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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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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.

10/18/2019 04:00 PM
Everything you need to know about essential oils
Essential oils are the concentrated extracts of potentially beneficial plants, such as lavender and peppermint. Learn more about their uses and the possible risks here.
10/14/2019 12:00 PM
Can neurofeedback training increase self-esteem in depression?
A new study suggests that fMRI neurofeedback training can increase self-esteem in people with a history of depression by strengthening brain connectivity.
10/10/2019 10:00 AM
Depression: Brief change in diet may relieve symptoms
The role of nutrition in depression is an area of increasing research. A recent study tries a 3-week nutritional intervention and reports some success.
10/07/2019 12:00 PM
Deep brain stimulation can be effective for severe depression
A study that gathered data for at least 8 years has shown that deep brain stimulation can have a robust, sustained effect in people with severe depression.
09/30/2019 12:00 PM
Brain scans could help predict whether antidepressants will work
New research reveals how MRI scans and artificial intelligence can help identify brain patterns that predict responsiveness to certain antidepressants.
09/26/2019 03:00 PM
Everything you need to know about chemical imbalances in the brain
While some chemical imbalances can be a factor in certain symptoms of mental health conditions, they do not tell the whole story. Learn more about the myths and facts here.
09/26/2019 09:00 AM
A guide to EFT tapping
Emotional freedom technique (EFT) is a method to reduce anxiety, stress, PTSD, and depression. It involves tapping specific points on the face and body. Here, we discuss the uses and effectiveness of EFT tapping and provide instructions on how to do it.
09/23/2019 08:00 PM
What is the average weight for a 13-year-old?
The average weight for 13-year-olds is different for boys and girls, and puberty and genetics can also factor in. Learn about the average weight and BMI for a 13-year-old here.
09/23/2019 03:00 PM
What to know about generalized anxiety disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common mental health condition in the United States. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options here.
09/20/2019 11:00 AM
Common antidepressant may ease anxiety more quickly than depression
A trial of sertraline in primary care found that the common antidepressant reduced anxiety symptoms in 6 weeks with some easing of depression at 12 weeks.
09/18/2019 06:00 AM
WHO: Global suicide crisis calls for widespread preventive action
Ahead of World Mental Health Day — October 10 — the World Health Organization call for better implementation of suicide prevention strategies.
09/17/2019 08:00 PM
What is hoarding disorder?
Hoarding disorder causes a person to collect items and struggle to get rid of them. Learn more about hoarding disorder, including diagnosis and treatment options, here.
09/11/2019 02:00 PM
Can you take Adderall and Xanax together?
Adderall and Xanax are two medications that affect the central nervous system in opposite ways. Learn about whether it is safe to take them together and about the possible risks here.
09/10/2019 11:00 AM
External stimuli may affect how well antidepressants work
Experiments in mouse models of depression suggest an intriguing possibility — that exposure to certain stimuli could change how well antidepressants work.
09/06/2019 02:00 PM
What are the side effects of Zoloft? An overview
Mild side effects are relatively common when taking sertraline (Zoloft). Learn about the range of mild to severe side effects, as well as drug interactions and discontinuation syndrome here.
09/02/2019 06:00 AM
Depression may be on the rise among people who used to smoke
A large observational study finds that the rates of major depression, marijuana use, and binge drinking are on the rise among people who quit smoking.
08/27/2019 02:00 PM
Feeling angry: Mental health and what to do
Anger is a natural human emotion. Although occasional anger affects most people, regularly feeling angry can affect quality of life. Learn about some causes of anger, as well as what to do, here.
08/24/2019 03:00 AM
Controversial study links pollution with bipolar, depression
New research has found a link between living in a polluted area and the incidence of some mental health conditions — but not everyone is convinced.
08/16/2019 12:00 PM
New insights into how exercise can lift mood in depression
A new study of people with major depressive disorder suggests that the body's endocannabinoid system plays a role in the mood-lifting effects of exercise.
08/13/2019 10:00 AM
Why more depression treatments should include exercise
A new review of specialist studies finds that exercise is indeed effective against depression. Yet many mental health recommendations fail to include it.
08/11/2019 06:00 AM
Physical fitness may help prevent depression, anxiety
Although exercise can improve mental health, little is known about whether physical fitness can reduce the risk of developing mental health conditions.
08/08/2019 08:00 PM
What to know about Paxil (paroxetine)
Paxil is an antidepressant medication. This article provides an overview of Paxil, including its uses, side effects, and warnings.
08/06/2019 05:00 PM
What to know about Celexa (citalopram)
Celexa (citalopram) is an antidepressant medication that doctors prescribe for major depressive disorder. We look at its uses, side effects, and warnings.
08/06/2019 03:00 AM
Is there a link between dark chocolate and depression?
Scientists have discussed for decades whether chocolate can improve mood. The latest research links reduced depressive symptoms to eating dark chocolate.
08/05/2019 06:00 AM
Chronic depression: Form of CBT may fail after 2 years
A study compares the benefits of the cognitive behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy with those of supportive psychotherapy for chronic depression.


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