Depression News

Exercise, Relaxation Can Reduce Social Anxiety

July 18th, 2014
Researchers from Queen’s University have found that exercise and relaxation practices can help people with social anxiety disorders view the world more positively. Adam Heenan, a Ph.D. candidate, discovered exercise and relaxation activities like yoga can literally change the way people perceive the ...

Does the Gender of Children Predict Divorce?

July 17th, 2014
Researchers have known that in the U.S. couples with daughters are somewhat more likely to divorce than couples with sons. This knowledge has led many scholars to imply that daughters cause divorce. However, new research from Duke University suggests something quite different may be ...

Poor Sleep Lowers Activity Level of Those With PTSD

July 17th, 2014
A new study suggests that compromised sleep quality as a result of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can lead to a reduction in physical activity. Limited physical activity, in turn, is linked to negative health outcomes such as obesity. “We found that sleep quality was ...

Wisdom, Selective Engagement Help Older Adults Cope with Aging

July 17th, 2014
Emerging research suggests older adults have tricks up their sleeve to combat cognitive aging. A set of three articles in a recent edition of the journal Perspectives in Psychological Science discusses a variety of factors -- including motivation and crystallized knowledge -- that ...

Activity in Amygdala May Be Key to Developing PTSD

July 16th, 2014
Emerging research suggests that the amygdala, the small brain structure involved in emotional learning and fear acquisition, may hold the key to who is likely to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In a new study, a disparate group of researchers collaborated on a ...

Expressive Therapy Helps Women with HIV Avoid Isolation

July 14th, 2014
Emerging research suggest a group intervention technique can help women living with HIV disclose their health status and improve their social support. In turn, women gain self-efficacy and improve the safety and quality of their relationships. "Medication alone is totally insufficient," said the study's ...

Critical Illness Brings Risk of Psychiatric Problems

July 14th, 2014
Recent findings indicate that the risk of a psychiatric diagnosis increases after a person suffers a critical illness. More patients than ever are surviving critical illness due to advances in medical care, but critically ill patients are exposed to a great deal ...

Study IDs Teens Prone to Emotional Problems After Concussion

July 13th, 2014
A new study has found that after a concussion, teens who are sensitive to light or noise may be more likely to have emotional symptoms such as anxiety. "While most people recover from a concussion within a week, a number of factors affect ...

Stress, Depression, Hostility Raise Stroke Risk

July 13th, 2014
Middle-aged and older adults who suffer from high levels of stress, hostility, or depression are at greater risk for stroke or transient ischemic attack (a stroke caused by a temporary blockage of blood flow to the brain), according to new research ...

Sleep Disturbances Plague Most Parkinson’s Patients

July 12th, 2014
Up to 70 percent of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) experience sleep difficulties that negatively affect their quality of life, according to a new review in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease. For example, some patients have unhealthy sleep/wake patterns, such as having a difficult time ...
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