Loyola researchers find link between recent recession and major depression

MAYWOOD, Ill. – The recent Great Recession was accompanied by a significant and sustained increase in major depression in U.S. adults, according ...

Mindfulness-based therapy could offer an alternative to antidepressants for preventing depression relapse

Researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry are part of a team led by the University of Oxford, who ...

Depression raises risk of poor outcomes for blacks with heart failure

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Mindfulness-based therapy may offer alternative to antidepressants

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) could provide an alternative non-drug treatment for people who do not wish to continue long-term antidepressant treatment, research led by Oxford University scientists suggests. ... Full story

Perceived racial discrimination linked to depression in African-American adolescent women

Research conducted by Jessica Sales, associate professor in the department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health, examined the extent to which genetic variation — differences within a particular region of a gene (5-HTTLPR) that processes emotions — links to perceived racial discrimination and high levels of depressive symptoms in African American adolescent women. ... Full story

Scientists use brain stimulation to boost creativity, set stage to potentially treat depression

Using a weak electric current to alter a specific brain activity pattern, UNC School of Medicine researchers increased creativity in healthy adults. Now they’re testing the same experimental protocol to alleviate symptoms in people with depression. ... Full story

Testosterone needs estrogen's help to inhibit depression

In popular culture, the phrase “battle of the sexes” seems to pit the male hormone (testosterone) against the female (estrogen). Now a Florida State University College of Medicine researcher has documented a way in which the two hormones work together to protect low-testosterone males from the effects of anxiety and depression. ... Full story

Depression is genetic, not a pain in the back

If you suffer from depression and back pain odds are it's down to your genes, suggests new research from the University of Sydney. ... Full story

Depressed? Apps Lift Mood with Personalized Therapy

New apps deliver precise treatment for depression and anxiety directly to user ... Full story

In rural areas, white women more prone to depression than African-American women

ANN ARBOR—"Location, location, location" is key in determining a home's value, but the phrase is equally important regarding the mental health for women living in rural areas, according to a new University of Michigan study. ... Full story

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