Your doctor recommends that you get at least eight hours of sleep a night, but is it really that important to get that much shuteye every night? New research from Binghamton University, State University of New York in the United States says yes.
In their study, researchers found a link between sleeping less than the recommended eight hours a night and intrusive, repetitive thoughts like those s... ››› more
It's well-known that a one-size-fits-all approach doesn't work when it comes to treating depression with antidepressants. While an antidepressant treatment can alleviate the mental disorder completely in one person, it may not do anything for another. The question is, “Why?”
New evidence from mice published in the open access journal PLOS Biology may answer this question. The research team,... ››› more
If you're experiencing sadness, moodiness, fatigue, low sex drive, low self-esteem, loss of appetite and feelings that the tough days will never end, it may be a sign that you need help for depression. Before you head to the doctor for a script, hear us out…
Depression is much more common than you think - you probably encounter someone every day who also suffers from the condition without eve... ››› more
If you feel like you may need help for depression, you may be considering asking your doctor to write you a prescription for antidepressants. While these pills are a quick-fix, they're certainly not your best choice...
Truth is, tears are healthy and sometimes sadness doesn't need treatment in the form of a pill. Plus, it's important to remember that the pain muscle and the joy muscle are the s... ››› more
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
If poor sleep has begun to take a toll on your mental and emotional health, you may think it's a fair enough reason to seek out help for depression before the mental disorder gets worse and worse.
But here's the thing: While poor sleep is a big risk factor, as well as a common symptom, of depression, not everyone who tosses and turns at night becomes depressed. This is what a new study by neuro... ››› more
Despite a wide variety of treatments for depression, between 10% and 20% of people with depression have treatment-resistant depression.
The statistics on depression are sobering to state the least. More than 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. Plus, it's the most common cause of disability worldwide.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in 2015 an estimated ... ››› more
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
If you suffer from depression, you're familiar with how one day without treatment can feel like a lifetime. A new study published in the journal Neuron explains why treating depression with commonly prescribed antidepressants can take up to six weeks to have an effect…
Doctors have been prescribing serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), the most common antidepressants, for depression for deca... ››› more
A new study published in Scientific Reports carried out in collaboration with the University of Glasgow reveals that depression can lead to changes in your brain - another reason to get help for depression as soon as possible.
The major scanning study found these alterations in parts of the brain known as white matter, which is made up of fibre tracts that enable brain cells to communicate with... ››› more
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