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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)

How to stop yourself or someone else from cutting
Cutting is a type of self-harm. Although it can be a challenging habit to break, there are many ways to prevent yourself or others from cutting. Learn about them here. (Medical News Today)

Through my eyes: Opiate addiction
I remember my doctor telling me, 'Now, don’t get hooked on these sweetheart,' but it was too late. I already was. This is the story of my opiate addiction. (Medical News Today)

Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD
New research suggests that practicing transcendental meditation over approximately 3 months can effectively fight symptoms of PTSD and improve depression. (Medical News Today)

Depression: Gene-activating drug reverses symptoms in mice
Researchers have reversed symptoms of depression, such as anhedonia and behavioral despair, in male mice with a drug that activates a gene they call SIRT1. (Medical News Today)

Can these new compounds treat memory loss in depression?
Researchers have developed novel compounds that may be able to reverse memory loss that relates to depression and other mental health conditions. (Medical News Today)

Can social media really cause depression?
Though the debate has continued for many years, a new study concludes that there is no link between social media use and depressive symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Just 8 weeks of yoga benefit rheumatoid arthritis
A new randomized trial examined the effects of an intensive yoga regimen in people with rheumatoid arthritis and found that the practice aids remission. (Medical News Today)

A diet rich in fiber and vegetables can relieve depression
Until now, the evidence that a healthful diet can ease depression has been inconclusive. But a new review provides a more definitive answer. (Medical News Today)

What are the signs of bipolar in teens?
Bipolar disorder usually develops in a person’s late teens or early adult years. It may be more difficult to diagnose bipolar in teens because of normal mood changes during puberty. In this article, we look at the signs, causes, and treatment of bipolar in teens. (Medical News Today)

Sleep apnea may stop you from forming life memories
New research examines the link between obstructive sleep apnea, the ability to form new autobiographical memories, and depression. (Medical News Today)

Gut bacteria might influence depression, and this is how
A population study finally identifies certain bacterial communities linked to depression and searches for explanations for this relationship. (Medical News Today)

What is acute stress disorder?
Acute stress disorder (ASD) is a short-term condition that can develop after a person experiences a traumatic event. Its symptoms are similar to those of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and can include mood changes, negative thoughts, flashbacks of the event, and nightmares. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What are the signs of depression in men?
The signs of depression can vary between men and women. Men are generally more likely to feel anger and to engage in substance abuse and risky behavior. In this article, we discuss the behavioral, physical, and emotional signs of depression in men and explain how to get help. (Medical News Today)

The truth about 'Blue Monday'
Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year — is there any science behind it, or is it just a myth that has gained too much momentum over time? (Medical News Today)

Insomnia breakthrough: Scientists identify 5 types
Netherlands study identifies five insomnia subtypes that differ by personality traits, risk for depression, brain activity, and response to treatment. (Medical News Today)

Bullying alters brain structure, raises risk of mental health problems
A recent study demonstrates that being bullied can have long-lasting effects on the structure of the brain, raising the risk of mental health problems. (Medical News Today)

How do our emotions affect our immune response?
Emerging evidence suggests that experiencing negative moods often may put our health in danger by affecting inflammation levels in our bodies. (Medical News Today)

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