Depression News

It Takes Just One Question to Identify Narcissism

August 6th, 2014
Ohio State researchers believe they have developed and validated a new method to identify which people are narcissistic. And, the beauty is that the tool is only a single question. In a series of 11 experiments involving more than 2,200 people of all ...

Some Take Pride in Anorexic Weight Loss

August 5th, 2014
A new study finds that misguided pride may play a significant role in anorexic behaviors. Researchers discovered positive emotions -- despite their fallacy -- may play an exacerbating role in fueling eating disorders like anorexia nervosa. Tragically, anorexia nervosa has a death rate ...

New Depression Approach Tailored to the Individual

August 5th, 2014
New research suggests treatment for clinical depression should be adjusted or tailored for the individual according to the stage or phase of depression as the disorder is more complex than commonly believed. University of Adelaide researchers believe their findings demonstrate that there cannot ...

Breast Cancer Survivors Benefit from Expressive Writing

August 4th, 2014
A new study of Asian-Americans has determined that writing down fears and emotions associated with a breast cancer diagnosis may improve health outcomes. Emotional writing however, is different from journaling. "The key to developing an expressive writing intervention is the writing ...

New Research Shows Why Some People Are More Vulnerable to Stress

August 3rd, 2014
A new study may explain why some people are more vulnerable to stress and stress-related psychiatric disorders. Researchers at Duke University have discovered that the addition of a chemical mark atop a gene known for its involvement in clinical depression and post-traumatic stress ...

The Tiny Part of the Brain that Predicts the Worst Case Scenario

August 2nd, 2014
Do you feel that your brain tends to predict the worst possible scenario? And then do you find yourself engaging in avoidance behavior? Now scientists from the University College London have found the responsible party -- the habenula. This tiny part of ...

Reduce Depression, Decrease Dementia

August 1st, 2014
Although prior studies have shown that people with symptoms of depression are more likely to develop dementia, the relationship has remained obscure. A new study corrects this knowledge gap and provides insight into how the two illnesses are related and how ...

New Biomarker for Postpartum Depression

August 1st, 2014
Postpartum depression is a common disorder affecting one in eight women during the first months after childbirth. Researchers have learned that monoamine oxidase A, an enzyme responsible for the breakdown of neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin, plays an important role in this ...

Life Stressors Trigger Alcohol Problems in Vets

August 1st, 2014
Timely new research discovers civilian stress events are more likely to trigger alcohol problems among veterans than among non-military personnel. Investigators found returning National Guard soldiers -- regardless of the traumatic events they experienced -- were more likely to develop a drinking ...

TeleSupport Helps Reduce Caregiver Stress

July 31st, 2014
Taking care of a loved one who has a chronic illness can take a toll on the caregiver. A new study has found that a support program administered entirely by telephone can significantly reduce depression and other symptoms in informal caregivers, such as ...