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Health News - Depression

Bipolar Disorder and Depression: What Are the Differences?
Bipolar disorder and depression have some similarities, and these similarities can make diagnosis hard. Learn about differences in symptoms and treatment. (Medical News Today)

New biomarker is higher in suicide attempters and associated with stress response
Researchers at Lund and Malmö universities in Sweden have measured a biomarker in cell-free blood plasma which can be linked to an overactive stress system in suicidal individuals. (Medical News Today)

The role of spirituality in treating postpartum depression in mothers of color
Churches and other faith-based communities are an untapped resource that health-care providers should consider when suggesting treatment options for African-American and Latina mothers who have... (Medical News Today)

Tai Chi may benefit veterans with PTSD
A small study of veterans with PTSD suggests the ancient Chinese exercise Tai Chi has the potential to help manage symptoms of the disorder. (Medical News Today)

Teenagers could see long-term benefits from new treatments for depression
More than two-thirds of adolescents who suffer from depression could see long-term benefits from receiving one of three psychological treatments - of which only one is currently recommended on the... (Medical News Today)

Bipolar Psychosis: Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook
What is bipolar disorder and what is psychosis? Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar psychosis as well as other symptoms and complications. (Medical News Today)

Magic mushroom compound may help ease cancer-related depression
Two new studies suggest the hallucinogenic compound in magic mushrooms - psilocybin - may ease anxiety and depression in patients with advanced cancer. (Medical News Today)

8 Herbs and Supplements to Help Treat Depression
What is depression, what are its symptoms, and when should a doctor be contacted? Learn about different herbs and supplements that may treat depression. (Medical News Today)

Enzyme research provides a new picture of depression
Despite the fact that more than four percent of the world's population suffer from depression, and even though approximately 1,500 individuals commit suicide each year in Sweden, the understanding... (Medical News Today)

Depression vs. Sadness: How to Tell the Difference
What is sadness and what is depression? Learn how to tell the difference between the two and what treatments are available for depression. (Medical News Today)

How Does Bipolar Disorder Affect Memory?
(Medical News Today)

Can You Treat Psoriasis with Turmeric?
(Medical News Today)

Depression in young people affects the stomach, anxiety the skin
Mental disorders and physical diseases frequently go hand in hand. For the first time, psychologists at the University of Basel and Ruhr University Bochum have identified temporal patterns in young... (Medical News Today)

Breathing-based yoga may help treat major depression
Sudarshan Kriya yoga - which focuses on controlled breathing - may be beneficial for patients with major depression who do not respond to antidepressants. (Medical News Today)

Depression rates growing among adolescents, particularly girls
Study shows 1 in 6 girls report experiencing an episode of clinical depression over previous year. (Medical News Today)

Marijuana may help combat substance abuse, mental health disorders
A new review suggests marijuana has the potential to treat substance use disorders - such as opioid addiction - and some mental health disorders. (Medical News Today)

How Can I Help Someone with Depression?
Learn how to tell if someone is depressed and how to talk to them. What are the treatments for depression and what can be done if someone is suicidal? (Medical News Today)

Depression and Divorce: What's the Connection?
How can one person's depression affect their partner and what are the symptoms? Learn how to deal with depression in a relationship and post-divorce. (Medical News Today)

What Does Depression Feel Like?
Learn about depression for men and women and when a health specialist should be consulted. What are the common symptoms and risk factors of depression? (Medical News Today)

What Effect Does Caffeine Have on Depression?
Learn about the possible positive and negative effects of caffeine on depression. What foods should people with depression eat and which should they avoid? (Medical News Today)

Increasing the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA in the brains of depressed mice has antidepressant effects
Experimentally increasing the activity of a subclass of nerve cells that produce the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) has antidepressant effects similar to pharmaceutical... (Medical News Today)

Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents, research finds
Researchers at Bournemouth University and Queen's University Belfast have discovered that music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems. (Medical News Today)

Pupil response to negative facial expressions predicts risk for depression relapse
Pupil dilation in reaction to negative emotional faces predicts risk for depression relapse, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (Medical News Today)

Understanding mind-wandering could shed light on mental illness: UBC research
If you think the mind grinds to a halt when you're doing nothing, think again. (Medical News Today)

Young people with liver conditions face an elevated risk of depression and anxiety
Researchers have found that many teens and young adults with chronic liver conditions suffer from depression and anxiety, which can have considerable impacts on their emotional and physical health. (Medical News Today)

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