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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.


02/22/2019 03:00 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 02:00 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 11:00 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 06:00 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 06:00 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 06:00 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 03:00 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 03:00 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 10:00 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 09:00 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.
02/05/2019 06:00 AM
Sleep apnea may stop you from forming life memories
New research examines the link between obstructive sleep apnea, the ability to form new autobiographical memories, and depression.
02/05/2019 03:00 AM
Gut bacteria might influence depression, and this is how
A population study finally identifies certain bacterial communities linked to depression and searches for explanations for this relationship.
02/04/2019 03:00 PM
What is acute stress disorder?
Acute stress disorder (ASD) is a short-term condition that can develop after a person experiences a traumatic event. Its symptoms are similar to those of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and can include mood changes, negative thoughts, flashbacks of the event, and nightmares. Learn more here.
01/28/2019 07:00 PM
What are the signs of depression in men?
The signs of depression can vary between men and women. Men are generally more likely to feel anger and to engage in substance abuse and risky behavior. In this article, we discuss the behavioral, physical, and emotional signs of depression in men and explain how to get help.
01/21/2019 12:00 PM
The truth about 'Blue Monday'
Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year — is there any science behind it, or is it just a myth that has gained too much momentum over time?
01/17/2019 12:00 PM
Insomnia breakthrough: Scientists identify 5 types
Netherlands study identifies five insomnia subtypes that differ by personality traits, risk for depression, brain activity, and response to treatment.
01/06/2019 06:00 AM
Bullying alters brain structure, raises risk of mental health problems
A recent study demonstrates that being bullied can have long-lasting effects on the structure of the brain, raising the risk of mental health problems.
01/05/2019 03:00 AM
How do our emotions affect our immune response?
Emerging evidence suggests that experiencing negative moods often may put our health in danger by affecting inflammation levels in our bodies.
12/18/2018 10:00 AM
How do anxiety and depression affect physical health?
New research investigates the physical health risks associated with anxiety and depression and compares them with those of smoking and obesity.
12/16/2018 03:00 AM
Internet-based CBT effective for treating severe depression
A large review of existing studies confirms that Internet-based CBT apps are an effective way of treating mild, moderate, and severe depression.
12/05/2018 11:00 AM
Through my eyes: My bipolar journey
My name is Carrie Cantwell, and I am an Emmy-nominated graphic designer and writer. I also have bipolar II disorder. This is my story.
12/05/2018 06:00 AM
Depression: Ketamine prevents loss of pleasure in primates
Why do people with depression lose pleasure in daily activities? And why does ketamine help treat depression in some? A new study offers some answers.
12/04/2018 02:00 PM
What to know about multiple sclerosis and mood swings
Multiple sclerosis affects the nerves in the body and may also affect mood. Learn more about the causes of multiple sclerosis mood swings, and the best treatment options, here.
11/30/2018 11:00 AM
Depression: Electrical stimulation can 'significantly' improve mood
Researchers found that only 3 minutes of electrical stimulation applied to the orbitofrontal cortex relieves symptoms of moderate and severe depression.
11/30/2018 03:00 AM
This brain circuit is key to both depression and addiction
Recent discoveries about the brain circuitry that drives depression and addiction may point to new clinical targets for the treatment of these issues.

 

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