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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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Poll.
To what degree do you believe your medications are assisting your recovery?
To some extent 28.3%
A little 28.3%
Not at all 26.1%
Greatly 17.4%

Total votes: 46


 
 
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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.


08/16/2017 03:00 AM
Brain's 'fear hub' generates neurons in adulthood
A new mouse study finds that the adult brain generates new neurons in a previously unknown area: the amygdala, also known as the brain's fear center.
08/13/2017 03:00 AM
Embracing negative emotions could boost psychological well-being
In a bad mood? Researchers suggest that it might be worth embracing those negative emotions; it could benefit your psychological health.
08/10/2017 03:00 AM
Antidepressant use increases risk of head injuries among persons with Alzheimer's disease
Antidepressant use is associated with an increased risk of head injuries and traumatic brain injuries among persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern...
08/05/2017 11:00 AM
Sugar and mental health: A toxic combination?
Sugar is everywhere in our diets. Studies show its detrimental effect on brain cells and link sugar consumption to long-term mental health.
08/04/2017 10:00 AM
Yoga can help to treat depression, studies show
New studies presented at the American Psychological Association's annual convention indicate that yoga can help to reduce symptoms of depression.
08/01/2017 03:00 AM
School study proves obesity prevention can work
A unique approach to obesity prevention has helped schools in the ACT reduce the number of students who are overweight or obese, and even had a positive effect on mental health.
08/01/2017 03:00 AM
Faster-acting antidepressants may soon be a reality
Serotonin reuptake inhibitors are used to treat depression, but their exact mechanism is unknown. New research lifts the lid and may lead to improvements.
07/31/2017 11:00 AM
Popular Netflix show may increase suicidal tendencies
New research finds a link between the premiere of the show '13 Reasons Why' and the volume of Internet searches for suicide-related terms and queries.
07/31/2017 03:00 AM
Ketamine for depression encouraging, but questions remain around long-term use
A world-first systematic review into the safety of ketamine as a treatment for depression, published in the prestigious Lancet Psychiatry, shows the risks of long-term ketamine treatment remain...
07/31/2017 03:00 AM
Having depression and heart disease could double death risk
A new study finds a strong correlation between the risk of premature death and developing depression after being diagnosed with coronary artery disease.
07/28/2017 12:00 PM
Too much sugar may harm men's mental health
Men with a high daily sugar intake may be at greater risk of developing depression or other mental health disorders after 5 years, new research suggests.
07/27/2017 03:00 AM
Antidepressant use in pregnant women linked to small increase in autism
A new study found that antidepressant medications taken during pregnancy may be linked to the development of autism in children - although the effect appears to be limited.
07/25/2017 10:00 AM
Depression may alter brain's white matter structure
In a major study that uses cutting-edge imaging, researchers show that people with depression have alterations in the white matter part of the brain.
07/21/2017 03:00 AM
Why some women are more likely to feel depressed
New study links duration of estrogen exposure with increased vulnerability to depression: Longer exposure to estrogen shown to provide protection.
07/19/2017 10:00 AM
Chronic depression in young teens tied to marijuana use later
Young people with chronic or severe forms of depression in their early teens have a higher risk of developing marijuana-use disorder at age 18, says study.
07/19/2017 03:00 AM
New study of brain circuits finds key links to symptoms of depression
University of California San Diego scientists have linked specific wiring in the brain to distinct behavioral symptoms of depression.
07/18/2017 03:00 AM
Underdeveloped brain network after 30 may impact mental health
People who are underdeveloped in the brain region that is linked with inhibition after age 30 may be more likely to experience psychological problems.
07/16/2017 03:00 AM
Diet and depression: Foods and nutrients for recovery
Depression is a common mental illness that can impact daily life. In this article, learn about the foods and nutrients that can help to treat depression.
07/13/2017 11:00 AM
Best 10 blogs for depression
Depression blogs provide support for people with depression through their educational content and personal stories. We have selected the best 10 blogs.
07/11/2017 11:00 AM
Depression and the brain: Study finds sex-specific differences in teens
New research finds that depression manifests differently in the brains of male and female teenagers, leading to the need for a differentiated treatment.
07/11/2017 03:00 AM
Old antibiotic could form new depression treatment
An antibiotic used mostly to treat acne has been found to improve the quality of life for people with major depression, in a world-first clinical trial from Deakin University.
07/10/2017 03:00 AM
Low gene expression may raise susceptibility to depression
A new study has found that susceptibility to depression may be linked to a gene's low activity level, leading to a neurotransmitter imbalance in the brain.
07/05/2017 11:00 AM
Marijuana use linked to greater psychosis risk in teens
An increase in marijuana use may raise the likelihood of psychotic-like experiences among teenagers, and symptoms of depression may mediate this link.
07/03/2017 11:00 AM
How modern life affects our physical and mental health
Every day, we are bombarded with notifications from our smartphones and social media accounts. But does this constant connection impact our health?
06/30/2017 03:00 AM
Disturbed sleep might worsen suicidal thoughts
High variability in sleep-wake times, insomnia, and other sleep disturbances may be a sign of increasing suicidal thoughts, researchers find.

 

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