Depression Information

Depression Information

Chronic Depression: Disease or Charcter Flaw?

A major survey on depression symptoms from the National Mental Health Association (NMHA), released in july 2001, revealed a dramatic degree of progress in public understanding. Yet even amid this promising trend, the survey sheds light on the difficulties faced by millions of people striving to manage this sometimes chronic, life-long illness.

The Patients Guide to Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Depression

INTRODUCTION Everybody has a story. My story is the one I know best and can write about.

Depression in Teenagers: Now What Can We Do?

No doubt you have seen the recent news headlines about a federal panel that recommended to the FDA that anti-depressant medications carry the strongest possible warning label for use in children and teenagers. This recommendation to the FDA shook the medical community, especially those who work with depressed young people.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Depression Are Not The Same Thing!

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a very misunderstood illness and this is perhaps why there are so many myths about it. Perhaps the most common myth about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is that it is effectively a mental condition, and another name for depression.

New Treatment for Chronic Depression

Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Chronic Treatment-Resistant Depression About Vagus Nerve Stimulation VNS is not brain surgery, although it is a treatment that affects the function of the brain. Vagus Nerve Stimulation uses specific stimulation of the vagus nerve to send stimulation to specific parts of the brain that are involved in mood.

ADHD and Depression -- More Common Than Thought

"Thanks for Noticin' Me" says Eeyore. He walks slowly.

5 Tips to Reduce Depression

While war and poor economic conditions begin to affect people all over the world, more and more people suffer with depression. The more we focus on news events and the business climate, the more we are depressed.

7 Things You Can Do Immediately To Ease Depression

1. Get out now and walk fifteen minutes.

Is it ADHD or is it Depression?

During the assessment process it is of great importance for the physician or clinician to consider other possible causes of inattention, impulsivity, or hyperactivity in your child, or teen, or yourself. In fact, this is probably the most important element of a good assessment.

St Johns Wort and Depression

The bright yellow flower of the St Johns Wort (hypericum perforatum) with it's ray-like petals, represents the power of the sun that forces away the darkness. This already points to the anti-depressant effects of the St Johns Wort which are highly respected, even in conventional medicine.

Adult Men and Women Who Suffer From Chronic Depression

Market surveys on women, men and depression suggest an estimated 4.4 million Americans are believed to suffer from chronic treatment-resistant depression.

Know the Signs of Depression and Improve Your Life

Typical signs of depression actually show a change in the way a person has come to think about himself."I just can't get myself to do any work around the house.

A Look at the Different Depression and Anxiety Medications

While it may be easy to recite the various brand names and generalize their benefits enough to know they put us (or are supposed to put us) in a better mood, for lack of a better term, the drugs themselves can all be categorized individually, each working in a slightly different way.The following is a list and very brief description, by category, of depression and anxiety medications currently prescribed by physicians.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Depression

Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Chronic or Treatment-Resistant Depression About Vagus Nerve Stimulation(VNS) VNS is not brain surgery, although it is a treatment that affects the function of the brain. Vagus Nerve Stimulation uses specific stimulation of the vagus nerve to send stimulation to specific parts of the brain that are involved in mood.

5 Super Effective Tips To Kill Depression

Being lonely is a normal part of our everyday lives. We get sad when we fail in our exams, when we're rejected by the person we love, or when someone very close to us passes away.

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Researchers close in on a new depression mechanism  Medical News Today

A study in rats identifies a key driver of anhedonia, the inability to experience pleasure. This finding may lead to new therapies not just for depression.

Vision loss linked with anxiety, depression - and vice versa  Reuters

Older adults with impaired vision are more likely to have symptoms of anxiety and depression, and older adults with symptoms of anxiety or depression are more ...

Ketamine for major depression: New tool, new questions - Harvard Health Blog  Harvard Health

The drug ketamine is a promising treatment for some people with major depression. It can be given as an IV infusion or a nasal spray. Because it works quickly, ...

Brain study may explain why depression is more common in women  Medical News Today

Researchers have scanned the brains of 115 participants and found that inflammation can lead to a loss of pleasure — called anhedonia — in women but not in ...

OBGYN gives message to women who are diagnosed with postpartum depression  KPLC

The month of May is recognized as Mental Health Awareness month and one OBGYN has set out to comfort moms who suffer from postpartum depression.

Why This Chicago Area Independent Bookstore Has a Depression Section  Forbes

Chicago area bookstore Bookends and Beginnings has a section on depression as part of its wellness offerings. Owner Nina Barrett sees these mental health ...

