Depression

Vitiligo, Alopecia Merely Cosmetic? Think Again

(MedPage Today) -- Studies show links with depression, quality of life -- and early death

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Group, Telephone, Guided Cbt Treatment Effective For Depression

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Group, telephone, and guided self-help cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) formats are as effective as individual CBT for adult depression, according to research published online April 17 in JAMA Psychiatry. Pim Cuijpers,...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 25

Research of the Week Statins linked to diabetes, again. A ketogenic diet helps relapsing MS patients lower fatigue, reduce depression, and lose weight. Indigenous Australians traded pottery with Papua New Guineans for thousands of years. A fatty...
Related topics: Medical Research, Diabetes, Diet

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Cognitive Therapy By Phone Or In Groups Ok As Depression Tx

(MedPage Today) -- Individual CBT not noticeably superior in meta-analysis, but self-guided therapy distinctly less effective

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Your Family May Be Keeping You From Getting To The Hospital In Time

Isolation is bad for your health. Men and women who live alone are at higher risk for heart attacks, and loneliness is linked to a range of illnesses, from depression to diabetes to Alzheimer’s disease. Intuitively, this makes sense. When we...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease

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Anti-inflammatory Add-on May Be Beneficial For Depression

THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Anti-inflammatory add-on treatment is beneficial for patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) or depressive symptoms, according to a meta-analysis published in the May issue of Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. Ole...

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Health Tip: Antidepressant Precautions

-- Before taking an antidepressant, it's important to take a few factors into consideration, says the American Academy of Family Physicians. The academy suggests: Talk to your doctor about different antidepressant options. Inform your doctor of...
Related topics: Antidepressants

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Indicators Of Despair Rising Among Gen X-ers Entering Middle Age

Indicators of despair -- depression, suicidal ideation, drug use and alcohol abuse -- are rising among Americans in their late 30s and early 40s across most demographic groups, according to new research. These findings suggest that the increase in...
Related topics: Alcohol, Medical Research

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Researchers Are Unraveling How Ketamine Works As An Antidepressant In The Brain

Ketamine is making headlines left and right, and for good reason. The drug, once popular as both an anesthetic and among party-goers, has recently gained traction as a treatment for depression. In fact, the FDA approved the first ketamine...
Related topics: Medical Research, Antidepressants, Food And Drug Administration

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Study: Microdosing Lsd For 1 Month Was Followed By Improved Mood, Productivity

A recent study collected the self-reports of more than 1,000 people who microdosed LSD or psilocybin regularly for about a month.The results showed that most people experienced more positive moods, less depression and increased productivity.These...
Related topics: Medical Research

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For Busy Medical Students, Two-hour Meditation Study May Be As Beneficial As Longer Course

For time-crunched medical students, taking a two-hour introductory class on mindfulness may be just as beneficial for reducing stress and depression as taking an eight-week meditation course, a study finds.
Related topics: Medical Research, Stress

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Ocasio-cortez Gives Up Facebook, Calls Social Media A 'public Health Risk To Everybody'

Ocasio-Cortez, who has 3.9 million Twitter followers, said social media causes "increased isolation, depression, anxiety, addiction, escapism."        
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Anxiety

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Ketamine May Rebuild Broken Brain Synapses, According To New Research

The body of science showing that ketamine, the drug best known for its recreational use, might one day become a prominent treatment for depression is growing. A new study published April 11 in the journal Science shows that not only does ketamine...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Ariel Winter Credits New Antidepressant For Weight Loss; Doesn't Regret Breast Reduction

In an Instagram Stories Q&A, the "Modern Family" actress said changing antidepressants suddenly restarted her metabolism, allowing her to drop a lot of weight quickly.        
Related topics: Antidepressants, Instagram

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As A New Mom, Postpartum Depression Made The Most Wonderful Time Of My Life Also The Worst

One in nine new mothers suffer from postpartum depression in the the United States. But a new drug's high cost makes treatment out of reach for most.        

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Ufc 236’s Holloway Opens Up On Struggle With Depression In 2018

Max Holloway talks about how his medical problems and inactivity led to a serious bout with a depression. He might be the reigning UFC featherweight champion and one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, but it hasn’t all been...

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Ketamine May Relieve Depression By Repairing Damaged Brain Circuits

Scientists are learning how the party drug ketamine relieves depression so quickly — and why its effects fade over time.(Image credit: Kevin Link/Science Source )

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Study: Using Marijuana And Opioids  Together Increases Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse

Using marijuana and opioids together to treat chronic pain is a bad idea, according to a recent study published Tuesday in MedPage Today. Researchers at the University of Houston found that chronic pain sufferers who combined marijuana and opioids...
Related topics: Medical Research, Anxiety, Chronic Pain

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Once-weekly Ketamine Infusions Keep Resistant Depression At Bay

The effects of ketamine are dramatic and rapid but short-lived. New research suggests once-weekly infusions can maintain its efficacy. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Medical Research

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Between A Rock And A Hard Place: I Need Exercise To Fight My Depression, But My Disability Thwarts...

How I constantly deal with myalgic encephalomyelitis, my dark moods and physical fitness.

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