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November 27, 2015

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November 27, 2015

People Routinely Attribute Moral Obligations to People Who Cannot Fulfill Them

Nov. 6, 2015 — New research debunks the age-old moral philosophy that if you are unable to do something, then you are not morally obligated to do ... read more

Brain Imaging Reveals Possible Depression Signature in Traumatic Brain Injury

Nov. 5, 2015 — Individuals with depression in addition to traumatic brain injury (TBI) are prone to poorer recovery, reductions in cognitive performance, greater functional disability, increased suicide attempts ... read more

Mindfulness Training Helps Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Nov. 5, 2015 — Training in meditation and other mindfulness-based techniques brings lasting improvements in mental health and quality of life for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), according to a ... read more

As Menopause Approaches, Fluctuating Estrogen Increases Sensitivity to Stress, Depression

Nov. 4, 2015 — If you're feeling a little blue during the transition to menopause, there's good reason. A study from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ... read more

Depression, Weight Gain in Pregnancy Linked to Sitting Down

Nov. 3, 2015 — A link between depression in pregnancy and long periods of sitting down has been identified by researchers. The study found those suffering from symptoms of depression during pregnancy are more ... read more

Nov. 3, 2015 — Depressive thoughts are maintained for longer periods of time for people with depressed mood, and this extended duration may reduce the amount of information that these individuals can hold in their ... read more

New Genetic Risk Marker for Late-Life Depression

Nov. 3, 2015 — One of the most powerful predictors in neuropsychiatry is the epsilon 4 (?4) allele of the apolipoprotein gene (APOE). Individuals who carry this ?4 variant of APOE are at increased risk for ... read more

Lack of Exercise Linked to Alcohol Misuse

Nov. 2, 2015 — A large-scale survey of African-American men and women found that those who rarely or never exercised had about twice the odds of abusing alcohol than those who exercised frequently, a finding that ... read more

Online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Benefits People With Depression, Anxiety

Nov. 2, 2015 — Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) combined with clinical care has been shown to benefit people with depression, anxiety and emotional distress from illness, according to an ... read more

Hypersexual Disorder Linked to Overactive Stress Systems

Nov. 2, 2015 — Hypersexual disorder – known popularly as sex addiction – can be linked to hyperactive stress systems, new research shows. In a stress regulation test using the cortisone drug dexamethasone, men ... read more

Forget Counting Sheep Therapy Could Help Chronic Pain Sufferers Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Oct. 30, 2015 — Research indicates that chronic pain sufferers could benefit from therapy to help them sleep ... read more

No Need to Stop Antidepressants Before Plastic Surgery, Evidence Suggests

Oct. 29, 2015 — For patients undergoing plastic surgery procedures, there's no consistent evidence that taking antidepressants increases the risk of bleeding, breast cancer, or other adverse outcomes, concludes ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — A new study is among the first to show how bipolar disorder affects neurons in the brain, noting fundamental differences in patient cells. Moreover, this study reveals why some patients respond to ... read more

Complete Symptom Resolution Reduces Risk of Depression Recurrence, Study Finds

Oct. 27, 2015 — People who have had an episode of major depression are at high risk for having another episode. Now, researchers have found that the risk of recurrence is significantly lower for people with ... read more

Depression Too Often Reduced to a Checklist of Symptoms

Oct. 23, 2015 — How can you tell if someone is depressed? The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) -- the 'bible' of psychiatry -- diagnoses depression when patients tick off a ... read more

New Depression Diagnosis and Treatment

Oct. 22, 2015 — Major depression is now believed to be caused by abnormalities in immune cells of the brain. New research may be set to revolutionize next-generation psychiatric medication treatment, according to ... read more

Antidepressants, Alzheimer's Disease Drugs Might Boost Recovery in Stroke Patients

Oct. 22, 2015 — Evidence is mounting that drugs used to treat depression and Alzheimer's disease also can help patients recover from strokes. Speech and physical therapies traditionally have been the mainstays ... read more

First Mouse Model of Spontaneous Depression-Like Episodes Shows New Candidate Brain Region

Oct. 20, 2015 — A mouse strain with a mutation that leads to dysfunction of mitochondria -- the 'powerhouses' that provide energy to cells -- spontaneously undergo periodic episodes of depression-like ... read more

Burnout, Depression: Two Entities or One?

Oct. 19, 2015 — Burnout and depression overlap considerably, according to the latest study on the subject. The findings are based on a survey taken by 1,386 public school teachers, from pre-K to 12th grade across ... read more

High-Fat Diet May Cause Changes in Brain That Lead to Anxiety, Depression

Oct. 19, 2015 — A new study in mice reveals that increased body weight and high blood sugar as a result of consuming a high-fat diet may cause anxiety and depressive symptoms and measurable changes in the ... read more

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