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By On March 21st, 2019

New website wants to help you understand your genetic risk for depression and bipolar disorder

A new website created by researchers at the University of New South Wales aims to help people better understand their hereditary or genetic risk of developing depression or bipolar disorder through an educational journey. After creating a free account on the website at links.neura.edu, users start the process with a short anonymous questionnaire which explores…

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By On March 12th, 2019

Vitamin pills and supplements don’t fight depression like a healthy diet does

While growing evidence suggests that maintaining a healthy diet can help prevent depression, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicates simply taking vitamin pills or other supplements won’t cut it. The study of more than 1,000 overweight or obese individuals from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, and Spain,…

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By On February 14th, 2019

Teen cannabis use tied to adult depression and suicidal thoughts in new study

Using marijuana as a teen may increase a person’s chance of developing depression as an adult, according to a new large-scale study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. The study comes shortly after the introduction of legislation that would legalize recreational marijuana across the country and while cannabis remains the most popular drug for teens.…

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By On February 7th, 2019

Study finds groups of bacteria can either help or hurt mental health

The theory that the balance of specific bacteria in the gut might affect a person’s mental health is looking more and more likely. A new Belgian study suggests that not only can higher levels of specific groups of gut bacteria increase the risk for depression, but increased concentrations of other bacteria could also conversely improve…

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By On January 22nd, 2019

Can a small motion sensor identify anxiety and depression in young children?

There is strong evidence that anxiety disorders begin much earlier than most people think, with as many as one in five young children showing sign of clinical anxiety. The problem is that these young children often lack the understanding and language to communicate their anxiety. Additionally, these “internalizing disorders”, as they are often called, are…

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By On December 20th, 2018

Anxiety and depression may be as bad for your body as smoking or obesity

Anxiety and depression take a toll on your life, relationships, and overall well-being, but a new study suggests they may also have a serious impact on your actual body. According to findings released by the University of California San Francisco Department of Psychiatry and the San Francisco VA Medical Center people living with anxiety or…

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