Depression

Study offers new insights on postpartum depression among women of color

“We found that a lot of things helpful to white women were not helpful to mothers of color.” ...

University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Identify Potentially Revolutionary Antidepressant Compound

In Mice, Ketamine Metabolite Lifts Depression Quickly, Without Serious Side Effects ...

Novel iPhone Study on Postpartum Depression Exceeds Expectations

Approximately 10,000 women have enrolled in PPD ACT via the iPhone app. ... Full story

Group activities reduced depressive symptoms among older people with dementia

Both a high-intensity functional exercise programme and a non-exercise group activity, conducted among older care facility residents with dementia, reduced high levels of depressive symptoms. However, exercise had no superior effect on depression, according to a dissertation from Umeå University. ... Full story

Weak Brain Circadian Rhythms Cause Depression-Like Behavior in Mice

UC San Diego scientists demonstrate causal role for circadian clocks in “Despair” behavior ... Full story

Gestational Exposure to SSRIs Associated with Adolescent Offspring Depression

Researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center with collaborators from the University of Turku and Helsinki in Finland report that medical use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy was associated with increased rates of offspring depression by early adolescence. ... Full story

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy linked to reduced risk of depressive relapse

The largest meta-analysis so far of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for recurrent depression has found that MBCT is an effective treatment option that can help prevent the recurrence of major depression. ... Full story

Tackling a complex problem: Developing new models for the treatment of depression

New research could lead to improved preventative strategies and interventions. ... Full story

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy linked to reduced risk of depression relapse

The largest meta-analysis so far of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for recurrent depression has found that MBCT is an effective treatment option that can help prevent the recurrence of major depression. The study used anonymised individual patient data from nine randomized trials of MBCT. It suggests that for the millions of people who suffer recurrent depression it provides a treatment choice and an alternative or addition to other approaches such as maintenance anti-depressants. ... Full story

Nutrient supplements give antidepressants a boost

The humble fish oil tablet is among a handful of supplements that can improve the effects of antidepressant medication. ... Full story

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