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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.

If you would like to help us to produce next month's news, polls and quotes, please click on the links by each applicable section and fill out the accompanying form.

 
Poll.
Do daylight saving adjusts affect your depression?
Yes 55.0%
No 32.5%
A little 12.5%

Total votes: 40


 
 
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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.


05/16/2018 12:00 PM
Sleep-wake disruption strongly linked to mood disorders
A large study that took objective measures of activity and rest patterns has found a strong link between disruption of circadian rhythm and mood disorders.
05/16/2018 03:00 AM
How job strain may impair mental health
A new study examines the link between high job strain and the risk of developing common mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.
05/10/2018 10:00 AM
Should 'shock therapy' be used to treat depression more often?
A study concludes that if electroconvulsive therapy was used earlier in the treatment of depression, the outcome for many patients would be much improved.
05/04/2018 03:00 AM
Seasonal affective disorder: Why brown-eyed women are at risk
Two studies shed new light on seasonal affective disorder, concluding that brown-eyed women may be particularly prone to the condition.
05/01/2018 03:00 AM
Could anxiety lead to dementia?
New research suggests that moderate to severe anxiety in midlife may be an independent risk factor for developing dementia in old age.
04/28/2018 08:00 AM
How to treat esophageal spasms
Esophageal spasms can occur after a person eats certain foods, but can also be triggered by stress, medications, or GERD. Spasms of the esophagus can be treated using medications or natural remedies, such as peppermint oil. Avoiding trigger foods can help prevent them. Surgery is only recommended in severe cases.
04/27/2018 12:00 PM
Depression: Pioneering study pinpoints 44 genetic culprits
The authors of a large-scale new genome study have identified dozens of new genetic variants that can heighten the risk of major depression.
04/26/2018 10:00 AM
These common drugs may raise your risk of dementia
A new study links long-term anticholinergic use for depression, Parkinson's, and loss of bladder control to raised risk of dementia up to 20 years later.
04/25/2018 03:00 AM
Could 'one puff' of cannabis ease depression?
Researchers found that users of medical cannabis reported a reduction in depressive symptoms after just one puff of a high-CBD, low-THC form of the drug.
04/19/2018 08:00 AM
Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Adderall?
There are risks and dangers to drinking alcohol alongside Adderall, a drug commonly used to treat ADHD. Here, we look at why it might be dangerous to drink alcohol while taking Adderall, with or without a prescription. We also describe symptoms and side effects that can occur and when emergency treatment may be needed.
04/18/2018 03:00 AM
Ketamine nasal spray could fight depression fast
Could a fast-acting new drug curb serious depression symptoms, including suicidal thoughts? A recent study says 'yes,' but questions of safety arise.
04/16/2018 11:00 AM
Mental health risk higher for transgender youth
Researchers have identified a greater risk of mental health conditions among children and teenagers who are transgender and gender non-conforming.
04/11/2018 07:00 AM
What is dissociative identity disorder?
Dissociative identity disorder is a condition where one person develops multiple personalities or identities. It used to be called multiple personality disorder. In this article, learn about the causes and risk factors, as well as how it is treated. We also list the symptoms and how it is diagnosed using the DSM-5.
04/09/2018 12:00 PM
How does depression affect people with cardiovascular disease?
A new study outlines the ways in which the risk or diagnosis of depression affects the health-related quality of life for people with cardiovascular disease.
04/03/2018 09:00 AM
What are the signs of mild depression?
Mild depression leads to changes in moods and behavior. These altered emotions can seem and feel like regular responses. However, depression is a condition that should be addressed, and it can become more severe if left untreated. Here, learn about symptoms and treatments of mild and more serious types of depression.
03/24/2018 03:00 AM
Depression may raise risk of abnormal heart rate
A new study has found that people with depression are at increased risk of atrial fibrillation. In fact, they are around 30 percent likelier to develop it.
03/18/2018 03:00 AM
Don't try too hard to be happy, study warns
You may think that if you just work hard enough, you'll eventually achieve your best life. But are you sabotaging yourself by putting in too much effort?
03/16/2018 12:00 PM
Major depression: Brain tissue reveals sex-specific gene changes
From analyzing the postmortem brain tissue of adults with major depression, researchers have pinpointed sex-specific changes in gene expression.
03/16/2018 03:00 AM
How high altitudes could raise risk of depression, suicide
Researchers have found that people who live in states with a higher altitude may be at greater risk of suicide, possibly due to having lower blood oxygen.
03/14/2018 12:00 PM
Could mindfulness prevent major depression?
A weekly session of mindfulness meditation may help to prevent the development of major depression in those with subclinical depression, a new study finds.
03/12/2018 12:00 PM
These genes could make us prone to insomnia
Researchers have identified specific genetic variants that are linked to the risk of insomnia, and which could also affect our physical and mental health.
03/09/2018 02:00 AM
Stomach acid drugs may cause depression
The first study of its kind finds an observational link between the use of proton pump inhibitors and the risk of clinical depression.
03/07/2018 10:00 AM
Antidepressants: Do they really work?
The debate over whether antidepressants can really help to tackle depression has been rife. We take a closer look at the evidence.
03/05/2018 02:00 AM
How long-term depression alters the brain
Research has shown that depression is tied to biological changes in the brain. But do such changes worsen over time, and are current treatments adequate?
03/05/2018 02:00 AM
Depression: 'Orphan' brain receptor may be to blame
New research furthers our understanding of the neurological causes of depression and brings us closer to developing new treatments for the condition.

 

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