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September 2, 2015

Depressed Patients Have More Frequent Chest Pain Even in the Absence of Coronary Artery Disease

Aug. 31, 2015 — Depressed patients have more frequent chest pain even in the absence of coronary artery disease, according to results. The findings suggest that pain and depression may share a common neurochemical ... read more

About 10 Percent of Mothers Experienced Depression Two Years After Hurricane Katrina

Aug. 27, 2015 — About 10 percent of mothers experienced chronic, persistent depressive symptoms two years after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, killing more than 1,800 people, displacing hundreds of ... read more

Research Links Psoriasis, Depression

Aug. 20, 2015 — New research indicates that psoriasis patients may have an increased risk of ... read more

New Compounds Could Reduce Alcoholics' Impulse to Drink

Aug. 19, 2015 — Alcoholism inflicts a heavy physical, emotional and financial toll on individuals and society. Now new discoveries and promising animal studies are offering a glimmer of hope that a new class of ... read more

Anxious? Depressed? Blame It on Your Middle-Management Position

Aug. 18, 2015 — Individuals near the middle of the social hierarchy suffer higher rates of depression and anxiety than those at the top or bottom, according to researchers. Nearly twice the number of supervisors and ... read more

Increased Risk of Depression for Mothers Undergoing Fertility Treatment

Aug. 18, 2015 — Women giving birth after undergoing fertility treatment face an increased risk of depression compared to women ending up not having a child following fertility treatment, according to new research. ... read more

Imaging Study Looks at Brain Effects of Early Adversity, Mental Health Disorders

Aug. 17, 2015 — Adversity during the first six years of life was associated with higher levels of childhood internalizing symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, in a group of boys, as well as altered brain ... read more

Sequestered Prion Protein Takes the Good Mood Away, Suggests New Hypothesis on Depression

Aug. 13, 2015 — The discovery of antidepressant drugs led to the first biochemical hypothesis of depression, known as the monoamine hypothesis. However, this hypothesis does not seem to fully explain the complexity ... read more

Depression, Stress, Anxiety and Anger Compound Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Aug. 13, 2015 — Depressive symptoms, stress, anxiety, and anger and lack of social support in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were linked to atherosclerosis—a build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries ... read more

Exercise May Be Associated With Reduced Disease Activity in Children With MS

Aug. 12, 2015 — Children with multiple sclerosis who exercise regularly may have a less active disease. For the study, 31 children with MS and 79 who had experienced a single inflammatory neurologic event were given ... read more

New Biomarkers Show Exercise Helps Reduce Daytime Sleep Disorder

Aug. 11, 2015 — Aerobic exercise can help alleviate excessive daytime sleepiness among depressed individuals, researchers have found. Researchers looking at blood samples identified two biological markers for the ... read more

Vortioxetine in Depression: No Hint of Added Benefit

Aug. 11, 2015 — A review of the drug Vortioxetine has concluded that there is no suitable data for acute treatment or for relapse prevention. The evidence was only partly considered for the indirect comparison with ... read more

One Technique Therapists Use That Really Helps Depressed Patients

Aug. 11, 2015 — Some depressed patients may be hoping for answers from their therapists, but a new study suggests questions may be the key. The study is the first to show that depressed patients see substantial ... read more

Depressed Teens at Risk of Heart Disease, Early Monitoring Urged

Aug. 10, 2015 — Teens with major depression or bipolar disorder are at high risk of early heart and blood vessel disease. For the first time, experts urge early monitoring and assertive intervention to reduce risk ... read more

Kids, Teens Win When Mental Health Providers Team With Family Doctors

Aug. 10, 2015 — Children and adolescents who receive integrated mental health and medical treatment are 66 percent more likely to have a good outcome than those who receive more traditional primary care, a study ... read more

Consuming Highly Refined Carbohydrates Increases Risk of Depression

Aug. 5, 2015 — A diet high in refined carbohydrates may lead to an increased risk for new-onset depression in postmenopausal women, according to a study. The study looked at the dietary glycemic index, glycemic ... read more

How to Tell the Difference Between Bipolar Disorder, Depression

Aug. 5, 2015 — Many patients with bipolar disorder, a debilitating mental condition that can take a person from the sluggishness of severe depression to super-human energy levels, are often misdiagnosed as having ... read more

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Therapy Decreases PTSD Symptom Severity Among Veterans

Aug. 4, 2015 — In a randomized trial that included veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those who received mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy showed greater improvement in self-reported PTSD ... read more

Teen Marijuana Use Not Linked to Later Depression, Lung Cancer, Other Health Problems, Study Finds

Aug. 4, 2015 — Chronic marijuana use by teenage boys does not appear to be linked to later physical or mental health issues such as depression, psychotic symptoms or asthma, according to a new ... read more

Depressed Females Have Over-Active Glutamate Receptor Gene

July 30, 2015 — Numerous genes that regulate the activity of a neurotransmitter in the brain have been found to be abundant in brain tissue of depressed females. This could be an underlying cause of the higher ... read more

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