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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.

06/26/2019 02:00 PM
What causes irritability?
Many factors can cause irritability, including life stress, depression, a lack of sleep, and premenstrual syndrome. In this article, we look at the possible causes of irritability and tips for managing it.
06/25/2019 03:00 AM
These common drugs may increase dementia risk
Drugs that doctors often use in the treatment of overactive bladder, gastrointestinal conditions, and depression may increase dementia risk by almost half.
06/20/2019 01:00 PM
How to support a partner with depression
Depression is a common and serious mental health condition that can often take its toll on relationships. However, supporting a partner with depression, both emotionally and practically, can help them go through the recovery process. Learn more here.
06/19/2019 08:00 PM
Recognizing the hidden signs of depression
People with depression can experience a variety of symptoms, some of which may be harder to recognize than others. Hidden symptoms of depression can range from fatigue and changes in sleeping patterns to anger and losing interest in pleasurable activities. Learn more here.
06/18/2019 02:00 AM
What to know about overdosing on antidepressants
Antidepressants can help treat a wide range of mental health conditions. It is possible to take too many, with symptoms including nausea, vomiting, and tremor. Learn more about overdosing on antidepressants here.
06/11/2019 10:00 PM
What to know about secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS)
Secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) is a later stage of multiple sclerosis. This article provides an overview of the condition, including its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.
06/10/2019 10:00 AM
Night owls' health may benefit from 'simple' routine adjustments
Night owls often face various health risks due to the misalignment between their body clocks and regular work schedules. A few easy adjustments could help.
06/06/2019 06:00 AM
Lack of motivation: Does inflammation alter brain systems?
A new review suggests that low-grade inflammation may sometimes directly affect motivation. Its authors want to explore possible links with depression.
06/04/2019 10:00 AM
How a diabetes drug may reduce anxiety symptoms
New research in mice shows how metformin, a common drug used to treat diabetes and prediabetes, can also help reduce symptoms associated with anxiety.
06/03/2019 10:00 AM
Low-amp electroconvulsive therapy may relieve suicidal thoughts
A new, small trial finds that low-amp electroconvulsive therapy is highly effective in reducing suicidal ideation while having no cognitive side effects.
05/31/2019 11:00 PM
What is learned helplessness?
In this article, we discuss the psychology behind learned helplessness — a state in which a person feels unable to change a stressful situation, even when change becomes possible. We look at the background of the theory and ways to overcome this state.
05/31/2019 11:00 AM
Letter from the Editor: Self-love
May is Mental Health Month. In this month's letter, Managing Editor Honor talks about the importance of self-love for mental health and well-being.
05/29/2019 10:00 AM
Are allergies linked to anxiety and depression?
A new study finds a link between different forms of allergies and either anxiety or depression. Future research, however, must verify these associations.
05/24/2019 11:00 AM
Researchers close in on a new depression mechanism
A study in rats identifies a key driver of anhedonia, the inability to experience pleasure. This finding may lead to new therapies not just for depression.
05/23/2019 06:00 AM
Could exercise boost well-being among psychiatric inpatients?
A recent study investigates whether physical activity can improve well-being and reduce symptoms in the population of an inpatient psychiatric unit.
05/23/2019 03:00 AM
Depression: Esketamine trial leaves 'more questions than answers'
A clinical trial for intranasal esketamine found it effective and safe for severe depression, leading to an FDA approval. But is this the end of the road?
05/22/2019 03:00 AM
'Mediterranean diet may protect against depression symptoms'
Research presented at the American Psychiatric Association conference finds a link between Mediterranean diets and a lower depression risk later in life.
05/21/2019 06:00 AM
Brain study may explain why depression is more common in women
According to new research, the brain’s response to inflammation may explain why depression is more common in women than it is in men.
05/14/2019 06:00 AM
How sleep and mood impact working memory
Researchers assess which aspects of working memory are affected by age, sleep quality, and mood and whether these factors work in unison or independently.
05/13/2019 11:00 AM
Too much dietary fat in the brain may impact mental health
A new study in mouse models shows that a high-fat diet can alter signaling mechanisms in the brain, leading to depression-like behaviors.
05/11/2019 03:00 AM
Depression: Exercise may reduce symptoms but not in women
A recent study concludes that while exercising often relieves symptoms of depression in men, it may not be as effective for women.
05/10/2019 10:00 AM
Depression and constipation: What's the link?
Depression increases the risk of chronic constipation. A new study in mice examines the mechanism behind this relationship and trials a new drug.
05/02/2019 06:00 AM
Does living alone increase mental health risk?
A recent study concludes that living alone is strongly linked to poorer mental health. According to the analysis, the main driver seems to be loneliness.
04/30/2019 06:00 AM
Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depression
New research from Sweden has found an intriguing link between anxiety, depression, and obesity among children and teenagers ages 6–17 years.
04/24/2019 06:00 AM
How ketamine can change the brain to fight depression
New research in mice pinpoints some of the key mechanisms that ketamine triggers in the brain to fight the symptoms and characteristics of depression.


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