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Apr. 16, 2015 — The first direct evidence has been found demonstrating that a low dose of electric current can enhance the brain's natural alpha oscillations to boost creativity by an average of 7.4 percent. ... read more

Facebook Use Can Worsen, as Well as Improve, Mental Health Conditions

Apr. 14, 2015 — Facebook can help people recover from mental health problems but it needs to be used cautiously and strategically as it can also make symptoms worse, new research ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — A wristband that records motion throughout a 24-hour cycle may be an inexpensive, safe way to determine which patients with major depressive disorder will respond best to commonly prescribed drugs ... read more

People Less Focused on Recurrent Bad Feelings When Taking Probiotics

Apr. 14, 2015 — People focus less on bad feelings and experiences from the past (i.e. rumination) after four weeks of probiotics ... read more

Study Finds 1. 2 Percent of Preschoolers on Medicaid Use Psychotropic Drugs

Apr. 13, 2015 — 1.2 percent of American preschool children on Medicaid are using psychotropic drugs, including antidepressants, mood stabilizers and medications for attention-deficit disorder. Using 2000-2003 ... read more

Suffering from Abuse During Childhood Increases Chances of Depression, Above All in Those Adults Who Are Genetically Predisposed

Apr. 13, 2015 — The risk of suffering from depression due to abuse during childhood is significantly higher in those patients who are genetically predisposed, a new study shows. “Our results present a fundamental ... read more

Mental Disorders and Physical Diseases Co-Occur in Teenagers

Apr. 8, 2015 — Every third teenager has suffered from one mental disorder and one physical disease. These co-occurrences come in specific associations: More often than average, depression occurs together with ... read more

Common Antidepressant Increased Coronary Atherosclerosis in Animal Model

Apr. 6, 2015 — A commonly prescribed antidepressant caused up to a six-fold increase in atherosclerosis plaque in the coronary arteries of non-human primates, according to a study. Coronary artery atherosclerosis ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — The social media site, Facebook, can be an effective tool for connecting with new and old friends. However, some users may find themselves spending quite a bit of time viewing Facebook and may ... read more

Fertility Patients' History Is Best Predictor of Risk for Major Depression

Apr. 3, 2015 — Fertility treatment patients and their partners are at significant risk for developing Major Depressive Disorder, and a key factor in predicting their risk is whether they have a previous diagnosis ... read more

Depression, Insomnia Are Strongest Risk Factors for Frequent Nightmares

Apr. 2, 2015 — Symptoms of depression and insomnia are the strongest predictors of having frequent nightmares, a new study concludes. "Our study shows a clear connection between well-being and ... read more

Depression Often Co-Occurs With Joint Diseases

Apr. 1, 2015 — Depression is one of the leading health risks and affects 350 million people worldwide. Roughly one third of the participants in a recent study who were suffering from depression also suffered from ... read more

'Religiously Integrated' Psychotherapy Is Effective for Depression

Mar. 31, 2015 — For chronically ill patients with major depression, an approach to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that incorporates patients' religious beliefs is at least as effective as conventional CBT, ... read more

Age Matters: Discovering Why Antidepressants Don't Work Well for Kids

Mar. 31, 2015 — A new study had researchers seeking answers to why the therapeutic benefit afforded by SSRIs was so limited in children and teenagers. If researchers can uncover the biological mechanisms preventing ... read more

History of Depression Puts Women at Risk for Diabetes During Pregnancy, Study Finds

Mar. 31, 2015 — A history of depression may put women at risk for developing diabetes during pregnancy, according to research. This study also pointed to how common depression is during pregnancy and the need for ... read more

Impact of Domestic Violence on Women's Mental Health

Mar. 31, 2015 — In addition to their physical injuries, women who are victims of domestic violence are also at a greater risk of mental health problems such as depression and psychotic symptoms. "We studied the ... read more

Publication Bias and 'Spin' Raise Questions About Drugs for Anxiety Disorders

Mar. 30, 2015 — A new analysis raises serious questions about the increasingly common use of second-generation antidepressant drugs to treat anxiety disorders. It concludes that studies supporting the value of these ... read more

Electroconvulsive Therapy Changes Key Areas of the Human Brain That Play a Role in Memory, Emotion

Mar. 30, 2015 — Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), sometimes referred to as shock treatment, changes certain areas of the brain that play a role in how people feel, learn and respond to positive and negative ... read more

Component of Red Grapes, Wine Could Help Ease Depression

Mar. 30, 2015 — A link between inflammation and depression, which affects approximately 148 million people in the United States, has been identified by researchers. A new study finds that resveratrol -- a natural ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — An unconventional way that serotonin is released from neurons could play an important role in the mechanism through which antidepressant drugs work, scientists report. Serotonin is a chemical in the ... read more

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