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Easy treatments can help reduce winter blues

Easy treatments can help reduce winter blues

For many people, the winter months bring a form of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is characterized by symptoms such as daily feelings...

These 4 things could predict your depression risk

In a new study, researchers found that behavioral risk factors including smoking, obesity, limited physical activity and a less healthy diet strongly predict the...

Why some people get depression and some don’t

Depression is notoriously hard to study, but what if you could switch depression on and off and look at the biological differences between when...
5 lifestyle changes to enhance your mood and mental health

5 lifestyle changes to enhance your mood and mental health

When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What's not...

Ketamine could fight depression in a surprising way, study shows

Ketamine works as an antidepressant at least in part by activating the brain’s opioid system, new Stanford research reports. The finding overturns previously held beliefs...
Lack of this molecule linked to major depression

Lack of single molecule linked to major depression

In a new study, researchers from Stanford University found that people with the major depression disorder have low blood levels of a substance called...
How Alzheimer’s disease linked to depression, anxiety, sleep problems

How Alzheimer’s disease linked to depression, anxiety and sleep problems

A new study from UC San Francisco and Brazil has shown that the earliest stages of the brain degeneration associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
Mental health- the dangers of the social media diagnosis

Mental health: the dangers of the social media diagnosis

Even Facebook agrees that social media can be bad for your mental health. And research by the Department of Education has found that the mental...
New hope for patients with depression and anxiety

New hope for people with depression and anxiety

There is a strong link between depression and anxiety disorders and autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT), a chronic thyroid condition affecting approximately 10 percent of the...
Depression, anxiety may harm your health like smoking and obesity

Depression, anxiety may harm your health like smoking and obesity

An annual physical typically involves a weight check and questions about unhealthy habits like smoking. But a new study from UC San Francisco suggests health...