Posts Tagged ‘depression treatment’

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…


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,…


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…


By On July 22nd, 2015

New Brain Stimulation Method Treats Severe Depression With Fewer Side Effects

Electroconvulsive therapy may currently be one of the most effective treatments for severe depression, but a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry shows ultra-brief pulse stimulation is nearly as effective as standard ECT without many of the cognitive side effects. The study is the first systematic review to assess the effectiveness and…


By On April 17th, 2015

Can a Wristband Tell Who Will Respond Best to Depression Treatment?

A “smartband” that records a person’s movement over a 24-hour cycle may be help make depression treatments more effective for medication-resistant patients. According to a report published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, the wristband may be capable of helping doctors determine which patients with major depressive disorder are likely to respond to commonly prescribed…


By On April 6th, 2015

Hippocampal Size May Predict Depression Treatment Effectiveness

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has recently gained attention for its ability to reduce depression symptoms in many individuals who are treatment to more traditional methods. Now, new research published in Biological Psychiatry indicates hippocampal structure could be a useful indicator of which individuals with major depression are most likely to benefit from the treatment. Researchers from…


By On March 30th, 2015

Is Your Diet Making You Depressed?

High-fat diets are associated with numerous health problems such as heart disease and stroke, but recent research suggests diets rich in fatty foods may also increase the risk for depression and other psychiatric disorders. The study, published in Biological Psychiatry finds high-fat diets cause changes in health and behavior, at least partially by changing the…


By On November 12th, 2014

Depression Is Having a Detrimental Effect on American Workers

Depression is estimated to affect more than 20 percent of all Americans in their lifetime, and a new survey shows the widespread disease is also having an effect on workplace productivity. More than a third of the respondents said they needed time off from work because of depression and many others struggle with staying focused…

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