FDA-Approved Ketamine Nasal Spray Reduces Depression in 24 Hours  Healthline

Esketamine nasal spray appears both effective and fast acting for treatment-resistant depression, but questions still remain about the drug's safety.

Exploring The Link Between Inflammation And Depression: Study Suggests Women Are Affected The Most  Forbes

More research is revealing a close connection between the body's inflammatory response and depression. A new study adds another dimension, finding women ...

Bieber and Sheeran add to anxious and depressed pop-song trend  Quartz

Pop music, a genre largely known for its easy, upbeat melodies, is becoming increasingly dark. While a surprising number of songs with reaper-friendly lyrics ...

'Mediterranean diet may protect against depression symptoms'  Medical News Today

Research presented at the American Psychiatric Association conference finds a link between Mediterranean diets and a lower depression risk later in life.

Depression: Exercise may reduce symptoms but not in women  Medical News Today

A recent study concludes that while exercising often relieves symptoms of depression in men, it may not be as effective for women.

Twitter photos may help detect users with depression, anxiety

Users posting less vivid, dim, or grayscale photos with less symmetry and less depth of field were more likely to be depressed or anxious.

Taking Depression Seriously: What is it?  Scope

This is the first in a series called Taking Depression Seriously, which aims to explain the disease and offer tips for navigating the health care system.

This diet may help protect against symptoms of depression  GMA

Maintaining a Mediterranean-type diet may protect against symptoms of depression in later life, a new study found.

Taking Depression Seriously: Understanding medications  Scope

In the fourth post in the Taking Depression Seriously series, Sophia Xiao and physician Randall Stafford clarify different types of medications.

Depths of despair Depression is increasing among Americans reaching middle age  The Economist

THE RECENT REVERSAL in life expectancy in America has focused much attention on the “deaths of despair” of poorly educated middle-aged white men.

Electroconvulsive therapy: its dark past and hopeful future as a treatment for depression

ECT may have saved my great-grandmother's life. But people aren't really sure how it works.

Multiple Brain Regions Moderate and Link Depressive Mood and Pain  UC San Diego Health

Depression is linked to diminished activity in parts of the brain believed to regulate mood, which previous research suggests may explain why depressed ...

Help hard to find for teens struggling with mental health, thoughts of suicide  USA TODAY

Early diagnosis, treatment is key to reducing suicide and addiction. Nearly half of people who suffer from addiction have a mental health disorder.

Can Machine Learning Predict Postpartum Depression? | Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network  Psych Congress Network

SAN FRANCISCO—Machine learning shows potential for predicting postpartum depression using clinical data routinely collected in electronic health records, ...

A Waste of 1,000 Research Papers  The Atlantic

Decades of early research on the genetics of depression were built on nonexistent foundations. How did that happen?

More U.S. mothers diagnosed with depression at childbirth  Reuters

Growing numbers of new mothers are being diagnosed with depression before they leave the hospital with their newborns, according to a U.S. study that ...

Moms with multiple jobs have higher depression risk  Futurity: Research News

Moms who have multiple jobs are at a higher risk of depression, a new study finds.

People with depression feel better after listening to sad music, research suggests  The Verge

People with depression listen to sad music because it makes them feel better, according to a small study that is one of the first to investigate why people turn to ...

The Link Between Depression and Cardiovascular Disease  MedPage Today

In this exclusive MedPage Today video, Fred Masoudi, MD, of the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, discusses the impact of depression on outcomes in ...

How the Party Drug Ketamine is Helping Battle Severe Depression  NBC4 Washington

The party drug ketamine, with the street name Special K, is giving hope to people suffering from severe depression.

Perseverance May Protect Against Anxiety And Depression, New Study Suggests  Forbes

People who keep on going and don't give up seem to have better mental health over the years.

Daily briefing: Huge study finds no evidence of a 'depression gene'

How on Earth could we have spent 20 years and hundreds of millions of dollars studying pure noise?” Plus: China set to regulate against another CRISPR baby ...

Vets learn playing the guitar helps them relax and escape depression  VAntage Point Blog

Learning the guitar is just one of the art therapy approaches to help Veterans at this Community Living Center relax and socialize.

Postpartum Depression Affects 1 In 5 Women, But Many Don't Get The Care They Need  KJZZ

LAUREN GILGER: In OBGYN offices around the country, you're likely to see a poster that says "postpartum depression is the most common complication of ...

Taking mushrooms for depression cured me of my atheism  The Outline

Psilocybin not only eased my depression, it showed me a new way to live.

Depression and constipation: What's the link?  Medical News Today

Depression increases the risk of chronic constipation. A new study in mice examines the mechanism behind this relationship and trials a new drug.

