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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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> "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.

02/28/2017 03:00 AM
What effect does prenatal and postpartum maternal depression have on children?
The results of a large study do not support the notion that prenatal and postpartum maternal depression is particularly detrimental to children's psychological development.
02/28/2017 03:00 AM
Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health - official
People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, according to research by academics at the University of Exeter, the...
02/24/2017 03:00 AM
Bleeding stroke survivors at higher risk of depression, dementia
Newly diagnosed depression in survivors of brain bleeds may signal the onset of dementia.
02/24/2017 03:00 AM
Depression puts psoriasis patients at significantly greater risk of psoriatic arthritis
Psoriasis is a lifelong disease that is associated with significant cosmetic and physical disability and puts patients at increased risk for many major medical disorders.
02/24/2017 03:00 AM
Innovative treatment for depression in older people is effective, conclude researchers
An innovative psychological treatment can help older people who are suffering from lower-severity depression, say researchers at the University of York.
02/23/2017 09:00 AM
Sexual side effects of antidepressants: Symptoms and treatment
How do antidepressants cause sexual side effects and what are the side effects in men and women? Which antidepressants cause fewer sexual side effects?
02/22/2017 03:00 AM
Most off-label antidepressant prescriptions lack strong scientific evidence
Doctors and patients need more information on risks and benefits of off-label use when making treatment decisions.
02/22/2017 03:00 AM
Experts raise concern over US advice to screen all adults and all teens for depression
Recent advice on depression screening from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) may lead to overtesting and overtreatment, according to some experts.
02/20/2017 03:00 AM
Depression or anxiety may increase risk of surgical wound complications
Patients' mental health may affect their risk of experiencing wound-related complications after surgery, new research indicates.
02/18/2017 03:00 AM
Tips for finding motivation with depression
Learn about the benefits of physical activity for people with depression, how socializing may help, and what depression triggers should be avoided.
02/18/2017 03:00 AM
Oxytocin may boost paternal behavior
The 'love hormone' is known to promote mother-child bonding, but new research indicates that it could do the same for a father and their offspring.
02/17/2017 03:00 AM
Is it depression or dementia? Brain SPECT imaging helps distinguish them
Neuroimaging of decreased blood flow in specific regions of the brain can differentiate between depression and cognitive disorders, according to a new report in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.
02/13/2017 09:00 AM
Poverty and high neighborhood murder rates increase depression in older adults
Older adults who live in poor and violent urban neighborhoods are at greater risk for depression, a study by researchers from UC Davis, the University of Minnesota and other institutions published...
02/02/2017 09:00 AM
World-first trial shows improving diet can treat major depression
A new trial from Deakin University has shown for the first time that improving diet quality can treat major depression.
01/31/2017 10:00 AM
Could physical activity protect children from depression?
Evidence shows that physically active adults and teens are less likely to develop depression. Now, a new study suggests the same may be true of children.
01/31/2017 09:00 AM
Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of standard medical care for chronic pain and depression
Health specialists at the University of York have found than acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, lessening the severity of chronic pain and depression.
01/28/2017 03:00 AM
Can Essential Oils Treat Depression?
What are essential oils and can any oils help to treat depression? In this article, the quality of evidence on essential oils for depression is discussed.
01/27/2017 03:00 AM
Anxiety and depression may be linked to increased risk of death from some cancers
A study published by The BMJ suggests that higher levels of psychological distress (anxiety and depression) may be associated with an increased risk of death from certain cancers.
01/26/2017 03:00 AM
Postpartum depression & anxiety distinct from other mood disorders, brain studies suggest
On the surface, postpartum depression (PPD) looks much like other forms of depression.
01/20/2017 09:00 AM
Modafinil found to improve memory in people recovering from depression
A new study funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Wellcome, and published in the journal Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, has found that the...
01/19/2017 09:00 AM
New data show heightened risk of birth defects with antidepressants prescribed during pregnancy
A new Université de Montréal study in the British Medical Journal reveals that antidepressants prescribed to pregnant women could increase the chance of having a baby with birth defects.
01/17/2017 03:00 AM
Treatment strategy provides mental health benefits to war trauma survivors
A study shows that a certain intervention called testimony therapy plus ceremony reduced symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression among Khmer Rouge torture survivors from...
01/09/2017 03:00 AM
New apps designed to reduce depression and anxiety as easily as checking your phone
Soon you can seek mental health advice on your smartphone as quickly as finding a good restaurant.
01/06/2017 03:00 AM
Toxic bosses are bad for your health and bad for your reputation
People who work for bosses who display psychopathic and narcissistic traits not only feel more depressed due to their bosses bullying behaviour they are also more likely to engage in undesirable...
01/05/2017 03:00 AM
Dysphoric Mania: Symptoms, Facts, and Treatment
What is dysphoric mania and why does dysphoric mania occur? What treatment options are available and when should a doctor be seen?


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