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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 […]

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Depression Plus HIV Can Turn Deadly

Depression Plus HIV Can Turn Deadly

Latest Depression News THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When it coincides with HIV, depression appears associated with an increased the risk of death, a new study says. Researchers analyzed data from the U.S. Veteran’s Aging Cohort Study to compare the risk of death among those with and without depression, and the association between […]

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Mental health can impact memory decades later

Mental health can impact memory decades later

New research from the United Kingdom has found that people who experience recurrent episodes of depression throughout adulthood are more at risk of developing memory problems later in life. Accumulated depression and anxiety can predict a person’s likelihood of developing memory problems. Scientists have already shown that depression and other mental health problems can affect […]

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Can CBD help treat depression?

Can CBD help treat depression?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a natural compound that has gained popularity in recent years, thanks in part to a growing body of research into its potential health benefits, which may include treating depression. The initial results of some studies into CBD and depression look promising. CBD is one of over 100 compounds called cannabinoids, which […]

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Brain Stimulation May Soothe Severe Depression

Brain Stimulation May Soothe Severe Depression

Latest Depression News THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For those who suffer debilitating depression, stimulating the brain can bring desperately needed relief, new research shows. The study findings suggest that this type of therapy should be considered as an alternative or additional treatment for the toughest cases of the mood disorder. Depression is […]

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Depression: Brain stimulation may be a good alternative treatment

Depression: Brain stimulation may be a good alternative treatment

A new review, which appears in The BMJ journal, examines the benefits of non-invasive brain stimulation for treating major depression and finds that the technique is a valid alternative to existing treatments. Doctors should consider brain stimulation as an alternative treatment for people living with severe depression, finds a new review. Over 17 million adults […]

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Why do antidepressants fail for some?

Why do antidepressants fail for some?

Research has revealed a biological explanation for why some people with depression do not respond to a class of antidepressants that doctors commonly prescribe. It has to do with fundamental differences in the nerve cells that produce and use serotonin. New research may explain why antidepressants do not always work. Serotonin is the chemical messenger […]