Playing violent video games related to depression in preadolescent youth

HOUSTON – Preadolescent youth who play violent video games for a significant amount of time each day are at greater risk ...

Brain networks ‘hyper-connected’ in young adults who had depression

Depression may be better predicted and understood now that University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have discovered that young adults who previously ...

Repurposing Anti-depressant Medication to Target Medulloblastoma

CINCINNATI – An international research team reports in Nature Medicine a novel molecular pathway that causes an aggressive form of medulloblastoma, and suggests repurposing an anti-depressant medication to target the new pathway may help combat one of the most common brain cancers in children. ... Full story

Mindfulness-based depression therapy reduces health care visits

(Toronto) – A mindfulness-based therapy for depression has the added benefit of reducing health-care visits among patients who often see their family doctors, according to a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). ... Full story

Are Children Who Play Violent Video Games at Greater Risk for Depression?

New Rochelle, NY —While much attention has focused on the link between violent video game playing and aggression among youths, a new study finds significantly increased signs of depression among preteens with high daily exposure to violent video games. ... Full story

The perfect storm: alcohol, drugs, and depression

OPINION: Robin Williams’ death earlier this week has unleashed an outpouring of grief. It’s undeniable that Williams brought much joy and laughter to the world, but he also talked openly about his depression and problems with alcohol and cocaine. ... Full story

A Dartmouth Physician Discusses Depression and Suicide

By Kelly Sundberg Seaman -Two recent deaths—that of actor Robin Williams on August 11 and of Vermont Law School Professor Cheryl Hanna, on July 27—have drawn attention to the link between depression and suicide. Paul Holtzheimer, MED ’99, is an associate professor of psychiatry and surgery at the Geisel School of Medicine, where he also serves as medical director of the Mood Disorders Service. ... Full story

University of Minnesota study: Sudden drop in adolescent antidepressant use after FDA warnings resulted in negative effects on grade point average, substance use and delinquent behaviors

A new study from the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota in collaboration with researchers at Dartmouth College and Yale University concludes that 2003-2004 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warnings that reduced antidepressant treatment among adolescents with depression problems had negative effects on grade point average, substance use and delinquent behaviors. ... Full story

Depression mystery: U-M team seeks to figure out why magnets work for some

People with depression being enrolled in new study of TMS treatment ... Full story

​Older Adults with Depression and Mild Cognitive Impairment are More Vulnerable to Accelerated Brain Aging, Pitt Study Says

PITTSBURGH – People who develop depression and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) after age 65 are more likely to have biological and brain imaging markers that reflect a greater vulnerability for accelerated brain aging, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings were published online in Molecular Psychiatry. ... Full story

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