- Should you consider an alternative treatment for depression?
- When deciding on a treatment for depression, many people don't think further than antidepressants.
But here's the thing: Antidepressants can cause light to severe side effects, including nausea, increased appetite and weight gain, loss of sexual desire and other sexual problems, fatigue and drowsiness, insomnia, blurred vision and constipation.
However, there are many alternative treatments... ››› more
- [10 October 2017]
- This treatment for depression could slow down Parkinson's disease
- Nortriptyline, a treatment for depression that's been around for more than 50 years could slow down the progression of Parkinson's disease, according to a Michigan State University (MSU) study published in the journal Neurobiology of Disease.
In the proof-of-concept study, the antidepressant stopped the growth of abnormal proteins that can build up in the brain and lead to the development of Pa... ››› more
- [11 September 2017]
- Magnesium supplements are a safe and effective treatment for depression
- A reported 350 million people around the world suffer from depression. While taking anti-depressants is one solution to treat this disease, they are costly and associated with serious side effects.
New clinical research published in PLoS One reveals that over-the-counter magnesium is a safe and effective alternative treatment for depression. If you have mild to moderate depression, this afforda... ››› more
- [12 July 2017]
- Acupuncture can amplify treatment for depression and chronic pain
- According to new research from the University of York in the United Kingdom, acupuncture can boost the effects of treatment for depression and chronic pain.
For this collaborative study, scientists from the United Kingdom and United States looked at data from 29 clinical trials. They found that adding acupuncture to patients' treatment regimens results in decreased headaches, migraines attacks... ››› more
- [30 June 2017]
- Treating depression is easier with this new blood test
- Treating depression has been a challenge up until now. While doctors previously used to write prescriptions for depression patients based on what was essentially educated guesswork, they are now able to select the most helpful type of medication thanks to a newly developed blood test.
This new blood test, which was developed by researchers at UT Southwestern, provides more accurate information ... ››› more
- [21 June 2017]
- Could mindfulness-based therapy be the solution to your depression?
- Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy might offer an alternative for people with depression who don't want to take antidepressants long-term, British researchers say.
Their study, published online in The Lancet on April 21, revealed this new therapy is AS effective as antidepressant drugs in preventing a recurrence of depression over a two-year period.
If you suffer from depression, keep readi... ››› more
- [28 April 2015]
- Being depressed ups your dementia risk, warns study
- A study showed that patients suffering from depression have a higher risk of developing dementia.
We know that depression and dementia go hand-in-hand, but what's new is that many patients report suffering from depression BEFORE the diagnosis of dementia.
That's why it's so important to get help when you suffer from depression. It involves fairly simple care that means you protect your f... ››› more
- [15 August 2014]
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