Archive for July, 2017

Popular Netflix show may increase suicidal tendencies

July 31, 2017
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New research finds a link between the premiere of the show ’13 Reasons Why’ and the volume of Internet searches for suicide-related terms and queries. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Ketamine for depression encouraging, but questions remain around long-term use

July 31, 2017
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A world-first systematic review into the safety of ketamine as a treatment for depression, published in the prestigious Lancet Psychiatry, shows the risks of long-term ketamine treatment remain… Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Having depression and heart disease could double death risk

July 31, 2017
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A new study finds a strong correlation between the risk of premature death and developing depression after being diagnosed with coronary artery disease. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Too much sugar may harm men’s mental health

July 28, 2017
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Men with a high daily sugar intake may be at greater risk of developing depression or other mental health disorders after 5 years, new research suggests. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Antidepressant use in pregnant women linked to small increase in autism

July 27, 2017
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A new study found that antidepressant medications taken during pregnancy may be linked to the development of autism in children – although the effect appears to be limited. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Depression may alter brain’s white matter structure

July 25, 2017
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In a major study that uses cutting-edge imaging, researchers show that people with depression have alterations in the white matter part of the brain. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Why some women are more likely to feel depressed

July 21, 2017
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New study links duration of estrogen exposure with increased vulnerability to depression: Longer exposure to estrogen shown to provide protection. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Chronic depression in young teens tied to marijuana use later

July 19, 2017
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Young people with chronic or severe forms of depression in their early teens have a higher risk of developing marijuana-use disorder at age 18, says study. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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New study of brain circuits finds key links to symptoms of depression

July 19, 2017
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University of California San Diego scientists have linked specific wiring in the brain to distinct behavioral symptoms of depression. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Underdeveloped brain network after 30 may impact mental health

July 18, 2017
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People who are underdeveloped in the brain region that is linked with inhibition after age 30 may be more likely to experience psychological problems. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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