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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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Poll.
To what extent (positive or negative), do holidays affect your depression or anxiety?
Quite a lot 39.2%
Extremely 21.6%
To some degree 17.6%
Not at all 15.7%
Unbearably 5.9%

Total votes: 51


 
 
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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.


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?
12/29/2016 03:00 AM
How to avoid Facebook-induced depression
A review has been conducted to analyze the link between Facebook use and depression. The research has highlighted some ways to avoid 'Facebook depression.'
12/29/2016 03:00 AM
ADHD and Depression: What's the Connection?
ADHD conjures up thoughts of hyperactivity and energy, but depression can also be a symptom. Find out how depression and ADHD are linked.
12/21/2016 03:00 AM
Anxiety and depression a major issue for cancer survivors
Cancer has a major impact on mental and physical wellbeing, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2016 Congress in Singapore.
12/21/2016 03:00 AM
Depressed patients are less responsive to chemotherapy
A brain-boosting protein plays an important role in how well people respond to chemotherapy, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2016 Congress in Singapore.
12/19/2016 11:00 AM
Casual cannabis use: Is there a link to depression?
A new study suggests that casual users of marijuana have a stronger relationship with negative moods, compared with heavy and nonusers.
12/19/2016 03:00 AM
Analyzing brain patterns may help scientists increase people's confidence, reduce fear
A new technique of analyzing brain patterns appears to help people overcome fear and build self-confidence.
12/16/2016 09:00 AM
Patients with acute coronary syndrome at increased risk of suicide
Patients with acute coronary syndrome, an umbrella term for conditions where the heart's blood supply is suddenly blocked, may be at an increased risk for suicide compared to otherwise healthy...
12/15/2016 03:00 AM
Situational Depression: How is it Different to Clinical Depression?
Situational depression is similar to clinical depression, but it normally lasts for a shorter time. Learn about the differences in symptoms and treatment.
12/09/2016 09:00 AM
Bipolar Disorder and Depression: What Are the Differences?
Bipolar disorder and depression have some similarities, and these similarities can make diagnosis hard. Learn about differences in symptoms and treatment.
12/09/2016 09:00 AM
New biomarker is higher in suicide attempters and associated with stress response
Researchers at Lund and Malmö universities in Sweden have measured a biomarker in cell-free blood plasma which can be linked to an overactive stress system in suicidal individuals.
12/08/2016 03:00 AM
The role of spirituality in treating postpartum depression in mothers of color
Churches and other faith-based communities are an untapped resource that health-care providers should consider when suggesting treatment options for African-American and Latina mothers who have...
12/05/2016 03:00 AM
Tai Chi may benefit veterans with PTSD
A small study of veterans with PTSD suggests the ancient Chinese exercise Tai Chi has the potential to help manage symptoms of the disorder.
12/05/2016 03:00 AM
Teenagers could see long-term benefits from new treatments for depression
More than two-thirds of adolescents who suffer from depression could see long-term benefits from receiving one of three psychological treatments - of which only one is currently recommended on the...
12/03/2016 03:00 AM
Bipolar Psychosis: Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook
What is bipolar disorder and what is psychosis? Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar psychosis as well as other symptoms and complications.
12/01/2016 11:00 AM
Magic mushroom compound may help ease cancer-related depression
Two new studies suggest the hallucinogenic compound in magic mushrooms - psilocybin - may ease anxiety and depression in patients with advanced cancer.
12/01/2016 03:00 AM
8 Herbs and Supplements to Help Treat Depression
What is depression, what are its symptoms, and when should a doctor be contacted? Learn about different herbs and supplements that may treat depression.
12/01/2016 03:00 AM
Enzyme research provides a new picture of depression
Despite the fact that more than four percent of the world's population suffer from depression, and even though approximately 1,500 individuals commit suicide each year in Sweden, the understanding...
11/30/2016 09:00 AM
Depression vs. Sadness: How to Tell the Difference
What is sadness and what is depression? Learn how to tell the difference between the two and what treatments are available for depression.
11/26/2016 03:00 AM
How Does Bipolar Disorder Affect Memory?
What is bipolar disorder and what are the effects on a persons ability to think? Learn about living with cognitive problems associated with bipolar.
11/25/2016 09:00 AM
Can You Treat Psoriasis with Turmeric?
What is psoriasis and what is turmeric? Learn about the possible health benefits of turmeric and whether or not it can be used to help treat psoriasis.
11/25/2016 09:00 AM
Depression in young people affects the stomach, anxiety the skin
Mental disorders and physical diseases frequently go hand in hand. For the first time, psychologists at the University of Basel and Ruhr University Bochum have identified temporal patterns in young...

 

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