Category Archives: Mental Health: Depression

Mindfulness treatment as effective as CBT for depression and anxiety

Group mindfulness treatment is as effective as individual cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in patients with depression and anxiety, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden and Region Skåne. This is the first randomised study to compare group … Continue reading

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Teens who mature early at greater risk of depression, study says

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Youth who enter puberty ahead of their peers are at heightened risk of depression, although the disease develops differently in girls than in boys, a new study suggests. Early maturation triggers an array of psychological, social-behavioral and … Continue reading

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Religious denominations friendly to same-sex marriage may protect gay youth from depression

Religious affiliation is generally a source of support, fostering resilience during difficult times. But religion doesn’t exactly have a reputation as a refuge for young gay people. That reputation may change for the better with new findings from researchers at … Continue reading

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Job Authority Increases Depression Symptoms in Women, Decreases Them in Men

Newswise — WASHINGTON, DC, November 17, 2014 — A new study finds that having job authority increases symptoms of depression among women, but decreases them among men. “Women with job authority — the ability to hire, fire, and influence pay … Continue reading

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High-fructose diet in adolescence may exacerbate depressive-like behavior

The consumption of a diet high in fructose throughout adolescence can worsen depressive- and anxiety-like behavior and alter how the brain responds to stress, according to new animal research scheduled for presentation at Neuroscience 2014, the annual meeting of the … Continue reading

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Depression May Be a Form of Adaptation

Newswise — HAMILTON, Nov. 19, 2014 – A group of researchers studying the roots of depression has developed a test to measure analytical thinking and rumination that are hallmarks of the condition, leading them closer to the idea that depression … Continue reading

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Is depression an infectious disease?

Newswise — Stony Brook, NY, November 14, 2014 – Major depressive disorder (MDD) should be re-conceptualized as an infectious disease, according to Turhan Canli, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology and Radiology at Stony Brook University. In a paper published in … Continue reading

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Bipolar Disorder Progress: Harvard Review of Psychiatry

Newswise — November 11, 2014 – Several lines of research have opened exciting new frontiers in scientific understanding and clinical management of bipolar disorder. Recent advances in bipolar disease research are described in this month’s special issue of Harvard Review … Continue reading

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The 12 Worst Habits for Your Mental Health

Your social media habits, exercise routine, and even the way you walk may be sucking the happiness out of your day, and you may not even know it. Luckily, these behaviors can be changed. Read on for 12 ways you’re … Continue reading

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Controlling parents may affect later relationships

(Reuters Health) - - Teens whose parents use guilt or withholding have trouble working out disagreements well into adulthood, according to a new study. “To maintain healthy relationships, it is important to be able to assert one’s own beliefs during … Continue reading

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Mental health disorders double heart disease, stroke risk

VANCOUVER ─ People facing mental health challenges are significantly more likely to have heart disease or stroke, according to a study presented today at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. “This population is at high risk, and it’s even greater for people … Continue reading

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19 per cent of US adults have persistent pain

Newswise — CHICAGO, Oct. 27, 2014 – A new study published in The Journal of Pain reports that 39 million people in the United States or 19 percent have persistent pain, and the incidence varies according to age and gender. … Continue reading

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Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents: new study

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems. In the largest ever study of its kind, the researchers in partnership with the Northern Ireland Music Therapy Trust, … Continue reading

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