Physical Disease, Inflammation Linked to Suicide Risk in Depression  Psychiatry Advisor

SAN FRANCISCO — Suicide attempts in those with depression may be linked with the presence of physical disease and inflammation, according to research ...

I’m Embarrassed by My Prenatal Depression. Here’s Why I Talk About It Anyway.  The New York Times

One in five women will have mental health issues during and after pregnancy. Raising awareness matters for getting them the treatment they need.

Promising New Treatment For Depression: Club Drug  Hartford Courant

Researchers affiliated with the Institute of Living at Hartford Healthcare have been testing esketamine, a promising new drug for treatment-resistant depression.

These Strategies Help Entrepreneurs Combat Anxiety and Depression  Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs are not strangers to anxiety and depression. They're just as susceptible as the rest of the population, if not more so, to mental illnesses such as ...

Exercise Beneficial for Late-Life Major Depressive Disorder  Psychiatry Advisor

SAN FRANCISCO — The benefits of exercise as an intervention in reducing major depressive disorder (MDD) symptoms may have been underestimated in ...

Pediatricians Step In To Diagnose Postpartum Depression  KJZZ

This week on The Show, we've been bringing you conversations about the most common complication of childbirth: postpartum depression.It's a condition that's ...

Burger King is the latest brand to use depression as a marketing tool

"Not everybody wakes up happy," a man sitting on his bed intones to start the new Burger King ad.

What Does the Microbiome Have to Do with Stress and Depression?  UCSF News Services

In one aspect of her most recent National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research, the UC San Francisco School of Nursing's Sandra Weiss, the Robert C. and ...

Depression may skew autistic people's results from tests  Spectrum

Depression may influence how people with autism perform on tests of social function.

Venlafaxine Outperforms Fluoxetine for Postmenopausal Depression | Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network  Psych Congress Network

SAN FRANCISCO—Venlafaxine outperformed fluoxetine for the treatment of major depression in postmenopausal women, in a study presented during a poster ...

Healthy Actions: Child and teen depression and anxiety are real  Akron Beacon Journal

Teen depression and anxiety have been in the news a lot lately as there have been several local and national stories about suicides.Today's Healthy Actions ...

Better food, better mood: the link between diet and depression  The Columbus Dispatch

Joanie Delph used to eat doughnuts and pie and potato chips and store-bought cookies. And then she felt horrible. Not just her body, but her mind. She would ...

UVM Study: AI Can Detect Depression in a Child's Speech  UVM News

A machine learning algorithm can detect signs of anxiety and depression in the speech patterns of young children, potentially providing a fast and easy way of ...

J&J’s new esketamine drug for depression, Spravato, not worth the money or the risk, watchdog says

The nasal spray for treatment-resistant depression was called overpriced. ICER also found an absence of long-term safety data.

Florida’s seniors are increasingly depressed and drinking more  Sun Sentinel

A new senior health report shows Florida's seniors are depressed, lack enough home health workers to care for them, and end up in the ICU more than they ...

Kids with depression have longer hospital stays, even when it’s for a physical illness

Children with depression admitted to the hospital for other, physical illnesses stay longer, pay more, and are at greater risk of death, a Rutgers study found.

Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depression  Medical News Today

New research from Sweden has found an intriguing link between anxiety, depression, and obesity among children and teenagers ages 6–17 years.

Louis Theroux Investigates Depression, Anxiety And Psychosis In New Moms  Forbes

Pregnancy, childbirth and the mental health conditions that can follow can be frightening, intense and debilitating. Louis Theroux's new documentary ...

Navigating postpartum anxiety, depression’s agitated flip-side

The shame that keeps many women from seeking help for their distress is the heart of a new book, “Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts: A Healing Guide to the ...

Eurovision 2019: "Zero Gravity" is about postpartum depression  Quartz

The annual Eurovision Song Contest is much more than the display of Euro-trash that people may expect from it. For one, it is not limited to Europe, as countries ...

Prior eating disorders linked to long-term depression risk for mothers  Medical Xpress

A history of eating disorders and body image concerns before or during pregnancy are associated with future depressive symptoms among mothers, finds a new ...

Depression risk could derail your retirement portfolio  Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Retirement savings can suffer from interest rate moves, market volatility and other financial risks, but depression can be just as damaging ...

Veterans with depression and/or PTSD more likely to seek cardiac rehab  EurekAlert

Veterans with PTSD and/or depression were more likely to use cardiac rehabilitation services. A large study offers new evidence that mental health disorders ...

