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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.
How honest are you with your therapist?
Mainly 43.8%
Completely 34.4%
Not at all 12.5%
Somewhat 9.4%

Total votes: 32


 
 
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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.


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.
10/27/2017 01:00 PM
Can pessimism be beneficial?
Is your glass always half empty? Do you expect negative outcomes? As a pessimist, you may have more advantages than you think. Read on to learn more.
10/27/2017 07:00 AM
How does Parkinson's disease influence depression?
A look at the link between Parkinson’s disease and depression. Included is detail on what the symptoms are and the treatments available.
10/26/2017 04:00 AM
Could treating depression worsen symptoms in the long run?
A recently published study investigating the impact of depression treatments finds that, over the long-term, they may increase symptom severity.
10/23/2017 12:00 PM
Depression raises risk of early death
Research conducted over 60 years with three different generations shows that depression is tied to an increased risk of mortality for both men and women.
10/23/2017 04:00 AM
Birth season may influence postpartum depression risk
Mothers who give birth in winter or spring may be less likely to develop postpartum depression, compared with those who give birth in summer or fall.
10/07/2017 07:00 AM
Benefits of crying: Why it's good to shed a few tears
Crying is a natural and often uncontrollable reaction we have to sadness, grief, joy, and pain. Is crying good for your health? Find out.
10/03/2017 04:00 AM
Just 1 hour of exercise per week could prevent depression
Researchers found that 1 hour of weekly exercise can help to prevent depression, whereas a lack of physical activity increases risk of the disorder.
10/02/2017 12:00 PM
Brain response to unfairness 'predicts depression'
A new study shows that being treated unfairly in a computer game involving money rewards gives rise to brain patterns that can predict depression.
09/30/2017 04:00 AM
How childhood trauma affects the brain
Researchers shed fresh light on how a history of abuse in childhood disrupts brain connectivity, leading to negative mental health outcomes.
09/25/2017 11:00 AM
Antidepressants and weight gain: What's the connection?
In this article, learn why some antidepressants cause weight gain and what types of antidepressants are associated with changes in weight.
09/25/2017 04:00 AM
Depression: Is brain inflammation tied to suicidal thoughts?
A new study indicates that suicidal thoughts are associated with brain inflammation in the case of people diagnosed with major depression.
09/23/2017 04:00 AM
'Mood spreads from person to person via social contagion'
A new study suggests that moods are contagious among circles of adolescent friends, and this is true both for negative and positive emotions.
09/19/2017 12:00 PM
Antidepressants may raise death risk by a third
New research finds that people who take antidepressants such as serotonin reuptake inhibitors may be at a considerably higher risk of premature death.
09/19/2017 04:00 AM
Linking depression, insomnia, and the brain's reward center
Increased activity in a brain region involved in reward and motivation appears to reduce the risk of sleep-related depressive symptoms.
09/19/2017 04:00 AM
Caring for a sick pet can increase anxiety, depression
A pioneering study looks at the impact of caregiver burden among owners of sick animals. The results point to elevated stress and poorer quality of life.
09/06/2017 01:00 PM
Antidepressants could delay Parkinson's progression
Nortriptyline - a tricyclic antidepressant - can prevent the formation of toxic brain clusters associated with Parkinson's disease, a new study finds.
09/01/2017 04:00 AM
Two distinct brain regions have independent influence on decision-making
Often when we make a decision, we calculate its "expected value," by multiplying the value of something (how much we want or need it) with the probability that we might be able to obtain it, a...
08/29/2017 04:00 AM
1 in 5 women with postpartum mood disorders keep quiet
A recent study from North Carolina State University finds that 21 percent of recent mothers experiencing postpartum mood disorders (PPMDs), such as anxiety and depression, do not disclose their...
08/24/2017 12:00 PM
The 10 best bipolar blogs
Bipolar blogs are written by mental health professionals and individuals who are living with bipolar disorder. We have selected the best bipolar blogs.

 

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