Depression

Study Suggests Drug Coverage Alone Not an Easy Solution to Closing Treatment Gap in Depression

A rule proposed in 2014 that would have likely reduced the number of prescription antidepressant drugs available to Medicare patients would have ...

Women who experience postpartum depression symptoms before giving birth may face greater risk

Postpartum depression (PPD) may have a diverse clinical presentation and this has critical implications for diagnosis, treatment and understanding the underlying biology ...

PTSD and Depression in Survivors a Decade after 9/11

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the most commonly reported mental illness in survivors of the World Trade Center disaster in New York City. ... Full story

Depression in dementia more common in community care, study finds

A University of Manchester study of over 400 people in eight EU countries with severe dementia has found that those residing in long-term care homes are less likely to suffer from depressive symptoms than those living in the community. ... Full story

Fruit a depression-buster for women

Eating two or more pieces of fruit a day can help women fight off depression ... Full story

Patient Awakes from Post-Traumatic Minimally Conscious State after Administration of Depressant Drug

First Reported Incidence and Possible Implications Published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience ... Full story

Social skills training needed for people with depression

People with depression should receive specific training and treatment in how to interpret and act in social situations, in a bid to overcome one of the major issues faced by depressive people, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide. ... Full story

The Medical Minute: Many different factors can trigger holiday depression

While the holidays are a time of merriment and festivities for many, some people struggle with depression during this time of year. ... Full story

Miscarriage brings grief, but doesn’t increase chance of depression

UQ research shows that women who miscarry are not at a greater risk of depression than other women. ... Full story

Laughing gas studied as depression treatment

By Jim Dryden - Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) has been used as an anesthetic in medicine and dentistry for 150 years. In this illustration from a 19th century book, a man is shown dancing after inhaling the gas. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are evaluating nitrous oxide as a treatment for depression. ... Full story

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