It's no secret that when a woman's hormones are fluctuating, she becomes extremely vulnerable and may need help for depression. The same applies during the period of menopause transition or at the onset of post-menopause.
Then there's also postpartum depression, which flare up after childbirth. But the question is this: Why do some women need help for depression during these transitions, while ... ››› more
There are millions of people around the world who suffer from depression. The scary thing is that most of them don't even realise that they need help - they think they're just feeling down and that it's completely normal. The truth is that it's not...
That said, when you're depressed you may find it difficult to tell the difference between feeling down and being depressed. So how exactly can yo... ››› more
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
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
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
A body of past research has looked at the impact of mental health disorders like depression and anxiety on breast cancer. But the effect of such disorders on other types of cancer, like lung cancer, had yet to be studied up until now.
According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada, lung cancer patients with depression and anxiety are likely t... ››› more
You know all about the ways in which omega-3, the fatty acids found in foods like salmon, eggs, peanut butter and walnuts, promote heart health.
But did you know that omega-3 has positive effects on mood disorders like major depression, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder and bipolar disorder, too?
Read on to learn more about how omega-3 can reduce symptoms of these mood disorders.... ››› more
Scientists discovered long ago that depression is a result of the depletion of the neurotransmitter serotonin in your brain.
They've also known for many years that SSRI-class antidepressants such as Prozac and Celexa help treat the condition by enhancing the concentration of serotonin available in your brain.
However, it wasn't up until now that they discovered that cannabinoids - a synthet... ››› more
Are you looking to boost your well-being by fighting depression, and preventing chronic disease?
According to a new study conducted by University College London researchers that was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, achieving this may be as easy as incorporating five essential habits into your life...
To find out what these five important “life skil... ››› more
Depression, a medical condition that interferes with normal functioning and daily life, isn't a character flaw, sign of weakness or normal part of ageing. However, depression affects approximately 15% of adults over 60.
According to Brent Forester, MD, a geriatric psychiatrist at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts in the USA, depression is different in the elderly than in younger people,... ››› more
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