Archive for August, 2018

Ketamine for depression may contribute to opioid dependence

August 29, 2018
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A new study warns that ketamine works almost like an opioid, and it raises concerns that the drug may do more harm than good in the long run. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Distress boosts heart attack and stroke risk

August 28, 2018
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Experiencing high levels of psychological distress has an important impact on a person’s risk of heart attack and stroke, new research warns. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Severe depression: Vagus nerve stimulator improves lives

August 24, 2018
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A new study shows that vagus nerve stimulation, when added to medication, can drastically improve the lives of people with treatment-resistant depression. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Herpesvirus may lead to bipolar, depression

August 13, 2018
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New research finds the herpesvirus HHV-6 in the brain cells of people who lived with severe depression, bipolar disorder, or both. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Brain area responsible for pessimism found

August 12, 2018
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New research finds that stimulating a brain area called the caudate nucleus induces a tendency to focus too much on the downsides of a situation. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Exercise for mental health: How much is too much?

August 10, 2018
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We know that physical activity can improve a person’s mental health and well-being, but how much exercise is best, and how much is too much? Via:: medicalnewstoday

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