Mediterranean diet may protect against late-life depression  Healio

SAN FRANCISCO — Data presented here suggest that adhering to a Mediterranean diet may protect against the development of depressive symptoms in older ...

Jordin Sparks felt 'so lonely' during postpartum depression battle  The Mountaineer

Jordin Sparks felt "so lonely" during her secret battle with postpartum depression. The 29-year-old singer gave birth to son Dana Isaiah Jr. - whom she has with ...

Florida seniors engage in unhealthy behaviors, study finds  Naples Daily News

Retirement in Florida? Seniors smoke and drink too much, data shows.

New treatment for postpartum depression comes with a steep cost  Minnesota Public Radio News

Next month, the first and only FDA-approved treatment for postpartum depression will hit the market in the U.S.. It's needed. Up to 1 in 7 women experiences ...

With depression, just a little stress stymies blood vessels  Futurity: Research News

Even small, everyday stressors may be enough to diminish function of blood vessels in otherwise healthy people with depression, researchers report.

Alex Trebek Talks Cancer and Depression: ‘I Just Take It as It Comes’  The New York Times

Alex Trebek, the longtime host of “Jeopardy!,” appeared on “Good Morning America” on Wednesday for a frank interview about his experience with Stage 4 ...

Addressing Systemic Issues In The Care Of Depression: Reflections On Ashley Clayton's “Narrative Matters” Essay  Health Affairs

Major depressive disorder is now the leading cause of disability worldwide. In the April issue of Health Affairs, Ashley Clayton's essay, “On Thin Ice: My Struggle ...

Despite increase in insurance coverage for depression, growth in spending remains modest  Emory News Center

A new investigation published in JAMA Psychiatry finds that while insurance coverage for depression has increased, treatment rates are lower than expected, ...

A Moody Gut Often Accompanies Depression—New Study Helps Explain Why  Columbia University Irving Medical Center

A new study suggests that depression and GI trouble sometimes spring from the same source—low serotonin—and identifies a potential treatment that could ...

The first FDA-approved drug for postpartum depression hits the market in June — but it has a $34,000 price tag  CNBC

In June, Zulresso — the first and only medicine approved by the FDA to specifically treat postpartum depression — will hit the market. Sage Therapeutics, the ...

Childhood Trauma Linked to Abnormal Brain Connectivity in Major Depressive Disorder  Psychiatry Advisor

Traumatic childhood experiences are associated with abnormal brain network architecture in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), according to results ...

Still fighting my daughter's depression after her life-changing suicide attempt  Des Moines Register

My daughter made a suicide attempt that changed all of our lives, especially hers. She jumped from a height of 20 feet and broke her back.

Ohio could be 1st state to allow medical marijuana for depression, insomnia

More than half of Ohio's population could become eligible in June for a medical marijuana card if the state approves five more ailments as qualifying conditions.

Andrea weakens to depression west of Bermuda: NHC  Reuters

(Reuters) - Andrea has weakened to a depression over the Atlantic and is expected to dissipate soon, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on ...

The Social Burden of Depression in Japan  The Globalist

Aside from the effects on health and on people's well-being, depression in Japan exacts a heavy economic toll on individuals, families and on society as a ...

Andrea, 1st named storm of Atlantic season, downgraded to depression  KSNB Local 4

(Gray News) – Subtropical Storm Andrea, which formed in the Atlantic Ocean Monday, has been downgraded to a subtropical depression. It was the first named ...

Does exercise fight depression for women as well as it does for men?  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Exercise has long been considered an all-natural treatment to fight depression, but new research suggests the impact of exercise (and sleep) on depression ...

Transplanting gut bacteria alters depression-related behavior, brain inflammation in animals  EurekAlert

Scientists have shown that transplanting gut bacteria, from an animal that is vulnerable to social stress to a non-stressed animal, can cause vulnerable behavior ...

Surfer Sunny Garcia, Who Battles Depression, Is in Intensive Care Unit  The New York Times

The Hawaii native's struggles with mental illness have apparently led to a suicide attempt, according to multiple news outlets.

Busting the myth that depression doesn't affect people in poor countries  The Guardian

For decades, many psychiatrists believed depression was a uniquely western phenomenon. But in the last few years, a new movement has turned this thinking ...

NASCAR: Bubba Wallace admits he's struggling with depression  The Tennessean

Bubba Wallace, driving for Richard Petty in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series, has struggled this season on the track.

Poor moms of color need holistic postpartum depression care  Futurity: Research News

The postpartum depression care available to low-income mothers of color can actually make the condition worse, research finds.

