Depression

Antidepressants do actually work in adults: Lancet

Antidepressants do actually work in adults: Lancet

An estimated 350 million have depression worldwide. 

Feb 24, 2018, 18:16 PM IST
Sleep problems in menopause linked to hot flashes, depression

Sleep problems in menopause linked to hot flashes, depression

The study found no correlation between the likelihood of reporting poor sleep before menopause, during menopause and after menopause.

Feb 20, 2018, 18:25 PM IST
Acne may lead to increased risk of depression

Acne may lead to increased risk of depression

For the study, published in The British Journal of Dermatology, researchers included data from The Health Improvement Network (THIN) from 1986 to 2012.

Feb 07, 2018, 18:29 PM IST
Study says smartphone use may make teenagers unhappy

Study says smartphone use may make teenagers unhappy

Researchers from the University of Georgia in the US analysed data from a survey of over a million US teens.

Jan 23, 2018, 17:40 PM IST
Magic mushrooms may treat depression without dulling emotions

Magic mushrooms may treat depression without dulling emotions

Previous research has shown that psilocybin - the active compound in magic mushrooms - may help to alleviate symptoms in patients with persistent depression by 'resetting' brain activity.

Jan 16, 2018, 17:31 PM IST
Depression in older adults with high BP may delay recovery

Depression in older adults with high BP may delay recovery

The most common mental and neurological disorders in this age group are dementia and depression, which affect approximately five per cent and seven per cent of the world's older population, respectively. 
 

Jan 11, 2018, 19:33 PM IST
Do you travel for work often? It could increase risk of anxiety, depression

Do you travel for work often? It could increase risk of anxiety, depression

The findings showed that poor behavioural and mental health outcomes significantly increased as the number of nights away from home for business travel rose.

Jan 09, 2018, 14:47 PM IST
Sleeping less than 8 hours a night can lead to depression

Sleeping less than 8 hours a night can lead to depression

Regular sleep disruptions can increase the difficulty in shifting attention away from negative thoughts.
 

Jan 05, 2018, 13:13 PM IST
Scientists reveal why anti-depressants may not work for everyone

Scientists reveal why anti-depressants may not work for everyone

So far there are no clinical assessments that can predict with a high degree of certainty whether a particular patient will respond to a particular antidepressant.

Dec 31, 2017, 14:31 PM IST
Eating probiotics likely to help prevent depression

Eating probiotics likely to help prevent depression

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for health, especially the digestive system. 
 

Dec 28, 2017, 10:56 AM IST
Study links early puberty in girls to depression, behaviour problems in adulthood

Study links early puberty in girls to depression, behaviour problems in adulthood

Sweeping changes in biology, appearance, self-perception, and emotion combine to make puberty one of the most pivotal phases of development during the lifespan, the researchers note in Pediatrics.

Dec 27, 2017, 18:02 PM IST
Protein that cause stress and leads to depression during pregnancy identified

Protein that cause stress and leads to depression during pregnancy identified

Although stress has been identified as a significant risk factor for postpartum depression, this complex disorder is still poorly understood. 
 

Dec 27, 2017, 14:35 PM IST
Sing Christmas carols in groups to boost mental health, stay happy

Sing Christmas carols in groups to boost mental health, stay happy

The research project followed the group for six months and undertook interviews and focus groups with participants, organisers, and workshop leaders.

Dec 22, 2017, 18:03 PM IST
Penalise stress, anxiety by cycling regularly

Penalise stress, anxiety by cycling regularly

Static cycling is better for people suffering from knee or joint pain.

Dec 18, 2017, 14:58 PM IST
Ketamine may reduce suicidal thoughts: Study

Ketamine may reduce suicidal thoughts: Study

Researchers found that administration of low-dose ketamine reduced anti-suicidal thoughts within hours.

Dec 15, 2017, 12:57 PM IST
Music therapy along with traditional treatments may ease depression: Study

Music therapy along with traditional treatments may ease depression: Study

The analysis found patients felt less depressed when music was added to their treatment regimen.

Dec 14, 2017, 11:50 AM IST
Brain mechanism behind depression identified

Brain mechanism behind depression identified

For the study, the researchers used a new approach to measure the influence of one brain region on another, referred to as effective connectivity, in depression.
 

Dec 13, 2017, 15:57 PM IST
Teens likely to drop out of high school due to depression: Study

Teens likely to drop out of high school due to depression: Study

The researchers also looked at ADHD and conduct disorder.

Dec 11, 2017, 18:36 PM IST
Five new categories of mental illness identified

Five new categories of mental illness identified

The research helps better define mental illness in order to provide improved treatment plans for the millions of patients who suffer from these disorders.

Dec 09, 2017, 16:09 PM IST
Parents, beware! Your teen's lack of sleep may increase their risk of depression

Parents, beware! Your teen's lack of sleep may increase their risk of depression

The study showed that teenagers with sleep deprivation may indulge more in risk-taking behaviour and addictions.

Dec 07, 2017, 20:07 PM IST