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Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
  Last Updated: Sep 3, 2011 - 4:19:02 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Anxiety : Stress
Does Dad's stress affect his unborn children?
According to the results of a new study in Elsevier's Biological Psychiatry, it seems the answer may be yes, but it's complicated.
Sep 3, 2011 - 11:00:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Unhealthy eating leads to increased depression
Researchers from the universities of Navarra and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria have demonstrated that the ingestion of trans-fats and saturated fats increase the risk of suffering depression, and that olive oil, on the other hand, protects against this mental illness.

Jan 27, 2011 - 6:47:30 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Anxiety : Panic Disorders
Online CBT is Effective in Depression & Panic Disorders: RCT
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) via the internet is just as effective in treating panic disorder (recurring panic attacks) as traditional group-based CBT. It is also efficacious in the treatment of mild and moderate depression. This according to a new doctoral thesis soon to be presented at Karolinska Institutet.
Apr 14, 2010 - 11:58:28 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Care Management Reduces Suicidal Ideation in Geriatric Depression
Depression in older adults too often goes unrecognized and untreated, resulting in untold misery, worsening of medical illness, and early death. A new study has identified one important remedy: Adding a trained depression care manager to primary care practices can increase the number of patients receiving treatment, lead to a higher remission rate of depression, and reduce suicidal thoughts.

Jun 24, 2009 - 4:00:00 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Incubator care at birth reduces depression risk in adult life
Toronto, Nov 12 - A Canadian study says babies who receive incubator care after birth are two to three times less likely to suffer depression in their adult life.

Nov 15, 2008 - 11:12:16 AM

Health : Mental Health : Depression
Depression during pregnancy doubles risk of premature delivery
Washington, Oct 23 - Depressed pregnant women face twice the risk of premature delivery than their counterparts with no such symptoms, according to a new study.

Oct 24, 2008 - 1:33:39 PM

Healthcare : UK : NHS
Depression is wrongly seen as natural part of getting older
More than two million older people over the age of 65 in England have symptoms of depression, but the vast majority are denied any help, according to a new report published today by Age Concern.
Aug 12, 2008 - 10:02:41 AM

Latest Research : Aging : Dementia : Alzheimer's
Depression increases risk of Alzheimer's disease
Washington, April 8 - Depressed people are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than those with a more positive outlook to life, says a new study.

Apr 8, 2008 - 9:38:07 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression : Antidepressants
Antidepressants that are more efficient and faster
In the PhD defended by the pharmacologist and biochemist Jorge Emilio Ortega Calvo at the University of the Basque Country, a new anti-depressant treatment strategy is proposed that is capable of improving on the current one with its drawbacks.

Feb 5, 2008 - 5:00:00 AM

Health : Mental Health : Depression
Depressed older people risk losing their minds
New York, Oct 9 - Older people who suffer from depression face higher risk of losing intellectual ability, the results of a study conducted in the US show.
Oct 9, 2007 - 2:30:35 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression : Antidepressants
Antidepressant Augmentation Can Be Useful in Treatment Resistant Elderly Patients
Adding a medication to a standard treatment regimen for major depressive disorder in the elderly improves chances of recovery in those who do not adequately respond to the first-course therapy or who relapse from it, finds a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry, the official journal of the American Psychiatric Association.
Jun 7, 2007 - 4:00:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Genetic variations may predispose some men to suicidal thoughts during treatment for depression
Genetic variations may help explain why some men with depression develop suicidal thoughts and behaviors after they begin taking antidepressant medications, while most do not, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Jun 7, 2007 - 4:00:00 PM

Latest Research
Antidepressant does not improve symptoms in advanced cancer patients without major depression
The established antidepressant sertraline does not improve symptoms, wellbeing or survival in patients with advanced cancer who do not have major depression. The findings are reported early Online - timed to coincide with presentation of the paper at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago ? and in the July edition of The Lancet Oncology.
Jun 5, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

