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SSRIs Might Worsen Tinnitus

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Tinnitus may worsen if the patient uses selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs for their depression. SSRIs are commonly used for treating depression. Tinnitus, on the other hand, is a condition characterized by ringing in the ears even when no outside sound is present. This condition is caused by some fault in the patient’s hearing […]

Scientists take a step closer to faster-active antidepressants

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

By using super-advanced techniques, researchers have examined how selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) work. The researchers were able to identify the particular receptors absolutely crucial to these anti-depressants’ function. This finding might lead to development of better, fast-acting drugs to treat depression. Depression is a very common mental disorder. Millions of people in the U.S., […]

Low Activity Levels of a Gene Increases Risk of Depression

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Researchers have found that people with depression have low expression of a particular gene—Slc6a15. What’s more, the research suggests that the activity levels of Slc6a15 might decide how we react to negative stimuli, like stress. Depression is a major health problem worldwide. It is estimated that about every year 800,000 people commit suicide because of […]

Bouldering Might Help People With Depression

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Depression is a huge public health concern. No fewer than 15 million individuals over 18 years suffer from it in the U.S. Depression is more common than any other mental health condition. There’s some good news, though. According to a recent study, people suffering from depression might benefit from participating in a special activity—bouldering. A […]

Low-fat dairy products linked to lower risk of depression

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Many consumers choose low-fat dairy products and shun full-fat ones because the former is believed to help lose and maintain weight. According to a new research, eating low-fat dairy products might provide mental health benefits, too. Japanese researchers conducted a study recently, in which over 1,000 people over 18 years of age participated. The researchers […]

A Finger-Prick Blood Test Might Make Depression Treatment More Effective

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Research shows that nearly forty percent of depression patients stop treatment within three months. Experts suspect this is because in many case the treatment given to the patients is ineffective. The problem is that at present doctors don’t know which type of treatment will be most suitable for a patient in advance. In other words, […]

Depression Increases Mortality Risk in Heart Attack Patients

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Research has shown that heart disease and depression affect each other. A recent study looked at the long-term impact of depression on heart attack patients and found that depression increases the risk of death in such individuals. Heart disease claims one life in the U.S every minute. In other parts of the world, too, heart […]

Physical Activity Might Reduce Depression Symptoms

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Nearly 15 million adults in America are living with depression. A medical condition, depression leads feelings of hopelessness and sadness. Low motivation is another common symptom of this condition. In fact lack of motivation precipitates depression. Without motivation to do regular tasks, the patient is more likely to fall deeper into the abyss of negativity. […]

Chronic Back Pain Might Make You More Vulnerable to Mental Health Conditions

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

People with pain have a greater risk of developing a mental health issue, according to a study in which nearly 200,000 people from 43 countries participated. Understanding the link between mental health and back pain, experts believe, can help us plan better treatments for both. No other factor causes more disability in the world than […]

Sudarshan Kriya Yoga Can Improve Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

The most common first line of treatment for major depression is serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Additional medication is prescribed to patients who fail to get the desired benefit from this type of antidepressant. However, many a time patients don’t respond to antidepressants. As a matter of fact, over 50 percent of depression patients in the […]

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