Major depression: Brain tissue reveals sex-specific gene changes

March 16, 2018
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From analyzing the postmortem brain tissue of adults with major depression, researchers have pinpointed sex-specific changes in gene expression. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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How high altitudes could raise risk of depression, suicide

March 16, 2018
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Researchers have found that people who live in states with a higher altitude may be at greater risk of suicide, possibly due to having lower blood oxygen. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Could mindfulness prevent major depression?

March 14, 2018
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A weekly session of mindfulness meditation may help to prevent the development of major depression in those with subclinical depression, a new study finds. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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These genes could make us prone to insomnia

March 12, 2018
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Researchers have identified specific genetic variants that are linked to the risk of insomnia, and which could also affect our physical and mental health. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Stomach acid drugs may cause depression

March 9, 2018
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The first study of its kind finds an observational link between the use of proton pump inhibitors and the risk of clinical depression. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Antidepressants: Do they really work?

March 7, 2018
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The debate over whether antidepressants can really help to tackle depression has been rife. We take a closer look at the evidence. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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How long-term depression alters the brain

March 5, 2018
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Research has shown that depression is tied to biological changes in the brain. But do such changes worsen over time, and are current treatments adequate? Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Depression: ‘Orphan’ brain receptor may be to blame

March 5, 2018
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New research furthers our understanding of the neurological causes of depression and brings us closer to developing new treatments for the condition. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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‘Electrical map of depression’ may predict onset

March 1, 2018
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A new mouse study has uncovered patterns of electrical brain activity that may ultimately help to predict vulnerability to depression in humans. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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New guidelines help doctors tackle teen depression

March 1, 2018
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This month, the American Academy of Pediatrics release an update to teen mental health guidelines. They hope to catch and address depression earlier. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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