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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 31.7%
Partner/Spouse 21.7%
Internet 15.0%
Friends 13.3%
Family 11.7%
Telephone Helplines 6.7%

Total votes: 60


 
 
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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.


10/17/2018 03:00 AM
Using Facebook to predict depression
Using machine-learning technology, scientists may soon be able to accurately predict a diagnosis of depression by examining Facebook posts.
10/15/2018 10:00 AM
Antidepressants could stave off dementia
The findings of a new study suggest that some antidepressants may block the growth of toxic plaques in the brain, thus helping to treat dementia.
10/15/2018 10:00 AM
Can COPD cause anxiety?
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may experience breathlessness. This physical symptom can trigger anxiety and panic in some people. Breathing exercises, medication, and other techniques can help people control these psychological symptoms. Learn more about COPD and anxiety here.
10/13/2018 03:00 AM
Higher risk of alcohol- and suicide-related death in diabetes
Diabetes can severely impact a person's mental health. This may be why people with this condition are more at risk of death by suicide or due to alcohol.
10/12/2018 11:00 AM
How perfectionism affects your (mental) health
Does this personality trait help us flourish and succeed, or can it hinder our happiness and harm our mental health? In this Spotlight, we explore.
10/09/2018 11:00 AM
Why depression, trauma can make you age faster
New research finds that the DNA of people with major depression is biologically older than that of people who do not have the condition.
10/07/2018 06:00 AM
'Winter blues' study finds key to depression resilience
A new study examines the brains of people with seasonal affective disorder to examine why some people do not develop depression despite being at risk.
09/27/2018 01:00 PM
What to know about depression with psychosis
Depression with psychosis, or psychotic depression, happens when someone with major depression also experiences psychosis. This is a serious mental health condition that needs medical attention and has a high risk of suicide. Find out the symptoms, treatments, and recovery for depression with psychosis here.
09/27/2018 10:00 AM
Mediterranean diet tied to lower risk of depression
A review of 41 observational studies supports the idea that Mediterranean-like diets can prevent depression and makes a case for interventional research.
09/27/2018 07:00 AM
What is alprazolam?
Alprazolam is an oral prescription drug used to treat anxiety disorders and panic disorder. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.
09/27/2018 07:00 AM
What is paroxetine?
Paroxetine oral tablets are used to treat mood and anxiety disorders. This prescription medication is available in immediate-release and extended-release forms. It’s also available as both a generic drug and as the brand-name drugs Paxil, Paxil CR, and Pexeva. Learn about side effects, dosage, warnings, and more.
09/23/2018 06:00 AM
Stress-regulating brain area larger in depression, bipolar
New research finds that the hypothalamus, the brain area that controls the stress response, is larger in people with affective disorders.
09/05/2018 11:00 AM
Anxiety in the West: Is it on the rise?
Anxiety seems to be taking over society. In this article, we ask whether anxiety really is on the rise, and why it might be increasing in prevalence.
09/04/2018 12:00 PM
Urologic conditions lead to depression, sleep issues in men
Physicians need to be aware that men with urologic conditions often have depression and sleep problems and should refer them appropriately, says a study.
09/03/2018 01:00 PM
Your mental health app's diagnosis could be way off
According to new research, mental health apps commonly overdiagnose their users. The team conducted a content analysis of 61 mental health apps.
08/29/2018 11:00 AM
Ketamine for depression may contribute to opioid dependence
A new study warns that ketamine works almost like an opioid, and it raises concerns that the drug may do more harm than good in the long run.
08/28/2018 11:00 AM
Distress boosts heart attack and stroke risk
Experiencing high levels of psychological distress has an important impact on a person's risk of heart attack and stroke, new research warns.
08/24/2018 03:00 AM
Severe depression: Vagus nerve stimulator improves lives
A new study shows that vagus nerve stimulation, when added to medication, can drastically improve the lives of people with treatment-resistant depression.
08/13/2018 11:00 AM
Herpesvirus may lead to bipolar, depression
New research finds the herpesvirus HHV-6 in the brain cells of people who lived with severe depression, bipolar disorder, or both.
08/12/2018 03:00 AM
Brain area responsible for pessimism found
New research finds that stimulating a brain area called the caudate nucleus induces a tendency to focus too much on the downsides of a situation.
08/10/2018 10:00 AM
Exercise for mental health: How much is too much?
We know that physical activity can improve a person's mental health and well-being, but how much exercise is best, and how much is too much?
07/31/2018 03:00 AM
Molecule deficiency may help diagnose severe depression
New research shows that reduced blood levels of a specific molecule may predict the severity of major depressive disorder and change diagnostic practices.
07/28/2018 03:00 AM
Will climate change increase suicide rates?
A new study investigates the links between high temperatures and increases in suicide rates. The authors make some bleak predictions for the future.
07/25/2018 08:00 AM
Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Lexapro?
Lexapro is the brand name of a drug called escitalopram, which is a safe and effective treatment for depression and anxiety. Doctors strongly recommend that people avoid alcohol while taking Lexapro. Alcohol can counteract the benefits of taking antidepressants and worsen their side effects. Learn more here.
07/20/2018 09:00 AM
How to care for yourself after an abortion
A medical abortion is generally a safe procedure that carries few risks. It is important to know what to expect after an abortion, including the recovery time. In this article, we talk about what to do after an abortion and when to see a doctor. We also provide some self-care tips.

 

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