Depression Symptoms In Alzheimer’s Could Be Signs For Cognitive Decline

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Depression symptoms in cognitively healthy older individuals together with brain amyloid, a biological marker of Alzheimer's, could trigger changes in memory and thinking over time, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) report. "Our research found that even modest levels of brain amyloid deposition can impact the relationship between depression symptoms and cognitive abilities. This raises …

Ketamine Isn’t An Opioid And Treats Depression In A Unique Way

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Ketamine has gotten a bad rap as an opioid when there's plenty of evidence suggesting it isn't one, Johns Hopkins experts say. They believe this reputation may hamper patients from getting necessary treatment for the kinds of depression that don't respond to typical antidepressants. In a new paper, the researchers clarify the mechanism behind ketamine's …

Benefits Of CBASP For Chronic Depression Fade After 2 Years

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The benefits of a specific psychotherapeutic approach may disappear after two years from the conclusion of the psychotherapy, a new study indicates. Evidence on the long-term efficacy of psychotherapeutic approaches for chronic depression is scarce. The goal of the trial was to evaluate the effects of the Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) compared …

Resveratrol Opens Door For New Treatments For Depression, Anxiety

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New research has revealed that the plant compound resveratrol, which is found in red wine, displays anti-stress effects by blocking the expression of an enzyme related to the control of stress in the brain, according to a University at Buffalo-led study. The findings shed light onto how resveratrol impacts neurological processes. According to the Anxiety …

Hair Could Be The Key To Better Mental Illness Diagnosis In Teens

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It's possible that a lock of hair could one day aid in the diagnosis of depression and in efforts to monitor the effects of treatment, said the author of a new study examining cortisol levels in the hair of teens. Researchers looked for potential relationships between the concentration of the stress hormone cortisol in the …

Dissociative Disorders Are Nearly As Common As Depression

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Dissociative disorders are often said to be rare. But our soon-to-be published analysis of international studies suggest they affect 10-11% of the population at some point in their lives. This makes them nearly as common as mood disorders (such as clinical depression). So what are dissociative disorders, why is diagnosis controversial and how can people …

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Be One Reason Depression Treatment Doesn’t Work

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When someone is depressed and having suicidal thoughts or their depression treatment just isn't working, their caregivers might want to check to see if they have obstructive sleep apnea, investigators say. That's true even when these individuals don't seem to fit the usual profile of obstructive sleep apnea, which includes males who are overweight, snore …

Social Media Use Linked To Increases In Adolescent Depressive Symptoms

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Social media use and television viewing are linked to increases in adolescent depressive symptoms, a new study by a team of CHU Sainte-Justine and Université de Montréal scientists indicates. The research revealed that a higher than average frequency of social media and television viewing over four years predicts more severe symptoms of depression over that …