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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 whom do you feel most comfortable talking to about depression/anxiety?
Medical Professions 31.1%
Partner/Spouse 23.0%
Internet 14.8%
Friends 13.1%
Family 11.5%
Telephone Helplines 6.6%

Total votes: 61


 
 
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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.


04/10/2019 10:00 AM
Can genetic variants predict depression risk in young people?
A new way of determining the genetic risk of depression may help predict which children and adolescents are most likely to face mental health problems.
04/04/2019 12:00 PM
Scientists quash claims about single 'depression genes'
After reviewing data on 620,000-plus people, scientists quash claims that a single or handful of genes can have a strong influence on risk of depression.
04/02/2019 11:00 AM
Mental health can impact memory decades later
A new longitudinal cohort study has confirmed a link between experiencing mental health problems throughout adulthood and having poorer memory in midlife.
04/02/2019 03:00 AM
Can blocking a single protein tackle depression, obesity, and pain?
New research finds that a 'highly selective inhibitor' of a single protein can relieve stress, diet-induced obesity, and improve mood in mice.
04/01/2019 08:00 PM
Can CBD help treat depression?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound that comes from the cannabis plant. It is gaining popularity as a natural treatment for many mental health conditions, including depression. Learn more about CBD for depression here.
03/28/2019 11:00 AM
Depression: Brain stimulation may be a good alternative treatment
A new review of clinical trials delves deeper into the benefits of various forms of non-invasive brain stimulation for treating severe depression.
03/27/2019 12:00 PM
Why do antidepressants fail for some?
Differences in genes and structures of nerve cells that make and use serotonin could explain why some people with major depression do not respond to SSRIs.
03/27/2019 06:00 AM
Can changes in brain energy pathways cause depression?
Scientists repurposed an accessible bioinformatics tool to find DNA mutations, some of which occur at high levels in people with major depressive disorder.
03/19/2019 11:00 AM
Heart disease and depression: Scientists find missing link
Heart disease raises the likelihood of depression, and vice versa. New research moves closer to understanding the mechanism that explains this link.
03/12/2019 07:00 PM
What is the link between psoriatic arthritis and depression?
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can contribute to some mental health conditions, including depression. In this article, we look at the link between PsA and depression, as well as treatments and coping strategies.
03/12/2019 10:00 AM
New brain stimulation therapy is effective against depression
A pilot clinical trial has found that a new type of electrical stimulation therapy can be very effective in treating the symptoms of major depression.
03/08/2019 10:00 AM
The FDA approve esketamine nasal spray for severe depression
Federal regulators have approved the use of the new prescription nasal spray drug esketamine for depression that has not responded to other treatments.
03/06/2019 09:00 AM
Can supplements help keep depression at bay?
A new randomized clinical trial investigates whether different dietary interventions could help overweight people and people with obesity avoid depression.
03/04/2019 05:00 AM
Working long hours increases depression risk in women
Women who work more than 55 hours per week may have an increased risk of depression. Also, working weekends may increase the risk for both men and women.
03/01/2019 01:00 PM
What are the treatments for bipolar depression?
People with bipolar disorder can experience episodes of depression. They can manage these symptoms with medication, therapy, and other treatments. Learn more here.
02/22/2019 02:00 PM
Masturbation and depression: Is there a link?
While masturbation is not likely to have any effect on whether a person develops depression, having depression can affect a person’s libido and sexual function. Learn more here.
02/21/2019 01:00 PM
How to stop yourself or someone else from cutting
Cutting is a type of self-harm. Although it can be a challenging habit to break, there are many ways to prevent yourself or others from cutting. Learn about them here.
02/21/2019 10:00 AM
Through my eyes: Opiate addiction
I remember my doctor telling me, 'Now, don’t get hooked on these sweetheart,' but it was too late. I already was. This is the story of my opiate addiction.
02/20/2019 05:00 AM
Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD
New research suggests that practicing transcendental meditation over approximately 3 months can effectively fight symptoms of PTSD and improve depression.
02/19/2019 05:00 AM
Depression: Gene-activating drug reverses symptoms in mice
Researchers have reversed symptoms of depression, such as anhedonia and behavioral despair, in male mice with a drug that activates a gene they call SIRT1.
02/16/2019 05:00 AM
Can these new compounds treat memory loss in depression?
Researchers have developed novel compounds that may be able to reverse memory loss that relates to depression and other mental health conditions.
02/10/2019 02:00 AM
Can social media really cause depression?
Though the debate has continued for many years, a new study concludes that there is no link between social media use and depressive symptoms.
02/08/2019 02:00 AM
Just 8 weeks of yoga benefit rheumatoid arthritis
A new randomized trial examined the effects of an intensive yoga regimen in people with rheumatoid arthritis and found that the practice aids remission.
02/05/2019 09:00 AM
A diet rich in fiber and vegetables can relieve depression
Until now, the evidence that a healthful diet can ease depression has been inconclusive. But a new review provides a more definitive answer.
02/05/2019 08:00 AM
What are the signs of bipolar in teens?
Bipolar disorder usually develops in a person’s late teens or early adult years. It may be more difficult to diagnose bipolar in teens because of normal mood changes during puberty. In this article, we look at the signs, causes, and treatment of bipolar in teens.

 

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