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Low serotonin is mythical cause of depression, says psychiatry professor

The commercial success of SSRI antidepressants is based on a ‘myth’ that has been a 'costly distraction' from better treatment approaches, suggests one expert.  
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over 6 years ago
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Mindfulness and antidepressants offer 'similar level of protection' against depression

The largest trial yet of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy finds that this treatment works about as well as antidepressants for reducing depressive relapses.  
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over 6 years ago
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Roseroot may have potential as alternative treatment for depression

Researchers have found the herb roseroot may have antidepressive qualities, suggesting that it could have potential as an alternative treatment for mild to moderate depression.  
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over 6 years ago
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Can intensive mindfulness training improve depression?

Depression affects about 350 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of disability. Mindfulness training is a promising approach to decreasing depressive symptoms.  
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over 6 years ago
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Psychotherapy of depression saves costs

In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics a group of German investigators analyzes whether to treat depression with psychotherapy is worth the cost.  
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over 6 years ago
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Mindfulness treatment as effective as CBT for depression and anxiety

Group mindfulness treatment is as effective as individual cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in patients with depression and anxiety, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden...  
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over 6 years ago
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Malnutrition in U.S. - greatest cost linked to seniors, depression, COPD, coronary artery disease and dementia

Even in food-abundant industrialized countries like the U.S., an alarming number of people, particularly seniors, are in a state of diseased-associated malnutrition1.  
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over 6 years ago
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Scientists use brain stimulation to boost creativity, set stage to treat depression

A UNC School of Medicine study has provided the first direct evidence that a low dose of electric current can enhance a specific brain pattern to boost creativity by an average of 7.  
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over 6 years ago
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Facebook users' wishful thinking: Cyberbullying, depression won't happen to me

Facebook users with so-called optimistic bias think they're less likely than other users to experience cyberbullying, depression and other negative social and psychological effects from using...  
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over 6 years ago
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New evidence for treating depression in women with vitamin D supplements

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown link between vitamin D and depression in overweight women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).  
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over 6 years ago
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Suffering from abuse during childhood increases the chances of depression, above all in those adults who are genetically predisposed

An international research project led by scientists from the University of Granada has demonstrated that the risk of suffering from depression due to abuse during childhood is significantly...  
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over 6 years ago
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Prevalence of major depression lower among African-American women in rural areas

African-American women who live in rural areas have lower prevalences of major depression and mood disorder, while non-Hispanic white women in these areas have higher prevalences.  
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over 6 years ago
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Scientists find link between heavy Facebook use and depressive symptoms

Research on how social comparison on Facebook might affect mental health finds people feel depressed after heavy use because they feel badly when comparing themselves to others.  
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over 6 years ago
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Fertility patients' history is best predictor of risk for major depression

A potent risk factor for developing major depressive disorder (MDD) during fertility treatment is something health providers are likely not even looking for, according to new research from San...  
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over 6 years ago
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Depression and insomnia could lead to more frequent nightmares

Researchers have identified depression and insomnia as the strongest predictors of frequent nightmares in a study of the Finnish general adult population.  
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over 6 years ago
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Most men with borderline testosterone levels may have depression

Men with borderline testosterone levels have higher rates of depression and depressive symptoms than the general population, new research finds.  
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over 6 years ago
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Hearing-aid intervention could help stave off depression, improve quality of life

When individuals wear their hearing aids for the first time, they are flooded with sounds they have not heard in months or years; yet, previous research has shown that not all new sounds are...  
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over 6 years ago
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Link discovered between depression and abnormal brain response to visceral pain in patients with IBS

High rates of anxiety and depression amongst patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have led many researchers to believe there could be a causal relationship between psychological factors...  
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over 6 years ago
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Impact of domestic violence on women's mental health

In addition to their physical injuries, women who are victims of domestic violence are also at a greater risk of mental health problems such as depression and psychotic symptoms.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago