Monday, December 15, 2008

N.Y. Research Team Discovers How Antidepressants And Cocaine Interact With Brain Cell Targets

In a first, scientists from Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University Medical Center have described the specifics of how brain cells process antidepressant drugs, cocaine and amphetamines. These novel findings could prove useful in the development of more targeted medication therapies for a host of psychiatric diseases, most notably in the area of addiction.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Treating Depression Reduces Risk Of Heart Disease

Patients suffering from major depression are at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, but treating these patients with medication can greatly reduce the risk, according to new findings by researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The results of their study are published in the July 16 issue of the journal PLoS ONE.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

PTSD Influences Levels Of Depression And Pain

Patients with accident or trauma related chronic pain often have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. What isn't clearly known, however, is how PTSD relates to mood disorders and pain severity in chronic pain patients. University of Michigan researchers examined the contribution of PTSD to the pain experience, functional disability and frequency of depressive symptoms.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Children and Depression - What Parents Can Do

All parents want to ensure that their kids are always healthy and happy. But what happens when happiness, or the lack of it, is a bigger problem that you expected? There is a close link between children and depression these days, so parents should do all they can to prevent or manage this situation effectively.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Depression in Teenagers Chat Rooms

With so much teen angst in the world today, there is little wonder so much depression in teenagers chat rooms can be found. This is a time of life that can be very hard for many teenagers. When life becomes too much for them to handle, they need someone to talk to about it all.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Overcoming Clinical Depression - More Than Just Positive Thoughts

Clinical depression is a form of illness that affects us just like any other illness. It can't be cured simply by willing it, nor can it be cured by positive thoughts alone. Whilst creating and maintaining a positive attitude and outlook towards life is a crucial step in overcoming depression, it alone will not suffice.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Poor Sleep Quality And Insomnia Associated With Suicidal Symptoms Among College Students

Poor sleep quality and insomnia are significantly associated with suicidal symptoms among college undergraduates, according to a research abstract presented on Monday at SLEEP 2008, the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS). The study, authored by Rebecca A. Bernert, of Florida State University, focused on 322 college undergraduates between 19-24 years of age.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Depression and the Human Assemblage Point

When the human assemblage point is shifted due to drugs or car accident, it can cause depression if shifted to the left. Some people during their lifetime experience at least one traumatic incident, most experience at least a few minor traumas like death of a love one or divorce. Some are more serious than others.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Eating Disorder With Depression

Depression disturbs you in many ways. It disturbs your work, your daily activities, your ability to concentrate and your appetite as well. Depression has so much to do with eating as one of the common disorders that occur in a depressed person is eating disorder. It occurs due to the poor appetite in depressed person.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Situational Depression - Recovery From Loss

Situational depression is another form of depression. It can be defined as the emotional event that affects almost everyone at some point of time in life. It is quite a different form of depression amongst the other forms. The cause of situational depression is based upon the risky situations and circumstances one is going through.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Can Life Experiences Cause Endogenous Depression?

Endogenous depression is biological depression that occurs from within the body, which means there is no visible or apparent cause for it. According to studies, endogenous depression is genetic form of depression. Chemical imbalances inside the brain might be the cause of endogenous depression in an individual. It can affect you at any age level.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

GPs Support Responsible Use Of SSRIs In Children And Adolescents - Royal Australian College Of General Practitioners

Recent media coverage has questioned the prescription and safety of a class of antidepressants called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) in children and adolescents. "General practitioners are a critical part of the mental health care system in Australia and are often the first point of contact in the health system for people with mental health concerns.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Depression - How to Solve?

To resolve depression, we need to understand the root cause of it. Medicines can help from outside, but can't guarantee the complete cure, as we are psychosomatic beings. The depression is the cause of our partial understanding of life. We are missing the most important discovery of our life. Let us live life in its totality.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Pessimism and Depression

A person's outlook on life, for example, can be enough to either keep them out of depression, or make them more susceptible to falling into a depression. Having a negative outlook on life or a pessimistic outlook on life can increase the chances of becoming depressed, because life is not as enjoyable as it should be.

Monday, December 01, 2008

St, John's Wort - Herbal Remedy Promotes Overall Healing From Depression

Studies reveal that the active compounds occurring with medicinal herbs not only mend chemical imbalances with the brain, but also convey therapeutic implications with other vital systems of the body. Healing depression with herbal remedies, in this case, does not only involve the regulation of neurotransmitter activity, but also endeavors the revival of overall systemic health.