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By On October 16th, 2017

The psychoactive compound in “magic-mushrooms” may help with treatment-resistant depression

A new study suggests the key ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms may help people with treatment-resistant depression, according to a report published in the journal Scientific Reports. In the small study, psilocybin – the psychoactive compound found in so-called “magic mushrooms” – helped improve depression symptoms nineteen of 20 depression patients for up to five weeks…

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By On March 30th, 2017

Depression Is Now The Leading Cause of Illness and Disability Around The World

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a “wake-up call” this week, saying depression is now the leading cause of illness and disability around the world. In ten years (from 2005 to 2015) worldwide depression rates surged 18 percent, now affecting more than 300 million people globally. However, approximately half never receive the treatment they need…

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By On February 22nd, 2017

Brain Scans May Be Able To Identify Unique Types of Depression

An estimated 15 million American adults are affected by depression every year. While many are diagnosed with clinical depression, a number are misdiagnosed or untreated. The problem is that – like all mental illnesses – there is no objective lab test that can clearly and diagnose the condition. Complicating matters even more, not every case…

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By On December 2nd, 2016

Counseling Can Provide Long-Term Results For Teens With Depression

Depression can be a terrible burden on a person of any age, but it can be especially difficult for teenagers already going through a tumultuous time in their life. Even worse, depression during a person’s formative years can have lasting implications for their entire life. Thankfully, a new study suggests psychological counseling can provide long-term…

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By On June 9th, 2016

Blood Tests Could Identify Those Who Will Respond Well To Depression Treatment

Finding the right medication to treat depression can be incredibly tricky and unfortunately often boils down to trial and error. Patients can be prescribed multiple ineffective medications before ever finding the right one and occasionally the side-effects can be devastating. Approximately half of all people who experience depression do not respond to medication. Thankfully a…

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By On April 22nd, 2016

Suicide Rate Up 24% Since 1999

Probably because, along with many of you, I am remembering Prince upon his passing yesterday, the song “1999” floated through my head when I read the CDC’s latest report on suicide rates. For more reason than one, I wouldn’t mind traveling back to 1999 today. Sadly, our rates of death by suicide are up in…

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By On January 5th, 2016

Video Explains The Difference Between Depression and Feeling Depressed

Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, impacting the lives of up to 10 percent of the population in their lifetimes. However, it is still poorly understood by most. For those who haven’t experienced depression it can be difficult to understand the difference between feeling down and clinical depression, which may be a…

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By On September 8th, 2015

Animal Study Gives Insight To Why Depression and Addiction Treatments Sometimes Don’t Work

New research published in the journal Neuron may give inside to why drug treatments for addiction and depression are ineffective for some individuals while working on others. Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis say they believe the inconsistent effect is associated with the brain’s reward and aversion pathways. After observing mice,…

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By On August 21st, 2015

A Happy Friend Group May Help Teens Avoid Depression

They say a smile is contagious, but it turns out there may be more to the phrase than you might think. According to a new study published this week, teenagers who surround themselves with friends who are in a positive mood potentially reduce their own risk of developing depression and may even improve their ability…

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