Sunday, November 30, 2008

Depression And Primary Care - Expanding The Evidence Base For Diagnosis And Treatment

Primary care has the lead role in easing the burden of common mental disorders in Australia, according to an editorial in the supplement to the latest issue of the Medical Journal of Australia. The MJA's 48-page supplement, funded by a grant from beyondblue: the national depression initiative, adds to the evidence base needed to achieve it.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Several Causes Of Depression

Depression is the most common response to life's loss and trauma. We may feel very down When we loose our job, when there's a break from our romantic relationship (Heartbreak) and so lots more. However this kinds of depression do not last long, as we walk through our feelings of discouragement and sadness, they gradually dis-appear

Friday, November 28, 2008

Depression and the Risk of Suicide

Depression and the Risk of Suicide - Three million teenagers consider or attempt suicide every year. - Suicide is the third leading cause of death in adolescents. - Approximately one-fourth of adolescent deaths are the result of suicide. - While girls are more likely to make attempts BUT boys are more likely to complete the act.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Teenage Depression - An Effect of Physiological and Psychological Turmoil!

You are going through a transition phase if you are a teen or a parent of teenage son or daughter. We know that this is the period of great turmoil physiologically and psychologically for your grown up kid. The psychiatrists say that the parent should grow up with the kids to understand their needs and aversions.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

DSM - Diagnosis Depression

Depression causes lots of problems in your daily life. People from all over the world suffer from depression. Various types of depression with severe to mild affects are observed all over the world. The most dangerous types of depression are clinical or major or chronic depression. There are various ways to diagnose the symptoms of depression.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Childhood Depression is Not a Myth

Depression is a mental illness and it occurs in all age groups. If it occurs at adult state it is known as depression in adults and the same way if it occurs at childhood stage it becomes childhood depression. Childhood depression can be very dangerous for your child and should be treated at the right time.

Monday, November 24, 2008

How to Pull Yourself Out of Deep Depression

Depression is categorized according to its mildness and severity. Talking of deep depression, it is the form of severe depression or major depression or clinical depression. The chances of deep depression to occur in women are more than men. These are some of the common symptoms noticed in most of the patients suffering from deep depression.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

What Are the Signs of Depression?

Depression is a mentality disorder that affects a sufferer in many ways. It affects your work, your emotions, your relationships and your physical state etc. millions get affected every year from depression. Women, children, teenagers, adults and old people everyone can suffer from depression. Depression can be mild to moderate depending upon the signs and symptoms.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Study Shows Promising Results In Deep Brain Stimulation For Treatment-Resistant Depression

New data from a study of patients with treatment-resistant depression who underwent deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the subcallosal cingulate region (SCG or Cg25) of the brain shows that this intervention is generally safe and provides significant improvement in patients as early as one month after treatment. The patients also experienced continued and sustained improvement over time.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Depression in Our Iranian Culture

In those old good days, we Iranian considered depression being a luxury illness. This was a common shared belief that many of us may agree that we had or still have. We perceived depression being a rich man problem, people who were tired of all the privileges in life and did not know what to do next.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Anatomy of Depression

This article is about depression and brain chemistry. The intent of the article is to further understand the anatomy of depression with some suggestions about coming out of it. This article is not in favor of long term use of antipsychotic or antidepressant medication but realizes this is a choice a patient must make with their doctor.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Samaritans Rap Encourages Teenagers To Speak Out About Mental Health, UK

Samaritans is releasing a rap song entitled '1 in 10 (talk to someone)' to challenge the stigma surrounding mental health and encourage young people to speak about problems before they escalate. '1 in 10 (talk to someone)' is inspired by the story of Shirley Smith, a mother who lost her 19-year-old son Daniel to suicide in March 2005.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

How to Get Rid of Depression Without Popping a Pill

Due to breakthroughs in health and medical science, there is an available pill or drug for almost all diseases and conditions, whether physical or emotional. You can always ask for medications for stress, anxiety, fear and even depression. Although studies have confirmed that these drugs are relatively safe, you still cannot be sure of their side effects.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Chances of Chronic Depression Leading to Schizophrenia

Chronic depression is one of the most severe forms of depression and almost disturbs you all day in your daily activities, as a result of which you tend to loose interest in your activities that you generally like the most. It is a long lasting form of depression and returns back after a short span of time.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Difference Between Unipolar Depression and Bipolar Depression

Unipolar depression is another form of depression. It is also known as major depressive disorder. It is a mood disorder commonly identified by sadness or blues, Irritation, decreased interest in favorite activities, Significant changes in weight, sleeping problems, fatigue, problems in concentrating and focusing, feelings of worthlessness, helplessness, nervousness, poor self esteem, suicidal thoughts or suicidal tendencies.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Royal College Of Psychiatrists Responds To The Healthcare Commission's Review Of NHS Acute Inpatient Mental Health Services

