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Girls at Risk for Depression Respond Less to Reward

Girls at Risk for Depression Respond Less to RewardGirls whose mothers suffer from depression appear to have impairments in the processing of reward and loss, which might predict future depression, suggests a new study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry.Brain images revealed patterns of activation that indicate significant variations …

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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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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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Women and Men , difrences in health

Women and Men ,difrences in health When it comes to health, there are many crucial health differences between men and women. Yet many women do not know that they react differently to some medications, are more vulnerable to some diseases, and may have different symptoms. The Society for Women’s Health …

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poor parental sleep makes new moms and dads depressed

Sept 7, 2010 — Both moms and dads are at an increased risk for depression during the first year of their infant’s life, finds a new study of parents in the U.K. Close to 40% of new moms and 21% of new dads in the U.K experienced a bout of …

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