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New Nasal Spray Might Provide Quick Relief from Severe Depression Symptoms

Friday, April 20th, 2018

People who have severest major depression symptoms and have a high imminent suicide risk might benefit a great deal from a treatment that provides benefits immediately. With that said, conventional antidepressants take about 4-6 weeks to work. A new and better treatment for such patients might be available in the near future. More than 44,000 […]

Mindful Meditation Found Helpful Against Depression

Monday, March 12th, 2018

According to a recent study, people who have subclinical depression might be able to lower their risk of developing major depressive disorder by practicing mindfulness meditation. In this study, the researchers found that incidence rate of major depressive disorder was lower in individuals with subclinical depression who practiced mindful meditation for 8 weeks, compared to […]

Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked to Increased Depression Risk

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

According to a recent study, proton pump inhibitors, a class of drugs frequently prescribed treating gastroesophageal reflux disease and other acid-related intestine conditions, are linked with an increased risk of developing major depressive disorder. While the study didn’t establish cause and effect, the researchers suspect these pills disrupt gut microbiome, which in turn increases susceptibility […]

Healthy Eating Might Lower Depression Risk

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Is it possible to beat the blues through healthy eating? A new study says YES! In a new study, the researchers found that a healthy diet, which is rich in vegetables, whole grains, and fruits, might reduce your risk of developing depression. In this study, the researchers noticed that individuals who closely followed the DASH […]

Bipolar Depression Patients Might Benefit from Light Therapy

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

In a new study, the researchers have found that participants who were administered light therapy recorded considerably higher remission rates—that is, their depression fell to “normal mood” level. Previously, researchers had found light therapy to be effective in treating people with seasonal affective disorder. The latest study shows the potential of light therapy for treating […]

Depression Increases Mortality Risk

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Depression is the most common mental disorder, but it effects more than just your mood. Previous studies have suggested that depression increases the risk of heart disease, as well as cardiac death. Women are more likely to suffer either of these two than men. Now a new study claims that depression also increases mortality risk. […]

Psychoactive Compound in Mushrooms Might Help Patients with Treatment-Resistant Depression

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

There’s some potentially good news for people suffering with depression. In a new study, the researchers have found that a psychoactive compound found in mushrooms might provide lasting benefits to depression patients whose response to conventional treatment was poor. The psychoactive compound in question is psilocybin, a psychedelic drug which turns on the serotonin receptors […]

Exercising 1 Hour Every Week Linked to Lower Risk of Depression

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

It doesn’t take much to keep depression at bay. According to a new study, exercising for one hour every week can help prevent depression, a condition that affects millions of people. In the U.S. alone, it is estimated that more than 6 percent of adults are living with this condition. Worldwide, there are over 300 […]

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., […]

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