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Category: Depression

Brain Stimulation for Depressive Symptoms…

A new research study by researchers at the University of California San Francisco has found patients with moderate to severe depression reported significant improvements in mood when researchers precisely stimulated […]

Three Shades of Depression…

Researchers from the Neural Computational Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University in collaboration with their colleagues at Nara Institute of Science and Technology and clinicians […]

Mindfulness…

An interesting article exploring how mindfulness meditation may help alleviate depression and possibly anxiety. Before you have a read of the article, remember mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying […]

Potentially new antidepressant treatment…

Scientists at the University of Bath have developed a potential new antidepressant and antianxiety treatment with a unique mechanism of action. The newly developed compound, known as BU10119, works in a different […]

The PHQ-9…

Whilst considerable attention has focused on improving the detection of depression, assessment of its severity is also important in guiding treatment decisions. The PHQ-9 screens specifically for signs or symptoms […]

Did You Know… #24

Eating high levels of sugar has been associated with mental health illness such as depression. A recent study (July 2017) of over 8,000 adults aged 35 to 55 (in London) found […]

The Neurobiology of Depression

Considering depressive disorder is a long term, relapsing condition associated with high levels of disability and mortality, this paper examines the neurobiological basis and the association with functional and structural […]

Depression: How effective are antidepressants?

Like psychological approaches, antidepressants are a key part of treating depression. They aim to relieve symptoms and prevent depression from coming back.   Opinions vary on how effective antidepressants are […]

Book Recommendations for Depression…

Widely read books which facilitate the understanding of depression: I HAD A BLACK DOG, MATTHEW JOHNSTONE SHOOT THE DAMN DOG: A MEMOIR OF DEPRESSION, SALLY BRAMPTON REASONS TO STAY ALIVE, MATT HAIG […]

Exercise for Depression

Cooney, G. M et al. (2013) BACKGROUND: Depression is a common and important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Depression is commonly treated with antidepressants and/or psychological therapy, but some […]