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Depression News, Polls and Quotes

As part of the main Information Centre, this section of the website is intended to provide the latest news about depression, anxiety and other related health concerns. Archives from previous months are available, and all polls from previous months remain active if you should wish to vote.

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Quotes and Philosophical Thoughts:

> "When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?" - Sydney J. Harris

> "Remember sadness is always temporary. This, too, shall pass." - Chuck T. Falcon

> "Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings." - Elie Weisel

> "To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance." - Oscar Wilde

> "Do you know what a pessimist is? A person who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it."  - George Bernard Shaw

> "Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss

> "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising everytime we fall." - Confucius

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  Depression News From Medical News Today

Depression News From Medical News Today

Experiencing depression is more than simply feeling unhappy, fed up or sad for a few days. Everyone has moments of feeling down throughout the day, but depression is persistent for weeks or months and is a real illness with real symptoms. Symptoms of depression include lasting feelings of sadness, hopelessness, losing interest in the things you enjoy and anxiety. The severity of symptoms can vary, but the good news is that with the right treatment and support, people can often make a full recovery.


12/05/2018 11:00 AM
Through my eyes: My bipolar journey
My name is Carrie Gale, and I am an Emmy-nominated graphic designer and writer. I also have bipolar II disorder. This is my story.
12/05/2018 06:00 AM
Depression: Ketamine prevents loss of pleasure in primates
Why do people with depression lose pleasure in daily activities? And why does ketamine help treat depression in some? A new study offers some answers.
12/04/2018 02:00 PM
What to know about multiple sclerosis and mood swings
Multiple sclerosis affects the nerves in the body and may also affect mood. Learn more about the causes of multiple sclerosis mood swings, and the best treatment options, here.
11/30/2018 11:00 AM
Depression: Electrical stimulation can 'significantly' improve mood
Researchers found that only 3 minutes of electrical stimulation applied to the orbitofrontal cortex relieves symptoms of moderate and severe depression.
11/30/2018 03:00 AM
This brain circuit is key to both depression and addiction
Recent discoveries about the brain circuitry that drives depression and addiction may point to new clinical targets for the treatment of these issues.
11/20/2018 10:00 AM
Suicide: Study finds 4 genes that may raise risk
A new study zooms in on four genetic variants that influence the likelihood of death by suicide. It also finds 207 genes that need further investigation.
11/17/2018 03:00 AM
Does using testosterone to treat depression work?
A new analysis attempts to end a long-standing debate in psychiatry. The researchers asked whether testosterone really can relieve depression in men.
11/16/2018 03:00 AM
What are the possible complications of psoriasis?
Psoriasis often causes skin lesions, but a person with psoriasis may also have a higher risk of other conditions, such as celiac or inflammatory bowel disease. Other possible complications range from a type of arthritis to heart problems and depression. Find out more.
11/15/2018 06:00 AM
New evidence that social media increases loneliness
A recent study investigating Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram concludes that reduced use leads to significant decreases in depression and loneliness.
11/13/2018 10:00 AM
Does depression cause obesity or does obesity cause depression?
Depression and obesity are known to be linked, but science has found the relationship between them hard to unpick. A new study uses genetic data to find answers.
11/08/2018 11:00 AM
Unraveling the neural code of the anxious brain
By measuring the brain activity of participants across a series of days, scientists have encountered the neural signature of low mood in anxious brains.
11/05/2018 12:00 PM
Can taking Cymbalta affect a person's weight?
Doctors prescribe Cymbalta to treat depression, anxiety, and some chronic pain disorders. Research suggests that taking Cymbalta can cause modest changes in body weight. Learn more here.
11/03/2018 04:00 AM
Major depression: Existing drug reduces symptoms by 45 percent
An existing drug that people use to treat seizures can significantly reduce symptoms of major depressive disorder in a small number of participants.
11/02/2018 01:00 PM
Depression: Three new subtypes identified
Scientists used functional MRI to study the brains of 134 people and identified three new subtypes of depression, including a treatment-resistant subtype.
11/01/2018 03:00 PM
Infertility and depression: Symptoms and coping
Trying to get pregnant can cause extra pressure and stress in a person's life, so depression is a common side effect of infertility. Learn more about coping here.
10/29/2018 07:00 AM
Mental health conditions on the rise among US students
New research examines the trends in mental health diagnoses among U.S. college students and finds significant increases in anxiety and depression.
10/24/2018 07:00 AM
Cannabis withdrawal can be 'highly disabling'
Cannabis withdrawal syndrome is real and can have 'highly disabling' effects — especially psychologically — warn the authors of a new study.
10/18/2018 02:00 PM
What causes low energy in men?
Men experience low energy levels for many reasons, including diet, sleep quality, and exercise patterns, or an underlying medical condition. In this article, we discuss the causes and treatments for low energy in men.
10/17/2018 04:00 AM
Using Facebook to predict depression
Using machine-learning technology, scientists may soon be able to accurately predict a diagnosis of depression by examining Facebook posts.
10/15/2018 11:00 AM
Antidepressants could stave off dementia
The findings of a new study suggest that some antidepressants may block the growth of toxic plaques in the brain, thus helping to treat dementia.
10/15/2018 11:00 AM
Can COPD cause anxiety?
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may experience breathlessness. This physical symptom can trigger anxiety and panic in some people. Breathing exercises, medication, and other techniques can help people control these psychological symptoms. Learn more about COPD and anxiety here.
10/13/2018 04:00 AM
Higher risk of alcohol- and suicide-related death in diabetes
Diabetes can severely impact a person's mental health. This may be why people with this condition are more at risk of death by suicide or due to alcohol.
10/12/2018 12:00 PM
How perfectionism affects your (mental) health
Does this personality trait help us flourish and succeed, or can it hinder our happiness and harm our mental health? In this Spotlight, we explore.
10/09/2018 12:00 PM
Why depression, trauma can make you age faster
New research finds that the DNA of people with major depression is biologically older than that of people who do not have the condition.
10/07/2018 07:00 AM
'Winter blues' study finds key to depression resilience
A new study examines the brains of people with seasonal affective disorder to examine why some people do not develop depression despite being at risk.

 

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