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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.

07/25/2017 10:00 AM
Depression may alter brain's white matter structure
In a major study that uses cutting-edge imaging, researchers show that people with depression have alterations in the white matter part of the brain.
07/21/2017 03:00 AM
Why some women are more likely to feel depressed
New study links duration of estrogen exposure with increased vulnerability to depression: Longer exposure to estrogen shown to provide protection.
07/19/2017 10:00 AM
Chronic depression in young teens tied to marijuana use later
Young people with chronic or severe forms of depression in their early teens have a higher risk of developing marijuana-use disorder at age 18, says study.
07/19/2017 03:00 AM
New study of brain circuits finds key links to symptoms of depression
University of California San Diego scientists have linked specific wiring in the brain to distinct behavioral symptoms of depression.
07/18/2017 03:00 AM
Underdeveloped brain network after 30 may impact mental health
People who are underdeveloped in the brain region that is linked with inhibition after age 30 may be more likely to experience psychological problems.
07/16/2017 03:00 AM
Diet and depression: Foods and nutrients for recovery
Depression is a common mental illness that can impact daily life. In this article, learn about the foods and nutrients that can help to treat depression.
07/13/2017 11:00 AM
Best 10 blogs for depression
Depression blogs provide support for people with depression through their educational content and personal stories. We have selected the best 10 blogs.
07/11/2017 11:00 AM
Depression and the brain: Study finds sex-specific differences in teens
New research finds that depression manifests differently in the brains of male and female teenagers, leading to the need for a differentiated treatment.
07/11/2017 03:00 AM
Old antibiotic could form new depression treatment
An antibiotic used mostly to treat acne has been found to improve the quality of life for people with major depression, in a world-first clinical trial from Deakin University.
07/10/2017 03:00 AM
Low gene expression may raise susceptibility to depression
A new study has found that susceptibility to depression may be linked to a gene's low activity level, leading to a neurotransmitter imbalance in the brain.
07/05/2017 11:00 AM
Marijuana use linked to greater psychosis risk in teens
An increase in marijuana use may raise the likelihood of psychotic-like experiences among teenagers, and symptoms of depression may mediate this link.
07/03/2017 11:00 AM
How modern life affects our physical and mental health
Every day, we are bombarded with notifications from our smartphones and social media accounts. But does this constant connection impact our health?
06/30/2017 03:00 AM
Disturbed sleep might worsen suicidal thoughts
High variability in sleep-wake times, insomnia, and other sleep disturbances may be a sign of increasing suicidal thoughts, researchers find.
06/30/2017 03:00 AM
At-risk chronic pain patients taper opioids successfully with psychological tools
Psychological support and new coping skills are helping patients at high risk of developing chronic pain and long-term, high-dose opioid use taper their opioids and rebuild their lives with...
06/28/2017 09:00 AM
What is the vagus nerve?
In this article, learn about the vagus nerve and what it affects in the body. What is vagus nerve stimulation and what further research is being conducted?
06/28/2017 06:00 AM
Bipolar disorder: Signs, symptoms, and diagnosis
Learn about the symptoms of bipolar disorder, a condition characterized by alternating periods of extreme high and low moods, as well as how it is managed.
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.


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