depression

Treating Depression In Employees Can Significantly Increase Work Productivity

Treating Depression In Employees Can Significantly Increase Work Productivity

New research released by the Centre for Addition and Mental Health suggests treating depression in employees while they are still working can significantly improve their work productivity.

New Study Links Depression To Low Levels Of Vitamin D

New Study Links Depression To Low Levels Of Vitamin D

A new report from psychiatrists at UT Southwestern has pointed to a correlation between low levels of vitamin D and depression. Researchers discovered that lower levels of vitamin D were apparent in people with current depressive symptoms, particularly those who had a history of depression. However, the researchers are yet to determine whether the low vitamin D levels contribute to depressive symptoms, or whether the depression contributes to lower levels of the vitamin.

Depressive Symptoms And Physical Impairment Long Term Effects Of ALI

Depressive Symptoms And Physical Impairment Long Term Effects Of ALI

Depressive symptoms and impaired physical function are frequent and long-lasting after ALI Depressive symptoms and impaired physical function were common and long-lasting during the first two years following acute lung injury (ALI), according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Depressive symptoms were an independent risk factor for impaired physical function. […]

Far Reaching Psychological Impact Of BP Oil Spill

Far Reaching Psychological Impact Of BP Oil Spill

New research has uncovered the negative psychological impact the 2010 BP oil spill has had on communities not directly effected by the crisis. In a report to be published in this month’s Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers explain that people living in communities which were not directly effected by the oil spill report significant levels of anxiety and depression related to the event.

Gaming And Health Risks For Teens

Gaming And Health Risks For Teens

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have discovered a number of significant gender differences linked to gaming in teens and young adults, as well as identifying health risks associated with problematic gaming. The study revealed that male gamers had lower odds of smoking regularly, while among girls gaming was associated with higher risk of getting into aggressive altercations. Additionally, 4.9% of the teens surveyed stated they had trouble in reducing their time played and felt an irresistible urge to play. Gaming was also linked to higher instances of smoking, drug use, aggressive fighting and depression in both boys and girls.

Treating Depression With Gene Therapy

Treating Depression With Gene Therapy

A new study suggests gene therapy might be key to treating major depression in patients who do not respond to conventional drug treatments. Researchers have discovered that the p11 gene seems to play a major role in depression. By disabling the p11 protein in mice, researchers noticed an increase in depression like symptoms. The proposed gene therapy would help restore the p11 protein within the nucleus accumbens, an area of the brain associated with feelings of reward and pleasure, in order to help reduce depression.

Depression Missed Due To Patients Personality Type?

Depression Missed Due To Patients Personality Type?

A new study suggests a patients personality could affect the correct diagnosis of depression. Based on their research, psychologists suggest that reports of family or friends regarding the mood history of a patient could lead to a missed diagnosis. Additionally, missed signs of depression tended to occur more with patients who were generally extroverts or outgoing.

Lingering Psychological Effects Of The Holocaust

Lingering Psychological Effects Of The Holocaust

New research shows Holocaust survivors are still psychologically affected by their experiences. Many survivors report PTSD symptoms and poor psychological well being.

Researchers Detail Sequence Of Reactions Caused By Prozac At Neuronal Level

Researchers Detail Sequence Of Reactions Caused By Prozac At Neuronal Level

New research details, for the first time, the sequence of reactions caused by popular SSRI antidepressant, Prozac, at a neuronal level.

Antidepressants Can Help Treat Major Depression During Menopause

Antidepressants Can Help Treat Major Depression During Menopause

A new study from researchers at VCU states that the antidepressant Prestiq can be used to treat women who entering reproductive change.

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