Postpartum depression: For impoverished mothers of color, it takes a community  UB News Center

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Treating postpartum depression (PPD) in low-income mothers of color requires an understanding of each person's lived experience, and ...

Why Does Ketamine Fight Depression? Finding Answers at BNA 2019  Technology Networks

Major depressive disorder (MDD) affects roughly 350 million people worldwide, but a significant minority of patients don't respond to currently available ...

Ketamine reversed years of depression  Houston Chronicle

Q: I just started getting ketamine IV infusions two weeks ago, after I heard about the Spravato nasal spray. After a few days, I'm a person again! I haven't really ...

Serotonin Drug May Help Alleviate Gut Problems in Depression  Technology Networks

Technology Networks is an internationally recognised publisher that provides access to the latest scientific news, products, research, videos and posters.

The impact of exercise and sleep on depression varies by gender  Medical Xpress

For some people, getting enough exercise and quality sleep can alleviate depressive symptoms almost as effectively as antidepressants alone, research has ...

For teens, online bullying worsens sleep, depression - UB Now: News and views for UB faculty and staff  University at Buffalo Reporter

Teens who experience cyberbullying are more likely to suffer from poor sleep, which in turn raises levels of depression, a UB study has found. Although research ...

Ohio considering adding depression, other conditions to list eligible for medical marijuana  News 5 Cleveland

Ohio could be the first state to add depression and insomnia, among others, to its list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana, CNN reports. Along with ...

High Fat Diet Weighs on Brain, Tilts Obese toward Depression  Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

The link between obesity and depression has long been known, but the mechanisms that underpin how one may cause the other haven't been understood.

'I had really changed:' Chrissy Teigen talks postpartum depression and hints at more babies  USA TODAY

It's hard to imagine Chrissy Teigen as anything other than happy-go-lucky, but the mom of two struggled with postpartum depression after welcoming her first ...

Brevard moms band together over postpartum depression  Florida Today

One in 9 women experience postpartum depression symptoms.

Alex Trebek says chemo has led to depression  CNN

"Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek opens up about how he deals with depression while undergoing treatment for stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Chrissy Teigen Shares the Moment She Realized She Had Postpartum Depression  Fatherly

As part of a new initiative to end the stigma around mental health for new mothers, Chrissy Teigen shared her struggle with postpartum depression.

Taking Depression Seriously: Breaking down barriers to care  Scope

In this second post in the Taking Depression Seriously series, Sophia Xiao and Randall Stafford examine barriers to accessing mental health care.

May is Postpartum Depression Awareness Month  KPLC

"It's something that is so easy to not recognize because the symptoms can be really subtle," said Dr. Uzma Porche', OB/GYN with Renaitre Medical Aesthetics.

AAFU: I can't tell if my wife is depressed or just lazy  The Outline

Brandy Jensen, The Outline's Power editor, has made a lot of mistakes in her life. Has she learned from them and become a wiser person as a result? Hahaha ...

New Caregivers Should Be Proactive When Dealing with Depression Risk  FAP News Today

Columnist Ezekiel Lim writes about caregiver depression and the need for new caregivers to be aware of the signs and proactively address them.

Bay Area Teens Share Their Experiences Struggling with Anxiety, Depression  KQED

A recent Pew survey found that 70% of teens view anxiety and depression as a major problem among their peers, ranking higher than other concerns like bully.

Adjunctive Memantine Improves Depression in Older Adults | Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network  Psych Congress Network

SAN FRANCISCO—Combining the cognitive enhancer memantine with the antidepressant escitalopram was more effective than escitalopram alone in easing ...

Eating Disorders & Depression; Broccoli for Schizophrenia; Magic Mushrooms  MedPage Today

Moms who experienced an eating disorder at some point were much more likely also to experience depression at some point. (British Journal of Psychiatry).

Dying to beat depression: how 10 induced comas saved a blogger's life  The Guardian

Heather B Armstrong participated in a study to see if a medically induced coma had an antidepressant effect – and felt dramatically different.

Eurovision 2019: Kate Miller-Heidke sings on depression 'breakthrough'  BBC News

Australia is an unlikely participant in the Eurovision Song Contest. On Saturday, Kate Miller-Heidke will perform as the country's first publicly chosen contestant ...

Dear Abby | Faraway friend despairs over woman suffering depression

DEAR ABBY: I have known “Charlotte” for 17 years. She was a bridesmaid at my wedding, and we talk and text regularly. I consider her one of my best friends.

'GOT' star Sophie Turner gets candid about depression, social media trolls  Chicago Sun-Times

“Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner is speaking candidly about the toll social media has taken on her mental health. The 23-year-old actress, who portrays ...

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