Health : Mental Health : Depression
High-quality child care for low-income children offset the risk of later depression
Young adults from low-income families who were in full-time early educational child care from infancy to age 5 reported fewer symptoms of depression than their peers who were not in this type of care, according to a new report. The early educational intervention also appears to have protected the children to some extent against the negative effects of their home environments.
May 20, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Study challenges stages of grief
After the death of a loved one from natural causes, the normal responses from most people are acceptance and yearning for the deceased, according to a new study in the February 21 issue of JAMA that is an empirical examination of the stage theory of grief.
Feb 21, 2007 - 1:44:52 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Research paper examines depression in three cities in Pakistan
A paper authored by two Memorial University faculty members will be published Feb. 14 in PLoS ONE, the international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication from the Public Library of Science (PLoS). Drs. Amin A. Muhammad Gadit and Gerry Mugford are the authors of the paper, entitled, "Prevalence of depression among house holds in three capital cities of Pakistan: Need to revise the mental health policy."
Feb 14, 2007 - 10:09:46 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Depression may be involved in the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis
Depressive symptoms—especially physical signs, such as fatigue and loss of appetite—may be associated with thickening arteries, which may reflect an early sign of coronary artery disease, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Feb 5, 2007 - 2:43:33 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
People with low blood pressure may face depression
London, Jan 25 - People suffering from low blood pressure may face the risk of being depressed and anxious, say researchers.
Jan 25, 2007 - 10:13:24 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression : Antidepressants
Certain anti-depressants double fracture risk
New York, Jan 23 - Daily use of certain anti-depressant drugs could double the risk of fractures in adults above 50 years of age because of their effect on bone physiology, says a new study.
Jan 23, 2007 - 2:21:39 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
People with depression could be prone to stroke
New York, Jan 8 - People with symptoms of depression could face the risk of a stroke or mini stroke, says a new study. But the risk was not found among individuals older than 65.
Jan 8, 2007 - 10:48:43 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Child abuse and neglect associated with increased risk of depression among young adults
People who were abused and neglected during childhood have a higher risk of major depression when they become young adults, according to a report in the January issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Jan 3, 2007 - 3:23:17 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Cost effectiveness of Combination Therapies in Severe Depression
Psychological therapy and antidepressants given together (combination therapy) is likely to be a cost-effective treatment for severe depression, according to a new study.
Dec 1, 2006 - 3:24:40 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
New brain-chemistry differences found in depressed women
A new brain study finds major differences between women with serious depression and healthy women in a brain-chemical system that's crucial to stress and emotions.
Nov 7, 2006 - 2:26:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Stereotypical self-image interferes with depression treatment
A man’s stereotypical self-image as the “strong, silent type” and the stigma of depression are major reasons why older men are less likely than women to be referred to studies of depression, to seek treatment for depression, and to recognize and express symptoms of depression, according to clinicians and recruiters interviewed for a new study from the UC Davis Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
UC Davis Health System is an integrated, academic health system encompassing UC Davis School of Medicine, the 577-bed acute-care hospital and clinical services of UC Davis Medical Center, and the 800-member physician group known as UC Davis Medical Group.

