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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., […]

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, […]

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