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Treating Severe Depression Could Be a Laughing Matter

2014-12-15 08:57
severe depression could be laughing matter

It’s still too early to tell, but treating severe depression could be a matter of giving a dose of laughing gas. No joke. Results of a proof-of-concept clinical trial suggest that nitrous oxide could be a quick and temporary treatment for depression that has not responded to other therapy.

Although the use of laughing gas for treating depression may sound like an unusual idea, it’s not farfetc

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How Your Daily Run Protects Against Stress-Induced Depression

2014-09-29 21:17

Getting more physical activity is often a suggestion for relieving some of the symptoms of depression. It is also a good stress-reliever. But how?

Getting more physical activity is often a suggestion for relieving some of the symptoms of depression. It is also a good stress-reliever. But how?

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Managing Cognitive Disturbances in Major Depression: An Unmet Need

2014-09-25 10:36
Major depression

Major depression is characterized by mood symptoms, disturbances in sleep, appetite, energy, psychomotor function and suicidality. Cognitive disturbances like problems with learning and episodic memory while an integral part of major depression have been relatively neglected until recently primarily because the available treatments have shown little efficacy in improving these symptoms. Only 35% of patients with MDD achieved remission on monotherapy with citalopram in the STAR-D trial and even after four levels of treatment almost 40% of patients had not achieved remission. Moreover the rates of relapse and recurrence were extremely high over a one year follow up period even in those who achieved remission.

Clinicians need to be educated about an adequate trial of antidepressants before seeing response and remission and deciding about switching or augmenting antidepressants.

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Depression linked to celiac disease

2014-08-31 16:29
depression and Celiac Disease

Several studies have found a connection between depression and celiac disease, but a clear cause and effect relationship has not been established. Some people who have this disorder also experience the symptoms of depression, and research indicates it is worse in untreated celiac cases. However, a wide range of experiences have been recorded that indicate treating celiac disease does not automatically eliminate depression.

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The Controversy Surrounding New Treatments for Depression: 2 Trends

2014-07-21 10:10
Mental Depression Can Be Treated

Depression is a highly treatable disease, affecting millions of Americans today. Every so often, you'll hear about a new treatment method promising to cure this disorder. That can be exciting news to a person suffering from depression. This story discusses two of the latest trends in treating depression.

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Breakthrough leads to powerful new 'natural' treatments for depression

2014-04-24 12:30
potent new class of antidepressants

Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center say they have made an important breakthrough in the treatment of depression by discovering how a natural compound works to regulate mood, a finding that could lead to powerful new treatments for depression.

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Lifestyle interventions can prevent major depression

2014-03-26 22:41
Suffering from depression

It is possible to prevent depression with lifestyle interventions. Depression can cause catastrophic problems in a person's life due to adverse effects which it can have on your ability to work well and to socialize. Serious depressions can even lead to suicide. Drug therapy to treat depression has come under attack in recent years due to the serious side effects which are often associated with psychiatric drugs. Therefore natural interventions to prevent depression are important.

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New method discovered for detecting depression in teenagers

2014-02-18 19:14
Saliva test to detect cortisol levels can determine which teen boys are more likely to develop clinical depression.

A National Institute of Mental Health survey reports that some 11.2 percent of American teenagers ages 13 to 18 have been severely depressed. For teenage boys, however, researchers have discovered the first biomarker for predicting their chances of developing clinical depression.

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New treatments for depression offer hope

2014-02-04 14:34
New treatments for depression show promise

If you’ve ever suffered from depression, you know how debilitating it can be, but you’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 7 percent of adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with depression, costing employers anywhere between $17 billion to $44 billion as a result.

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There's a link between sleep disorders and depression

2014-02-03 07:37
A kid getitng some sleep

It is vitally important for your kids to sleep well at night to maintain good mental health. Although good nutrition is often highlighted as being the most significant factor for good mental health in a growing child, the vital importance of good sleep should not be forgotten. Recent research points to a genetic link between sleep disorders in kids and depression.

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