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Health News - Depression

Targeting the mind/body connection in stress
Our ability to cope with stress depends on how efficiently our body and mind regulate their response to it. (Medical News Today)

New non-invasive form of vagus nerve stimulation works to treat depression
Depression can be a devastating and unremitting problem.Researchers of a new study published in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry report successful reduction of depressive symptoms in... (Medical News Today)

Parental depression lowers school grades
Growing up with parents who are depressed can have a negative impact on school grades for children up to the age of 16 years, but intervention could help to mitigate the effects. (Medical News Today)

The role of demoralization in predicting response to psychotherapy
A report published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics explores the role of demoralization in predicting response to psychotherapy. (Medical News Today)

Psychological therapies staff in the NHS report alarming levels of depression and stress - their own
Findings from the British Psychological Society (BPS) and New Savoy staff wellbeing survey in 2015 show that 46 per cent of psychological professionals surveyed report depression. 49. (Medical News Today)

Reduced anxiety and depression for women participating in women-only cardiac rehab programs
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women globally. Women who have an acute coronary heart event may be more likely to die or to suffer complications during the initial... (Medical News Today)

Inflammation attacks brain's reward center
A new study by Neil Harrison and colleagues published in Biological Psychiatry suggests that a brain reward center, the striatum, may be directly affected by inflammation and that striatal change... (Medical News Today)

For older adults, serious depression symptoms increase risk for stroke and heart disease
Depression and its symptoms increase as people age, and have been linked to heart disease and stroke in both middle-aged and older adults. (Medical News Today)

The subtle link between thoughts and distress
In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics the link between irrational thoughts and distress is critically examined. (Medical News Today)

VUMC study may offer answers for treating depression in alcoholics
A study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is offering a glimmer of hope to alcoholics who find it hard to remain sober because their abstinence is hounded by stubborn... (Medical News Today)

Follow-up care low among adolescents with new depression symptoms
While most adolescents with newly identified depression symptoms received some treatment within three months, some of them did not receive any follow-up care and 40 percent of adolescents... (Medical News Today)

Allergan's Rapastinel receives FDA breakthrough therapy designation for adjunctive treatment of Major Depressive Disorder
Allergan plc., a leading global pharmaceutical company has announced that its Phase III ready investigational medication rapastinel (GLYX-13) received Breakthrough Therapy designation from the U.S. (Medical News Today)

Significant number of young people with undiagnosed bipolar disorder
Around 10% of UK primary care patients prescribed antidepressants for depression or anxiety have undiagnosed bipolar disorder, a study has found. (Medical News Today)

Most adults do not discuss memory problems during routine check-ups
Only 1 in 4 older adults discusses memory complaints with a health care professional during a routine check-up, according to an analysis of data from the 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance... (Medical News Today)

Victimized adolescents more at risk of thinking about suicide or attempting suicide at 15
A study to be published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) reports that adolescents chronically victimized during at least two school years, are... (Medical News Today)

Treating major depression in older adults with diabetes may lower risk of death
According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, effective treatment for depression could go a long way toward improving health status and even preventing death... (Medical News Today)

Antidepressants in pregnancy do not raise congenital heart risk for baby
New study adds to the debate on whether antidepressants in pregnancy raise risk of congenital heart defects in babies by concluding they do not; other factors are likely culprits. (Medical News Today)

Depressive symptoms prevalent among Division I college athletes
Nearly a quarter of 465 college athletes reported depressive symptoms.Nearly a quarter of Division I college athletes reported depressive symptoms while enrolled at a liberal arts university on... (Medical News Today)

Children at 'double the risk of aggression, suicide' with antidepressant use
Serious risks of common antidepressant medications prescribed for children have been underplayed by drug companies, increasing the danger of suicide and aggression. (Medical News Today)

Sedentary lifestyle spells more menopause misery
Sedentary middle-aged Hispanic women in Latin America have significantly worse menopause symptoms than their active counterparts, shows a study of more than 6,000 women across Latin America, which... (Medical News Today)

Treating depressive symptoms from their roots
A wide range of compounds is on the market to ameliorate depressive symptoms, however their efficiency is achieved only after long periods of treatment and not in 100% of patients. (Medical News Today)

Depression may pass from mothers to daughters
Depression is more likely to be inherited from mothers to daughters than from mothers to sons or fathers to either gender, says MRI-based research into brain structures. (Medical News Today)

Screening for depression recommended for adults, including pregnant and postpartum women
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is recommending screening for depression in the general adult population, including pregnant and postpartum women, and that screening should be... (Medical News Today)

Study: sight loss patients with depression are "routinely overlooked"
A new study has revealed that nearly half of people attending NHS low vision clinics for help with sight loss suffer from symptoms of clinical depression - but they are not being diagnosed or given... (Medical News Today)

Major depression linked to disruption of brain's emotional networks
People who experience multiple episodes of major depression show disruption to emotional networks in the brain, new research reveals. (Medical News Today)

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