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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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To whom do you feel most comfortable talking to about depression/anxiety?
Medical Professions 31.1%
Partner/Spouse 23.0%
Internet 14.8%
Friends 13.1%
Family 11.5%
Telephone Helplines 6.6%

Total votes: 61

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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.

11/11/2019 11:00 AM
How does temperature affect mental health?
A new study finds that increases in temperature negatively affect mental health outcomes. The authors conclude that this is due to sleep disturbance.
11/08/2019 04:00 PM
How to stop ruminating thoughts
Ruminating thoughts are excessive intrusive thoughts about negative experiences. They can be a symptom of an existing mental health condition or just the result of a particular instance of trauma. Read more about the causes of these thoughts and how to stop ruminating.
11/07/2019 11:00 AM
Could cannabis use help avert depression in PTSD?
A new study finds that, in people with PTSD, those who use cannabis are less likely to experience depressive episodes and suicidal thoughts than nonusers.
11/07/2019 06:00 AM
What connects depression, anxiety, and PTSD?
Mood disorders, anxiety, and PTSD often share symptoms and occur together. A new study tries to identify similarities in neural activity.
11/04/2019 03:00 AM
Could a combination of psychedelics and meditation treat depression?
New research suggests that mindfulness meditation, together with psilocybin, can improve symptoms that have a close association with depression.
11/03/2019 06:00 AM
Metacognitive therapy may prevent depression relapse
According to new research, a form of therapy that teaches people with depression to break negative thought patterns could be the key to long term recovery.
11/01/2019 02:00 PM
How to help a teen with depression
Depression affects many teens. Many signs and symptoms of teen depression are similar to those of depression in adults, but it can be more difficult to identify. Learn about the signs to look for and how to help a teen with depression.
10/31/2019 03:00 PM
How can you help a loved one with depression?
When someone is depressed, it can be hard to know how to help. Find out here the ways people can help a loved one or friend, how to look after their own mental health, plus things not to say.
10/30/2019 01:00 PM
Cannabinoid use for mental health conditions lacks evidence
A meta-analysis of 83 studies finds insufficient evidence to support the use of medicinal cannabinoids to treat six mental health conditions.
10/30/2019 12:00 PM
Some narcissistic traits may be useful for mental health
Some researchers maintain that certain narcissistic traits could actually help safeguard mental health, offering a buffer against stress and depression.
10/30/2019 06:00 AM
What are the warning signs of suicide?
Suicide is preventable with the right treatment and support. Learn about the warning signs and risk factors for suicide in this article. We also discuss how to help people who are having thoughts of suicide.
10/30/2019 01:00 AM
What are the complications of psoriatic arthritis?
There are many possible complications of psoriatic arthritis, including uveitis, kidney disease, and depression. Learn about the risks and preventive steps here.
10/29/2019 04:00 PM
Common symptoms of depression: What to know
Depression is a common and serious mental health condition. In this article, learn about 13 of the common symptoms, which include irritability and persistent feelings of sadness.
10/29/2019 12:00 PM
Study challenges link between depression and inflammation
New research applies complex statistical analyses to existing data and casts doubt on the existence of a direct link between depression and inflammation.
10/18/2019 05:00 PM
Everything you need to know about essential oils
Essential oils are the concentrated extracts of potentially beneficial plants, such as lavender and peppermint. Learn more about their uses and the possible risks here.
10/14/2019 01:00 PM
Can neurofeedback training increase self-esteem in depression?
A new study suggests that fMRI neurofeedback training can increase self-esteem in people with a history of depression by strengthening brain connectivity.
10/10/2019 11:00 AM
Depression: Brief change in diet may relieve symptoms
The role of nutrition in depression is an area of increasing research. A recent study tries a 3-week nutritional intervention and reports some success.
10/07/2019 01:00 PM
Deep brain stimulation can be effective for severe depression
A study that gathered data for at least 8 years has shown that deep brain stimulation can have a robust, sustained effect in people with severe depression.
09/30/2019 01:00 PM
Brain scans could help predict whether antidepressants will work
New research reveals how MRI scans and artificial intelligence can help identify brain patterns that predict responsiveness to certain antidepressants.
09/26/2019 04:00 PM
Everything you need to know about chemical imbalances in the brain
While some chemical imbalances can be a factor in certain symptoms of mental health conditions, they do not tell the whole story. Learn more about the myths and facts here.
09/26/2019 10:00 AM
A guide to EFT tapping
Emotional freedom technique (EFT) is a method to reduce anxiety, stress, PTSD, and depression. It involves tapping specific points on the face and body. Here, we discuss the uses and effectiveness of EFT tapping and provide instructions on how to do it.
09/23/2019 09:00 PM
What is the average weight for a 13-year-old?
The average weight for 13-year-olds is different for boys and girls, and puberty and genetics can also factor in. Learn about the average weight and BMI for a 13-year-old here.
09/23/2019 04:00 PM
What to know about generalized anxiety disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common mental health condition in the United States. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options here.
09/20/2019 12:00 PM
Common antidepressant may ease anxiety more quickly than depression
A trial of sertraline in primary care found that the common antidepressant reduced anxiety symptoms in 6 weeks with some easing of depression at 12 weeks.
09/18/2019 07:00 AM
WHO: Global suicide crisis calls for widespread preventive action
Ahead of World Mental Health Day — October 10 — the World Health Organization call for better implementation of suicide prevention strategies.


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