Depression

Now, a device to zap off depression

Now, a device to zap off depressionLondon, Mar 5 : What if zapping an electric current into ears could help patients with depression? A new study has revealed a gadget that stimulates the brain when anti-depressants don't work.

The gadget, which can be used at home, works by transmitting mild currents through clips fixed to skin on the ears. This stimulates a nerve connected to an area of the brain that regulates mood, the Daily Mail reported.


When every fourth doctor gets the blues

When every fourth doctor gets the bluesWashington D. C, Dec 10 - Blame the grueling years of training for a medical career as a new study has found that more than 25 percent of new doctors have signs of depression.

That's bad news not just for the young doctors themselves, but also for the patients they care for now and in the future. Depressed doctors are known to be more likely to make mistakes or give worse care.


Yoga may rescue you from prenatal depression

Yoga may rescue you from prenatal depressionWashington, March 12 - If you are suffering from prenatal depression, yoga may be your way out, as a new study suggests that it helps reduce the severity of mood disorder in pregnant women.


New study claims physically fit adolescents' are less depressed

New study claims physically fit adolescents' are less depressed Washington, Aug 8 - A new study has shown that physically fit sixth graders especially girls are less depressed when they reach in seventh grade.


How depression ups heart disease risk

How depression ups heart disease riskSydney, May 12 - A new study has revealed that depression is one of the major risk factors behind heart risk.

According to Professor Gavin Lambert, National Health and Medical Research Fellow at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, depression is a risk factor that needs to be taken as seriously as any other and it may also exacerbate existing heart disease, Sydney Morning Herald reported.


'Young dads at risk of postpartum depression too'

'Young dads at risk of postpartum depression too'Washington, April 15 - Researchers have said that young fathers are at an increased risk of depression.

Depressive symptoms increased on average by 68 percent over the first five years of fatherhood for these young men, who were around 25 years old when they became fathers and whom lived in the same home as their children.

This study is the first to identify when young fathers are at increased risk of developing depressive symptoms.


Depression ups heart failure risk by 40 pc

Depression ups heart failure risk by 40 pcWashington, April 7 : Researchers have said that moderate to severe depression increases the risk of heart failure by 40 per cent.

The findings come from a study of nearly 63 000 Norwegians.


Early depression turns men into couch potatoes

Early depression turns men into couch potatoesToronto, April 2 - Does your hubby spend most of his leisure time online or in front of the TV set to the extent of ignoring family? The reason may well be depression early on his life, a study suggests.

Young men who have experienced depression early on are more vulnerable than women to becoming sedentary later in life, the study found.


Tooth loss associated with depression and anxiety

Tooth loss associated with depression and anxietyWashington, March 21 - Researchers have associated tooth loss with depression and anxiety.

In the study, researchers examined a potential association of tooth loss with depression and anxiety.

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Survey is a complex, telephone survey of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state health departments. In this study, the researchers used the BRFSS 2010 data (451,075 respondents).


Social groups can help ease depression

Social groups can help ease depressionWashington, March 20 - Researchers have suggested that building a strong connection to a social group helps clinically depressed patients recover and helps prevent relapse.


33 pc girls and 25 pc boys in high schools are depressed: Study

33 pc girls and 25 pc boys in high schools are depressedSydney, March 9 - Researchers have found that one in three girls and a quarter of boys are depressed , with many turning to violence, alcohol and unwanted sex to deal with their problems.

The research of almost 4500 year 7 to 12 students also found that 34 per cent of girls and 30 per cent of boys were constantly under strain and unable to deal with their difficulties, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.


30 minutes of meditation may help curb anxiety and depression

meditationWashington, Jan. 7 - About 30 minutes of meditation daily could help improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, a new analysis of previously published research has suggested.


Brutal cold makes post-vacation depression worse

Brutal cold makes post-vacation depression worseNew York, Jan 5 - Ever thought why going to office Monday after a long holiday becomes a daunting task, especially in this bone-chilling cold?

Blame it on seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

The first working day after the holidays can be a depressing time for people coping with a post-holiday letdown and a type of depression triggered by short days called SAD, revealed a new study.