Sep 29, 2006 - 4:15:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Exaggerated inflammatory response to psychological stress seen in major depression
Individuals with major depression have an exaggerated inflammatory response to psychological stress compared to those who do not suffer from depression, according to a study by researchers at Emory University School of Medicine. Because an overactive inflammatory response may contribute to a number of medical disorders as well as to depression, the findings suggest that increased inflammatory responses to stress in depressed patients may be a link between depression and other diseases, including heart disease, as well as contributing to depression itself.
Sep 4, 2006 - 4:03:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Ever-happy mice may hold key to new treatment of depression
A new breed of permanently 'cheerful' mouse is providing hope of a new treatment for clinical depression. TREK-1 is a gene that can affect transmission of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is known to play an important role in mood, sleep and sexuality. By breeding mice with an absence of TREK-1, researchers were able create a depression-resistant strain. The details of this research, which involved an international collaboration with scientists from the University of Nice, France, are published in Nature Neuroscience this week.
Aug 24, 2006 - 1:13:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Treating depression may raise anxiety levels
An Indo-American team studying the brain of genetically engineered mice has found out why some people under treatment for depression are driven to commit suicide. All antidepressant medications sold in the US are required to carry a warning that use of these drugs 'increased the risk of suicidal thinking and behaviour.' The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made this warning mandatory two years ago on the basis of short-term clinical studies in children and adolescents.
Aug 15, 2006 - 3:10:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Depressed singles receive greater psychological benefits from getting married
Depressed singles receive greater psychological benefits from getting married than those who are not depressed, new research shows. While many studies have shown that marriage helps boost well-being, most studies have looked at a general, average population and don't examine whether some people were helped more by marriage than others.
Aug 14, 2006 - 1:51:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression : Antidepressants
STAR*D Trial: Third antidepressant medication might help in treatment-resistant depression
The next wave of results from the nation's largest real-world study of treatment-resistant depression shows that patients had a moderate chance of becoming symptom-free when they switched to a third antidepressant medication, following two previously unsuccessful medication attempts. These results from the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) trial, funded by NIMH, were published in the American Journal of Psychiatry on July 1, 2006.
Jul 10, 2006 - 9:01:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Residual Depressive Cognitions could Predict Relapse of Depressive Illness
Some individuals with a history of depression may sink back into thinking patterns associated with the condition when faced with mild stresses or sadness, increasing their risk for relapse, according to a report in the July issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Many patients who recover from depression eventually relapse, according to background information in the article. Management of depression usually focuses on alleviating symptoms rather than reducing the risk for recurrence or identifying patients who might relapse after successful treatment. Previous studies have found that some patients who have recovered from depression still show cognitive processes-patterns in thinking, learning and memory-commonly associated with the condition, while others in remission do not. Such cognitive processes include certain ways of explaining events or particular assumptions about self-worth.
Jul 4, 2006 - 1:26:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Link Between Depression and Heart Disease
Naturally occurring steroids in the body may make people with a history of depression more vulnerable to coronary heart disease, according to new research from the University of Birmingham.
Jul 4, 2006 - 1:43:00 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Social factors not hormones cause post-natal depression
Women are being sold the idea that their bodies are biologically faulty and they need medication for PMS, post-natal depression and menopausal outbursts when in fact the pressures of being 'superwoman' are more likely to blame, says a leading expert.

