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New insights into how exercise can lift mood in depression
A new study of people with major depressive disorder suggests that the body's endocannabinoid system plays a role in the mood-lifting effects of exercise. (Medical News Today)

Zulresso (brexanolone)
Zulresso is a brand-name prescription drug that’s used to treat postpartum depression (PPD) in women. Zulresso comes as a solution that’s given as an intravenous (IV) infusion. You’ll receive Zulresso over a period of 60 hours in a certified healthcare facility. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Medical News Today)

Why more depression treatments should include exercise
A new review of specialist studies finds that exercise is indeed effective against depression. Yet many mental health recommendations fail to include it. (Medical News Today)

Physical fitness may help prevent depression, anxiety
Although exercise can improve mental health, little is known about whether physical fitness can reduce the risk of developing mental health conditions. (Medical News Today)

What to know about Paxil (paroxetine)
Paxil is an antidepressant medication. This article provides an overview of Paxil, including its uses, side effects, and warnings. (Medical News Today)

What to know about Celexa (citalopram)
Celexa (citalopram) is an antidepressant medication that doctors prescribe for major depressive disorder. We look at its uses, side effects, and warnings. (Medical News Today)

Is there a link between dark chocolate and depression?
Scientists have discussed for decades whether chocolate can improve mood. The latest research links reduced depressive symptoms to eating dark chocolate. (Medical News Today)

Chronic depression: Form of CBT may fail after 2 years
A study compares the benefits of the cognitive behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy with those of supportive psychotherapy for chronic depression. (Medical News Today)

Is this red wine compound the future of depression treatment?
Resveratrol, a compound that occurs in red wine, appears to relieve anxiety and depression symptoms in mice. A recent study delves into the details. (Medical News Today)

Is marijuana a depressant? What to know
Marijuana can act as a depressant, stimulant, and hallucinogen. Learn more about the effects of each type of drug here. We also cover the risks and side effects. (Medical News Today)

What is the link between sleep apnea and depression?
Researchers study the prevalence of sleep apnea in people with depression and suggest that it may explain why some depression treatments fail. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about Wellbutrin for ADHD
Doctors sometimes prescribe Wellbutrin to treat ADHD if a person cannot take stimulants. Learn more about the efficacy and risks here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about the side effects of Elavil
Elavil is a discontinued brand of the generic drug amitriptyline. Doctors may prescribe amitriptyline to treat depression and other conditions. Learn about the side effects here. (Medical News Today)

Do antidepressants work better than placebo?
A new paper asks whether there is sufficient evidence to prove that antidepressants work better than a placebo. They conclude that there is not. (Medical News Today)

What to know about kratom for depression
Kratom is a plant that many people use for depression. It is unregulated and may carry some risks. Learn more about the potential use of kratom for depression here. (Medical News Today)

Are there any health benefits to a cold shower?
The potential health benefits of taking a cold shower include strengthening the immune system, feeling invigorated, and boosting mood. Learn more about the benefits of taking a cold shower here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about amitriptyline
Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant that can help with symptoms of depression and other disorders. This article provides an overview, including its uses, dosages, side effects, and warnings. (Medical News Today)

EMDR therapy: Everything you need to know
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR, is a type of therapy that doctors sometimes recommend for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental health conditions. Learn about how it works and whether it is effective here. (Medical News Today)

Are mental health diagnoses 'scientifically meaningless'?
After finding many inconsistencies and contradictions in the DSM-5 diagnostic handbook, a study questions the scientific value of psychiatric diagnoses. (Medical News Today)

What to do if you feel you cannot get out of bed
Many psychological issues can cause a person to feel as though they cannot get out of bed. Strategies to alleviate this include spending time outside, planning to see friends, and reducing stress. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to do if you feel people hate you
Some people feel like others hate them, even when they do not. There are many potential causes of this feeling. Solutions include resolving the underlying conditions causing the symptoms and adopting coping strategies. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What happens in the brain when we are bored?
What happens in the brain when we get bored? And what is different in the case of people who are prone to boredom in a negative way? A new study finds out. (Medical News Today)

What are the differences between Prozac and Zoloft?
Prozac and Zoloft are two types of antidepressant. In this article, we compare the uses, dosages, and side effects of the two drugs. We also look at their interactions with other medicines and discuss whether people can take Prozac and Zoloft together. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about Concerta
Concerta is a type of medication that doctors sometimes prescribe to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is a slow-release medication, meaning that if a person takes one pill in the morning, it will release the drug into the body throughout the day. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes: Some antidepressants reduce death risk
After studying more than 50,000 people with diabetes and depression, scientists found that those who took antidepressants had a lower risk of death. (Medical News Today)

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