Depression

Patients with recurrent depression have smaller hippocampi

The brains of people with recurrent depression have a significantly smaller hippocampus - the part of the brain most associated with forming ...

Search for depression biomarkers could improve diagnosis

Study to identify biomarkers for depression could lead to simpler diagnosis and more personalised treatments. ...

Holding on to the Blues: Depressed Individuals May Fail to Decrease Sadness

Given that depression is characterized by intense and frequent negative feelings, like sadness, it might seem logical to develop interventions that target those negative feelings. But new research suggests that even when depressed people have the opportunity to decrease their sadness, they don’t necessarily try to do so. ... Full story

UCLA studies identify predictors of depression and PTSD among African-Americans and Latinos

Researchers develop screening tool that may help deliver more targeted care ... Full story

Recalling happier memories can reverse depression

Artificially reactivating positive memories could offer an alternative to traditional antidepressants. ... Full story

UNSW program helping refugees overcome mental health stigma

An innovative UNSW program designed to help traumatised refugees overcome the stigma associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has received a $450,000 grant from beyondblue. ... Full story

Longevity Hormone is Lower in Stressed and Depressed Women

Klotho Offers Possible New Link Between Mind and Body ... Full story

Attention to Angry Faces May Predict Future Depression

Epidemiological data indicate that a majority of individuals who experience one episode of major depressive disorder will experience another depressive episode in the future. New research shows that an attentional bias toward angry faces is one risk factor that may predict future depressive episodes. ... Full story

Drug combination highlights potential new depression treatment

Scientists at our University have identified that a combination of two existing licensed drugs could be used as a potential new treatment for depression. ... Full story

Recurrent major depressive disorder and use of antidepressants associated with lower bone density

A recent study from the University of Eastern Finland in collaboration with Deakin University, Australia, shows that recurrent major depressive disorder (MDD) in men is associated with lower bone density. ... Full story

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