The Royal College of Psychiatrists welcomes this detailed review of NHS acute inpatient mental health services by the Healthcare Commission. It is encouraging to see that two-fifths of trusts exceeded the minimum level of service provision. However, it is disappointing that no trusts were scored excellent on all four of the key criteria against which performance was assessed.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Targeting Of 5-HT1A Receptors, Journal Of Neuroscience

Depression is associated with decreased binding of serotonin 5 HT1A receptors. Receptors must be targeted to the appropriate membrane domain function properly, and although trafficking mechanisms have been elucidated for some receptors, little is known about how serotonin receptors are targeted to dendrites. Because the C terminus of 5 HT1A receptors is required for targeting, Carrel et al.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

"It's Another Cold Morning" Blues

People often ask me about what to do about their "bad weather blues". Recently a reader from PA commented that it's always cold there and that it drives her crazy! This article encourages the readers to take matters into their own hands, be bold about changing their lives, and to be honest about the core of their issue.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

UNC Study Ties Ending Moderate Drinking To Depression

Scientific evidence has long suggested that moderate drinking offers some protection against heart disease, certain types of stroke and some forms of cancer. But new research shows that stopping drinking - including at moderate levels - may lead to health problems including depression and a reduced capacity of the brain to produce new neurons, a process called neurogenesis.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

How Do You Know If You Are Depressed?

If one is aware of what some of the signs of depression are, they can start to ask themselves questions that can help them determine if it might be time to get some help from a therapist. Untreated depression can eventually grow into a serious condition that can greatly affect a person's life in a very negative way.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Groundbreaking Depression Research Tested In Real-World Setting

UT Southwestern Medical Center psychiatry researchers have taken what they learned from their groundbreaking research on treating depression and are applying it to real-world clinical settings. The Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) study was the largest ever on the treatment of major depressive disorder and is considered a benchmark in the field of depression research.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Depression in Adolescents

Depression is a mental disorder that can result psychological and other symptoms. According to various studies, 5 to 8 percent of Adolescents all over the world get affected with depression. Boys are more susceptible to depression than girls among adolescents. It is very tough to identify symptoms of depression in adolescents that is the biggest reason it often gets undiagnosed.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Suffering From Depression? Help is Available

Depression is quite a common mental illness among people. Every year millions get affected all over the world from severe to mild forms of depression. According to a study women are more susceptible to depression. Suffering from depression puts a big break on your daily activities. Depressed person is always found in the state of blues or sadness.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Simple Tips to Reduce Depression!

Depression is the byproduct of our ego. Ego is a false center given to us by the society. It is a necessary evil but we will have to find the true center, if we want to grow in true sense. There are many techniques to find this true center of our being. We can live a life without depression.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Atypical Depression Actually Very Typical

Atypical depression is a another (Sub type) type of depression distinguished by Mood swings. People suffering from this type of depression may exhibit different feelings of highs and lows depending upon the latest situation they were in. These people stay happy until they are in good environment, like when they are with friends or taking part in entertaining activities.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Good Ways to Fight Depression Without Drugs

Depression is one of the most disturbing and common diseases occur in people. Depression occurs to all age groups no matter you are a child, old age, middle aged or adolescent. The ratio of occurrence of depression is 1 out of 5 people. Women are more susceptible to depression than men. There is no specific reason for the occurrence of depression.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Research Helps Patients Find Antidepressants That Work

In spite of the range of medications now available, major depression remains a challenging disease to treat. Only about half of adult patients respond to the first antidepressant they try, with only one-third achieving remission, reports the August 2008 issue of the Harvard Mental Health Letter. Most adults will try two or more medications before finding one that alleviates their depression.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Surefire Tips to Beat Depression Out of Your Life

It is fairly common to feel depressed and anxious every once in a while. With the rising prices of gas and commodities, the shaky global economy, and the mortgage crisis in the US, it is not surprising for many to suffer from anxiety and stress. If you are in this situation, however, popping a pill is not the only answer.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Natural Depression Remedies

There are various side effects of taking the medications of depression because these medications eliminate the effects of depression rather than the reasons of depression. If the depression is mild, then natural remedies should be given the first priority as they are safe and free from any side effects. The natural remedies for curing depression are meditation and natural supplements.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Gene Variations In Diverse Patient Populations Determine Who Responds Best To An Antidepressant

A new Mayo Clinic study shows that variations in the serotonin transporter gene could explain why some people with depression respond better than others to treatment with citalopram (Celexa), an antidepressant medication. The study, in the current issue of the American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, examined the serotonin transporter gene, or SLC6A4, in 1,914 study participants.