Depression

Manipulating molecule in the brain improves stress response, new target for depression treatment

DALLAS – July 21, 2015 – Increasing the levels of a signaling molecule found in the brain can positively alter response to ...

Irish Teens Unable to Identify Depression

Many Irish teenagers are unable to identify signs of depression or suicidal thoughts, according to new research on mental health literacy among ...

Irish teenagers Unable to Identify Depression

Many Irish teenagers are unable to identify signs of depression or suicidal thoughts, according to new research on mental health literacy among adolescents conducted by psychologists at Trinity College Dublin. ... Full story

VCU researchers and international partners are first to identify risk genes for clinical depression

For the first time in scientific history, researchers have identified specific genetic clues to the underlying etiology of clinical depression. ... Full story

Pupil response can predict depression risk in children

By Inside Staff - How much a child’s pupil dilates in response to seeing an emotional image can predict his or her risk of depression over the next two years, according to new research from Binghamton University. ... Full story

FDA approves new drug to treat schizophrenia and as an add on to an antidepressant to treat major depressive disorder

On July 10, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Rexulti (brexpiprazole) tablets to treat adults with schizophrenia and as an add-on treatment to an antidepressant medication to treat adults with major depressive disorder (MDD). ... Full story

Brain study shows that depression reduces size of the hippocampus

Differences in the brain become more severe the longer an individual suffers from depression, say researchers from USC and Amsterdam ... Full story

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 new memories - than healthy individuals, a new global study of nearly 9,000 people reveals. ... Full story

Search for depression biomarkers could improve diagnosis

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

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