treating depression

Blood hormone Epo boosts motivation


June 12th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Berne, June 12 (IANS) Blood hormone Epo has a performance-boosting effect on the brain shortly after being injected as it improves oxygen transport in blood. As Epo also increases ... Read more...

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New mouse model to probe how antidepressants work


February 19th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Vanderbilt University researchers have developed a new mouse model to determine how antidepressants work.The most widely prescribed antidepressants - medicines such as Prozac, Lexapro and Paxil - work ... Read more...

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Peer support shows promise in the fight against depression


February 16th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new study has found that peer support offers promise as an effective, low-cost tool for fighting depression.In the research, programs in which patients and volunteers share information ... Read more...

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Depression cure with little side-effects found


December 1st, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 1 (IANS) Canadian neuroscientists have developed a protein peptide to cure deep depression with little side-effects.In their study at the University of Toronto and the Centre for Addiction ... 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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‘Gene fix’ to treat depression


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 22 (IANS) A shot of genes could help treat severe depression, according to scientists.Anti-depressants don't work for everyone and can cause side-effects from suicide and suicidal thoughts to self-harm, anxiety, ... Read more...

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Illegal party drug may drive away the blues within 40 minutes


September 14th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 14 (ANI): The fastest treatment for depression may lie in a horse tranquilliser, according to a new study, which demonstrated the benefits of the drug within 40 minutes.This compares with ... 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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A nano ’stealth’ probe created to eavesdrop on cells


April 2nd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) Researchers have created a nano-sized probe that can be slipped stealthily into a cell wall and help it 'eavesdrop' on cellular activity. Everything from signals generated as cells communicate ... Read more...

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New scale to measure anxiety outcomes


March 10th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Researchers at Rhode Island Hospital have developed a new questionnaire and outcomes measurement scale that can turn out to be a reliable and valid measure of anxiety.The scale ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants linked to higher risk of cataracts


March 9th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): Researchers at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and McGill University have found that some anti-depressant drugs are associated with an increased risk of ... Read more...

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Depression sparks obesity in girls


February 24th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Depression could increase levels of cortisol - stress hormone - in adolescent boys and girls but may trigger obesity only in girls, a new study has found."This is ... Read more...

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Stress hormone, depression trigger obesity in girls


February 24th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Depression raises stress hormone levels in teenaged boys and girls but may lead to obesity only in girls, says a new study. Early treatment of depression could help ... Read more...

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Fear of anxiety makes worriers prone to depression


December 1st, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The fear of anxiety may put people who are already severe worriers at risk for depression, says a new study. Understanding this specific sensitivity may make it a potential ... Read more...

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Anxiety fear ‘puts above-average worriers at depression risk’


December 1st, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study by Penn State researchers has revealed that anxiety sensitivity, or the fear of feeling anxious, may put people who are already above-average worriers at risk ... Read more...

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New brain stimulation treatment may help treat depression


October 14th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Bilateral epidural prefrontal cortical stimulation (EpCS), a new brain stimulation technique developed by researchers at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), has been found to help patients with ... Read more...

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Breast cancer intervention may reduce depression, inflammation


September 21st, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) A psychological intervention for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients with symptoms of depression can not only relieve depression but also lower inflammation, according to a new study. The study ... Read more...

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Psychological therapy reduces depression, inflammation in breast cancer patients


September 1st, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): A psychological intervention for breast cancer patients not only relieves their depression but also lowers indicators of inflammation, says a new Ohio study.The researchers showed that patients, who ... Read more...

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Online counselling as good as face-to-face therapy


June 4th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) Online counselling is as effective as face-to-face therapy in combating the blues, with similar recovery rates, according to the latest findings. A new programme, dubbed the Sadness Programme, ... Read more...

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Unwanted memories and addictions may be erased without harming other brain functions


December 24th, 2008 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 24 (ANI): Debilitating painful memories and addictions may one day be erased without harming other brain functions, thanks to the discovery of a molecule the preserves complex memories but ... Read more...

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Jim Carrey warns people against long-term anti-depressant use


December 17th, 2008 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 17 (ANI): Actor/comedian Jim Carrey might have battled depression since his childhood, but he is against the use of anti-depressant drugs. He warned people about using Prozac for a long ... Read more...

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Anaesthetic found to counter severe depression


May 9th, 2008 - 11:16 am ICT by admin
Washington, May 9 (IANS) An anaesthetic popular with doctors on battlefields and vets because it allows one to be conscious without feeling pain could be the answer to severe depression. For the ... Read more...

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Human trials on anti-addiction drug to begin next month


February 20th, 2008 - 4:57 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 20 (ANI): A University of Queensland pharmacy graduate is gearing up to conduct human trials to determine the effectiveness of a new drug in treating depression as well as in ... Read more...

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Depressed alcoholics are less likely to stay sober: Study


January 4th, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Its hard to stay sober when youre depressed, says a new study on problem drinkers.The study, led by Molly Kodl, a researcher at the Minneapolis VA Medical Centre, ... Read more...

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