Structural differences in the brains of children whose parents have depression have been uncovered in the largest brain imaging study of children ever conducted in the United States[1]. Researchers analyzed brain images from over 7,000 children participating in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive development (ABCD) study, led by the NIH. About one-third of the children were… Read more

Your diet can put you at risk of depression, according to a new study[1]. The study also found that the likelihood of depression is higher among middle-aged and older women who were immigrants to Canada when compared to Canadian-born women. “Lower intakes of fruits and vegetables were found to be linked to depression for both… Read more

Yoga and breathing exercises improve symptoms of depression and anxiety in the short term and cumulatively in the longer term, new research suggests[1]. Scientific studies already support yoga practice as a means to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. The new findings suggest yoga can be a helpful complementary treatment for clinical depression or major… Read more

Omega-3 fats have little or no effect on anxiety and depression, according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Increased consumption of omega-3 fats is widely promoted globally because of a common belief that it will protect against, or even reverse, conditions such as anxiety and depression. But a systematic review published today… Read more

Anti-inflammatory agents, such as aspirin/paracetamol, statins, and antibiotics, can safely and effectively curb the symptoms of major depression, finds a newly published meta-analysis of the available evidence. And the effects are even stronger when these agents are added on to standard antidepressant treatment, the results show. Around a third of people who are clinically depressed… Read more