Anxiety in the West: Is it on the rise?

September 5, 2018
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Anxiety seems to be taking over society. In this article, we ask whether anxiety really is on the rise, and why it might be increasing in prevalence. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Urologic conditions lead to depression, sleep issues in men

September 4, 2018
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Physicians need to be aware that men with urologic conditions often have depression and sleep problems and should refer them appropriately, says a study. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Your mental health app’s diagnosis could be way off

September 3, 2018
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According to new research, mental health apps commonly overdiagnose their users. The team conducted a content analysis of 61 mental health apps. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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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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Molecule deficiency may help diagnose severe depression

July 31, 2018
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New research shows that reduced blood levels of a specific molecule may predict the severity of major depressive disorder and change diagnostic practices. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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