Childhood obesity linked to higher risk of anxiety, depression and premature death
March 18, 2020
Two new studies from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden underscore health risks associated with childhood obesity. Children with obesity have a three times higher risk of mortality in early adulthood compared with children in the general population and are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depr...
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Is the 'Gratitude Movement' Overrated? Study Finds It Has Limits
March 17, 2020

Latest Depression News

By Alan Mozes
TUESDAY, March 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Can a self-help strategy built on daily expressions of gratitude keep ...
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Doctors urged to reconsider controversial acne drug
March 16, 2020
Acne treatment including the highly effective acne medication isotretinoin should be made more readily available despite reports of its association with depression and teen suicide. That's the implication of a study just published in the .
Isotretinoin has been linked to depression an...
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Kids who blame themselves for mom's sadness are more likely to face depression and anxiety
March 11, 2020

Kids who believe comments like this -- assuming blame for their mom's sadness or depression -- are more likely to face depression and anxiety themselves, a new study led by SMU has found.
"Although mothers with higher levels of depressive symptoms face increased risk that their child...
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Persistent sleep difficulties in infancy linked to heightened risk of childhood anxieties
March 10, 2020
Persistent sleep difficulties during the first 12 months of life are linked to a heightened risk of developing childhood anxieties and emotional disorders, indicates research published online in the .
Based on their findings, poor infant sleepers should be monitored for mental health ...
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Gratitude interventions don't help with depression, anxiety
March 9, 2020
Go ahead and be grateful for the good things in your life. Just don't think that a gratitude intervention will help you feel less depressed or anxious.
In a new study, researchers at The Ohio State University analyzed results from 27 separate studies that examined the effectiveness of...
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Is Electroconvulsive (ECT) Therapy Safe?
March 6, 2020

What is electroconvulsive therapy?

In electroshock therapy, doctors use this machine to run a precise amount of electrical current through a patient's brain, inducing seizures that inexplicably ...
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Can light therapy help improve mood in people with concussion?
March 2, 2020
People with mild traumatic brain injury who are exposed to early morning blue light therapy may experience a decrease in depression and other concussion symptoms, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 72nd Annual Meeting in T...
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Teen Moms at High Risk for Depression, Anxiety
March 2, 2020

Latest Depression News

FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As if being a teen mom isn't hard enough, two-thirds of young mothers are grappling with at least one ...
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Antibodies: The body's own antidepressants
February 24, 2020
If the immune system attacks its own body, it can often have devastating consequences: autoantibodies bind to the body's structures, triggering functional disorders. The receptors for glutamate, a neurotransmitter, can also become the target of autoantibodies. Researchers at the Max Planck Instit...
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