Probiotics offer enormous potential for treatment of depression

Probiotics offer enormous potential for treatment of depressionWashington, Nov 15 - A new study has revealed that probiotics- live bacteria that help maintain a healthy digestive system- when ingested in adequate amounts, offer enormous potential for the treatment of depression and other stress-related disorders.


Brain areas and mechanisms associated with depression and anxiety identified

Brain areas and mechanisms associated with depression and anxiety identifiedWashington, Nov 12 - A new study has revealed new mechanisms and areas of the brain associated with anxiety and depression, suggesting possible targets to understand and treat these debilitating mental illnesses.

According to Georgia Hodes, PhD, abstract, a molecule in the immune system may contribute to depression, suggesting a potential biomarker for the disease.


Healthy lifestyle changes could help combat depression

DepressionWashington, Nov. 11 - New studies have showed that healthy lifestyle choices could have positive impact in depression treatment, the effects of aging, and learning.

The experiences and choices people make throughout life actively impact the brain.


Depression second most leading cause of global disability burden

Depression second most leading cause of global disability burdenWashington, Nov 6 - A new study has tried to look into the most recent and comprehensive estimates on how much death and disability is attributable to depression, both world-wide and in individual countries and regions.

Rates and ranking among all causes of disability varied by country and by region.


People with migraine problem twice as likely to suffer from depression

People with migraine problem twice as likely to suffer from depressionWashington, Oct. 18 : The prevalence of depression among those suffering from migraine is nearly twice as high as for those without the disease (men: 8.4 percent vs. 3.4 percent; women 12.4 percent vs. 5.7 percent), a new study has suggested.

In the paper, investigators reported that younger migraine sufferers were particularly at risk for depression.


Harrowing moments in life leading cause of anxiety and depression

Harrowing moments in life leading cause of anxiety and depressionWashington, Oct. 17 : A new study has found that a person is more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression if he or she has dealt with some traumatic life events.

But, how a person deals with such stressful events can determine the level of stress they feel, the study has claimed.


Acupuncture along with anti-depressants helps fight severe depression

Acupuncture along with anti-depressants helps fight severe depressionLondon, October 17 : Acupuncture therapy along with anti-depressants helps fight depression more effectively than drugs alone, a new study has found.

According to the British study, depression patients who combined acupuncture with medication improved more after three months than those who simply took medication, the Daily Express reported.


Why adults with depression struggle with parenthood

depressionWashington, Oct 16 - A new study has identified the symptoms of depression that are likely to cause difficulties with parenting, thus shedding light on the link between the two.

Although the link between depression and poor parenting has previously been identified, this is the first time that researchers have brought together multiple studies in order to identify the reasons behind the parenting difficulties.


Self-help books can help tackle depression

Self-help books can help tackle depression London, Jan 29 : Prescribing self-help books to patients with depression could be an effective treatment, a study has found.

Patients offered books, plus sessions guiding them in how to use them, had lower levels of depression a year later than those offered usual GP care, the Daily Mail reported.

The effect was seen in addition to the benefits of other treatments such as antidepressants, according to Scottish researchers.


Self-help books could help tackle depression

Self-help books could help tackle depressionLondon, Jan 19 : Prescribing self-help books to patients with depression could be an effective treatment, a study has found.

Patients offered books, plus sessions guiding them in how to use them, had lower levels of depression a year later than those offered usual GP care, the BBC reported.

The effect was seen in addition to the benefits of other treatments such as antidepressants, according to Scottish researchers.


Dark winters `up depression risk`

Dark winters `up depression risk`London, December 19 : Lack of sunshine in our lives means millions risk suffering depression, experts say.

Almost half of the working population catches a glimpse of sunlight only at lunchtime, and for those too busy to go outside for a break, the only time they see daylight is at the weekend.


Depression and stress can cause lapses in proper use of contraception

Depression and stress can cause lapses in proper use of contraceptionWashington, November 5 : Women with moderate to severe depression and stress symptoms were less likely to use contraception consistently — that is, use it each time they had sex — compared to women with mild or no symptoms, a new study has found.

Women with depression or stress were also more likely to say they did not use contraception at all in the past week compared to women with less severe symptoms.


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