe treatments. (Medical News Today)

Facing an existential crisis: What to know
An existential crisis occurs when a person often wonders if life has any inherent meaning or purpose. Though not a serious mental health condition in itself, it can lead to complications. Read more here. (Medical News Today)

16 myths about depression
Depression is a very common condition. Despite this, many myths and misconceptions continue to surround it. Learn more about depression here, including the facts. (Medical News Today)

New MRI scans reveal brain features of depression
Using new types of MRI, scientists have observed features of the blood-brain barrier and activity in brain circuits that may characterize depression. (Medical News Today)

Negative bias in people with depression is temporary
(Medical News Today)

What to know about lithium toxicity
Lithium toxicity can occur if a person takes too much of a lithium-containing medication. Learn about its symptoms, causes, and what to do here. (Medical News Today)

What are the effects of emotional abuse?
Emotional abuse is a serious form of abuse that can have both short- and long-term effects. Learn about how to spot the signs of emotional abuse and how to seek or provide help here. (Medical News Today)

Ketamine for depression: Study investigates side effects
According to a recent analysis of 13-years' worth of studies, the side effects of ketamine infusion are mild and last only a few hours. (Medical News Today)

Suicide prevention: Links and resources
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, you are not alone. Here’s a list of hotlines and online resources to help prevent suicide. (Medical News Today)

Depression: 35 extra minutes of exercise daily slashes risk
New research finds that both high and low intensity physical activity can help offset a genetic predisposition to developing depression. (Medical News Today)

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