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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Will climate change increase suicide rates?

July 28, 2018
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A new study investigates the links between high temperatures and increases in suicide rates. The authors make some bleak predictions for the future. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Lexapro?

July 25, 2018
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Lexapro is the brand name of a drug called escitalopram, which is a safe and effective treatment for depression and anxiety. Doctors strongly recommend that people avoid alcohol while taking Lexapro. Alcohol can counteract the benefits of taking antidepressants and…

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How to care for yourself after an abortion

July 20, 2018
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A medical abortion is generally a safe procedure that carries few risks. It is important to know what to expect after an abortion, including the recovery time. In this article, we talk about what to do after an abortion and…

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Can you have a miscarriage without bleeding?

July 18, 2018
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Bleeding is usually the earliest sign of a pregnancy loss. However, some miscarriages occur without bleeding, or bleeding may follow other symptoms. It is important to remember that new symptoms do not always signal a pregnancy loss and that the…

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How to cope with a depressive episode

July 17, 2018
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Depressive episodes are periods of low mood and other symptoms of depression. Tackling depression as soon as it arises and making changes to thoughts and behaviors might improve a person’s mood and help them recover more quickly. Here, we cover…

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Can Lexapro cause weight changes?

July 13, 2018
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Lexapro is the brand name for a drug called escitalopram, which treats depression and anxiety. As a side effect, Lexapro may cause some people to gain a small amount of weight. Less commonly, it may cause weight loss. A healthful…

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