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    Can Floatation Therapy Reduce Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression?

    Friday, March 16, 2018 -- Researchers in the United States investigate whether floatation therapy can reduce symptoms of anxiety, stress, and depression in a clinical sample. Floatation therapy was invented to create an environment that restricts the amount of external sensory input that reaches the body. External sensory input is any outside event that is perceived by our senses like […] The post Can Floatation Therapy Reduce Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression? appeared first on Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research.

    How high altitudes could raise risk of depression, suicide

    Friday, March 16, 2018 -- Researchers have found that people who live in states with a higher altitude may be at greater risk of suicide, possibly due to having lower blood oxygen.

    Major depression: Brain tissue reveals sex-specific gene changes

    Friday, March 16, 2018 -- From analyzing the postmortem brain tissue of adults with major depression, researchers have pinpointed sex-specific changes in gene expression.

    Acupuncture found to relieve depression symptoms at the molecular and behavioral levels

    Thursday, March 15, 2018 -- (Natural News) As a fundamental element of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture has been used to remedy a wide array of ailments for thousands of years. Only recently has it been utilized as a treatment for depression. Its efficacy against this mood disorder has been called into question by a multitude of mental health professionals. This,... Read More

    Diet, obesity, depression linked to chronic diarrhea

    Thursday, March 15, 2018 -- High carbohydrate consumption, obesity and depression are among the key risk factors associated with chronic diarrhea in a recent study of a nationally representative cohort published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Women and non-white individuals were also found to be at higher risk for the condition.Prashant Singh, MBBS, of the division of gastroenterology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, and colleagues, wrote that the study — which also determined the overall prevalence of the condition in the U.S. — was the first such analysis of

    Dementia Risk Triples with Diabetes and Depression: Study

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 -- In the past, research has shown that the development of dementia later in life is connected to type 2 diabetes and depression, respectively. A new study, however, has shown for the first time that the risk of developing dementia is … The post Dementia Risk Triples with Diabetes and Depression: Study appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

    Molecular mechanisms of major depression differ by sex

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 -- Marianne L. Seney  Men and women with major depression have opposite molecular signatures in three corticolimbic brain regions, with multiple transcriptional changes in opposite directions, according to data published in Biological Psychiatry.“Depression is a devastating psychiatric disorder that affects both men and women, but with sex differences in both incidence and symptoms,” Marianne L. Seney, PhD, of the department of psychiatry and the translational neuroscience program, University of Pittsburgh Medical School, told Healio Psychiatry. “Therefore, it’s

    Academic decline in elementary school may lead to teenage depression

    Monday, March 19, 2018 -- Findings published in The British Journal of Psychiatry showed that children whose grades declined throughout elementary and high school were more likely to develop depression in adolescence, and self-harm was only linked to declining grades during high school.“The link between education and mental health is generally believed to be complex and reciprocal, with academic success giving a strong subjective sense of children feeling good about themselves and being linked to higher levels of well-being in adulthood and poor academic attainment been identified as co-occurring with symptoms,”

    Online program increases depression treatment rates among adolescent mothers

    Saturday, March 17, 2018 -- An online program persuaded teenage mothers across 10 Kentucky counties to seek medical help for depression, highlighting an inexpensive way to increase mental health treatment rates for the vulnerable group, according to a University of Louisville study.

    Study questions efficacy, safety of intranasal ketamine for depression

    Friday, March 16, 2018 -- Nasal spray devices have been touted as a promising way to deliver ketamine to patients with treatment-resistant depression, with this application easier to use and less invasive than other clinical delivery methods such as injections.

    Brain SPECT imaging may provide insight into depression outcomes

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 -- Brain SPECT imaging may provide insight into depression outcomes moconnor Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:14 Teaser Media Image category Miscellaneous

    Prevalence of Major Depressive Disorder Remains High In US Population

    Thursday, March 15, 2018 -- Investigators sought to determine the national prevalence of adults with a major depressive disorder diagnosis according to DSM-5 from 2012 to 2013.