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Antidepressant May Change Personality While Relieving Depression Symptoms

Antidepressant May Change Personality While Relieving Depression SymptomsPeople taking a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) to treat depression may experience beneficial changes in their personality that is distinct from relief of depression symptoms, concludes a new study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry. According to emerging research, two personality …

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Antismoking Drug Not Linked to Risk of Self-harm or Depression

Antismoking Drug Not Linked to Risk of Self-harm or DepressionDespite previous reports linking the antismoking drug Chantix® (varenicline) to suicide, suicidal thoughts, and depression, a new study published in the British Medical Journal shows that, if such a risk exists, it is likely to be very small. Last July, the …

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antidepressants and depression levels

Clearing Up the Confusion Over Antidepressants’ EffectivenessA recent study examining how well antidepressants work has stirred debate and raised more than a few questions. It concludes that, whereas antidepressant medications substantially benefit people with severe depression, they appear to have little or no effect over placebo in people with mild …

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Acupuncture and pregnancy

 Acupuncture and pregnancy Acupuncture that’s specific for depression may benefit some pregnant women with the mood disorder, suggests a new study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology. In the 8-week study, depression-specific acupuncture—based on traditional Chinese medicine—outperformed traditional acupuncture and Swedish massage in reducing the severity of depression symptoms. The special …

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Depression and Migraine May Share somthing

Depression and Migraine May Share a Genetic ComponentIt’s not surprising that some people with depression experience migraine headaches. In fact, research shows that people with depression are 3 times more likely to experience migraine; and four times more likely to experience migraine with aura, headache preceded by visual disturbances such …

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depressed women,weight loss?

Depressed Women Can Lose Weight If you are overweight, don’t let depression stop you from participating in a weight loss program to help you shed pounds. A recent study published in the journal Behavioral Medicine reveals that women with major depression are no less likely than women without the disorder …

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Do you feel preoccupied with the Internet?

Excessive Internet Use Linked to DepressionPeople who spend a lot of time surfing the Internet are more likely to suffer depressive symptoms, according to a British study. These users report more symptoms on the Beck depression inventory, a questionnaire that gauges emotional and physical aspects, such as hopelessness, irritability, feelings …

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adolescents do not need as much sleep as pre-adolescents,

Earlier Bedtimes May Help Protect Teens Against Depression and Suicidal thoughtsIf you have a teenager at home, here’s another reason to get him or her to bed at a decent hour. New research published in the journal Sleep has found that teens with set bedtimes of midnight or later are …

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Pregnant women suffering from depression

Depression Poses Dilemma for Pregnant Women Pregnant women suffering from depression face a dilemma: take an antidepressant that might pose a risk to the fetus or battle through the depressive symptoms that could harm the baby in other ways? To help women in this predicament decide on a course of …

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Teens With Suicidal Thoughts

Family Therapy Helps Teens With Suicidal ThoughtsYoung adults suffering with suicidal thoughts and depression had stronger and faster reduction of their symptoms when treated with attachment-based family therapy than with usual care, according to a new study. Teens with severe suicidal thinking who participated in the family therapy were at …

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