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Health News - Depression

Job dissatisfaction has negative health effects by age 40
New research shows that job dissatisfaction early in careers impacts physical and mental health leading to depression, sleep problems, and excessive worry. (Medical News Today)

Curbing the life-long effects of traumatic brain injury
A fall down the stairs, a car crash, a sports injury or an explosive blast can all cause traumatic brain injury (TBI). Patients often recover. (Medical News Today)

Chronic pain more common in partners of depressed individuals
Chronic pain and depression are both common and mysterious conditions. New research looks at the mix of environmental and genetic factors behind them. (Medical News Today)

Mindfulness combats depression for disadvantaged black women
Participants learn to handle daily stresses and gain more control through yoga, breathing, body scans. (Medical News Today)

Pitt research provides new insights into how the mind influences the body
Neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh have identified the neural networks that connect the cerebral cortex to the adrenal medulla, which is responsible for the body's rapid response in... (Medical News Today)

Correcting metabolic deficiencies may improve depression symptoms
Identifying and treating metabolic deficiencies in patients with treatment-resistant depression can improve symptoms and in some cases even lead to remission, according to new research from the... (Medical News Today)

Financial worries linked to mental health issues among university students
Experiencing financial difficulties and worrying about debt at university increases the risk of mental health conditions such as depression and alcohol dependency, according to new research from... (Medical News Today)

New study links risk factors to variations in postpartum depression
A new study shows that depression following childbirth can begin at different times and follow multiple distinct trajectories, emphasizing the need for clinicians to monitor for signs of postpartum... (Medical News Today)

How to Spot the Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
Learn all about the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder, a mental health condition that causes people to switch between different moods. (Medical News Today)

Depression screening tools not accurate for children and adolescents
A common way for doctors to try and identify depression in children and adolescents is by using short questionnaires. (Medical News Today)

Genetic associations for major depressive disorder
The discovery of 15 regions of the genome associated with major depressive disorder (MDD) in individuals of European descent is reported in a study published online this week in Nature Genetics. (Medical News Today)

Depression: 15 genomic regions linked with diagnosis
Researchers have located 15 genomic regions that are associated with depression. Several of these sites are near genes involved in brain development. (Medical News Today)

Can drugs that treat hypertension also treat depression?
In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, the relationship of drugs that are generally used for treating hypertension (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors) are examined in... (Medical News Today)

A psychological internet intervention for depression works
A randomized controlled trial published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics indicates how a psychological intervention by internet may be helpful in mild to moderate depression. (Medical News Today)

A new method for going back to memories may help depression
A randomized controlled trial that has appeared in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics indicates that a new method for going back to memories may be of help in depression. (Medical News Today)

Smartphone exercises for a better mood
Brief, directed smartphone exercises can help quickly improve our mood. This is the latest finding from psychologists at the University of Basel and their international colleagues, reported in the... (Medical News Today)

New study to help people withdraw from inappropriate long-term antidepressant treatment
One in 10 adults are being given antidepressants each year, but up to 50 per cent of patients could be given an alternative treatment, a University Professor suggests. (Medical News Today)

Gastrointestinal disorders involve both brain-to-gut and gut-to-brain pathways
New research indicates that in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or indigestion, there is a distinct brain-to-gut pathway, where psychological symptoms begin first, and separately a... (Medical News Today)

The Lancet: Simpler, cheaper psychological treatment as effective as cognitive behavioural therapy for treating depression
A simple and inexpensive psychotherapy or talking therapy known as behavioural activation (BA) is as effective at treating depression in adults as the gold-standard cognitive behavioural therapy... (Medical News Today)

People estimate their own abilities based on others' performance
Ratings of our own abilities are strongly influenced by the performance of others, according to a study published July 20 in Neuron. (Medical News Today)

Is there a thin genetic line between happiness and depression?
Positive thinking and genetics combine in a new framework proposed by researchers, who say the approach could yield personalized therapies. (Medical News Today)

New antidepressant target discovered
Manipulating novel target could lead to new treatments.Northwestern Medicine scientists have shown how manipulating a novel target in the brain using gene therapy could lead to new treatments for... (Medical News Today)

Suicide rate is 22% higher among people with epilepsy than the general population
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues first report on epilepsy and suicide. (Medical News Today)

Poor sleep health could contribute to inflammatory disease
A new meta-analysis in Biological Psychiatry reports that sleep disturbances and long sleep duration are associated with increases in markers of inflammation. (Medical News Today)

Palliative care-led meetings do not reduce anxiety, depression of families of patients with chronic critical illness
Among families of patients with chronic critical illness, the use of palliative care-led informational and emotional support meetings compared with usual care did not reduce anxiety or depression... (Medical News Today)

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