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‘Mediterranean diet may protect against depression symptoms’

‘Mediterranean diet may protect against depression symptoms’

Evidence indicates that following a Mediterranean-style diet, rich in fruit, vegetables, nuts, and cereals, can bring many health benefits, including protection against cardiovascular and metabolic problems. Now, a study also presents a link between this diet and a lower risk of depression later in life. New research finds a link between Mediterranean-style diets and a […]

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Healthy Food May Boost Mood

Healthy Food May Boost Mood

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Depression News WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The food-mood connection isn’t all in your head. In fact, there’s even a name for it — nutritional psychiatry. Scientists in the field are actively looking for connections between diet quality and mental disorders to help treat or even prevent these […]

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Too much dietary fat in the brain may impact mental health

Too much dietary fat in the brain may impact mental health

People with obesity are often likely to develop depression as well, but the mechanisms at play are still unclear. New research in mice may now explain what happens in the brains of individuals who have a high-fat diet. How might a high-fat diet impact mental health? Many studies — including one that Medical News Today […]

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Depression: Exercise may reduce symptoms but not in women

Depression: Exercise may reduce symptoms but not in women

Many experts consider exercise to be an effective treatment for depression. However, new research casts doubt on this theory by showing that not everyone may benefit. A new study looks at whether exercise can relieve depressive symptoms in men and women equally. Depression is the number one cause of disability across the globe, according to […]

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Depression and constipation: What’s the link?

Depression and constipation: What’s the link?

Chronic constipation often accompanies depression. Using a mouse model, researchers investigated why this relationship might occur. They have also tested an experimental drug with encouraging results. Depression and constipation often go hand in hand. Over the years, scientists have found strong links between psychiatric disorders and an increased risk of constipation, particularly in older adults. […]

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How ketamine can change the brain to fight depression

How ketamine can change the brain to fight depression

New research in mice, which the National Institutes of Health supported, shows how ketamine can alter brain circuits, quickly redressing depression-like symptoms. Ketamine stimulates the regrowth of dendritic spines in the prefrontal cortex, according to a new animal study. Previous studies have shown that ketamine — an anesthetic — can rapidly reduce severe symptoms of […]

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Health Tip: Antidepressant Precautions

Health Tip: Antidepressant Precautions

(HealthDay News) — Before taking an antidepressant, it’s important to take a few factors into consideration, says the American Academy of Family Physicians. Latest Depression News The academy suggests: Talk to your doctor about different antidepressant options. Inform your doctor of other medicines, vitamins and supplements you take. Understand that you should not stop taking […]

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Can genetic variants predict depression risk in young people?

Can genetic variants predict depression risk in young people?

A new study looks at the genetic makeup of thousands of adults with depression to try to find an accurate way of predicting which children and adolescents may be at risk of developing this mental health problem. Researchers identify a genetic risk score that could help predict depression risk in the young. Many factors determine […]