Antidepressants: rise in off-label prescriptions

Antidepressant use in North America has increased over the last 2 decades. A suspected reason for this trend is that primary care ...

Altered purine metabolism linked to depression

People suffering from major depressive disorder may have altered purine metabolism, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland ...

Raising Body Temperature Relieves Depression Symptoms, Small Study Finds

Madison, Wisconsin — Raising the body temperature of depressed volunteers to the equivalent of a mild fever improved their symptoms of major depression for as long as six weeks after a single treatment, results from a new study show. ... Full story

Can a smartphone application help treat anxiety and depression?

In a joint project between the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester, researchers have examined the initial trial of a smartphone application designed to help people manage their problems. ... Full story

Link between depression, hopelessness stronger for whites than blacks

ANN ARBOR—At a time when a number of mental health organizations are sounding the alarm about the high incidence of suicide among middle-aged white males, new University of Michigan research finds that a sense of hopelessness—often associated with suicide—has a greater impact on whites than African-Americans who suffer from depression. ... Full story

Study reveals why some depressed patients have blood inflammation

A new King’s College London study reveals why some - but not all - people have depression that appears to be caused by blood inflammation. ... Full story

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.” ... Full story

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

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

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

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