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October 9, 2015

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October 9, 2015

Depression Can Lead to Work Disability

Oct. 5, 2015 — In Norway, men suffering from depression are three times more likely to become work disabled than non-sufferers. This risk is only twice as great for women. Now researchers have carried out a study ... read more

Face-to-Face Socializing More Powerful Than Phone Calls, Emails in Guarding Against Depression

Oct. 5, 2015 — In a slight knock on digital and telephone communications, a new study points to the unsurpassed mental health benefits of regular face-to-face social interactions among older adults. Study ... read more

Psoriasis, Risk of Depression in the US Population

Sep. 30, 2015 — The chronic inflammatory skin condition psoriasis was associated with the risk of major depression, although the risk was unrelated to the severity of the disorder, according to a new ... read more

Primary Care-Based Addiction Treatment Lowers Substance Dependence in People With HIV

Sep. 29, 2015 — A program that integrates addiction treatment into primary care for patients with or at risk for HIV, has been shown to lower patients' substance dependence and encourage their engagement in ... read more

Decision Aids Help Patients With Depression Feel Better About Medication Choices

Sep. 28, 2015 — Choosing the right antidepressant can be a daunting task. With so many choices and such unpredictability in their individual effects, patients with depression often spend months or years casting ... read more

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Intervention Effective for Depression but Not Self-Care for Heart Failure

Sep. 28, 2015 — A cognitive behavior therapy intervention that targeted both depression and heart failure self-care was effective for depression but not for heart failure self-care or physical functioning compared ... read more

Two-Drug Combo Helps Older Adults With Hard-to-Treat Depression

Sep. 27, 2015 — More than half of older adults with clinical depression don't get better when treated with an antidepressant. But results from a multicenter clinical trial indicates that adding a second drug -- ... read more

CPAP Therapy Reduces Symptoms of Depression in Adults With Sleep Apnea

Sep. 22, 2015 — Depressive symptoms are extremely common in people who have obstructive sleep apnea, and these symptoms improve significantly when sleep apnea is treated with continuous positive airway pressure ... read more

Unemployment Takes Its Toll on Young People's Mental Health

Sep. 21, 2015 — Young people who are not in education, employment or training are committed to working but vulnerable to experiencing mental health problems, according to a new ... read more

Even Mild Depression Puts a Burden on Alzheimer's Family Caregivers

Sep. 21, 2015 — Caregiving for an Alzheimer's patient is especially burdensome for spousal and family caregivers who at the time of their near and dear one's Alzheimer's diagnosis suffer from ... read more

Physical Activity, Sadness, and Suicidality in Bullied U.S. Adolescents

Sep. 17, 2015 — Across the U.S., nearly 20% of students report being bullied on school property. Bullying is associated with academic struggle, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and self-harm. ... read more

No Long Term Effects of Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

Sep. 16, 2015 — The use of antidepressants during pregnancy has no long term neurodevelopmental or behavioral effects on the child, however they may be associated with an increased risk of postpartum haemorrhage, ... read more

Antidepressants Shown to Worsen Depression in Patients With Rapid-Cycling Bipolar Disorder

Sep. 14, 2015 — In patients with rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, a clinical trial shows antidepressants can increase incidents of depression and mood cycling. Patients are considered rapid cycling in bipolar ... read more

Anticonvulsant Effects of Valproic Acid Uncovered

Sep. 14, 2015 — Researchers have identified the mechanism by which valproic acid controls epileptic seizures, and by doing so, also revealed an underlying factor of ... read more

Eating a Lot of Fish May Help Curb Depression Risk -- At Least in Europe

Sep. 10, 2015 — Eating a lot of fish may help curb the risk of depression -- at least in Europe -- suggests a pooled analysis of the available evidence. Depression affects an estimated 350 million people worldwide, ... read more

Reduced Heart Rate Variability May Indicate Greater Vulnerability to PTSD

Sep. 10, 2015 — A prospective longitudinal study of US Marines suggests that reduced heart rate variability -- the changing time interval between heartbeats -- may be a contributing risk factor for post-traumatic ... read more

Depression Study Seeks to Predict Treatment Response

Sep. 10, 2015 — Treating depressed individuals and figuring out who will and won’t respond to antidepressants is mostly trial and error, but a new study may shed some light on predicting the response of a group of ... read more

Neuroanatomical Signature for Schizophrenia Found

Sep. 10, 2015 — The right anterior insula of brain may play a role in schizophrenia as well as other Axis I disorders such as bipolar disorder, depression, etc. across ethnic groups despite differences in symptoms, ... read more

Postnatal Mental Health: Are Women Getting the Support They Need?

Sep. 10, 2015 — There is a need for postnatal support that encompasses all mental health issues, not only postnatal depression, new research suggests. Common postnatal mental health symptoms include tearfulness, ... read more

Sep. 8, 2015 — Low. Down. Less than normal. That's what the word depression means, and what people with depression often feel like. But sometimes, depression can mean too much of something -- as new research ... read more

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