Heightened social pain in depression tied to pain perception

Differences in the neurochemical system that regulates physical pain may explain why social rejection hurts so badly for people with depression — ...

Women veterans with chest pain heavier, more depressed than men

More study needed on causes of chest pain -- from stress to microvascular angina ...

Women veterans younger, more depressed when referred for cardiac testing

More study needed on causes of chest pain -- from stress to microvascular angina ... Full story

Depression diagnosis associated with higher risk of committing violent crime

A diagnosis of depression is associated with a threefold increase in the risk of committing violent crime, compared to the general population, according to a new study based on nearly 50,000 people in Sweden diagnosed with depression. ... Full story

Pitt and UPMC to Assess Whether Medicine Used for Detox Can Help Older Depressed Adults

PITTSBURGH – Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC are testing a unique drug, often used to treat both opioid addiction or severe pain, to determine if it can help people suffering from late-life treatment resistant depression (LL-TRD). ... Full story

Paternal postnatal depression found to affect 12 per cent of fathers RCSI Nursing and Midwifery Conference hears

Minister for Health addresses international conference on advancing nursing and midwifery practice ... Full story

Cyberbullying Linked to 6-Fold Increase in Depression among Female College Students

New Rochelle, NY - More than 1 in 4 females have experienced cyberbullying in college, increasing their risk for depression. Female college students who acted as cyberbullies were also more likely to report problem alcohol use, according to a new study published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. ... Full story

Stillbirth may increase women's long term risk for depression

Women who deliver a stillborn infant — but who have no history of depression — may be at a higher risk for long-lasting depression, conclude researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The depression may last beyond the six months most people require to recover from a major loss and persist for as long as 36 months. ... Full story

Disruption in brain signals sheds new light on melancholic depression

UNSW researchers have identified a distinctive brain signature in people with melancholic depression, supporting calls for its classification as a unique mood disorder type. ... Full story

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