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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 whom do you feel most comfortable talking to about depression/anxiety?
Medical Professions 30.6%
Partner/Spouse 22.6%
Internet 16.1%
Friends 12.9%
Family 11.3%
Telephone Helplines 6.5%

Total votes: 62


 
 
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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.


01/19/2020 03:00 AM
Older adults who drink tea are less likely to be depressed
A new study examines the link between drinking tea and lower rates of depression in older Chinese adults, revealing the characteristics of tea drinkers.
01/16/2020 10:00 AM
The surprising link between depression and the pursuit of happiness
According to new research, placing too much emphasis on happiness can actually give rise to depressive symptoms, especially in the Western world.
01/15/2020 01:00 PM
Depression during period: Everything you need to know
Depression is a common symptom before and during a period. Find out why hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle can contribute to depression and learn what to do.
01/10/2020 03:00 PM
What to know about alcohol and depression
Alcohol is a depressant and can amplify or trigger depression symptoms in some people. Learn more about the links between depression and alcohol in this article.
01/09/2020 11:00 AM
Does smoking cause depression?
Can smoking lead to depression? A new study examines the link between smoking tobacco and the incidence of depression among students.
01/09/2020 06:00 AM
A tiny wage increase could have prevented 13,800 deaths in 6 years
Specialists estimate that a small increase of only $1 in the state minimum wage could have prevented thousands of suicides between 2009–2015.
01/07/2020 08:00 PM
What to know about PMS and depression
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can cause physical symptoms as well as emotional or mental issues, including some that are similar to the symptoms of depression. Learn more about these PMS symptoms here.
01/07/2020 04:00 PM
What are the types of depression?
There are several different types of depression, which is a common mental health condition. Learn about their symptoms and who is at risk in this article.
01/03/2020 10:00 PM
What is the link between depression and anger?
Some people with depression also experience anger. Here, learn about the connection between depression and anger and the available treatment options.
12/24/2019 01:00 AM
What is the link between depression and anxiety?
Some people experience anxiety and depression at the same time. In this article, learn about how they are linked, the differences between them, and what treatments are available.
12/20/2019 03:00 PM
What is the relationship between depression and sleep?
Depression and sleep problems appear to affect each other. Learn more about how sleeping disorders can affect depression and vice versa, and how to treat them.
12/17/2019 04:00 PM
What is the best diet for mental health?
Research into the effects of diet on mental health is still ongoing, but the findings to date are promising. Learn about what to eat to improve mental health here.
12/14/2019 06:00 AM
Study finds 'strong link' between vaping and depression
According to a recent study, people who use e-cigarettes are more likely to report depression. The association was strongest in younger people.
12/12/2019 01:00 PM
Depression in children: What to know
Depression can occur in anyone, including children. In this article, learn about the signs and symptoms of depression in children, as well as how to help.
12/10/2019 08:00 PM
Depression on birth control: Everything you need to know
Plenty of anecdotal evidence suggests that people might develop depression and mood changes when taking birth control. Find out what the research says in this article.
12/10/2019 03:00 PM
Depression during pregnancy: Symptoms, treatment, and more
Depression is a mental health condition that can affect anyone, including women during pregnancy. Learn more about depression during pregnancy, including the symptoms and safe treatments.
12/06/2019 10:00 PM
Facing an existential crisis: What to know
An existential crisis occurs when a person often wonders if life has any inherent meaning or purpose. Though not a serious mental health condition in itself, it can lead to complications. Read more here.
12/05/2019 01:00 PM
16 myths about depression
Depression is a very common condition. Despite this, many myths and misconceptions continue to surround it. Learn more about depression here, including the facts.
12/04/2019 12:00 PM
New MRI scans reveal brain features of depression
Using new types of MRI, scientists have observed features of the blood-brain barrier and activity in brain circuits that may characterize depression.
12/01/2019 03:00 AM
Negative bias in people with depression is temporary
People with depression process negative facial expressions in a stronger way than neutral ones. However, this tendency disappears as symptoms reduce.
11/27/2019 04:00 PM
What to know about lithium toxicity
Lithium toxicity can occur if a person takes too much of a lithium-containing medication. Learn about its symptoms, causes, and what to do here.
11/21/2019 01:00 PM
What are the effects of emotional abuse?
Emotional abuse is a serious form of abuse that can have both short- and long-term effects. Learn about how to spot the signs of emotional abuse and how to seek or provide help here.
11/20/2019 10:00 AM
Ketamine for depression: Study investigates side effects
According to a recent analysis of 13-years' worth of studies, the side effects of ketamine infusion are mild and last only a few hours.
11/20/2019 03:00 AM
Suicide prevention: Links and resources
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, you are not alone. Here’s a list of hotlines and online resources to help prevent suicide.
11/17/2019 03:00 AM
Depression: 35 extra minutes of exercise daily slashes risk
New research finds that both high and low intensity physical activity can help offset a genetic predisposition to developing depression.

 

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