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Health News - Depression

Bleeding stroke survivors at higher risk of depression, dementia
Newly diagnosed depression in survivors of brain bleeds may signal the onset of dementia. (Medical News Today)

Depression puts psoriasis patients at significantly greater risk of psoriatic arthritis
Psoriasis is a lifelong disease that is associated with significant cosmetic and physical disability and puts patients at increased risk for many major medical disorders. (Medical News Today)

Innovative treatment for depression in older people is effective, conclude researchers
An innovative psychological treatment can help older people who are suffering from lower-severity depression, say researchers at the University of York. (Medical News Today)

Sexual side effects of antidepressants: Symptoms and treatment
How do antidepressants cause sexual side effects and what are the side effects in men and women? Which antidepressants cause fewer sexual side effects? (Medical News Today)

Most off-label antidepressant prescriptions lack strong scientific evidence
Doctors and patients need more information on risks and benefits of off-label use when making treatment decisions. (Medical News Today)

Experts raise concern over US advice to screen all adults and all teens for depression
Recent advice on depression screening from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) may lead to overtesting and overtreatment, according to some experts. (Medical News Today)

Depression or anxiety may increase risk of surgical wound complications
Patients' mental health may affect their risk of experiencing wound-related complications after surgery, new research indicates. (Medical News Today)

Tips for finding motivation with depression
Learn about the benefits of physical activity for people with depression, how socializing may help, and what depression triggers should be avoided. (Medical News Today)

Oxytocin may boost paternal behavior
The 'love hormone' is known to promote mother-child bonding, but new research indicates that it could do the same for a father and their offspring. (Medical News Today)

Is it depression or dementia? Brain SPECT imaging helps distinguish them
Neuroimaging of decreased blood flow in specific regions of the brain can differentiate between depression and cognitive disorders, according to a new report in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. (Medical News Today)

Poverty and high neighborhood murder rates increase depression in older adults
Older adults who live in poor and violent urban neighborhoods are at greater risk for depression, a study by researchers from UC Davis, the University of Minnesota and other institutions published... (Medical News Today)

World-first trial shows improving diet can treat major depression
A new trial from Deakin University has shown for the first time that improving diet quality can treat major depression. (Medical News Today)

Could physical activity protect children from depression?
Evidence shows that physically active adults and teens are less likely to develop depression. Now, a new study suggests the same may be true of children. (Medical News Today)

Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of standard medical care for chronic pain and depression
Health specialists at the University of York have found than acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, lessening the severity of chronic pain and depression. (Medical News Today)

Can Essential Oils Treat Depression?
What are essential oils and can any oils help to treat depression? In this article, the quality of evidence on essential oils for depression is discussed. (Medical News Today)

Anxiety and depression may be linked to increased risk of death from some cancers
A study published by The BMJ suggests that higher levels of psychological distress (anxiety and depression) may be associated with an increased risk of death from certain cancers. (Medical News Today)

Postpartum depression & anxiety distinct from other mood disorders, brain studies suggest
On the surface, postpartum depression (PPD) looks much like other forms of depression. (Medical News Today)

Modafinil found to improve memory in people recovering from depression
A new study funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Wellcome, and published in the journal Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, has found that the... (Medical News Today)

New data show heightened risk of birth defects with antidepressants prescribed during pregnancy
A new Université de Montréal study in the British Medical Journal reveals that antidepressants prescribed to pregnant women could increase the chance of having a baby with birth defects. (Medical News Today)

Treatment strategy provides mental health benefits to war trauma survivors
A study shows that a certain intervention called testimony therapy plus ceremony reduced symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression among Khmer Rouge torture survivors from... (Medical News Today)

New apps designed to reduce depression and anxiety as easily as checking your phone
Soon you can seek mental health advice on your smartphone as quickly as finding a good restaurant. (Medical News Today)

Toxic bosses are bad for your health and bad for your reputation
People who work for bosses who display psychopathic and narcissistic traits not only feel more depressed due to their bosses bullying behaviour they are also more likely to engage in undesirable... (Medical News Today)

Dysphoric Mania: Symptoms, Facts, and Treatment
What is dysphoric mania and why does dysphoric mania occur? What treatment options are available and when should a doctor be seen? (Medical News Today)

How to avoid Facebook-induced depression
A review has been conducted to analyze the link between Facebook use and depression. The research has highlighted some ways to avoid 'Facebook depression.' (Medical News Today)

ADHD and Depression: What's the Connection?
ADHD conjures up thoughts of hyperactivity and energy, but depression can also be a symptom. Find out how depression and ADHD are linked. (Medical News Today)

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