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Health News - Depression

'Mediterranean diet may protect against depression symptoms'
Research presented at the American Psychiatric Association conference finds a link between Mediterranean diets and a lower depression risk later in life. (Medical News Today)

Brain study may explain why depression is more common in women
According to new research, the brain’s response to inflammation may explain why depression is more common in women than it is in men. (Medical News Today)

How sleep and mood impact working memory
Researchers assess which aspects of working memory are affected by age, sleep quality, and mood and whether these factors work in unison or independently. (Medical News Today)

Too much dietary fat in the brain may impact mental health
A new study in mouse models shows that a high-fat diet can alter signaling mechanisms in the brain, leading to depression-like behaviors. (Medical News Today)

Depression: Exercise may reduce symptoms but not in women
A recent study concludes that while exercising often relieves symptoms of depression in men, it may not be as effective for women. (Medical News Today)

Depression and constipation: What's the link?
Depression increases the risk of chronic constipation. A new study in mice examines the mechanism behind this relationship and trials a new drug. (Medical News Today)

Does living alone increase mental health risk?
A recent study concludes that living alone is strongly linked to poorer mental health. According to the analysis, the main driver seems to be loneliness. (Medical News Today)

Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depression
New research from Sweden has found an intriguing link between anxiety, depression, and obesity among children and teenagers ages 6–17 years. (Medical News Today)

How ketamine can change the brain to fight depression
New research in mice pinpoints some of the key mechanisms that ketamine triggers in the brain to fight the symptoms and characteristics of depression. (Medical News Today)

Can genetic variants predict depression risk in young people?
A new way of determining the genetic risk of depression may help predict which children and adolescents are most likely to face mental health problems. (Medical News Today)

Scientists quash claims about single 'depression genes'
After reviewing data on 620,000-plus people, scientists quash claims that a single or handful of genes can have a strong influence on risk of depression. (Medical News Today)

Mental health can impact memory decades later
A new longitudinal cohort study has confirmed a link between experiencing mental health problems throughout adulthood and having poorer memory in midlife. (Medical News Today)

Can blocking a single protein tackle depression, obesity, and pain?
New research finds that a 'highly selective inhibitor' of a single protein can relieve stress, diet-induced obesity, and improve mood in mice. (Medical News Today)

Can CBD help treat depression?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound that comes from the cannabis plant. It is gaining popularity as a natural treatment for many mental health conditions, including depression. Learn more about CBD for depression here. (Medical News Today)

Depression: Brain stimulation may be a good alternative treatment
A new review of clinical trials delves deeper into the benefits of various forms of non-invasive brain stimulation for treating severe depression. (Medical News Today)

Why do antidepressants fail for some?
Differences in genes and structures of nerve cells that make and use serotonin could explain why some people with major depression do not respond to SSRIs. (Medical News Today)

Can changes in brain energy pathways cause depression?
Scientists repurposed an accessible bioinformatics tool to find DNA mutations, some of which occur at high levels in people with major depressive disorder. (Medical News Today)

Heart disease and depression: Scientists find missing link
Heart disease raises the likelihood of depression, and vice versa. New research moves closer to understanding the mechanism that explains this link. (Medical News Today)

What is the link between psoriatic arthritis and depression?
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can contribute to some mental health conditions, including depression. In this article, we look at the link between PsA and depression, as well as treatments and coping strategies. (Medical News Today)

New brain stimulation therapy is effective against depression
A pilot clinical trial has found that a new type of electrical stimulation therapy can be very effective in treating the symptoms of major depression. (Medical News Today)

The FDA approve esketamine nasal spray for severe depression
Federal regulators have approved the use of the new prescription nasal spray drug esketamine for depression that has not responded to other treatments. (Medical News Today)

Can supplements help keep depression at bay?
A new randomized clinical trial investigates whether different dietary interventions could help overweight people and people with obesity avoid depression. (Medical News Today)

Working long hours increases depression risk in women
Women who work more than 55 hours per week may have an increased risk of depression. Also, working weekends may increase the risk for both men and women. (Medical News Today)

What are the treatments for bipolar depression?
People with bipolar disorder can experience episodes of depression. They can manage these symptoms with medication, therapy, and other treatments. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Masturbation and depression: Is there a link?
While masturbation is not likely to have any effect on whether a person develops depression, having depression can affect a person’s libido and sexual function. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

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