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Depression affects one-third of lung cancer patients


About one-third of patients newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer have moderate to severe…
Scientists found a receptor believed to be linked to negative moods


Medial habenula is a mysterious little-studied region in the centre of the human brain. Its function is not…
How Stress Disrupts the Brain, Leading to Anhedonia, or the Inability of Feel Pleasure in Daily Activities

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Much maligned as it tends to be in the media, stress is not all bad, and in smaller…
Need a self-image boost? Stop checking the mirror

November 22, 2019

Women worried about their appearance could boost their self-image by reducing certain behaviors such as mirror checking, according…
Ketamine could help men suffering from alcohol use disorder

November 21, 2019

Research from Florida State University is giving physicians a better understanding of ketamine, a potentially useful tool in treating…
Side effects mild, brief with single antidepressant dose of intravenous ketamine

November 18, 2019

National Institutes of Health researchers found that a single, low-dose ketamine infusion was relatively free of side effects…
Anger, Anxiety, Insomnia: Tweets from Twitter Users Could Predict Loneliness

November 14, 2019

Loneliness is estimated to affect roughly one in five adults in the United States. It also stands as a…
Weill Neurohub will fuel race to find new treatments for brain disease

November 13, 2019

With a $106 million gift from the Weill Family Foundation, UC Berkeley (Berkeley), UC San Francisco (UCSF) and…
Just 35 Minutes of Daily Exercise may Significantly Lower the Risk of Depression even in Predisposed Individuals

November 11, 2019

The idea that exercise may confer both physical and psychological benefits on those who engage in it on…
Evidence that tobacco smoking increases risk of depression and schizophrenia

November 7, 2019

A new study published in Psychological Medicine and led by University of Bristol researchers has found that tobacco…
In the Long Run, Drugs & Talk Therapy Hold Same Value for Depression Patients

November 4, 2019

Spending an hour in talk therapy with a trained counselor costs much more, and takes more time, than…
New findings could improve diagnosis, treatment of depression

October 29, 2019

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified biomarkers — genes and specific brain circuits in mice…
Antidepressant medications appear to be generally safe

October 23, 2019

Antidepressants are generally safe, according to a new study by an international team of researchers. The researchers did…
Gut feelings

October 23, 2019

A team of researchers at McMaster University has taken a significant step toward understanding how the most commonly…
Large Study Reveals PTSD Has Strong Genetic Component Like Other Psychiatric Disorders

October 14, 2019

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorders, affecting some 8 million adults at…
Brain scans may provide clues to suicide risk

October 14, 2019

Researchers at University of Utah Health and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) have identified brain circuitry differences that…
Deep brain stimulation effective to relieve treatment-resistant depression, long-term data shows

October 7, 2019

Patients suffering from severe, treatment-resistant depression can experience long-term relief through deep brain stimulation, according to research conducted…
Monthly Phone Check-In May Mean Less Depression for Families of Patients with Dementia

October 1, 2019

A monthly, 40-minute phone call from a non-clinical professional may suppress or reverse the trajectory of depression so…
Benefits for Mind, Body and Work Ability Seen in Medicaid Expansion

September 26, 2019

Expanding Medicaid to more low-income adults helped many of them feel healthier, and do a better job at work…
ER Visits Escalate When Kids with Asthma Also Have Depression, Anxiety

September 25, 2019

Children with asthma have a higher likelihood of also suffering from anxiety and depression, and when all three…
New AI program better at detecting depressive language in social media

September 23, 2019

A new technology using artificial intelligence detects depressive language in social media posts more accurately than current systems…
Feeling depressed? Mahjong might be the answer

September 19, 2019

When it comes to boosting mental health among older Chinese, it might be as simple as a game of…
Growing Pains

September 12, 2019

Puerto Rican teens growing up as minorities in the South Bronx are more likely to experience anxiety and…
Review reveals impact of nutritional supplements on mental health

September 11, 2019

We’ve all heard that ‘food is good for your mood’. Now, a new study into mental health and…
Teens who don’t date are less depressed

September 9, 2019

Dating, especially during the teenage years, is thought to be an important way for young people to build…
Hearing Aids Linked to Lower Risk of Dementia, Depression and Falls, Study Finds

September 6, 2019

Older adults who get a hearing aid for a newly diagnosed hearing loss have a lower risk of being…
Mood of children during earliest stages of life linked to maternal mental health

September 5, 2019

Researchers and clinicians have long understood that depression and other mood disorders in mothers can have substantial, detrimental…
Depression, anxiety linked to opioid use in older women with breast cancer

August 27, 2019

Elderly women battling breast cancer who have anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions are more likely to…
Anxiety, Depression Linked to More Opioid Use After Surgery

August 26, 2019

Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients,…
Electronic records pin broad set of health risks on genetic premutation

August 26, 2019

It was long believed the FMR1 premutation — an excessive number of trinucleotide repeats in the FMR1 gene…
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