Depression News

Yoga May Help Ease Prenatal Depression

March 12th, 2015
Pregnant women are often concerned about the use of pharmaceuticals to reduce symptoms associated with depression. A small pilot study from Brown University, Butler Hospital, and Women & Infants' Hospital, suggests yoga may help pregnant women with depression reduce its severity. In prior research, lead ...
Loneliness Epidemic Threatens Longevity

Loneliness Epidemic Threatens Longevity

March 12th, 2015
Most are aware that regular exercise, a healthy diet, and appropriate medical care are key factors toward living a long life. Now research from Brigham Young University shows that loneliness and social isolation are just as much a threat to ...
Cardiac Patients Should Beware of ‘Psychosocial Perfect Storm’

Cardiac Patients Should Beware of ‘Psychosocial Perfect Storm’

March 11th, 2015
A new study should be a warning message to cardiac patients experiencing mental health issues. Investigators discovered that for people with a cardiac diagnosis, a combination of stress and depression can significantly increase the risk of a heart attack and death. Researchers followed nearly ...
History of Using Psychedelics Tied to Less Psychological Distress

History of Using Psychedelics Tied to Less Psychological Distress

March 11th, 2015
People with a history of psychedelic drug use tend to experience less psychological distress and fewer suicidal thoughts, planning, and attempts, according to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. While the study authors ...
Study Finds Suicide Among Young People Twice as High in Rural US

Study Finds Suicide Among Young People Twice as High in Rural US

March 10th, 2015
While many associate stress and tension with living in a big city, the rate of suicides among young people is significantly higher in rural communities. A new review discovers that the adolescent and young-adult suicide rate in the U.S. was almost twice as high ...
Stress from Long-term Unemployment May Undermine Health

Stress from Long-term Unemployment May Undermine Health

March 9th, 2015
Researchers have found the direct biological stress associated with unemployment may explain the increased mortality and morbidity among job-seekers. University of College London investigators correlated inflammatory markers found in blood, which are influenced by stress, to heart disease. The markers are clinically important because ...
Borderline Testosterone Levels Linked to Higher Rates of Depression in Men

Borderline Testosterone Levels Linked to Higher Rates of Depression in Men

March 8th, 2015
Men with borderline testosterone levels have higher rates of depression and depressive symptoms than the general population, according to a new study. "Over half of men referred for borderline testosterone levels have depression,” said Michael S. Irwig, M.D., F.A.C.E., associate professor of medicine ...
Antidepressants Linked to Improved Cardio Health

Antidepressants Linked to Improved Cardio Health

March 7th, 2015
A new study has found that treating depression is more effective than prescribing statins in reducing the risk of heart disease in patients with moderate to severe depression. For the study, researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City ...
Early PTSD Symptoms After Blast Injury May Predict Later Disability

Early PTSD Symptoms After Blast Injury May Predict Later Disability

March 5th, 2015
For military personnel with blast-related mild traumatic brain injuries, early symptoms of post-traumatic stress such as anxiety, emotional numbness, flashbacks, and irritability are the strongest predictors of later disability, said researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Investigators were surprised that mental ...
Study Finds Family Therapy More Effective for Depressed Preadolescents

Study Finds Family Therapy More Effective for Depressed Preadolescents

March 4th, 2015
New research suggests Family Based Interpersonal Psychotherapy (FB-IPT) is more effective for treating preadolescent children with depression than child-centered therapy (CCT). Many are concerned that preadolescents with depressive disorders may be under-diagnosed and go untreated. This occurs because those presenting for outpatient treatment with ...