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Gut microbiota found to induce depressive-like symptoms

Gut Microbiota Found to Induce Depressive-like Symptoms - April 18, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

A new study conducted on germ-free mice, using gut microbiota from individuals with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), reports that an imbalance of gut microbiota induces depressive-like symptoms and may play a causal role in the development of depression

Treatment of depression in the united states – an ineffective approach – September 6, 2016

Treatment of Depression in the United States – An Ineffective Approach - September 6, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

Depression is a global issue affecting the lives of many individuals and contributing significantly to the overall burden of disease. Previous studies have suggested that a majority of depressed adults do not seek treatment for their condition. In recent years, however, the use of antidepressants has risen. Therefore, researchers aimed at investigating the treatment patterns of adult depression in the United States.

Does depression delve into dementia? A look into the link between clinical depressive symptoms and dementia risk – August 15, 2016

Does Depression Delve Into Dementia? A Look Into the Link Between Clinical Depressive Symptoms and Dementia Risk - August 15, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

The goal of a recent study published in The Lancet journal was to investigate the impact of different forms of depression on dementia risk over a 10-year period. Findings indicated that steadily increasing depressive symptoms were consistently associated with the risk of developing dementia.

In our global health industry, awareness and understanding are paramount for clinicians to address certain issues. Depression is a prevalent dilemma that also plagues people who have experienced stroke.

The Cloud of Depression That Follows Stroke - September 21, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

In our global health industry, awareness and understanding are paramount for clinicians to address certain issues. Depression is a prevalent dilemma that also plagues people who have experienced stroke.

Long-term data on teens and substance abuse indicate possible self-medicating behaviours – September 6, 2016

Long-term Data on Teens and Substance Abuse Indicate Possible Self-Medicating Behaviours - September 6, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

A study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health explored the connection between depressive symptoms in adolescents and the abuse of marijuana and alcohol. Researchers determine that females may be more likely than males to use marijuana for self-medicating purposes.

Increased consumption of flavonoids may reduce the risk of depression in older women – July 31, 2016

Increased Consumption of Flavonoids May Reduce the Risk of Depression in Older Women - July 31, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

A recently published study investigated the association between flavonoid consumption and depression risk overtime in a large cohort of women. Researchers observed a modest decrease in depression risk among women with higher consumption of flavonoids.

Stress and depression negatively impact heart health, study finds. #hearthealth #depression #stress #medicalresearch

Can stress and depression negatively affect heart health? - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

A recent study investigated whether stress and depression were associated with endothelial dysfunction in adults.

Is there a link between depression and chronic diseases? #depression #chronicillness #mentalhealth

Is there a link between depression and chronic diseases? - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

A new study published in the journal Health Psychology has examined the link between depression and chronic diseases in women.

MultI-generation study shows risk of depression compounded across generations – August 29, 2016

Multi-Generation Study Shows Risk of Depression Compounded Across Generations - August 29, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

A new study suggests that the risk of depression in offspring may be affected not only by a history of depression in the parents, but also the grandparents.

The role of galanin and galanin receptors in depression – August 2, 2016

The Role of Galanin and Galanin Receptors in Depression - August 2, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

An international research group investigated the role of galanin in the development of depression in rats and found an increase in the levels of galanin and galanin receptor 1 (GALR1) in the ventral periaqueductal gray region (vPAG) of the brain. After inhibiting the expression of this receptor, the depression-like behavior attenuated.

Blood levels of inflammatory biomarkers may predict treatment response in depression patients – June 17, 2016

Blood Levels of Inflammatory Biomarkers May Predict Treatment Response in Depression Patients - June 17, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

A study group found that absolute mRNA levels of inflammatory biomarkers, such as Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) and interleukin-1β (IL-1β), may be able to predict patients` response to anti-depressant treatment.

Hormonal contraceptives might increase the risk of depression – October 9, 2016

Hormonal Contraceptives Might Increase the Risk of Depression - October 9, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

A Danish research group found a higher relative risk for antidepressant use and diagnosis of depression among hormonal contraceptive users, and the relative risk was even higher among adolescents.

Cognitive therapy or dynamic psychotherapy: Which one is more effective when treating major depressive disorder? – August 15, 2016

Cognitive Therapy or Dynamic Psychotherapy: Which One is More Effective When Treating Major Depressive Disorder? - August 15, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

A study has compared the effectiveness of short term cognitive therapy vs dynamic psychotherapy in a community mental health setting. This study challenges the notion that cognitive therapy is superior to dynamic psychotherapy, and states that its results indicated they were equally effective.

