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May 24, 2015

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May 24, 2015

Sleep Apnea Linked to Depression in Men

May 18, 2015 — Severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and excessive daytime sleepiness are associated with an increased risk of depression in men, according to a new community-based study of Australian ... read more

Lower Depression, Better Mental Health During the Great Recession, National Study Finds

May 13, 2015 — Americans had fewer depression diagnoses and better mental health during the Great Recession (2007-09) compared to pre-recession, according to a study. This large, American study also showed that ... read more

Antipsychotic Drug Use in Pregnant Women Appears to Pose Minimal Risk, New Study Suggests

May 13, 2015 — Antipsychotic medication use during pregnancy does not put women at additional risk of developing gestational diabetes, hypertensive disorders or major blood clots that obstruct circulation, ... read more

May 15, 2015 — Chronic pain is known to cause brain anatomy changes and impairments, but yoga can be an important tool for preventing or even reversing the effects of chronic pain on the brain, according to a new ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Long-term depression may double the risk of stroke for middle-aged adults, research suggests. The scientists add that reducing symptoms of depression may not immediately reduce the elevated stroke ... read more

Depression Intensifies Anger in Veterans With PTSD

May 13, 2015 — The tendency for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to lash out in anger can be significantly amplified if they are also depressed, according to new ... read more

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Linked to Accelerated Aging

May 8, 2015 — People with PTSD may also be at risk for accelerated aging or premature senescence, research suggests. The researchers noted that there has not been another study that links PTSD, a psychological ... read more

New Intervention Helps Mothers Address Depression

May 7, 2015 — A new intervention has been developed that identifies potentially depressed mothers and encourages them to seek treatment. The Motivating our Mothers (MOM) program takes a unique approach, relying on ... read more

Obesity, Depression Have Role in Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

May 7, 2015 — Obesity and depression – not only lack of sleep – are underlying causes for regular drowsiness, according to researchers. They say the findings could lead to more personalized sleep medicine for ... read more

Nail Biters, Beware: Teeth Grinding Is Next

May 5, 2015 — Anxiety disorders affect approximately one in six adult Americans. The most well-known of these include panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social ... read more

Strategy Found for Safely Prescribing Antidepressants to Children and Adolescents

May 5, 2015 — Two new strategies to treat depression in young people have been developed for the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor class of medications. These strategies incorporate a new understanding ... read more

'Fuzzy Thinking' in Depression, Bipolar Disorder: New Research Finds Effect Is Real

May 4, 2015 — People with depression or bipolar disorder often feel their thinking ability has gotten “fuzzy”, or less sharp than before their symptoms began. Now, researchers have shown in a large study that ... read more

Borderline Personality Disorder as Debilitating as Bipolar Disorder, Experts Say

Apr. 23, 2015 — The deterioration of psychiatric and physical health caused by borderline personality disorder (BPD) rivals that of bipolar disorder, according to new research. Experts estimate that 1.6 percent of ... read more

Link Between Serotonin and Depression Is a Myth, Says Psychiatrist

Apr. 21, 2015 — The widely held belief that depression is due to low levels of serotonin in the brain -- and that effective treatments raise these levels -- is a myth, argues a leading psychiatrist. The serotonin ... read more

Depression Raises Risk of Poor Outcomes for Blacks With Heart Failure

Apr. 21, 2015 — Even moderate depressive symptoms may raise the risk of hospitalization or death in black heart failure patients. Black heart failure patients with worsening symptoms of depression over 3 months had ... read more

Short-Term Debt, Depressive Symptoms May Go Hand-in-Hand

Apr. 30, 2015 — Having short-term household debt -- credit cards and overdue bills -- increases depressive symptoms, research shows. The association is particularly strong among unmarried people, people reaching ... read more

Brain Tumor Patients Should Be Screened for Depression

Apr. 29, 2015 — Because depression in brain cancer patients is a common but often overlooked condition, oncologists should regularly screen tumor patients for depression, according to a new article. The authors also ... read more

Bullying Leads to Depression and Suicidal Thoughts in Teens

Apr. 27, 2015 — High school students subjected to bullying and other forms of harassment are more likely to report being seriously depressed, consider suicide and carry weapons to school, according to findings from ... read more

Mental Disorders Don't Predict Future Violence, Study Suggests

Apr. 24, 2015 — Most psychiatric disorders -- including depression -- do not predict future violent behavior, reports a new longitudinal study of delinquent youth. The only exception is substance abuse and ... read more

Major Depression Leaves a Metabolic Mark

Apr. 23, 2015 — Major depression comes with an unexpected metabolic signature, according to new evidence.The findings in humans and mice offer new insight into the nature of depression. They may also yield new ways ... read more

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