Tag: Depression

Group, telephone, guided CBT treatment effective for depression

(HealthDay)—Group, telephone, and guided self-help cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) formats are as effective as individual CBT for adult depression, according to research published online April 17 in JAMA Psychiatry. Pim Cuijpers, Ph.D., from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and colleagues conducted a network meta-analysis on randomized clinical trials of CBT for adult depression to examine the most

Depression, obesity and pain could be treated by targeting one protein

Depression, obesity and chronic pain could all be treated ‘by blocking the SAME protein’ Scientists blocked protein FKBP51 for the first time without also affecting others Hope will lead to treatment in humans; FKBP51 is also being tested in cancer FKBP51 has many functions from regulating glucose to stress management  e-mail 8 View comments Depression, obesity

Alarming Steep Rise Of Depression Among Teenagers

Now that we’ve just commemorated the Mental Health Week, we have opened our minds and raised awareness to the importance of mental health and depression. We may know about some famous celebrities who battled depression which ended tragically but this illness is much more common than you may think. In fact, according to a study

New dangerous side effects with the popular painkiller Ibuprofen found

Ibuprofen for men is more dangerous than for women? Ibuprofen is one of the most popular and commonly used pain relievers. It is available without prescription and is used against numerous ailments. Is unthinkingly dealing with the pain means? An international research team uncovered recently, previously unknown side effects during long-term use. Apparently, the drug

Does Social Media Push Teens to Depression? New Study Says No

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 — Time spent on Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook probably isn’t driving teenagers to depression, a new study contends. In fact, Canadian researchers found the relationship worked in the opposite direction — teenage girls who were already depressed tended to spend more time on social media, to try to feel better. These

Cardi B Says Postpartum Depression Came 'Out of Nowhere'

Cardi B is at the top of her game. The rapper is currently nominated for five Grammy Awards, she’s consistently broken records (even toppling Beyoncé for one), and she’s doing it all while parenting her daughter, Kulture. But not everything is rosy all of the time; Cardi B struggles with postpartum depression something fierce, she revealed

Depression increases risk of early death in older adults

A research team designed a study to investigate the role depression symptoms play in an increased risk of death over time. The team also examined the role heart disease and stroke play in the link between depression symptoms and increased risk of death. As we age, we become more likely to experience symptoms of depression.

A gut feeling for mental health

The first population-level study on the link between gut bacteria and mental health identifies specific gut bacteria linked to depression and provides evidence that a wide range of gut bacteria can produce neuroactive compounds. Jeroen Raes (VIB-KU Leuven) and his team published these results today in the scientific journal Nature Microbiology. In their manuscript entitled

Electric shock therapy approved to treat depression is not safe

Controversial electric shock therapy approved on the NHS to treat depression is not safe and should be stopped, leading researcher argues Electroconvulsive or ‘shock’ therapy induces seizures to treat mental illnesses Professor John Read said its use is based on positive studies as old as 30 years  It can cause memory loss and has been badly

Physical activity as a preventive strategy against depression: Genetic data suggests physical activity can protect against the risk of depression

While many studies have found associations between greater levels of physical activity and lower rates of depression, a key question has remained — does physical activity actually reduce the risk of depression or does depression lead to reduced physical activity? Now a team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has used a novel research

A muscle protein promotes nerve healing

Typically, damaged nerve fibres of the central nervous system (CNS) in the brain, the optic nerve and spinal cord don’t have the ability to regenerate. One of the pivotal reasons is that nerve fibres don’t produce any proteins that are necessary for their regeneration, or that they don’t produce enough of those proteins. The team

New Study Suggests Exercise Does Help To Curb Depression

It is something many people swear by: exercise as a way to relieve depression. Now, a new study is backing this theory up. According to new research published today in the JAMA Psychiatry journal, a comprehensive analysis of data is suggesting that exercise is a great way to help curb depression. The researchers have used

Blocking toxic-protein production in ALS

Patients with ALS frequently have a string of repeated DNA code in the cells of their brain, carrying hundreds to thousands of copies within the gene C9orf72. New research looks at what triggers these repeated sequences to eventually produce the toxic proteins that are associated with ALS, frontotemporal dementia, and other neurodegenerative diseases in patients