Depression

Leisure time physical activity linked to lower depression risk

Being physically active three times a week reduces the odds of being depressed by approximately 16%, according to new UCL research undertaken ...

In-Home Visits Reduce Drug Use, Depression In Pregnant Teens

Successful intervention in American Indian communities could be used widely in low-income groups across the country, researchers say ...

Australian first study uses sport to reduce depression and suicide rates in young men

UOW has teamed up with Movember on a multi-million dollar first-of-its-kind project, involving six of Australia’s major sporting organisations, which aims to address mental health issues among adolescent male athletes. ... Full story

Teenage Girls Are Exposed to More Stressors that Increase Depression Risk

Adolescence is often a turbulent time, and it is marked by substantially increased rates of depressive symptoms, especially among girls. New research indicates that this gender difference may be the result of girls’ greater exposure to stressful interpersonal events, making them more likely to ruminate, and contributing to their risk of depression. ... Full story

New Study Helps Hispanic Seniors in Miami Fight Depression with Exercise

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine psychologist Daniel Jimenez, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, has just kicked off a study that uses exercise and social engagement as a way to stem depression and anxiety among local Hispanic seniors. ... Full story

Discrimination leaves lesbian and bisexual women facing depression, anxiety and alcohol problems

Homophobia and inadequate social support are contributing to high rates of mental health problems and alcohol use among lesbian and bisexual women, a University of Melbourne study has found. ... Full story

Depression increases risk of falls in elderly

Falls are common in elderly people but the risk increases markedly when they have depressive symptoms, research from Neuroscience Research Australia shows. ... Full story

Fish oils may prevent some forms of depression

A new study, led by King’s College London, has found that omega-3 fatty acids reduce the rates of depression among patients with high levels of inflammation. ... Full story

Mindfulness to help depression

A program combining mindfulness meditation with cognitive therapy to prevent depressive relapse is being offered at Dandenong Hospital in Victoria. ... Full story

Americans Reporting Increased Symptoms of Depression

Analyzing data from 6.9 million people, SDSU professor Jean M. Twenge found Americans are more depressed now than they were in the 1980s. ... Full story

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