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The Depression Is Real Coalition seeks to educate Americans that depression is a serious, debilitating disease that can be fatal if left untreated.
Fluoxetine, sold under the trade name Prozac, is one of the most heavily prescribed antidepressants in the US. In humans, it acts to increase the levels of serotonin at nerve synapses, relieving depression and associated illnesses.
Nicotine may improve the symptoms of depression in people who do not smoke.
A new study shows that a team based approach to depression treatment in primary care can significantly reduce suicidal thoughts in older adults.
Individuals with major depression have an exaggerated inflammatory response to psychological stress compared to those who do not suffer from depression.
A new breed of permanently 'cheerful' mouse is providing hope of a new treatment for clinical depression.
Two antidepressants commonly used to treat depression in the general population also can effectively and safely treat postpartum depression.
Antidepressant medications may be associated with suicide attempts and death in severely depressed children and adolescents but not in adults.
A drug known as ketamine may relieve symptoms of depression within two hours and remain effective for up to one week.
Physicians should screen mothers for postpartum depression regularly for at least a year following childbirth to better identify women who develop symptoms throughout the year and those whose depression persists.
Trials showed a doubling of rates of suicidal acts between active treatment and placebo, but it was only in a recent study reviewing over 700 trials that this difference became significant.
Some individuals with a history of depression may sink back into thinking patterns associated with the condition when faced with mild stresses or sadness, increasing their risk for relapse.
Late onset depression is linked to a decline in the brain's executive functions that leads to repetitive, negative thought patterns a new study reveals.
To determine effective programs in preventing depressive symptoms, researchers conducted a meta analysis of the last 20 years of research on interventions aimed at preventing depressive symptoms in youth.
Adolescents with negative body image concerns are more likely to be depressed, anxious, and suicidal than those without intense dissatisfaction over their appearance.
Before a new type of therapy for Treatment Resistant Depression starts to benefit patients it may take between three and 12 months.
Desvenlafaxine succinate can help improve symptoms in adult patients suffering with depression.
Patients whose depressed mood increased over time showed a decreased use of actively coping with stress, while patients whose depression decreased were using significantly more active ways of coping.
Managing depression helps control blood glucose levels.
Depression is common in patients with cardiovascular disease, including acute myocardial infarction (heart attack).
The findings are important for understanding the causes and improving the treatment of depression.