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Health News - Depression

How mood and stress reduce lifespan
The way people respond to stress and mood disorders can shorten lifespan. A thorough piece of research may have pinned down one of the genes responsible. (Medical News Today)

Psychiatric disorders more common among workaholics, study finds
A new study found symptoms of OCD, ADHD, anxiety, and depression were much more common among adults who met the criteria for workaholism. (Medical News Today)

Workaholism tied to psychiatric disorders
A large national Norwegian study shows that workaholism frequently co-occurs with ADHD, OCD, anxiety, and depression. (Medical News Today)

Internet addiction and school burnout feed into each other
Excessive internet use contributes to the development of school burnout. School burnout, in turn, may lead to excessive internet use or digital addiction. (Medical News Today)

Study finds depression lowers women's chances of pregnancy
Women with severe depressive symptoms have a decreased chance of becoming pregnant, while the use of psychotropic medications does not appear to harm fertility, a study by researchers from the... (Medical News Today)

Antidepressants commonly and increasingly prescribed for nondepressive indications
In a study appearing in the May 24/31 issue of JAMA, Jenna Wong, M.Sc., of McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and colleagues analyzed treatment indications for antidepressants and assessed trends... (Medical News Today)

Magic mushroom compound could help treat depression
Psilocybin - the hallucinogenic ingredient in magic mushrooms - could relieve symptoms in people with treatment-resistant depression, suggests new research. (Medical News Today)

How depression and antidepressant drugs work: New insight from depressed mice helps researchers unite two hypotheses
New research demonstrates the effectiveness of ketamine to treat depression in a mouse model of the disease and brings together two hypotheses for the cause of depression. (Medical News Today)

Infants whose mothers have taken SSRI antidepressants are more likely to have decreased birth weight and gestational length
A new study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, has found that prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) has a significant association with lower... (Medical News Today)

Altered purine metabolism linked to depression
People suffering from major depressive disorder may have altered purine metabolism, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. (Medical News Today)

Family rejection may more than triple suicide attempt risk by transgender individuals
Family rejection increases the risk of two critical health outcomes that are common among transgender individuals-suicide attempts and substance misuse-according to a new study published in LGBT... (Medical News Today)

Cancer patients with depression less likely to recover well after treatment
A new study finds colorectal cancer patients with depression are seven times more likely to be in very poor health 2 years after end of treatment than patients without depression. (Medical News Today)

Antidepressants disappoint
Australia has one of the highest rates of antidepressant use in the world; however, evidence shows their effectiveness is lower than previously thought, according to the authors of a clinical focus... (Medical News Today)

Can a smartphone application help treat anxiety and depression?
In a joint project between the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester researchers have examined the initial trial of a smartphone application designed to help people manage their problems. (Medical News Today)

Online therapy effective at treating depression and anxiety
Doctors from the University of Pittsburgh showed that providing an online computerized cognitive behavioral therapy (CCBT) program both alone and in combination with Internet Support Groups (ISG)... (Medical News Today)

Children of depressed parents at high risk of adverse consequences into adulthood
The latest report from a 30-year study of families at high- and low-risk for depression reveals that the offspring of depressed parents have a higher risk for depression, morbidity and mortality that... (Medical News Today)

Mindfulness may help more if no antidepressants are used
An investigation published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics indicates that mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is most helpful when antidepressant drugs are not used. (Medical News Today)

How depression develops
A novel study published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics discloses how depression may develop. (Medical News Today)

New data on brain network activity can help in understanding 'cognitive vulnerability' to depression
Neuroimaging studies of interconnected brain networks may provide the "missing links" between behavioral and biological models of cognitive vulnerability to depression, according to a research review... (Medical News Today)

Antidepressant use during pregnancy may lengthen umbilical cord
Umbilical cords of children whose mothers used selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors during pregnancy may be longer than umbilical cords of other newborn children, shows a new study from the... (Medical News Today)

Relmada Therapeutics announces results of in vivo study showing d-Methadone has antidepressant-like effects
Data show that d-Methadone produces antidepressant activity comparable to ketamine after single dose administration in a well-validated model.Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. (Medical News Today)

Bisexual and questioning young women more susceptible to depression, Drexel study finds
Gay and bisexual men also found to have higher levels of depression and traumatic stress. (Medical News Today)

Ketamine lifts depression via a byproduct of its metabolism
NIH-funded team finds rapid-acting, non-addicting agent in mouse study.A chemical byproduct, or metabolite, created as the body breaks down ketamine likely holds the secret to its rapid... (Medical News Today)

A fast, lasting antidepressant without side effects in mice
A specific substance formed from the breakdown of ketamine is responsible for the rapid and sustained antidepressant effects of the drug, reports a paper published in Nature this week. (Medical News Today)

Depression worsens COPD symptoms
Debilitating symptoms from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can worsen in patients who also experience depression, research suggests. (Medical News Today)

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