Understanding a missing link in how antidepressants work

Scientists discover a new way in which antidepressants work via the well-known stress protein FKBP51 ...

Insufficient evidence for the use of Omega 3 supplements in treating depression

New research out today concludes that there is insufficient evidence for the use of taking an Omega 3 fatty acid supplement in ...

Inflammation linked to weakened reward circuits in depression

We all know what inflammation, the body's systemic response to infection or injury, feels like: achy joints and fatigue, for example. ... Full story

Insulin-sensitizing drug relieves symptoms of chronic depression in some people

Pioglitazone, available generically for treating Type 2 diabetes, improved symptoms of long-term depression in patients also suffering from insulin resistance. ... Full story

Light therapy effective for depression: UBC study

New research finds that light therapy can treat non-seasonal depression and improve the overall wellbeing of people suffering from the disease. ... Full story

HEALTH LINE: New Approaches Offer Hope for Treatment-Resistant Depression

CINCINNATI—In the United States, over 15 percent of the population will suffer from depression at some point in their lives. In addition to the dark moods that give the psychiatric disorder its name, individuals with depression often lose all ability to find joy in their lives; experience changes in energy, sleep and appetite; and find themselves so unable to concentrate that they may be mislabeled as suffering from dementia. ... Full story

Mother's Age at Birth May Influence Symptoms of Depression In Daughters

Older Maternal Age Is Associated With Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Symptoms in Young Adult Female Offspring (PDF, 184KB) ... Full story

African-Americans with depression more likely to have strokes, heart attack

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report ... Full story

Computer assisted CBT provides little or no benefits for depression

Researchers at the University of York have revealed computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (cCBT) is likely to be ineffective in the treatment of depression. ... Full story

Study Finds Complete Symptom Resolution Reduces Risk of Depression Recurrence

People who have had an episode of major depression are at high risk for having another episode. Now, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that the risk of recurrence is significantly lower for people with complete, rather than partial depressive symptom resolution. ... Full story

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