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Depression News
June 28, 2022

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Adults Sleep Better Together Than They Do Alone

A new study finds a relationship between bed sharing, sleep and mental health. Adults who share a bed with a partner or spouse sleep better than those who sleep alone, according to a new ...

'Good' Bacteria to Tackle Depression

Intestinal flora plays an important role in health -- including mental health. Researchers have shown that probiotics can support the effect of antidepressants and help to alleviate ...

Children Who Play Adventurously Have Better Mental Health

Children who spend more time playing adventurously have lower symptoms of anxiety and depression, and were happier over the first Covid-19 lockdown, according to new ...

Novel Preclinical Drug Could Have Potential to Combat Depression, Brain Injury and Cognitive Disorders

Scientists have described a novel preclinical drug that could have the potential to combat depression, brain injury and diseases that impair ...
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Association Between Children Conceived Via Infertility Treatments and Education and Mental Health Outcomes

Children conceived through medically assisted reproduction (MAR) fare better at school but are more likely to have mental health problems by their late teens, according to a new ...

Losing a Grandmother May Trigger Rise in Depression for Some of Her Survivors

New research found that for up to seven years after the death of their grandmother, adolescent boys had a 50% increase in depression symptoms compared to peers who were not grieving. Additionally, ...

New Study Shows Bidirectional Link Between Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Depression

A new study shows that patients diagnosed with IBD were nine times as likely to develop depression than the general population. In addition, their siblings who did not suffer from IBD were almost two ...

How the Brain Changes During Depression Treatment

Researchers have shown what happens to the brain when a person receives a depression treatment known as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). rTMS is a depression treatment typically ...

Statins May Provide Protection Against Depression

Statins have been hailed as a wonder drug; the cholesterol-lowering drugs have been prescribed to tens of millions of people since their approval in the late 1980s to prevent heart attack and stroke. ...

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Not Linked to Epilepsy in Children

A new study suggests that antidepressant use by mothers during the first trimester of pregnancy does not increase the chances of epilepsy and seizures in ...

Multiple Diagnoses Are the Norm for Mental Illness; A New Genetic Analysis Helps Explain Why

An analysis of 11 major psychiatric disorders offers new insight into why comorbidities are the norm when it comes to mental illness. The study suggests that while there is no single gene or set of ...

A Study Confirms the Relationship Between an Amino Acid Present in Diet and Depression

The results, shown in humans, mice and flies, show that elevated plasma levels and a diet rich in this amino acid -- proline -- causes a more severe state of ...

A Better Diet Helps Beat Depression in Young Men

Young men with a poor diet saw a significant improvement in their symptoms of depression when they switched to a healthy Mediterranean diet, a new study ...

Social Media Break Improves Mental Health, Study Suggests

Results of a new study which asked participants to take a week-long break from TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook find positive effects for wellbeing, depression and ...

Mental Illness Plays Havoc With the Mind as Well as the Heart

We need to pay more attention to the physical impacts of mental illness. It could not only be messing with your mind, but also your heart, say ...

Cognitive Impairment from Severe COVID-19 Equivalent to 20 Years of Aging, Study Finds

Cognitive impairment as a result of severe COVID-19 is similar to that sustained between 50 and 70 years of age and is the equivalent to losing 10 IQ points, say ...

Stress, Anxiety and Depression During Pregnancy May Hinder Toddler's Cognitive Development

Women's elevated anxiety, depression and stress during pregnancy altered key features of the fetal brain, which subsequently decreased their offspring's cognitive development at 18 months. ...

New Studies Show Special Mental Health Risks for Certain Groups of New Doctors

First-year surgery residents, and first-year medical residents in all fields who are members of sexual minorities such as LGBTQ, are more likely than others to develop depression during the stressful ...

Living in Areas With More Greenery May Boost Cognitive Function, Study Finds

New evidence links residential exposure to greenspace, such as green vegetation, as a potential population-level approach to improve processing speed and attention, and overall cognitive ...

Neuronal Plasticity in Chronic Pain-Induced Anxiety Revealed

Researchers have shown how chronic pain leads to maladaptive anxiety in mice, with implications for treatment of chronic pain-related psychiatric disorders in ...

Gastrointestinal Issues Linked With Anxiety, Social Withdrawal for Kids With Autism

A new study found a 'bi-directional' relationship between gastrointestinal issues and internalized symptoms in children and adolescents with autism -- meaning the symptoms seem to be ...

Talk Therapy May Alleviate Depression and Improve Quality of Life for People With Dementia

Talking therapies may improve symptoms of depression for people with dementia, finds a new review, providing hope for a group who typically do not benefit from ...

Study Reviews COVID-Related Hospital Visitation Limits and Family Stress

Efforts by hospitals to protect people from COVID-19 by restricting them from visiting family members in ICUs may have contributed to a significant increase in stress-related disorders, according to ...

Antidepressants Are Not Associated With Improved Quality of Life in the Long Run, Study Finds

Over time, using antidepressants is not associated with significantly better health-related quality of life, compared to people with depression who do not take the drugs, according to a new ...

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