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Depression, anxiety affects every society: Study


July 24th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) Researchers have found that depression and anxiety affects every society and country in the world, debunking old theories that only Westerners get depressed.The findings come from ... Read more...

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Depression shows altered brain activity


April 4th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 4 (IANS) People in the throes of depression tend to repeatedly dwell on negative thoughts or memories, showing different patterns of brain activity as compared to healthy individuals.Some ... Read more...

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‘No study on depression cases in India’


December 16th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) There is no study on whether number of depression cases in the country have increased or not, even as a mental health programme has been ... Read more...

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Stress, depression double heart attack risk


December 5th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 5 (IANS) Those who suffer from depression or stress are twice as likely to have a heart attack than those with an even outlook.A study led by Concordia ... Read more...

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Why do some get hooked to depression?


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jun 3 (IANS) We all have a fight with a friend, sometimes a divorce, the loss of a parent. But most of us get over it. Only some go ... Read more...

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Gene behind major depression identified


April 28th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Scientists have identified a novel gene associated with major depression.The finding may guide future therapeutic strategies for this debilitating mood disorder.Major depression is a psychiatric disorder that is ... Read more...

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Babies born in spring ‘more likely to develop anorexia nervosa’


April 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 28 (ANI): Researchers have said that babies born in spring are slightly more likely to develop anorexia nervosa, while those born in the autumn have a lower risk.The researchers analysed ... Read more...

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Chronic depression linked to accelerated immune cell aging


April 6th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 06 (ANI): A new UCSF-led study has found that certain cases of major depression are associated with premature aging of immune cells.The findings indicate that accelerated cell aging does not ... Read more...

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Tai chi ‘cuts depression in elderly people’


March 17th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): Combining the 2,000-year-old Chinese martial art tai chi with a standard anti-depressant drug can effectively reduce symptoms of depression in elderly people, suggests a new study.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Brain pacemakers relieve depression in patients


February 22nd, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Doctors have found a new way to use pacemakers in the body. The device is widely known to be used to deliver shocks to the heart ... Read more...

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Gene linked to major depression identified


February 8th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A gene that influences how the brain responds to stress may also play a key role in depression, according to a new study.Numerous studies have shown that ... Read more...

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Why some people become depressed when they are stressed


January 27th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A new research has explained how stress impacts the brain, which detail why some individuals are predisposed to depression when they experience chronic stress.Researchers from Yamaguchi University in ... Read more...

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Light therapy could help treat depressed elderly


January 5th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 5 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that exposure to bright light could be just as effective for depressed elderly people as taking antidepressant medication.In the Dutch study, 89 people aged 60 ... Read more...

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Waitresses, financial advisers, accountants have the most depressing jobs!


December 10th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 10 (ANI): Those working with the elderly and small children, health care, food service, accountants, financial advisers are the most depressing jobs, according to Health magazine.Personal health care workers ... Read more...

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Depressed smokers ‘less likely to kick the butt’


December 8th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that smokers suffering from depression are less likely to stay tobacco free.Depressed smokers want to quit the nicotine habit just as much as ... Read more...

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A third of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender youth suffer mental disorders


December 2nd, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 02 (ANI): A new study by University of Illinois at Chicago has revealed that one-third of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth have attempted suicide in their lifetime - ... Read more...

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Gene duplication discovered in patients with major depression


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Major depression patients have a duplicated region of DNA on chromosome 5, according to a new research.The gene involved plays an important role in the development of nerve ... Read more...

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Biological changes in depressed patients


November 30th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new research has found inflammation in the brain as a strong contributory factor to depression.This is a new theory that challenges the prevalent view that depression ... Read more...

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Neurological protein may hold the key to novel depression treatments


November 30th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): Scientists have developed a protein peptide that may be a novel type of highly targeted treatment for depression with a low side-effect profile.Neuroscientists at the Centre for ... Read more...

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Unemployment made 1 in 5 Americans mentally ill last year


November 21st, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 21 (ANI): A new US survey has revealed that nearly one in five Americans, or 45 million adults, had experienced mental illness last year.The report, released by the Substance ... Read more...

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Teen stress doubles depression risk in adult life


November 7th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) Stressed teenagers could face double the risk of developing depression in early adulthood, say experts. The pressures of modern life may be more hazardous to our mental health ... Read more...

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Screening test for depression in adolescents gets green signal


November 1st, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 01 (ANI): Screening depression in adolescents would now get easier-thanks to a new test that has been approved by researchers.University of Washington researchers, Seattle Children's, and Group Health Health report ... Read more...

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Tropical Storm Tomas Likely To Turn Into A Hurricane


October 30th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Miami, Oct 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Tropical Storm Tomas has formed a major depression along the Atlantic and could gain the strength of a hurricane, the United States National Hurricane Center ... Read more...

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Gene therapy to brain may treat major depression


October 21st, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Researchers at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center have said that animal and human data suggest gene therapy to the brain may be able to treat patients with ... Read more...

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Magnets may help treat major depression


October 12th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): Psychiatric researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found a non-invasive, non-drug therapy to be an effective, long-term treatment for major depression.The study was done to determine the ... Read more...

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Telemedicine may now improve geriatric depression


October 4th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4(ANI): Researchers have developed a telemedicine-based depression care protocol in home health care in order to curb the high rate of depression among elderly homebound individuals."Using telemedicine in home care ... Read more...

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JK Rowling reveals how she suffered depression, and came back stronger


October 2nd, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 2 (ANI): J K Rowling has opened up about the period when she suffered acute depression.In an appearance on the 'Oprah Winfrey Show', the writer of 'Harry Potter' series ... Read more...

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Partners of breast cancer patients at high risk of developing mood disorders


September 27th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 27 (ANI): Men, whose partners suffer from breast cancer, are more prone to develop mood disorders, which are so severe that they warrant hospitalisation, revealed a new analysis.The study indicates ... Read more...

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Richard Edwards who underwent double hand transplant shows off his ‘fist’


September 4th, 2010 - 12:56 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sep 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Richard Edwards who had undergone a double hand transplant showed off to the world that he could make a ‘fist’. In his first public appearance he ... Read more...

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Staying up late to browse raises mental illness risk


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Staying up late to browse the web or chat with friends could cost you your sanity later in life, finds a new study. Such sleep deprivation could explain ... Read more...

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Lack of sleep linked to mental illness: Oz study


September 1st, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sept 1 (ANI): An Australian research has suggested that youngsters who get very little sleep are more prone to mental illness.Nicholas Glozier of the University of Sydney said that lack ... Read more...

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Antidepressants ‘can treat severe depression in menopausal women’


August 17th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Antidepressants can alleviate severe depression syndromes in women experiencing or about to experience menopause, according to a new study.Virginia Commonwealth University researcher Susan G. Kornstein and her colleagues ... Read more...

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Depression ‘dampens sense of smell’


August 13th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): Can't smell the roses? Well, maybe you're depressed, says a new study, which has found that the part of depressed people's brain responsible for the sense of smell ... Read more...

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‘Vuvuzela set to replace ‘wooden giraffe’ as South Africa’s new tourist symbol’


July 1st, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, July 1(ANI): A South African trend analyst has said that after the success of the vuvuzela in the World Cup, it is set to replace the wooden giraffe as the tourist ... Read more...

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Anti cholesterol drug causes depression: Indian scientists


June 23rd, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
By K.S. Jayaraman Hyderabad, June 23 (IANS) Indian scientists have for the first time obtained evidence for the link between cholesterol-lowering drugs and depression in people taking these drugs to prevent heart attack. ... Read more...

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