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Depression News, Polls and Quotes

As part of the main Information Centre, this section of the website is intended to provide the latest news about depression, anxiety and other related health concerns. Archives from previous months are available, and all polls from previous months remain active if you should wish to vote.

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Quotes and Philosophical Thoughts:

> "When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?" - Sydney J. Harris

> "Remember sadness is always temporary. This, too, shall pass." - Chuck T. Falcon

> "Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings." - Elie Weisel

> "To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance." - Oscar Wilde

> "Do you know what a pessimist is? A person who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it."  - George Bernard Shaw

> "Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss

> "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising everytime we fall." - Confucius

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  Depression News From Medical News Today

Depression News From Medical News Today

Experiencing depression is more than simply feeling unhappy, fed up or sad for a few days. Everyone has moments of feeling down throughout the day, but depression is persistent for weeks or months and is a real illness with real symptoms. Symptoms of depression include lasting feelings of sadness, hopelessness, losing interest in the things you enjoy and anxiety. The severity of symptoms can vary, but the good news is that with the right treatment and support, people can often make a full recovery.


01/17/2018 08:00 AM
Dopamine deficiency: What you need to know
A dopamine deficiency is linked to several health conditions, including Parkinson's disease and depression. Learn more about the symptoms.
01/16/2018 11:00 AM
Magic mushrooms: Treating depression without dulling emotions
Antidepressants may cause 'emotional blunting.' Can a 'magic mushroom' compound treat depression while avoiding this side effect? Two new studies explore.
01/12/2018 12:00 PM
Anxiety may be an early sign of Alzheimer's
New research has linked increasing symptoms of anxiety in older adults to higher brain levels of beta-amyloid, a protein linked to Alzheimer's disease.
01/09/2018 03:00 AM
Seasonal depression: Women more affected than men
When it comes to symptoms of seasonal depression, a new study finds that women are more vulnerable than men, particularly in the winter months.
01/08/2018 11:00 AM
Is lack of sleep to blame for repetitive negative thoughts?
We now know that sleep quality is linked to various physical and mental health outcomes. Is shorter, poorer sleep also to blame for our obsessive worries?
01/08/2018 11:00 AM
The top 10 mental health apps
Whether you're going through a rough patch, experiencing depression, anxiety, or stress, or having relationship issues, there is an app to help.
01/06/2018 03:00 AM
Perfectionism on the rise among millennials, but to what effect?
New research reveals a worrying trend: millennials may be more perfectionist than previous generations, but what does that mean for their mental health?
01/04/2018 09:00 AM
What to know about avoiding depression
A look at how to avoid depression, a medical condition resulting in low mood. Included are details on 7 natural ways to prevent relapse.
01/03/2018 11:00 AM
Why antidepressants fail to work in some people
Researchers might have uncovered why antidepressants only work in some people and have pinpointed the involvement of the glucocorticoid receptor.
12/20/2017 06:00 AM
All you need to know about agitated depression
A look at agitated depression, a low mood involving uneasiness and anxiety. Included is detail on diagnosis and stress-relieving techniques.
12/17/2017 03:00 AM
Depression: New brain imaging method pinpoints areas of origin
Using a new approach, researchers from the University of Warwick may have identified the source of reduced happiness and unpleasant memories in depression.
12/16/2017 03:00 AM
Ketamine 'rapid and effective' for reducing suicidal thoughts
The anesthetic ketamine has shown promise as a rapid treatment for reducing suicidal thoughts in people with depression, a new study reveals.
12/09/2017 03:00 AM
What are the early signs of a depression relapse?
Many people experience depression relapses. Learn more about the early signs of relapses and recurrence, and what can be done about them.
12/03/2017 03:00 AM
Think your relationship is doomed? Then it probably is
If you think there's a high chance you will break up with your partner, it's probably in the cards, according to the results of a new study.
11/29/2017 10:00 AM
Tardive dyskinesia: What you need to know
Tardive dyskinesia is a side effect of some drugs that causes unintended muscle movements, usually in the face. Learn about which medications cause it.
11/24/2017 11:00 AM
How can you cope with seasonal affective disorder?
More than just the 'winter blues,' seasonal affective disorder can turn the holiday season into a time of gloom and fatigue. So how can you keep it at bay?
11/22/2017 06:00 AM
Brain fog: Causes and how to cope
Brain fog affects mental processes such as memory and concentration. It can be a symptom of many conditions, including multiple sclerosis and depression.
11/21/2017 03:00 AM
Boosting brain's 'executive center' may prevent anxiety
New research finds that stimulating activity in the brain's dorsolateral prefrontal cortex protects against symptoms of depression and mood disorders.
11/20/2017 10:00 AM
Study reveals what depression, anxiety look like in the brain
MRI brain scans of people with depression and social anxiety show common and specific differences in cortical thickness, compared with healthy people.
11/17/2017 06:00 AM
Feeling numb: What you need to know
A look at feeling numb, a psychological condition resulting in emotional numbness. Included is detail on causes, treatment, and coping strategies.
11/13/2017 10:00 AM
Hyperarousal: Symptoms and treatment
Hyperarousal is common in people with post-traumatic stress disorder. What are the key signs of hyperarousal and how can people manage their symptoms?
11/10/2017 01:00 PM
Psychedelic plant brew could improve mental health
Researchers suggest that a psychedelic plant concoction called ayahuasca has the potential to boost psychological well-being and reduce alcohol abuse.
11/10/2017 11:00 AM
The legacy of grief: Coping with loss
Grief is a common yet unique human experience in the wake of loss. Learning to cope with it is a lengthy, difficult process, so how can we begin to do it?
11/07/2017 11:00 AM
Life hacks: Dealing with postpartum depression
The weeks and months after giving birth can be emotional and stressful. Here are some ways to cope if your baby blues become postpartum depression.
10/30/2017 02:00 PM
Suicide could be predicted with brain imaging
Researchers have created a machine-learning algorithm that was able to accurately predict suicidal ideation and attempts in a small group of participants.

 

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