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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.

If you would like to help us to produce next month's news, polls and quotes, please click on the links by each applicable section and fill out the accompanying form.

 
Poll.
To what extent (positive or negative), do holidays affect your depression or anxiety?
Quite a lot 38.5%
Extremely 23.1%
To some degree 17.3%
Not at all 15.4%
Unbearably 5.8%

Total votes: 52


 
 
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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.


06/24/2017 03:00 AM
Vitamin D deficiency: Symptoms, causes, and prevention
Poor nutrition and not enough natural sunlight can cause a vitamin D deficiency. In this article, learn more about the symptoms and risk factors.
06/23/2017 03:00 AM
Study answers why ketamine helps depression, offers target for safer therapy
Scientists have identified a key protein that helps trigger ketamine's rapid anti-depressant effects in the brain, a crucial initial step to developing alternative treatments to the controversial...
06/19/2017 03:00 AM
Meditation and yoga can 'reverse' DNA reactions which cause stress, new study suggests
Mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi don't simply relax us; they can 'reverse' the molecular reactions in our DNA which cause ill-health and depression, according to a...
06/19/2017 03:00 AM
Early stress confers lifelong vulnerability causing alterations in a specific brain region
Early life stress encodes lifelong susceptibility to stress through long-lasting transcriptional programming in a brain reward region implicated in mood and depression, according to a study conducted...
06/09/2017 03:00 AM
How do we override sleepiness? Brain region identified
Many of us are familiar with either forcing ourselves awake or struggling to fall asleep. A study investigates the brain area responsible for the fight.
06/01/2017 03:00 AM
Large gender gap in first-onset depression disproportionately affects adolescent girls
Depression in adolescence is even more common than previous estimates indicated and girls experience more depression than boys, according to research from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC...
05/29/2017 03:00 AM
Bouldering may help to treat depression
Bouldering is not only good for physical health, but mental health, too. New research has found that the sport may help to reduce symptoms of depression.
05/26/2017 03:00 AM
Mindfulness-focused childbirth education leads to less depression
A study this month from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) shows mindfulness training that addresses fear and pain during...
05/25/2017 12:00 PM
Depression after surgery: What you need to know
In this article, learn about why it is common to experience depression after surgery, as well as the steps you can take to manage the symptoms.
05/15/2017 09:00 AM
Diabetes and mood swings: Effects on relationships
In this article, we look at the impact diabetes has on mental health, how to cope, and how to help others living with this chronic condition.
05/05/2017 11:00 AM
Five of the best online yoga workouts
Yoga's popularity has skyrocketed, and online yoga classes have taken the yoga community by storm. We have found five of the best online yoga workouts.
05/05/2017 11:00 AM
Dorothea Dix: Redefining mental illness
In the last of a series of articles celebrating female role models in medicine, we look at how Dorothea Dix helped to tackle the stigma of mental illness.
05/05/2017 03:00 AM
First large-scale population analysis reinforces ketamine's reputation as antidepressant
Better known as an anesthetic or as an illicit hallucinogenic drug, ketamine has also long been noted for alleviating depression.
05/05/2017 03:00 AM
More than half of mental health NHS patients experience relapses
A new study has shown that approximately 53 per cent of NHS patients displayed clinical symptoms of depression and anxiety within a year after completing psychological treatments.
05/02/2017 03:00 AM
Antidepressant may enhance drug delivery to the brain
New research from the National Institutes of Health found that pairing the antidepressant amitriptyline with drugs designed to treat central nervous system diseases, enhances drug delivery to the...
05/02/2017 03:00 AM
Food insecurity can affect your mental health
Food insecurity (FI) affects nearly 795 million people worldwide. Although a complex phenomenon encompassing food availability, affordability, utilization, and even the social norms that define...
04/27/2017 03:00 AM
Growing body of evidence supports use of mind-body therapies in breast cancer treatment
In newly updated clinical guidelines from the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO), researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive...
04/24/2017 03:00 AM
Mindfulness class helped women, but not men, overcome 'negative affect'
In a new study of a Brown University scholarly course on mindfulness that also included meditation labs, researchers found that the practice on average significantly helped women overcome "negative...
04/21/2017 03:00 AM
Moderate-severe hot flashes significantly increase depression risk
A new study of more than 2,000 perimenopausal and menopausal women showed that moderate-severe vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes or night sweats) were an independent and significant risk factor for...
04/20/2017 03:00 AM
Antidepressant use during pregnancy not associated with increased risk of autism, ADHD in children
Two studies published by JAMA examine the risk of autism and other adverse birth outcomes among women who use antidepressants during pregnancy.
04/16/2017 03:00 AM
Low-fat milk, yogurt may reduce depression risk
A study of more than 1,000 Japanese adults finds that higher intake of low-fat milk and yogurt may reduce the likelihood of developing depressive symptoms.
04/11/2017 03:00 AM
Life skills are important for wellbeing in later life
Life skills, such as persistence, conscientiousness and control, are as important to wealth and wellbeing in later life as they are when people are much younger, according to new research led by...
04/07/2017 03:00 AM
Less fear: How LSD affects the brain
Scientists at the University of Basel have shown that LSD reduces activity in the region of the brain related to the handling of negative emotions like fear.
04/06/2017 09:00 AM
Research highlights need for responsible development of ketamine for severe depression
A new paper published in The Lancet Psychiatry sets out principles for responsibly testing innovative treatments for severe depression, based on treating more than 100 patients with approximately...
04/06/2017 03:00 AM
Psychiatric disorders do not increase risk of Alzheimer 's disease
Psychiatric disorders do not increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland.

 

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