Health experts report US$246 billion cost of workplace depression across eight countries

New data released today shows that workplace depression is a major issue across different cultures and economies, with “wide and devastating” consequences ...

Swipe and spit for postpartum depression

Does genetic susceptibility predispose women to postpartum depression? Researchers from The University of Queensland are calling on Australian mothers to help them ...

New Treatment for Depressed Smokers Trying to Quit

Researchers pinpoint why depressed smokers have a harder time resisting relapses ... Full story

Faulty gene linked to depression and cardiovascular disease

Researchers at the University of Adelaide say they may have discovered a new target in the fight against depression: a faulty gene that is linked to cardiovascular and metabolic conditions. ... Full story

Ketamine: known anaesthetic as quick remedy for depression

Vienna and MedUni Vienna are currently the hotspot for brain health: this coming Thursday, the very first "Brain Day" will be held for a lay audience in the Van Swieten Hall of the Medical University of Vienna. The following day will see the start of the largest European specialist congress for neuropsychopharmacology, the ECNP, in which a significant number of MedUni Vienna experts are taking part. One topic on the agenda is the use of ketamine in the treatment of depression. This anaesthetic, known from the field of surgery, very quickly brings people out of their depression and represses suicidal thoughts, explains Siegfried Kasper, Head of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy. ... Full story

Study finds links between depression and risk of developing extremist ideas

Depressive symptoms are associated with a higher risk of sympathies for violent protest and terrorism (SVPT), according to a study led by King’s College London ... Full story

Stimulating possibilities arise from brain study

Queensland researchers have identified a domino effect from a brain stimulation technique used to treat psychiatric disorders such as clinical depression. ... Full story

Suggestions on Beck’s Integrative Theory of Depression

Aaron Beck pioneered the way we view the nature of depression. He guided psychological theory from its overly Freudian emphasis to a simpler model capable of being scientifically evaluated. The field can now progress to integrate the major psychological elements. In proposing a new theory (Observer, Vol. 29, No. 4), Beck makes a major contribution to resolving the roles of the various elements of depression and demonstrates new pathways to treatment. ... Full story

Depressive Symptoms More Likely For Older Adults with Elderly Parents Still Living, Rutgers Study Finds

Mental health problems worse if parents were abusive and issues were left unresolved ... Full story

Work productivity is key factor in assessing recovery of depressed patients

DALLAS –While medications can quickly reduce depressive symptoms, monitoring work productivity can provide unique insight into whether a patient will require additional treatments to achieve long-term remission, a new study through the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute finds. ... Full story

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