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Latest tagged entries for 'CLINICAL DEPRESSION'



Depression may sap endurance of brain reward circuits

Wednesday, 23 December 2009 8:32 A GMT+01
A new study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggests that depressed patients are unable to sustain activity in brain areas related to positive emotion.

Abstract: Meta-analysis of the association between the monoamine oxidase-A gene and mood disorders

Wednesday, 23 December 2009 8:18 A GMT+01
Psychiatr Genet. 2010 Feb;20(1):1-7 Meta-analysis of the association between the monoamine oxidase-A gene and mood disorders Fan M, Liu B, Jiang T, Jiang X, Zhao H, Zhang J. Objective: To evaluate the controversial, putative associations between the

Abstract: Maternal inheritance in recurrent early-onset depression

Wednesday, 23 December 2009 8:13 A GMT+01
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is believed to have a genetic factor in its pathogenesis. On the basis of studies in MDD showing brain energy depletion and maternal inheritance in some families,

Abstract: Combination of antidepressant medications from treatment initiation for major depressive disorder:

Monday, 21 December 2009 7:30 A GMT+01
Various classes of antidepressant medications generally induce remission of major depressive disorder in only about one-third of patients.

Study identifies those elderly most at risk for major depression

Friday, 18 December 2009 8:45 A GMT+01
University of Rochester Medical Center researchers have pinpointed the prime factors identifying which elderly persons are at the highest risk for developing major depression.

Abstract: Amygdala volumes in a sample of current depressed and remitted depressed patients and healthy controls

Thursday, 17 December 2009 8:03 A GMT+01
Major Depressive Disorder is associated with amygdala volumetric alterations. To date, it is still unclear (I) whether amygdala volumetric alterations constitute a state or a trait marker of MDD;

Abstract +: Psychoeducation for depression, anxiety and psychological distress

Thursday, 17 December 2009 7:59 A GMT+01
BMC Medicine 2009,7:79 doi:10.1186/1741-7015-7-79 Psychoeducation for depression, anxiety and psychological distress: a meta-analysis Donker T, Griffiths KM, Cuijpers P, Christensen H. Background: Given the high prevalence and burden associated with

Mastering physical goals lessens disease related depression

Wednesday, 16 December 2009 8:05 A GMT+01
Physical activity is known to reduce depression and fatigue in people struggling with chronic illness. A new study indicates that this effect stems from an individual's sense of mastery over - or belief in his or her ability to achieve

Abstract: Depression, traumatic stress and interleukin-6

Wednesday, 16 December 2009 7:45 A GMT+01
Recent evidence indicates that various types of interactions between nervous and immune system are important in pathogenesis of depression. These findings show that a significant role in developing depression play pro-inflammatory cytokines

Artistic pursuits fight depression, promote health

Tuesday, 15 December 2009 8:19 A GMT+01
I f you paint, dance or play a musical instrument - or just enjoy going to the theatre or to concerts — it's likely that you feel healthier and are less depressed than people who don't,

Abstract: Nucleus accumbens deep brain stimulation decreases ratings of depression and anxiety in treatment-resistant depression

Tuesday, 15 December 2009 8:11 A GMT+01
While most patients with depression respond to combinations of pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), there are patients requiring other treatments. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) allows modulation of brain regions that

Women more likely to develop depression after stroke

Wednesday, 9 December 2009 8:15 A GMT+01
Depression occurs in as many as one-third of patients after a stroke, and women are at somewhat higher risk, according to a large new review of studies.

Abstract+: Psychological benefits 2 and 4 weeks after a single treatment with near infrared light to the forehead: A pilot study of 10 patients with major depression and anxiety

Wednesday, 9 December 2009 8:06 A GMT+01
Many studies have reported beneficial effects from the application of near-infrared (NIR) light photobiomodulation (PBM) to the body, and one group has reported beneficial effects applying it to the brain in stroke patients.

High blood lead levels linked to depression, panic disorder

Tuesday, 8 December 2009 8:51 A GMT+01
Young adults with higher blood lead levels appear more likely to have major depression and panic disorders,

Fear of being anxious increases depression risk

Wednesday, 2 December 2009 7:56 A GMT+01
Anxiety sensitivity, or the fear of feeling anxious, may put people who are already above-average worriers at risk for depression, according to Pennsylvania State University researchers.

Depression should not impede women loosing weight

Wednesday, 2 December 2009 7:45 A GMT+01
Women with major depression were no less likely than were women without it to have successful results with a weight loss program,

The world looks different if you're depressed

Tuesday, 1 December 2009 8:17 A GMT+01
by Jessica Hamzelou DEPRESSION really does change the way you see the world. People with the condition find it easy to interpret large images or scenes, but struggle to "spot the difference" in fine detail.

Abstract: Agomelatine: A novel pharmacological approach to treating depression

Friday, 27 November 2009 8:05 A GMT+01
Agomelatine is a melatonin analogue which represents a novel class of antidepressants. It acts as an agonist at melatonin MT1 and MT2 receptors and as a specific antagonist at 5-HT2C receptors.

Early insecure relationships linked to teen depression, pain

Thursday, 26 November 2009 7:57 A GMT+01
A ngst could be more than a rite of passage for insecure teenagers, according to a study published in the Journal of Pain.

Abstract: Migraine: A missing link between somatic symptoms and major depressive disorder

Thursday, 26 November 2009 7:51 A GMT+01
Research into the role of migraine in somatic symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD) has long been neglected hence the aim of this study was to compare the impact of migraine and anxiety comorbidities on the somatic symptoms of patients with MDD

Abstract: Diagnosis of multiple anxiety disorders predicts the concurrent comorbidity of major depressive disorder

Tuesday, 24 November 2009 8:09 A GMT+01
It has been established that a single anxiety disorder (AD) is more likely to be comorbid with other ADs as well as major depressive disorder (MDD). However, little is known about the comorbidity risks of MDD in patients with double or multiple ADs

Maternal depression may worsen children's asthma symptoms

Friday, 20 November 2009 7:44 A GMT+01
Results may be tied to fatigue and forgetfulness in managing children's disease

Long-term depression treatment provides sustained recovery for teens

Thursday, 19 November 2009 7:08 A GMT+01
Long-term treatment of adolescents with major depression is associated with continuous and persistent improvement of depression symptoms in most cases, according to the most recent analysis

Depression as deadly as smoking, but anxiety may be good for you

Wednesday, 18 November 2009 7:50 A GMT+01
A study by researchers at the University of Bergen, Norway, and the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) at King's College London has found that depression is as much of a risk factor for mortality as smoking.

Heart patients lacking vitamin D more likely to be depressed

Wednesday, 18 November 2009 7:47 A GMT+01
People with heart disease and similar conditions who don't have enough vitamin D are more likely to be depressed than their counterparts with adequate levels of the "sunshine vitamin," according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Ameri