Spreading rumors and gossiping may not cause bruises or black eyes, but the psychological consequences of this social type of bullying could linger into early adulthood as it's linked to depression and anxiety.
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BrainCells has initiated a Phase 2a clinical trial with its lead product candidate, BCI-540, for the treatment of depression with anxiety.
Long-term maintenance treatment is likely to sustain improvement and prevent recurrence among adolescents with major depression.
People who suffer from depression have increased risk for developing Alzheimer's disease later in life.
Increasing positive experiences decreases depression symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis.
Although individuals with depression may be more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, symptoms of depression do not appear to increase in the years before a diagnosis is made.
For what appears to be the first time in humans, scientists have detected an interaction between genes that may help prevent brain changes that increase vulnerability to depression.
Antidepressant medications which increase serotonin neurotransmitter levels can depress dopamine levels. Decreasing dopamine level can increase depression, impulsivity and suicide risk in depressed patients, who were previously dopamine deficient. "When physicians prescribe serotonin enhancement medications to dopamine deficient patients, patients sometimes become more depressed, impulsive and suicidal," said Dr. Rick Sponaugle, Medical Director of Florida Detox.
Certain variations in a gene that helps regulate response to stress tend to protect adults who were abused in childhood from developing depression.
Blocking production of a single enzyme alleviates symptoms of depression and anxiety in mice that have low serotonin levels.
Older women are more likely to become and remain depressed than older men.
In the PhD a new anti-depressant treatment strategy is proposed that is capable of improving on the current one with its drawbacks.
People who develop depression are often times more recluse and can turn to drugs and alcohol, therefore it is advantageous to seek an addiction treatment center that offers a dual diagnosis service for depression and addiction.
Major anxiety and/or depression, can double a coronary artery disease patient's chances of repeated heart ailments.
It's hard to stay on the wagon when you're depressed, according to a new study of problem drinkers.
Researchers had previously shown that people with a history of depression experience mood symptoms following such serotonin depletion, along with alterations in emotion-regulating brain circuits.
People troubled by depression usually experience their dark moods in an on-again, off-again fashion. In that respect, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) differs only in that the oscillations follow a seasonal schedule, with the depression usually starting in the fall and lasting through the spring. Lack of light is often blamed for SAD, but just how darker days cause depression in SAD sufferers is still in question, reports the January 2008 issue of the Harvard Health Letter.
Clinical trial showed that adult patients who received a 50 mg/day dose of PRISTIQ for the treatment of major depressive disorder experienced a statistically significant reduction in the symptoms.
A team of scientists has found that a drug used to treat depression can extend the lifespan of adult roundworms.
Veterans with cancer sometimes do not undergo depression screening.
New data reinforces the superiority of escitalopram compared to duloxetine in the acute treatment of depression.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation has been shown to be an effective, non-drug treatment for major depression.
Boosting an exercise-related gene in the brain works as a powerful anti-depressant in mice - a finding that could lead to a new anti-depressant drug target and eventually to a new method of treatment of depression.