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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 does depression and/or anxiety affect your sleep pattern?
Severely 44.4%
Moderately 23.6%
Unbearably 15.3%
Marginally 11.1%
Not at all 5.6%

Total votes: 72


 
 
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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.


09/11/2019 02:00 PM
Can you take Adderall and Xanax together?
Adderall and Xanax are two medications that affect the central nervous system in opposite ways. Learn about whether it is safe to take them together and about the possible risks here.
09/10/2019 11:00 AM
External stimuli may affect how well antidepressants work
Experiments in mouse models of depression suggest an intriguing possibility — that exposure to certain stimuli could change how well antidepressants work.
09/06/2019 02:00 PM
What are the side effects of Zoloft? An overview
Mild side effects are relatively common when taking sertraline (Zoloft). Learn about the range of mild to severe side effects, as well as drug interactions and discontinuation syndrome here.
09/02/2019 06:00 AM
Depression may be on the rise among people who used to smoke
A large observational study finds that the rates of major depression, marijuana use, and binge drinking are on the rise among people who quit smoking.
08/31/2019 03:00 AM
Spravato (esketamine)
Spravato is a brand-name prescription drug that's prescribed for treatment-resistant depression in adults. It comes as a nasal spray that's taken under medical supervision in healthcare facilities. Spravato contains the drug esketamine. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.
08/31/2019 03:00 AM
Trintellix (vortioxetine)
Trintellix (vortioxetine) is a prescription medication that's used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD), a severe type of depression. It comes as an oral tablet and isn't available as a generic. Trintellix is a type of drug called an atypical antidepressant. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.
08/27/2019 02:00 PM
Feeling angry: Mental health and what to do
Anger is a natural human emotion. Although occasional anger affects most people, regularly feeling angry can affect quality of life. Learn about some causes of anger, as well as what to do, here.
08/24/2019 03:00 AM
Controversial study links pollution with bipolar, depression
New research has found a link between living in a polluted area and the incidence of some mental health conditions — but not everyone is convinced.
08/16/2019 12:00 PM
New insights into how exercise can lift mood in depression
A new study of people with major depressive disorder suggests that the body's endocannabinoid system plays a role in the mood-lifting effects of exercise.
08/15/2019 03:00 AM
Zulresso (brexanolone)
Zulresso is a brand-name prescription drug that’s used to treat postpartum depression (PPD) in women. Zulresso comes as a solution that’s given as an intravenous (IV) infusion. You’ll receive Zulresso over a period of 60 hours in a certified healthcare facility. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.
08/13/2019 10:00 AM
Why more depression treatments should include exercise
A new review of specialist studies finds that exercise is indeed effective against depression. Yet many mental health recommendations fail to include it.
08/11/2019 06:00 AM
Physical fitness may help prevent depression, anxiety
Although exercise can improve mental health, little is known about whether physical fitness can reduce the risk of developing mental health conditions.
08/08/2019 08:00 PM
What to know about Paxil (paroxetine)
Paxil is an antidepressant medication. This article provides an overview of Paxil, including its uses, side effects, and warnings.
08/06/2019 05:00 PM
What to know about Celexa (citalopram)
Celexa (citalopram) is an antidepressant medication that doctors prescribe for major depressive disorder. We look at its uses, side effects, and warnings.
08/06/2019 03:00 AM
Is there a link between dark chocolate and depression?
Scientists have discussed for decades whether chocolate can improve mood. The latest research links reduced depressive symptoms to eating dark chocolate.
08/05/2019 06:00 AM
Chronic depression: Form of CBT may fail after 2 years
A study compares the benefits of the cognitive behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy with those of supportive psychotherapy for chronic depression.
08/03/2019 03:00 AM
Is this red wine compound the future of depression treatment?
Resveratrol, a compound that occurs in red wine, appears to relieve anxiety and depression symptoms in mice. A recent study delves into the details.
07/29/2019 10:00 PM
Is marijuana a depressant? What to know
Marijuana can act as a depressant, stimulant, and hallucinogen. Learn more about the effects of each type of drug here. We also cover the risks and side effects.
07/24/2019 06:00 AM
What is the link between sleep apnea and depression?
Researchers study the prevalence of sleep apnea in people with depression and suggest that it may explain why some depression treatments fail.
07/19/2019 08:00 PM
Everything you need to know about Wellbutrin for ADHD
Doctors sometimes prescribe Wellbutrin to treat ADHD if a person cannot take stimulants. Learn more about the efficacy and risks here.
07/19/2019 01:00 PM
What to know about the side effects of Elavil
Elavil is a discontinued brand of the generic drug amitriptyline. Doctors may prescribe amitriptyline to treat depression and other conditions. Learn about the side effects here.
07/18/2019 03:00 AM
Do antidepressants work better than placebo?
A new paper asks whether there is sufficient evidence to prove that antidepressants work better than a placebo. They conclude that there is not.
07/15/2019 03:00 PM
What to know about kratom for depression
Kratom is a plant that many people use for depression. It is unregulated and may carry some risks. Learn more about the potential use of kratom for depression here.
07/12/2019 12:00 AM
Are there any health benefits to a cold shower?
The potential health benefits of taking a cold shower include strengthening the immune system, feeling invigorated, and boosting mood. Learn more about the benefits of taking a cold shower here.
07/11/2019 10:00 PM
What to know about amitriptyline
Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant that can help with symptoms of depression and other disorders. This article provides an overview, including its uses, dosages, side effects, and warnings.

 

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