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Sleep-wake disruption strongly linked to mood disorders

Sleep-wake disruption strongly linked to mood disorders

After analyzing day and night patterns of activity and rest in more than 90,000 United Kingdom residents, researchers have found a strong link between disrupted sleep-wake cycles and higher risk of mood disorders, such as bipolar and depression, and poorer well-being. Scientists find a link between a disrupted sleep-wake cycle and several mood disorders. The […]

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Depression Striking More Young People Than Ever

Depression Striking More Young People Than Ever

Latest Depression News FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Americans are fast becoming a very depressed lot. New research shows there’s been a sharp spike in cases of major depression in the United States in recent years, especially among teens and millennials. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association analysis of medical claims data showed […]

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Should ‘shock therapy’ be used to treat depression more often?

Should ‘shock therapy’ be used to treat depression more often?

A recent study has discovered that — contrary to expectation — electroconvulsive therapy may be a better treatment option for many people whose depression has not been eased by other interventions. A new analysis concludes that ECT should be tried sooner for some people with depression. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), which is usually referred to as […]

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Depression May Dampen Memory

Depression May Dampen Memory

Latest Depression News WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Depression may do more than darken your mood, with new research suggesting it might also sap your memory. “Since symptoms of depression can be treated, it may be possible that treatment may also reduce thinking and memory problems,” said study author Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri, […]

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Seasonal affective disorder: Why brown-eyed women are at risk

Seasonal affective disorder: Why brown-eyed women are at risk

Two new studies suggest that sex and eye color influence the risk of developing seasonal affective disorder. The researchers also put forth some interesting explanations for why this may be the case. Women with brown eyes may be at high risk of seasonal depression, a new study shows. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a psychiatric condition, […]

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Could anxiety lead to dementia?

Could anxiety lead to dementia?

A recent study suggests that living with moderate to severe anxiety in midlife may lead to dementia in later years. Feeling anxious in your middle age may speed up age-related cognitive decline. The new research was carried out by a team of scientists led by Amy Gimson, a researcher at the University of Southampton’s Faculty […]

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Scientists Pinpoint Dozens of Genes That Increase Risk of Depression

Scientists Pinpoint Dozens of Genes That Increase Risk of Depression

Researchers have pinpointed 44 gene variants that increase the risk of depression, including 30 that have never been linked with depression before. Latest Depression News They said their findings may help improve understanding and treatment of the disease that affects more than 300 million people worldwide, according to The Guardian newspaper in the U.K. Previous […]

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How to treat esophageal spasms

How to treat esophageal spasms

An esophageal spasm is an involuntary and often painful contraction in the esophagus, or food pipe. Painful esophageal spasms may disrupt a person’s life, but certain treatments and remedies can help relieve symptoms. The esophagus is the tube that connects the mouth and stomach. Normally, it uses a series of controlled, coordinated contractions to transport […]

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Depression: Pioneering study pinpoints 44 genetic culprits

Depression: Pioneering study pinpoints 44 genetic culprits

A groundbreaking new study that analyzed the genetic data of thousands of participants has identified 44 genetic loci linked with risk of depression. This may drive the implementation of improved treatments for this condition. A new study has identified 44 genetic variants that can heighten the risk of depression. The National Institute of Mental Health […]

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These common drugs may raise your risk of dementia

These common drugs may raise your risk of dementia

A landmark study has linked the long-term use of certain anticholinergic drugs to a higher risk of dementia later on. Several common drugs may put you at higher risk of dementia later in life. This investigation is believed to be the “largest and most detailed” study to date into long-term anticholinergic use and dementia risk. […]