Depression in the News

The articles featured below include news about or mention of depression.

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Research confirms that good moods are contagious. Depression isn't.

Are states of mind, or 'moods', socially contagious? Expressed another way, might happy friends cheer us up and dissatisfied friends reduce our own feelings about our life and situation? What about...

Report says 65% Britons surveyed report experience of mental health challenges

A recent Mental Health Foundation (MHF) report on mental health in the UK indicates the large scale of the mental and emotional challenges faced by the population. Younger people seem to be affecte...

08 May | Mental Health | UK

Womens' death rates lower in greener neighbourhoods (USA)

Women living in the USA have lower mortality rates in areas with a greater proportion of vegetation compared with more urban areas such as in larger towns and cities. The recent study considered th...

15 Apr '16 | Environment | USA

Ageing: Diabetes and depression predict dementia risk

Mild cognitive impairment, a state between normal ageing and dementia, may be more likely to lead to dementia if diabetes or psychiatric symptoms such as depression also affect the person. Research...

20 Feb '15 | Depression | UK

Prenatal depression in mothers - risk factor for depression in children at age 18 years

Recent research suggests that depression in pregnant women may increase the risk that their children have depression at age 18-years. This association matters because depression in late adolescence...

10 Oct '13 | Depression | Bristol

Adult survivors of childhood cancer - depression risk

The majority of adult survivors of childhood cancer do not suffer long-term mental health effects according to a recent study. However, a proportion, of the order of 10-20 percent of survivors may ...

04 Sep '13 | Cancer News

Magnetic Seizure Therapy (MST) for depression

A new treatment for depression may avoid side-effects according to on-going research in Australia. Magnetic Seizure Therapy is a brain-stimulation technique that may have similar clinical effects t...

23 Oct '12 | Depression | Australia

Personal exercise regimes to treat depression in young people

A new study to test the effectiveness of personally tailored exercise regimes for young people with depression has been launched in Nottingham, England. The HEALTH project (Help Enable Active Lifes...

17 Apr '12 | Depression | UK

More mental health support for children and young people (UK)

UK government funding is being made available to centres that provide mental health support to children and young adults. According to Reading University, half of children and young people with lon...

01 Mar '12

Human adults respond to the sound of babies crying

The sound of babies crying causes adults to react quickly. Depression and postnatal depression may result in some people not attending so much to babies' cries. This new work shows that this is lik...

10 Jan '12

Depression, diabetes and cardiac arrest

Recent research linking depression and the rising incidence of diabetes to an increased risk of heart attack and possible death has been published by an international research team. Dr Herbert Jeli...

04 Jan '12 | Depression | Australia

Massage therapy for reducing pain, anxiety and depression

Many cancer patients receive complementary therapies such as massage to reduce the sensation or effects of symptoms such as pain, anxiety, or depression associated with the cancer. A recent academi...

25 Aug '11 | Massage | USA

Cognitive bias modification of interpretations (CBM-I) to help teenagers with Anxiety Symptoms.

Training teenagers to view social situations in a positive way could help those with anxiety symptoms and may help prevent problems continuing into adult life, according to recent research from Oxf...

13 Jul '11 | Mental Health | UK

Mood swings of bipolar patients can be predicted

People who suffer from bipolar disorder are prone to extreme mood swings that take them from great emotional highs to the pits of depression. The cause of these mood swings is often attributed to t...

19 Apr '11

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