Depression News

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 ...

Preschool Depression May Continue for a Decade

July 31st, 2014
New research discovers early childhood depression increases the risk that a child will be depressed throughout their formative school years. Washington University researchers discovered children who had depression as preschoolers were 2.5 times more likely to suffer from the condition in elementary and ...

Teen Sleepless Nights Linked with Depression and Anxiety

July 31st, 2014
A new study of more than 300 high school students has led to a better understanding of the links between insomnia-related mental health conditions. Psychology researchers from the University of Adelaide surveyed Australian high school students aged 12-18 to better understand their sleep ...

Mice Study Finds Brain Marker that Identifies Risk for Stress-Related Problems

July 30th, 2014
New research confirms that some people can handle stressful situations better than others. The difference, according to scientists, is not a result of genes as even identical twins show differences in how they respond to stress. In a new study, researchers identified a ...
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