Depression

Healthy mood spreads through social contact, depression doesn’t

New research has revealed that having mentally healthy friends can help sohttp://healthcanal.com/admin/articles.phpmeone recover from depression or even remain mentally healthy in the ...

Teen Depression and How Social Media Can Help or Hurt

This article originally appeared on CNN.com on Aug. 6, 2015. ...

Superstorm Sandy Child and Family Health Study Finds Lingering Effects of Mental Health Distress, PTSD and Depression

Rutgers and NYU researchers co-led representative population study of 1 million New Jersey residents living in Sandy’s path ... Full story

Researchers Uncover Markers in the Blood to Identify Women at Risk for Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is a debilitating disorder that affects nearly 20 percent of new mothers, putting their infants at increased risk for poor behavioral, cognitive and social development. ... Full story

Consuming highly refined carbohydrates increases risk of depression

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - A diet high in refined carbohydrates may lead to an increased risk for new-onset depression in postmenopausal women, according to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. ... Full story

Junk Food May Increase Depression Risk

A diet high in refined carbohydrates may lead to an increased risk for new-onset depression in postmenopausal women, according to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. ... Full story

Depressed females have over-active glutamate receptor gene

Numerous genes that regulate the activity of a neurotransmitter in the brain have been found to be abundant in brain tissue of depressed females. This could be an underlying cause of the higher incidence of attempted suicide among women, according to research at the University of Illinois at Chicago.molecular psychiatry ... Full story

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 stress, revealing a potential new therapeutic target for treatment of depression, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers said. ... Full story

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 adolescents conducted by psychologists at Trinity College Dublin. ... Full story

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