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February 8, 2016

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February 8, 2016

Significant Number of Young People With Undiagnosed Bipolar Disorder

Jan. 29, 2016 — Around 10 percent of UK primary care patients prescribed antidepressants for depression or anxiety have undiagnosed bipolar disorder, a study has ... read more

New Drug Could Be Safer, Non-Addictive Alternative to Morphine

Jan. 28, 2016 — A painkiller has been developed that is as strong as morphine but isn't likely to be addictive and with fewer side effects, according to a new study. Opium-based drugs are the leading treatments ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — A new treatment has shown benefits for reducing the symptoms associated with chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and associated depression, a team of psychiatrists has found. For Trigeminal Nerve ... read more

Neuroticism Predicts Anxiety, Depression Disorders

Jan. 27, 2016 — For the first time, research has found that young people who are high on the personality trait of neuroticism are highly likely to develop both anxiety and depression ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — Nearly a quarter of Division I college athletes reported depressive symptoms while enrolled at a liberal arts university on the East Coast, says a new study. Women were almost two times more likely ... read more

Treating Major Depression in Older Adults With Diabetes May Lower Risk of Death

Jan. 27, 2016 — Effective treatment for depression could go a long way toward improving health status and even preventing death among older adults who also have diabetes, according to a new ... read more

Screening for Depression Recommended for Adults, Including Pregnant and Postpartum Women

Jan. 26, 2016 — The US Preventive Services Task Force is recommending screening for depression in the general adult population, including pregnant and postpartum women, and that screening should be implemented with ... read more

Treating Depressive Symptoms from Their Roots

Jan. 26, 2016 — A wide range of compounds is on the market to ameliorate depressive symptoms, however their efficiency is achieved only after long periods of treatment and not in 100 percent of patients. Researchers ... read more

Chronic Stress, Anxiety Can Damage the Brain, Increase Risk of Major Psychiatric Disorders

Jan. 21, 2016 — People need to find ways to reduce chronic stress and anxiety in their lives or they may be at increased risk for developing depression and even dementia, a new scientific review paper ... read more

Diagnosing Depression Before It Starts

Jan. 21, 2016 — Brain scans may identify children who are vulnerable to depression, before symptoms appear, new research indicates. In a new study, the researchers found distinctive brain differences in children ... read more

Childhood Trauma Associated With Worse Impulse Control in Adulthood, Study Finds

Jan. 20, 2016 — The scars of childhood abuse and neglect affect adults' brains for decades to come -- including their ability to process and act on information both quickly and accurately, new research ... read more

Genetics, Environment Impact Familial Depression

Jan. 20, 2016 — Building on a 30-year, three-generation study of depressed individuals, their children and offspring, a new study provides a better understanding of the familial risk for depression and the role ... read more

Emotion-Processing Networks Disrupted in Sufferers of Depression

Jan. 20, 2016 — Regions of the brain that normally work together to process emotion become decoupled in people who experience multiple episodes of depression, neuroscientists report. The findings may help identify ... read more

No Evidence of Seasonal Differences in Depressive Symptoms

Jan. 20, 2016 — A large-scale survey of US adults provides no evidence that levels of depressive symptoms vary from season to season, according to new research. The findings are inconsistent with the notion of ... read more

It's Mom Who Sees Troubles for Teens With Food Allergies

Jan. 20, 2016 — Mothers of teens with food allergies are more likely than the kids themselves to report that the youth have emotional and behavioral problems, a new study ... read more

Depression Experts Question Effectiveness of Stress Hormone Drug

Jan. 20, 2016 — Pioneering research by mood disorder experts has questioned the effectiveness of metyrapone, a drug suggested to treat ... read more

Intimate Partner Violence Shows Bidirectional Link With Maternal Perinatal Depression

Jan. 19, 2016 — Intimate partner violence severity has a statistically significant association with depression symptom severity among pregnant women and new mothers living in poor neighborhoods in Cape Town, South ... read more

Depression, Obesity Common Among Bipolar Patients With Exhausted Stress System

Jan. 19, 2016 — Older bipolar patients often have decreased activity in the hormone system responsible for the secretion of the stress hormone cortisol. Low levels of cortisol in bipolar patients were also ... read more

Long-Term Opioid Use Associated With Increased Risk of Depression

Jan. 12, 2016 — Opioids may cause short-term improvement in mood, but long-term use imposes risk of new-onset depression, a new study shows. The link was independent of the known contribution of pain to depression, ... read more

Mental Health Conditions Common Among Bariatric Surgery Patients

Jan. 12, 2016 — Mental health conditions, such as depression and binge eating disorder, are common among patients seeking and undergoing bariatric surgery, according to a study. Bariatric surgery is an accepted ... read more

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