Jun 22, 2006 - 5:11:00 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
No evidence for congenital abnormalities by paroxetine
A study carried out by German researchers has failed to show that a popular antidepressant, paroxetine, causes congenital abnormalities if taken by pregnant women, the 22nd annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology heard today (Monday).
Jun 20, 2006 - 12:49:00 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
FDA approved Wellbutrin for seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved Wellbutrin XL for prevention of major depressive episodes in patients with a history of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). This is the first drug approved for SAD. Wellbutrin XL (bupropion HCL extended release tablets) previously was approved for treatment of major depressive disorder.
Jun 13, 2006 - 5:41:00 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Depression and Diabetes: Which Comes First?
The use of antidepressant drugs was associated with a significantly increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in people who were already at greater risk of the disease – and this effect was not seen in those taking the drug metformin, according to a report presented here today at the American Diabetes Association's 66th Annual Scientific Sessions. Other studies yielded conflicting reports on the role of depression in the risk for diabetes. Researchers concurred, however, that those who have diabetes and depression need better management for the latter, which can interfere with their ability to provide self care for their diabetes.
Jun 13, 2006 - 5:16:00 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Brain images suggest vagal nerve stimulation for severe depression can take months to work
It takes time – between three and 12 months – before a new type of therapy for treatment-resistant depression starts to benefit patients, according to new preliminary brain scan research that confirms earlier observations by psychiatrists about vagal nerve stimulation. Saint Louis University, working in collaboration with Washington University School of Medicine, conducted a pilot study of brain scans of a small group of depressed patients who received vagal nerve stimulation after failing other therapies. Positron emission tomography (PET) scans showed significant changes in brain activity starting three months after vagal nerve stimulation treatment began. These changes continued to evolve over the course of the next 21 months.
May 26, 2006 - 1:53:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Melatonin improves mood in winter depression
OHSU study reveals how low-dose melatonin taken in the afternoon helps most winter depressives whose physiological clocks are off kilter due to the later winter sunrise
May 7, 2006 - 7:41:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression : Antidepressants
SSRI anti-depressants may cause stillbirth
Women who take a type of antidepressant medication during pregnancy face the risk of a stillborn baby, warns a study. Canadian researchers at the University of Ottawa compared the health of babies born to 972 women taking SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) with that of babies born to mothers who did not use anti-depressants.
Apr 10, 2006 - 1:54:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Brain imaging can predict effectiveness of CBT in depression
Whether or not cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) will help a person recover from depression can be predicted through brain imaging, according to research results published by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the April issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry, the official journal of the American Psychiatric Association.
Apr 3, 2006 - 6:52:00 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Successful treatment of mothers with depression helps their children
Children whose mothers are depressed are more likely to suffer from anxiety, mental-health problems and disruptive behavior than those whose moms aren't. And if the mothers don't get better, these kids' problems often become worse, new research shows.
Mar 22, 2006 - 7:10:00 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Women with urinary incontinence face depression risk
Women who suffer from urinary incontinence are more likely to be depressed, says a study.
Mar 22, 2006 - 1:27:00 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression : Antidepressants
Anti-depressant use associated with increased risk for heart patients
In a surprising finding, patients with coronary artery disease who take commonly used antidepressant drugs may be at significantly higher risk of death, Duke University Medical Center researchers have found. Even after controlling for such factors as age, degree of heart disease and severity of depression, the researchers found that heart patients taking antidepressant medications had a 55 percent higher risk of dying. Previously, Duke researchers reported that the presence of depression is an important risk factor for heart patients. This new finding of the risk from anti-depressants raises issues about the optimal way to treat depression in cardiac patients, the researchers said. According to Duke team leader Lana Watkins, Ph.D., the researchers believe their findings add further support for the potential role oft non-pharmocological approaches to treating depression, such as exercise, in reducing the risk of death in depressed heart patients. She said that physicians caring for heart patients who are taking antidepressants should monitor patients closely.
Mar 6, 2006 - 5:24:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) plays a role in development of social aversion
A Florida State University scientist used a gene transfer technique to block the expression of a gene associated with clinical depression in a new study of mice that could lead to better treatment of human beings with this condition.
Feb 12, 2006 - 6:28:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression : Antidepressants
SSRIs linked with increased risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborns
A University of California , San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine collaborative study with Boston University ’s Slone Epidemiology Center found an increased risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) in newborns of mothers who used certain commonly prescribed antidepressants in late pregnancy. The results of the study will be published in the February 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Feb 10, 2006 - 3:52:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Depression frequent and highly persistent in 'oldest old'
Amongst the oldest old (85-plus), depression is frequent and highly persistent, according to a new study from The Netherlands.
Jan 23, 2006 - 5:22:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Radio Frequency-powered Neural Stimulator (RFNS) as treatment for depression, seizures
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, with the help of a team of Pittsburgh high school science teachers, have developed a wireless device that is implanted in the neck to fight depression and epileptic seizures. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration already has approved a wired version of the device, but that one carries risks and several undesirable side effects.
Jan 21, 2006 - 10:04:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression : Antidepressants
Antidepressants may affect human immune system
Drugs that treat depression by manipulating the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain may also affect the user's immune system in ways that are not yet understood, say scientists from Georgetown University Medical Center and a Canadian research institute.
Jan 21, 2006 - 9:54:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Heritability of major depression is higher in women
Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have found that genes contribute more strongly to the risk of depression in women than in men, and that there may be some genetic factors that are operating uniquely in one sex and not in the other.
Jan 7, 2006 - 5:55:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression : Antidepressants
Suicide risk decrease after initiation of antidepressants
The risk of serious suicide attempts or death by suicide generally decreases in the weeks after patients start taking antidepressant medication, according to a new study led by Group Health Cooperative researchers and published in the January issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry. The study also found that the risk of suicidal behavior after starting 10 newer antidepressant medications is less than the risk posed by older medications. These findings challenge a 2004 advisory by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which warned that suicidal behavior may emerge after treatment with the newer antidepressant drugs has begun.
Jan 1, 2006 - 8:41:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Swimming with dolphins can alleviate depression
Swimming with dolphins is an effective treatment for mild to moderate depression, say researchers in this week’s BMJ. Their findings support the theory of biophilia, which shows how human health and wellbeing are dependent on our relationships with the natural environment. The study was carried out in Honduras and involved 30 patients diagnosed with mild or moderate depression. Half were assigned to the experimental group and half to the control group.
Nov 25, 2005 - 5:44:00 PM

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