Depression as hard on the heart as obesity and cholesterol

Depression poses a risk for cardiovascular diseases in men that is just as great as that posed by high cholesterol levels and ...

Antidepressant side effects reported more by patients with co-occurring panic disorder

Sharon Parmet Patients who take medication for depression report more side effects if they also suffer from panic disorder, according to a new study led ...

Study identifies who could benefit most from exercise as a depression treatment

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Factors such as advanced age and greater aerobic capacity increase the likelihood that exercise will work as a treatment for depression in ... Full story

Research on galanin can result in new drugs for depression

Depression inflicts a large number of human beings under their lifetime. In addition to suffering and a considerable risk for suicide, the disease is associated with major cost for Society. ... Full story

Could more effective goals be the key to treating depression?

The findings of a new study suggest the treatment of people with clinical depression could be improved by helping them set positive, achievable goals. ... Full story

‘I find peace there’: The role of spirituality in treating postpartum depression in mothers of color

Nontraditional provider has definite rewards and should be considered as a reimbursable service, study finds ... Full story

Neuroimaging Categorizes Four Depression Subtypes

Dr. Conor Liston. Photo credit: Carlos Rene Perez Patients with depression can be categorized into four unique subtypes defined by distinct patterns of abnormal connectivity in the ... Full story

Most people with depression receive inadequate

The vast majority of people with depression across the world are not receiving even minimally adequate treatment for their condition, according to a new study of more than 50,000 people in 21 countries by King’s College London, Harvard Medical School and the World Health Organization (WHO). ... Full story

Enzyme research provides a new picture of depression

Depression is the predominant mental disease and constitutes the most common cause of morbidity in developed countries. Now researchers at Karolinska Institutet have managed to find a connection between development of depression and the existence of an enzyme in the brain of the fetus. ... Full story

Depression in Young People Affects the Stomach, Anxiety the Skin

Mental disorders and physical diseases frequently go hand in hand. For the first time, psychologists at the University of Basel and Ruhr University Bochum have identified temporal patterns in young people: arthritis and diseases of the digestive system are more common after depression, while anxiety disorders tend to be followed by skin diseases. ... Full story

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