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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.
Do daylight saving adjusts affect your depression?
Yes 55.0%
No 32.5%
A little 12.5%

Total votes: 40


 
 
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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.


10/07/2017 06:00 AM
Benefits of crying: Why it's good to shed a few tears
Crying is a natural and often uncontrollable reaction we have to sadness, grief, joy, and pain. Is crying good for your health? Find out.
10/03/2017 03:00 AM
Just 1 hour of exercise per week could prevent depression
Researchers found that 1 hour of weekly exercise can help to prevent depression, whereas a lack of physical activity increases risk of the disorder.
10/02/2017 11:00 AM
Brain response to unfairness 'predicts depression'
A new study shows that being treated unfairly in a computer game involving money rewards gives rise to brain patterns that can predict depression.
09/30/2017 03:00 AM
How childhood trauma affects the brain
Researchers shed fresh light on how a history of abuse in childhood disrupts brain connectivity, leading to negative mental health outcomes.
09/25/2017 10:00 AM
Antidepressants and weight gain: What's the connection?
In this article, learn why some antidepressants cause weight gain and what types of antidepressants are associated with changes in weight.
09/25/2017 03:00 AM
Depression: Is brain inflammation tied to suicidal thoughts?
A new study indicates that suicidal thoughts are associated with brain inflammation in the case of people diagnosed with major depression.
09/23/2017 03:00 AM
'Mood spreads from person to person via social contagion'
A new study suggests that moods are contagious among circles of adolescent friends, and this is true both for negative and positive emotions.
09/19/2017 11:00 AM
Antidepressants may raise death risk by a third
New research finds that people who take antidepressants such as serotonin reuptake inhibitors may be at a considerably higher risk of premature death.
09/19/2017 03:00 AM
Linking depression, insomnia, and the brain's reward center
Increased activity in a brain region involved in reward and motivation appears to reduce the risk of sleep-related depressive symptoms.
09/19/2017 03:00 AM
Caring for a sick pet can increase anxiety, depression
A pioneering study looks at the impact of caregiver burden among owners of sick animals. The results point to elevated stress and poorer quality of life.
09/06/2017 12:00 PM
Antidepressants could delay Parkinson's progression
Nortriptyline - a tricyclic antidepressant - can prevent the formation of toxic brain clusters associated with Parkinson's disease, a new study finds.
09/01/2017 03:00 AM
Two distinct brain regions have independent influence on decision-making
Often when we make a decision, we calculate its "expected value," by multiplying the value of something (how much we want or need it) with the probability that we might be able to obtain it, a...
08/29/2017 03:00 AM
1 in 5 women with postpartum mood disorders keep quiet
A recent study from North Carolina State University finds that 21 percent of recent mothers experiencing postpartum mood disorders (PPMDs), such as anxiety and depression, do not disclose their...
08/24/2017 11:00 AM
The 10 best bipolar blogs
Bipolar blogs are written by mental health professionals and individuals who are living with bipolar disorder. We have selected the best bipolar blogs.
08/23/2017 03:00 AM
Tinnitus could be worsened by antidepressant use
Research suggests that selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors - a common class of antidepressants - could lead to the exacerbation of tinnitus.
08/22/2017 11:00 AM
Afternoon slump explained by brain's 'reward center'
A neuroscientific study suggests that the brain's reward-processing hub, controlled by our body clock, drives us into an energy slump around 2 p.m.
08/16/2017 03:00 AM
Brain's 'fear hub' generates neurons in adulthood
A new mouse study finds that the adult brain generates new neurons in a previously unknown area: the amygdala, also known as the brain's fear center.
08/13/2017 03:00 AM
Embracing negative emotions could boost psychological well-being
In a bad mood? Researchers suggest that it might be worth embracing those negative emotions; it could benefit your psychological health.
08/10/2017 03:00 AM
Antidepressant use increases risk of head injuries among persons with Alzheimer's disease
Antidepressant use is associated with an increased risk of head injuries and traumatic brain injuries among persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern...
08/05/2017 11:00 AM
Sugar and mental health: A toxic combination?
Sugar is everywhere in our diets. Studies show its detrimental effect on brain cells and link sugar consumption to long-term mental health.
08/04/2017 10:00 AM
Yoga can help to treat depression, studies show
New studies presented at the American Psychological Association's annual convention indicate that yoga can help to reduce symptoms of depression.
08/01/2017 03:00 AM
School study proves obesity prevention can work
A unique approach to obesity prevention has helped schools in the ACT reduce the number of students who are overweight or obese, and even had a positive effect on mental health.
08/01/2017 03:00 AM
Faster-acting antidepressants may soon be a reality
Serotonin reuptake inhibitors are used to treat depression, but their exact mechanism is unknown. New research lifts the lid and may lead to improvements.
07/31/2017 11:00 AM
Popular Netflix show may increase suicidal tendencies
New research finds a link between the premiere of the show '13 Reasons Why' and the volume of Internet searches for suicide-related terms and queries.
07/31/2017 03:00 AM
Ketamine for depression encouraging, but questions remain around long-term use
A world-first systematic review into the safety of ketamine as a treatment for depression, published in the prestigious Lancet Psychiatry, shows the risks of long-term ketamine treatment remain...

 

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