Research Shows Why Antidepressant May Be Effective in Postpartum Depression

Drug reverses stress-induced brain changes governing motivation and reward ...

High-fructose diet in adolescence may exacerbate depressive-like behavior

Fructose is found naturally in fruits and vegetables but also added to many processed foods and beverages. It is also one half ...

Teens who mature early at greater risk of depression, study says

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Youth who enter puberty ahead of their peers are at heightened risk of depression, although the disease develops differently in girls than in boys, a new study suggests. ... Full story

Depression, overwhelming guilt in preschool years linked to brain changes

By Jim Dryden- In school-age children previously diagnosed with depression as preschoolers, a key brain region involved in emotion is smaller than in their peers who were not depressed, scientists have shown. ... Full story

Brain Protein Influences How the Brain Manages Stress; Suggests New Model of Depression

Discovery of new molecular and behavioural connections may provide a foundation for the development of new treatments to combat some forms of depression ... Full story

Changes in a Single Gene’s Action Can Control Addiction- and Depression-Related Behaviors

New DNA regulatory technique modifies the environment around a single gene to control gene expression and behavioral consequences ... Full story

Molecular profiling of Ketamine’s rapid antidepressant effect

Ketamine impacts major energy metabolism pathways in brain cells with several metabolites qualifying as biomarkers for the Ketamine drug response ... Full story

New study shows strong link between selenium levels and depression

A new University of Otago study has found that selenium levels that are both too high in the body, and worse, too low, can place young people at greater risk of depression. ... Full story

Even mild depressive symptoms result in poorer lumbar spinal stenosis surgery outcome

Even mild depressive symptoms can weaken the outcome of lumbar spinal stenosis surgery, according to a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. Patients with depressive symptoms had a weaker functional capacity post-surgery even five years after surgery. The results were published in The Spine Journal. ... Full story

PET scans reveal how psychodynamic therapy for depression may change brain function

Metabolic differences in key brain region could predict which patients are most likely to respond to psychodynamic therapy ... Full story

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