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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.
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.


07/13/2018 08:00 AM
Can Lexapro cause weight changes?
Lexapro is the brand name for a drug called escitalopram, which treats depression and anxiety. As a side effect, Lexapro may cause some people to gain a small amount of weight. Less commonly, it may cause weight loss. A healthful diet and regular exercise can help to prevent unwanted changes in weight. Learn more here.
07/11/2018 09:00 PM
What is fluoxetine?
Fluoxetine oral capsule is a prescription medication used to treat conditions such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, and panic attacks. It comes as the brand-name drugs Prozac and Prozac Weekly, and as a generic drug. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.
07/11/2018 09:00 PM
What is venlafaxine?
Venlafaxine oral tablet is a prescription drug used to treat depression and social anxiety disorder (SAD). It comes in two forms: immediate-release (treats depression) and extended-release (treats depression and SAD). Both forms are available only as generic drugs. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.
07/10/2018 01:00 PM
How to boost serotonin and improve mood
Foods that contain tryptophan can help the body produce serotonin, which may improve mood. Here, we look at eight foods that boost serotonin, including salmon, eggs, spinach, and seeds. We also cover the difference between serotonin and tryptophan, the importance of carbohydrates, and other tips for improving mood.
07/09/2018 08:00 AM
How does depression affect the body?
Depression does not only affect a person’s mood and emotions. Long-term, it can also affect their body in ways that may be serious. In this article, learn about the physical effects that doctors link to depression, including chronic pain, weight changes, heart disease, gastrointestinal problems, and inflammation.
07/05/2018 08:00 AM
How to safely stop antidepressants
People may wish to stop taking antidepressants for several reasons, but stopping suddenly can cause withdrawal symptoms or relapse. Here, we look at why stopping antidepressants can be hard and how to relieve withdrawal symptoms. We discuss which antidepressants are harder to stop taking and provide tips for stopping.
07/05/2018 07:00 AM
Signs of alcohol withdrawal syndrome
Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is the cluster of symptoms that may develop when someone who is alcohol dependent suddenly stops drinking. Alcohol affects many body systems, so the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal syndrome can vary widely. In this article, learn about the signs and symptoms, as well as the treatment options.
07/02/2018 03:00 AM
Could an Amazonian psychedelic treat depression?
For many people with depression, medical treatments do not work. According to a recent study, the psychedelic drug ayahuasca might be the answer.
06/28/2018 10:00 AM
Exercise, the 'best antidepressant,' also prevents heart disease
Depression often interferes with the motivation to exercise and raises the risk of heart disease. New research aims to help people overcome this obstacle.
06/26/2018 12:00 PM
Why does depression make you feel tired?
Depression can lead to a lack of physical and emotional energy, in addition to causing sleep disturbances that leave a person feeling chronically fatigued. In this article, learn about the link between fatigue and depression, as well as the possible complications and how to cope.
06/25/2018 10:00 AM
How does ketamine relieve depression so quickly?
Ketamine has been shown to relieve symptoms of depression quickly. A new study delves into the molecular details and asks how and why.
06/21/2018 11:00 AM
Study reveals new cause of depression
Understanding the interactions of a hormone receptor that regulates sleep and feeding may help to design innovative ways of treating depression.
06/20/2018 12:00 PM
Catatonic depression: What to know
Catatonic depression is a subtype of depression characterized by not speaking or responding to things for a prolonged period. Catatonia can be a part of several other mental health conditions, including schizophrenia and mood disorders. Learn more about the symptoms, treatment, and recovery in this article.
06/17/2018 06:00 AM
Early risers have lower risk of depression, study finds
How do your sleep-wake preferences affect your risk of developing a mood disorder such as depression? A large, detailed observational study investigates.
06/15/2018 03:00 PM
Why do I wake up depressed?
Diurnal variations are types of depression that cause symptoms to get worse at certain times of the day. Morning depression is a common diurnal variation. In this article, learn about the symptoms and risk factors for morning depression, as well as the treatment options and how to manage the condition at home.
06/15/2018 06:00 AM
Assessing trauma through art: The signs of inner struggle
Traumatic brain injury can bring post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, or anxiety. Can therapy art help to assess how severe someone's trauma is?
06/07/2018 10:00 AM
Sleep paralysis, hallucinations may raise depression risk in some people
A new study finds that sleep paralysis and hallucinations are unexpectedly common and predict depression severity among young athletes.
05/30/2018 03:00 AM
The link between hay fever, anxiety, and depression
In a recent review, researchers identify important links between hay fever and an increased risk of anxiety and depression in adolescents.
05/29/2018 03:00 AM
Link between depression and cognitive decline explored
Following an analysis of existing studies, researchers conclude that there is a link between depression and age-related cognitive decline.
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.

 

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