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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.

03/18/2018 03:00 AM
Don't try too hard to be happy, study warns
You may think that if you just work hard enough, you'll eventually achieve your best life. But are you sabotaging yourself by putting in too much effort?
03/16/2018 12:00 PM
Major depression: Brain tissue reveals sex-specific gene changes
From analyzing the postmortem brain tissue of adults with major depression, researchers have pinpointed sex-specific changes in gene expression.
03/16/2018 03:00 AM
How high altitudes could raise risk of depression, suicide
Researchers have found that people who live in states with a higher altitude may be at greater risk of suicide, possibly due to having lower blood oxygen.
03/14/2018 12:00 PM
Could mindfulness prevent major depression?
A weekly session of mindfulness meditation may help to prevent the development of major depression in those with subclinical depression, a new study finds.
03/12/2018 12:00 PM
These genes could make us prone to insomnia
Researchers have identified specific genetic variants that are linked to the risk of insomnia, and which could also affect our physical and mental health.
03/09/2018 02:00 AM
Stomach acid drugs may cause depression
The first study of its kind finds an observational link between the use of proton pump inhibitors and the risk of clinical depression.
03/07/2018 10:00 AM
Antidepressants: Do they really work?
The debate over whether antidepressants can really help to tackle depression has been rife. We take a closer look at the evidence.
03/05/2018 02:00 AM
How long-term depression alters the brain
Research has shown that depression is tied to biological changes in the brain. But do such changes worsen over time, and are current treatments adequate?
03/05/2018 02:00 AM
Depression: 'Orphan' brain receptor may be to blame
New research furthers our understanding of the neurological causes of depression and brings us closer to developing new treatments for the condition.
03/01/2018 11:00 AM
'Electrical map of depression' may predict onset
A new mouse study has uncovered patterns of electrical brain activity that may ultimately help to predict vulnerability to depression in humans.
03/01/2018 04:00 AM
New guidelines help doctors tackle teen depression
This month, the American Academy of Pediatrics release an update to teen mental health guidelines. They hope to catch and address depression earlier.
02/27/2018 02:00 PM
Why are birthdays so hard?
Birthdays can be a time of great celebration, but they can also bring about feelings of depression. Learn more about how to beat the birthday blues.
02/26/2018 02:00 AM
The diet that could reduce the risk of depression
Closer adherence to the DASH diet, which is high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, could help to stave off depression, new research reveals.
02/24/2018 02:00 AM
What are the signs of a nervous breakdown?
A look at nervous breakdown, a condition now known as mental breakdown and identified by emotional and physical stress. Included is detail on prevention.
02/24/2018 02:00 AM
Self-compassion may protect perfectionists from depression
Previous studies have shown that perfectionism can lead to depression, but new research suggests that self-compassion might also play a crucial role in this relationship, offsetting the harms of the former.
02/22/2018 10:00 AM
How to cope with a breakup (the healthy way)
We take a look at some helpful (and healthful) tips for coping with a breakup that will hopefully bring our heartbroken readers some much deserved comfort.
02/22/2018 02:00 AM
Is social media ruining your social life?
A new study tests the theory that the more time you spend on social media, the less time you spend socializing with people in real life.
02/19/2018 02:00 AM
It's official: Pets benefit our mental health
A systematic review of existing studies lists the many ways in which pets provide people with mental health issues some much-needed comfort.
02/07/2018 02:00 AM
Uncovering the science behind 'sound body, sound mind'
How does exercise benefit body and brain? A new study describes how muscular activity improves metabolism and the immune system and reduces depression.
02/07/2018 02:00 AM
How to stop catastrophizing
A look at catastrophizing and how to stop it. Included is detail on the related psychiatric conditions, medical treatments, and the outlook.
02/05/2018 10:00 AM
How grape compounds can help to treat depression
New research shows the mechanism by which two phytochemicals derived from grape compounds can promote resilience to stress-induced depression in mice.
01/31/2018 10:00 AM
Understanding anhedonia: What happens in the brain?
People with anhedonia can no longer enjoy the things that they once loved. In this Spotlight feature, we ask what's going on in the brain.
01/25/2018 11:00 AM
Turmeric compound could boost memory and mood
A compound in the popular spice turmeric — called curcumin — has been found to improve the memory and mood of older adults in a new study.
01/19/2018 09:00 AM
How to stop racing thoughts
A look at racing thoughts and how to stop them. Included is detail on how to calm the mind and medical options for racing thoughts that are distracting.
01/17/2018 07:00 AM
Dopamine deficiency: What you need to know
A dopamine deficiency is linked to several health conditions, including Parkinson's disease and depression. Learn more about the symptoms.


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