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Mental Health News (Depression)

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 56.4%
No 33.3%
A little 10.3%

Total votes: 39


 
 
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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.


05/26/2017 03:00 AM
Mindfulness-focused childbirth education leads to less depression
A study this month from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) shows mindfulness training that addresses fear and pain during...
05/25/2017 12:00 PM
Depression after surgery: What you need to know
In this article, learn about why it is common to experience depression after surgery, as well as the steps you can take to manage the symptoms.
05/15/2017 09:00 AM
Diabetes and mood swings: Effects on relationships
In this article, we look at the impact diabetes has on mental health, how to cope, and how to help others living with this chronic condition.
05/05/2017 11:00 AM
Five of the best online yoga workouts
Yoga's popularity has skyrocketed, and online yoga classes have taken the yoga community by storm. We have found five of the best online yoga workouts.
05/05/2017 11:00 AM
Dorothea Dix: Redefining mental illness
In the last of a series of articles celebrating female role models in medicine, we look at how Dorothea Dix helped to tackle the stigma of mental illness.
05/05/2017 03:00 AM
First large-scale population analysis reinforces ketamine's reputation as antidepressant
Better known as an anesthetic or as an illicit hallucinogenic drug, ketamine has also long been noted for alleviating depression.
05/05/2017 03:00 AM
More than half of mental health NHS patients experience relapses
A new study has shown that approximately 53 per cent of NHS patients displayed clinical symptoms of depression and anxiety within a year after completing psychological treatments.
05/02/2017 03:00 AM
Antidepressant may enhance drug delivery to the brain
New research from the National Institutes of Health found that pairing the antidepressant amitriptyline with drugs designed to treat central nervous system diseases, enhances drug delivery to the...
05/02/2017 03:00 AM
Food insecurity can affect your mental health
Food insecurity (FI) affects nearly 795 million people worldwide. Although a complex phenomenon encompassing food availability, affordability, utilization, and even the social norms that define...
04/27/2017 03:00 AM
Growing body of evidence supports use of mind-body therapies in breast cancer treatment
In newly updated clinical guidelines from the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO), researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive...
04/24/2017 03:00 AM
Mindfulness class helped women, but not men, overcome 'negative affect'
In a new study of a Brown University scholarly course on mindfulness that also included meditation labs, researchers found that the practice on average significantly helped women overcome "negative...
04/21/2017 03:00 AM
Moderate-severe hot flashes significantly increase depression risk
A new study of more than 2,000 perimenopausal and menopausal women showed that moderate-severe vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes or night sweats) were an independent and significant risk factor for...
04/20/2017 03:00 AM
Antidepressant use during pregnancy not associated with increased risk of autism, ADHD in children
Two studies published by JAMA examine the risk of autism and other adverse birth outcomes among women who use antidepressants during pregnancy.
04/16/2017 03:00 AM
Low-fat milk, yogurt may reduce depression risk
A study of more than 1,000 Japanese adults finds that higher intake of low-fat milk and yogurt may reduce the likelihood of developing depressive symptoms.
04/11/2017 03:00 AM
Life skills are important for wellbeing in later life
Life skills, such as persistence, conscientiousness and control, are as important to wealth and wellbeing in later life as they are when people are much younger, according to new research led by...
04/07/2017 03:00 AM
Less fear: How LSD affects the brain
Scientists at the University of Basel have shown that LSD reduces activity in the region of the brain related to the handling of negative emotions like fear.
04/06/2017 09:00 AM
Research highlights need for responsible development of ketamine for severe depression
A new paper published in The Lancet Psychiatry sets out principles for responsibly testing innovative treatments for severe depression, based on treating more than 100 patients with approximately...
04/06/2017 03:00 AM
Psychiatric disorders do not increase risk of Alzheimer 's disease
Psychiatric disorders do not increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland.
03/30/2017 10:00 AM
Depression: Finger-prick blood test predicts likely effectiveness of medication
Study shows for first time how measuring C-reactive protein in the patient's blood can predict which medication is most likely to work for depression.
03/28/2017 03:00 AM
Brain scans may help clinicians choose talk therapy or medication treatment for depression
Researchers from Emory University have found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help clinicians identify whether psychotherapy or antidepressant medication is more likely to help...
03/22/2017 03:00 AM
Deep brain stimulation provides long-term relief from severe depressions
Treatment with deep brain stimulation can provide lasting relief to patients suffering from previously non-treatable, severe forms of depression several years into the therapy or even eliminate...
03/21/2017 11:00 AM
Mouse study paves way for more effective antidepressant
A new mouse study tests the effect of an enzyme inhibitor on depression-like symptoms, and finds it to act more quickly than traditional antidepressants.
03/17/2017 03:00 AM
Researchers find yoga and controlled breathing reduce depressive symptoms
A new study demonstrated that individuals with major depressive disorder had a significant reduction in depressive symptoms during a 12-week integrative health intervention that included Iyengar...
03/16/2017 03:00 AM
Combining opioids with anti-anxiety medicines linked to greater risk of overdose
Taking opioids (strong prescription painkillers) together with benzodiazepines (widely used to treat anxiety and sleep problems) is associated with greater risk of opioid overdose, finds a study in...
03/16/2017 03:00 AM
Low levels of 'anti-anxiety' hormone linked to postpartum depression
In a small-scale study of women with previously diagnosed mood disorders, Johns Hopkins researchers report that lower levels of the hormone allopregnanolone in the second trimester of pregnancy...

 

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