‘Type “online counsellor” into any internet search engine and hundreds of thousands of results will appear: with a click of the mouse, and a glance at a screen, you, too, can be cured of your depression, phobias and eating disorders, go the claims. Unbelieveable? Perhaps not. A growing body of research has found that when [...]
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‘A vitamin used to lower the risk of birth defects may also be an effective treatment for depression.
Research shows that men with high levels of folate in their diets were up to 50 per cent less likely to have symptoms of depression than those with the lowest amounts.
Now a £1million clinical trial is under way [...]
‘A drug that boosts levels of the brain’s own “bliss” chemical can help reverse symptoms of depression in rats, U.S. and Italian researchers reported on Monday.
The drug helps maintain high levels of a compound called anandamide, named after the Sanskrit word for “bliss,” which is chemically similar to the active [...]
‘The use of a breathing treatment called continuous positive airway pressure may improve depressive symptoms in patients with obstructive sleep apnea, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a common problem in which patients stop breathing for short periods during sleep. It occurs when soft tissues in the [...]
‘A decision was taken last week that will transform the lives of millions of people. State-of-the-art psychological therapy will become available to anyone suffering from depression or crippling anxiety disorders. At last, people with mental-health problems will be offered the best possible care, just as they would expect if they had a physical illness.
The government’s [...]
‘For nearly her entire life, Mary had a crippling fear of cramped spaces that meant she couldn’t travel on airplanes, subways, or cars. Seeing a psychologist didn’t help. So she tried something else. The 61-year-old bookkeeper, who only gave her first name to protect her privacy, sat down in front of a computer and spilled [...]
‘A combination of medication and therapy helps depressed adolescents heal faster than medication or therapy alone, and with fewer incidents of the suicidal tendencies associated with unalloyed antidepressant use, according to findings in the largest and longest government-funded study of depressed teenagers.
Researchers, doctors, and therapists have struggled with two major concerns in treating depression: The [...]
‘Seriously depressed adolescents recover most rapidly if they take antidepressants and get a structured type of therapy rather than one or the other, a landmark government study suggests today.
More than four out of five had greatly improved, and most were no longer depressed after 36 weeks of treatment whether they had therapy, medication or both.
‘Employers who screen and guide depressed workers through treatment options reap an average of three extra weeks of productivity from each of those employees per year, according to the first national study designed to measure whether such interventions pay off for businesses.
The study, published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, involved 604 [...]
‘Regularexercise could help lift the cloud of major depression as effectively as an antidepressant, new research shows.
“A lot of people know from their own experience that when they exercise, they feel better,” says James A. Blumenthal, a professor of psychology at Duke University and lead author of the study. But such anecdotes and gut feelings [...]