Depression News

Self-Compassion Trumps Self-Esteem for Body Image

September 30th, 2014
Researchers have discovered that self-compassion can protect girls and young women from unhealthy weight-control practices and eating disorders. University of Waterloo investigators discovered women who accept and tolerate their imperfections appear to have a more positive body image despite their body mass index ...

Coaching COPD Patients on Coping Helps Boost Quality of Life

September 28th, 2014
Coaching patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on how to manage stress, practice relaxation, and participate in light exercise can boost a patient's quality of life, improving both mental and physical health, according to a new study. About 15 million Americans have ...

Bariatric Surgery Doesn’t Lift Mood for Everyone

September 27th, 2014
While most severely obese people are much happier once they lose weight after bariatric surgery, this isn’t true for all patients, according to new research. In fact, based on the findings of their new study, researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine ...

Healthy Foods Tied to Better Mental Health

September 25th, 2014
New findings suggest mental health is correlated to the consumption of fruits and vegetables with a magic number of five portions a day associated with high mental well-being. Researcher from the University of Warwick discovered 33.5 percent of respondents with high mental wellbeing ...

Group Walks in Nature Can Relieve Stress, Improve Mood

September 24th, 2014
University of Michigan researchers have come up with a simple tonic for stress: Fresh air. Walk. Socialize. The recommendations reflect the findings of a new large-scale study that found group nature walks were associated with lower depression and perceived stress, and enhanced mental ...

Brief Intervention Can Ward Off High School Blues

September 23rd, 2014
Teaching kids about how people change in adolescence may reduce the incidence of depression that often accompanies the transition to high school, a new study suggests. Researchers believe the findings are important because so few interventions have successfully prevented the onset of depressive ...

‘Tiger Moms’ May Scar Kids

September 23rd, 2014
A new paper suggests the strict Chinese parenting style advocated in a controversial 2011 book may do more harm than good. University of California, Riverside, researchers discovered a parenting style that advocates less support and more punitive parent techniques might lead to low ...

Family Dinners Remain the Norm

September 22nd, 2014
Despite the hectic pace of living in the United States in the 21st century, a new study finds that even without kids in the house, most adults continue to sit down and have dinner with a spouse or another family member on ...

Brain Scan Study Aims to One Day Personalize PTSD Treatment

September 21st, 2014
Researchers have linked a certain opioid receptor (associated with emotions) to specific trauma symptoms, including sadness, emotional detachment and listlessness. The brain imaging study, conducted by researchers at New York University Langone Medical Center, could one day aid in the development of targeted, ...

Single Dose of Antidepressant Changes the Brain

September 20th, 2014
Just one dose of an antidepressant is enough to produce dramatic changes in the brain, according to a new study. According to researchers, brain scans taken of people before and after one dose of escitalopram, a commonly prescribed serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), revealed ...