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May 29, 2016

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May 29, 2016

Altered Purine Metabolism Linked to Depression

May 17, 2016 — People suffering from major depressive disorder may have altered purine metabolism, according to a new study. Purines are nitrogenous compounds that serve as building blocks for DNA and they also ... read more

Magic Mushroom Compound Psilocybin Could Provide New Avenue for Antidepressant Research

May 17, 2016 — Psilocybin -- a hallucinogenic compound derived from magic mushrooms -- may offer a possible new avenue for antidepressant research, according to a new ... read more

May 13, 2016 — In a study of more than 300 soldiers who had deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, a majority reported symptoms consistent with 'chronic multisymptom illness' -- a diagnosis that up till now has ... read more

Prenatal Stress Could Enhance Protective Mechanisms of Babies

May 13, 2016 — Maternal stress and depression during pregnancy may activate certain protective mechanisms in babies. Psychologists report that certain epigenetic adaptations in newborns suggest this ... read more

Size of Brain Region Is Associated With Response to PTSD Treatment

May 13, 2016 — A study has found that PTSD patients with a larger hippocampus -- a region of the brain key to distinguishing between safety and threat -- are more likely to respond to exposure-based therapy for ... read more

Depression Is Driven by Networks of Genes That Span Brain Circuits, Study Suggests

May 12, 2016 — Depression is a disorder that involves changes in coordinated networks of hundreds of genes across key brain circuits, according to a study. Researchers show through their work how tweaking gene ... read more

Caregivers of ICU Survivors at High Risk of Developing Depression, Emotional Distress

May 11, 2016 — A new study focusing on caregiver outcomes of critically ill patients reveals that caregivers of intensive care unit (ICU) survivors, who have received mechanical ventilation for a minimum of seven ... read more

Children of Depressed Parents at High Risk of Adverse Consequences Into Adulthood

May 11, 2016 — The offspring of depressed parents have a higher risk for depression, morbidity and mortality that persists into middle age, the latest report from a 30-year study of families at high- and low-risk ... read more

Study Links Parental Depression to Brain Changes and Risk-Taking in Adolescents

May 10, 2016 — Parental depression contributes to greater brain activity in areas linked to risk taking in adolescent children, likely leading to more risk-taking and rule-breaking behaviors, a new study concludes. ... read more

Intravenous Ketamine May Rapidly Reduce Suicidal Thinking in Depressed Patients

May 10, 2016 — Repeat ketamine infusions decreased -- and for some, eliminated -- suicidal thoughts in outpatients with treatment-resistant depression, report ... read more

Screening for Postpartum Depression: Research Review and Update

May 9, 2016 — Mothers of new babies should undergo screening for postpartum depression—preferably across healthcare locations and at multiple times up to one year after delivery, according to a new research ... read more

New Data on Brain Network Activity Can Help in Understanding 'Cognitive Vulnerability' to Depression

May 9, 2016 — Neuroimaging studies of interconnected brain networks may provide the 'missing links' between behavioral and biological models of cognitive vulnerability to depression, according to a new ... read more

Depressed Moms Not ‘in Sync’ With Their Children

May 5, 2016 — Mothers with a history of depression are not physiologically "in sync" with their kids, according to a new study. While researchers have known for a while that depression is associated with ... read more

May 4, 2016 — A chemical byproduct, or metabolite, created as the body breaks down ketamine likely holds the secret to its rapid antidepressant action. This metabolite singularly reversed depression-like behaviors ... read more

Web-Based, Self-Help Intervention Helps Prevent Depression

May 3, 2016 — Among patients experiencing some symptoms of depression, the use of a web-based guided self-help intervention reduced the incidence of major depressive disorder over 12 months compared with enhanced ... read more

One in Four Patients With COPD Suffer from Depression

May 3, 2016 — One in four patients with COPD suffer from depressive symptoms, new research show, and if not treated, those symptoms can have a negative effect on their overall health and treatment ... read more

Depression Worsens COPD Symptoms

May 3, 2016 — Debilitating symptoms from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can worsen in patients who also experience depression, research suggests. Patients who had pre-existing depression or developed ... read more

Adults With Bipolar Disorder at Equal Risk for Anxiety or Depression Following Mania

May 3, 2016 — Adults with bipolar disorder are just as likely to develop anxiety as depression following an episode of mania, according to data from a national survey of more than 34,000 ... read more

Group Activities Reduced Depressive Symptoms Among Older People With Dementia

May 3, 2016 — Both a high-intensity functional exercise programme and a non-exercise group activity, conducted among older care facility residents with dementia, reduced high levels of depressive symptoms. ... read more

Yoga, Aquatic Exercise Can Help Combat MS Symptoms

May 3, 2016 — Exercise can have a positive influence on certain symptoms of multiple sclerosis, say researchers. Patients who do yoga and aquatic exercise suffer less from fatigue, depression and paresthesia, as ... read more

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