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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 32.8%
Partner/Spouse 22.4%
Internet 13.8%
Family 12.1%
Friends 12.1%
Telephone Helplines 6.9%

Total votes: 58


 
 
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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.


04/21/2017 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...
03/15/2017 03:00 AM
Dietary kit reduces baby blues, a precursor to postpartum depression
A dietary supplement kit, created to counter mood-altering brain changes linked to depression, virtually eliminated the "baby blues" among women in a new study at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and...
03/15/2017 03:00 AM
First physiological test for schizophrenia and depression
Researchers have found a new way of using proteins in nerve cells to identify people with depression and schizophrenia.
03/14/2017 03:00 AM
Patients with depression symptoms due to chronic sinus disease are less productive
Depression is the driving factor for missed days of work or school in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis.
03/10/2017 08:00 AM
In-home occupational therapy curbs depression in visually impaired patients
Johns Hopkins researchers report that in-home occupational therapy appears to reduce the rate and severity of depression in people at higher risk for the disorder because of seriously impaired...
03/09/2017 10:00 AM
Could eating yogurt help treat depression?
Probiotic bacteria present in live-cultured yogurt - Lactobacillus - have the potential to treat depression, new research suggests.
03/09/2017 02:00 AM
Brain architecture alters to compensate for depression
A study led by Ravi Bansal, PhD, and Bradley S. Peterson, MD, of The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has found structural differences in the cerebral cortex of patients...
03/09/2017 02:00 AM
Antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs linked to increased risk of hip fracture
In a recent study, older individuals who had fallen and broken a hip used antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications more frequently than the general older population.
02/28/2017 02:00 AM
What effect does prenatal and postpartum maternal depression have on children?
The results of a large study do not support the notion that prenatal and postpartum maternal depression is particularly detrimental to children's psychological development.
02/28/2017 02:00 AM
Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health - official
People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, according to research by academics at the University of Exeter, the...
02/24/2017 02:00 AM
Bleeding stroke survivors at higher risk of depression, dementia
Newly diagnosed depression in survivors of brain bleeds may signal the onset of dementia.
02/24/2017 02:00 AM
Depression puts psoriasis patients at significantly greater risk of psoriatic arthritis
Psoriasis is a lifelong disease that is associated with significant cosmetic and physical disability and puts patients at increased risk for many major medical disorders.

 

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