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    New therapy shows promise for depression in kids as young as 3

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -- A new therapy-based program that emphasizes parent-child interaction and emotional development shows promise for treating early childhood depression, according to research published Wednesday in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

    Microbiome Contributes to Obesity-Related Depression and Anxiety in Mice

    Monday, June 18, 2018 -- People with type 2 diabetes and obesity are known to more likely develop neuropsychiatric and mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression. Work in mice by researchers in the U.S. and Japan now suggests that bacteria in the gut—the microbiome—may contribute to depressive-type behaviors in animals with diet-induced obesity (DIO). The studies, headed by researchers at Harvard Medical School, found that animals fed a high-fat diet (HFD) exhibited increased signs of anxiety, depression, and obsessive-type behaviors when compared with animals fed a standard diet. The HFD-fed mice also demonstrated decreased insulin signaling and increased inflammation in specific areas of the brain, as well as changes to levels of neurotransmitters and other metabolites that might affect brain function. Changing the

    Are gut bacteria to blame for anxiety, depression in obesity?

    Monday, June 18, 2018 -- A study of mice with diet-induced obesity suggests that increases in anxiety and depression behavior may be due to gut bacteria altering brain chemistry.

    Early risers have lower risk of depression, study finds

    Sunday, June 17, 2018 -- How do your sleep-wake preferences affect your risk of developing a mood disorder such as depression? A large, detailed observational study investigates.

    Study reveals new cause of depression

    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -- Understanding the interactions of a hormone receptor that regulates sleep and feeding may help to design innovative ways of treating depression.

    Autistic teens who are bullied have higher rates of depression

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -- Teenagers with difficulties in social communication, including autism have higher rates of depressive symptoms, especially if they are being bullied.

    Phase III success for Janssen’s esketamine in treatment-resistant depression

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -- Janssen has presented data from pivotal Phase III clinical studies backing use of esketamine spray in treatment-resistant depression.

    Early birds are less likely to develop depression, new study finds

    Monday, June 18, 2018 -- A new study on more than 32,000 nurses explores how chronotype may influence women's chances of developing depression.Read More

    Gut Bacteria Found to Cause Depression and Anxiety in Obesity

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -- Depression and anxiety are national health issues that affect a large percentage of the population. Recent research has shown that those who suffer from obesity may be more likely to experience depression and anxiety. The new study was performed by … The post Gut Bacteria Found to Cause Depression and Anxiety in Obesity appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

    Emotional Development Training May Benefit Early Childhood Depression (CME/CE)

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -- (MedPage Today) -- Big win in small trial with non-pharmacological treatment

    Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis patients with depression have increased risk of disease flare

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -- Research from the Department of Inflammation Biology, School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences has shown there is an increased risk of disease flare in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients who suffer from depression.

    Schizophrenia, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder Linked With Abnormal Functional Connectivity

    Monday, June 18, 2018 -- Local functional connectivity may serve as neuroimaging marker to investigate the human brain connectome.

    Women With Epilepsy More Likely to Have Major Depressive Disorder

    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -- Investigators sought to determine the frequency of major depressive disorder in patients in epilepsy clinics.

    [Articles] Feedback-informed treatment versus usual psychological treatment for depression and anxiety: a multisite, open-label, cluster randomised controlled trial

    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -- Supplementing psychological therapy with low-cost feedback technology can reduce symptom severity in patients at risk of poor response to treatment. This evidence supports the implementation of outcome feedback in stepped care psychological services.