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Can these new compounds treat memory loss in depression?

Can these new compounds treat memory loss in depression?

Memory loss does not only occur in neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia. It also happens with age, or in relation to mental health problems, such as depression. Now, researchers have developed new compounds that could reverse this cognitive effect. Newly developed compounds may offer fresh hope for depression-related memory loss. Memory loss is not solely […]

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FDA Panel Backs Ketamine-like Drug for Depression

FDA Panel Backs Ketamine-like Drug for Depression

An expert panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has endorsed a drug for major depressive disorder that is a close relative to the club drug ketamine, or “Special K.” Latest Depression News Ketamine is a powerful anesthetic used in hospitals, though recent research has shown it may help those whose depression resists treatment. […]

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Can social media really cause depression?

Can social media really cause depression?

The notion that social media has a negative impact on mental well-being is widespread. The researchers who conducted a new long-term study, however, say that this might not be the case. A new study examined the role of social media in depression. The supposed effects of social media on young people sound drastic enough to […]

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Sleep apnea may stop you from forming life memories

Sleep apnea may stop you from forming life memories

New research suggests that obstructive sleep apnea may impair a person’s ability to form meaningful memories about their personal life. Such dysfunction may, in turn, be a sign of depression, caution the researchers. New research finds that sleep apnea impairs a person’s ability to form autobiographical memories. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder […]

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Could Germs in Your Gut Send You Into Depression?

Could Germs in Your Gut Send You Into Depression?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Depression News MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Certain bacteria dwelling in the human gut might feed depression, according to a new study that adds evidence to the theory. Researchers found that among over 2,100 adults, those with depression showed differences in specific groups of gut bacteria. And people […]

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What are the signs of depression in men?

What are the signs of depression in men?

Both men and women can experience depression, but the signs and symptoms can be different. Although the primary symptom of depression for many is often a feeling of sadness, men may have a higher tendency than women to feel anger, demonstrate aggressive feelings, and engage in substance abuse. Due to the different symptoms, and because […]

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Insomnia breakthrough: Scientists identify 5 types

Insomnia breakthrough: Scientists identify 5 types

There are five types of insomnia, each with its own distinct features, according to a recent study. New research concludes that insomnia may vary by personality type, among other factors. Scientists at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience studied thousands of people who had voluntarily signed up to an online sleep registry. They concluded that insomnia […]

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Millennials’ Odds for Depression Rise With Social Media Use

Millennials’ Odds for Depression Rise With Social Media Use

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Depression News THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Millennials struggling with depression aren’t being helped by their use of Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat, a new study reports. College students who meet the criteria for major depressive disorder tend to use social media more often and are more heavily addicted […]

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Listen Up! Hearing Loss Tied to Late-Life Depression

Listen Up! Hearing Loss Tied to Late-Life Depression

Latest Depression News FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Hearing loss among seniors is not always recognized and treated, but if it were it might help head off late-life depression, a new report suggests. Older people who suffer from hearing loss have a high risk for depression, and the greater the hearing loss, the […]

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Loneliness Doesn’t Take a Holiday

Loneliness Doesn’t Take a Holiday

Latest Depression News TUESDAY, Dec. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Though this is the time of year when family and friends gather and connect, loneliness remains a serious public health issue in the United States, an expert on aging says. More and more Americans are lonely, and there’s growing evidence that it can pose significant […]