Posts Tagged ‘major depressive disorder’

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…


By On August 13th, 2015

Depression-Related Sleep Problems May Be Relieved With Exercise

Two recently identified blood biomarkers have allowed researchers to discover that aerobic exercise can significantly reduce excessive daytime sleepiness, one of the most common symptoms of depression. The researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas discovered two unique biological markers indicative of excessive daytime sleepiness, formally known as hypersomnia. Hypersomnia is…


By On June 16th, 2015

Major Depressive Disorder May Be Associated With Low Bone Density In Men

According to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland in collaboration with Deakin University, Australia, men with recurrent major depressive disorder (MDD) and notably more likely to have lower bone mineral density (BMD). The use of antidepressants is already known to be linked with lower BMD, however this association is dependent on weight…


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 January 22nd, 2015

Study Shows Adolescents With Major Depressive Disorder Need More Focused Care

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry highlights the importance of early identification and intervention for depression in American children. The researchers used data from a nationally representative sample of adolescents who participated in the National Comorbidity Survey – Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A) to evaluate for symptoms…


By On July 29th, 2014

Brain Stimulation Shows Immediate Effect on Mood For Individuals With Depression or Bipolar Disorder

A new study published in the upcoming issue if Biological Psychiatry suggests that low-field magnetic stimulation (LFMS) may be a breakthrough treatment for individuals with major depressive disorder of bipolar disorder, as those who undergo LFMS showed immediate and substantial mood improvement. “LFMS is unlike any current treatment. It uses magnetic fields that are a…


By On March 20th, 2014

Illness Factors Inform Suicide Risk in Bipolar and Depressive Disorder Patients

Despite patients with bipolar disorder having a higher recorded prevalence of suicide attempts when compared to those with major depressive disorder (MDD), a new study suggests the different illnesses may not be the reason for the differential rates. According to a new report published in Bipolar Disorders, the higher prevalence of suicide attempts in patients…


By On July 4th, 2013

Treatment For Depression Offers Relief For Some

Every year roughly 7 percent of all U.S. adults experiences major depressive disorder. The main treatment for depression prescribed by psychiatrists is medication and counseling, but what are patients to do when they find that their medication doesn’t work? Martha Rhodes had been on just about every antidepressant in production since the age of 13,…

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