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Magic Mushroom Ingredient Could Treat Depression

Magic Mushroom Ingredient Could Treat Depression

Latest Depression News FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The active ingredient in magic mushrooms may offer a new treatment for depression, according to researchers. Results from the phase I study in the U.K. indicate that the ingredient, called psilocybin, could be effective in treating depression in patients who’ve failed to respond to other […]

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Depression in children: What to know

Depression in children: What to know

Depression is more than just sadness and can be a serious and potentially life threatening illness. Even very young children can develop depression, so parents and caregivers must take the condition seriously. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 3.2% of children aged between 3 and 17 in the United States have […]

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Depression on birth control: Everything you need to know

Depression on birth control: Everything you need to know

Some people who use hormonal birth control, such as the pill, the patch, or hormonal intrauterine device (IUD), report experiencing depression as a side effect. Research on the topic has mixed results, so the precise link between depressive symptoms and birth control remains unclear. A 2016 analysis suggested a link between the use of hormonal […]

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Depression during pregnancy: Symptoms, treatment, and more

Depression during pregnancy: Symptoms, treatment, and more

Depression is a widespread mental health condition. Pregnant women have a higher risk of depression due to increased stress, physical health changes, chemical changes in the body, and other factors. While estimates vary, a 2016 analysis suggests that between 7% and upwards of 20% of pregnant women around the world have depression. The actual rate […]

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One-Third of Lung Cancer Patients Battle Depression: Study

One-Third of Lung Cancer Patients Battle Depression: Study

Latest Depression News MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Depression is common among lung cancer patients and can damage their quality of life and treatment outcomes, a new study indicates. The findings suggest that doctors should screen lung cancer patients for depression and refer them for mental health care if necessary, said lead author […]

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16 myths about depression

16 myths about depression

Depression is a condition that negatively affects how a person thinks, feels, and acts, with symptoms persisting for at least 2 consecutive weeks. In 2017, around 7.1% of all adults in the United States experienced at least one episode of major depression. This makes it one of the most common mental health conditions in the […]

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Another Downside to Vaping: Higher Odds for Depression

Another Downside to Vaping: Higher Odds for Depression

Latest Depression News By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Vaping, already linked to lung damage, may also have harmful psychological effects, a new study suggests. The researchers found a strong association between vaping and depression in a study of nearly 900,000 U.S. adults. The apparent culprit: nicotine. “There is a […]

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New MRI scans reveal brain features of depression

New MRI scans reveal brain features of depression

Recent advances in brain scanning may bring welcome news to people with depression. Two new types of MRI appear able to spot distinct brain characteristics of the condition. Share on PinterestNew MRI scans may reveal previously unknown differences in the brains of people with depression. The researchers say that their findings deepen knowledge about how […]

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Negative bias in people with depression is temporary

Negative bias in people with depression is temporary

The tendency to have an enhanced response to negative facial expressions is common in people with depression. The findings of a new study show that treatment can reduce this bias. Share on PinterestPeople with depression are prone to negative thinking, but this may only be temporary, a new study suggests. People with depression can be […]

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What to know about lithium toxicity

What to know about lithium toxicity

Lithium toxicity, or lithium overdose, can occur when a person takes too much of a mood-stabilizing medication that contains lithium. It can also develop when the body does not excrete lithium properly. Lithium, or lithium carbonate, is an active ingredient in some drugs that treat mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder. Overdose can cause […]