Psilocybin found to reduce depressive symptoms in individuals with treatment-resistant depression – August 4, 2016

Psilocybin Found to Reduce Depressive Symptoms in Individuals with Treatment-Resistant Depression - August 4, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

Psilocybin, found in the Psilocybe genus of mushrooms, is a novel serotonin agonist discovered to reduce depressive and anxiety symptoms in those with treatment-resistant depression. This beneficial finding serves as the foundation for future studies focused on the use of psilocybin for the treatment of depression.

Study questions the effectiveness of antidepressant drugs for children and teens - June 27, 2016

Study Questions the Effectiveness of Antidepressant Drugs for Children and Teens - June 27, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

A review of the available research points to a lack of clear evidence that antidepressant drugs provide effective treatment for major depressive disorder in children and adolescents.

Biological markers in our blood may be used to determine susceptibility for major depressive disorder - June 5, 2016

Biological Markers in Our Blood May be used to Determine Susceptibility for Major Depressive Disorder - June 5, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

In a recent study published in PLOS ONE, researchers determine a correlation between biological markers in blood serum and the prevalence of Major Depressive Disorder. These markers were found to be different between the sexes.

Nutritional supplements, particularly omega-3, might increase effectiveness of antidepressants - May 6, 2016

Nutritional Supplements, Particularly Omega-3, Might Increase Effectiveness of Antidepressants - May 6, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

A recently published systemic review in the American Journal of Psychiatry has shown that taking SAMe, Methylfolate, Vitamin D, and in particular, omega-3 fish oils, might increase effectiveness of antidepressants

Limiting TV time in adolescence may reduce depression in young adults

Limiting TV Viewing Time in Adolescence Could Reduce Depression in Young Adults - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

Study finds that increased TV viewing time in adolescence is associated with greater rates of depression during young adulthood

With obesity being associated with depression, particularly severe obesity, further research has shown that antidepressant use may be linked to weight gain through mechanisms that are not entirely understood.

Do antidepressants cause weight gain? - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

In a recent study published in The BMJ, researchers evaluated the long-term effects of antidepressant medication on weight gain.

Measurable biomarker predicts suicidal behaviour – August 10, 2016

Measurable Biomarker Predicts Suicidal Behaviour - August 10, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

Biomarkers that can alert us to the risk of mental illness, and in particular suicidal tendencies, can be detected by new imaging modalities. Specific aspects of serotonin binding can be measured via positron emission tomography (PET) and have been identified as biomarkers for suicidal behaviour.

Genetic predisposition to develop depression has been revealed in a massive genetic study - April 23, 2016

Genetic Predisposition to Develop Depression Has Been Revealed in a Massive Genetic Study - April 23, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

Researchers from multiple countries have collaborated to correlate a number of genetic variations with specific mood disorders. This massive genetic association study revealed that specific changes in DNA sequences can result in genetic predisposition to mental to mental disorders such as depression and neuroticism

Link between vitamin D and depression

Link between vitamin D and depression

A recent study examined the connection between depression, antidepressants, and the development of atrial fibrillation.

Can depression lead to abnormal heartbeat?

A recent study examined the connection between depression, antidepressants, and the development of atrial fibrillation.

The diagnosis and treatment of major depression in older adults has to be carefully managed. The treatment is mainly based on lifestyle changes, use of medication, psychological therapies, maintenance therapy, and brain stimulation depending on availability, patient’s response and preferences.

Guidelines for Diagnosing and Treating Depression in Elderly People - September 22, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

The diagnosis and treatment of major depression in older adults has to be carefully managed. The treatment is mainly based on lifestyle changes, use of medication, psychological therapies, maintenance therapy, and brain stimulation depending on availability, patient’s response and preferences.

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Gut microbiota found to induce depressive-like symptoms

Gut Microbiota Found to Induce Depressive-like Symptoms - April 18, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

A new study conducted on germ-free mice, using gut microbiota from individuals with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), reports that an imbalance of gut microbiota induces depressive-like symptoms and may play a causal role in the development of depression

Treatment of depression in the united states – an ineffective approach – September 6, 2016

Treatment of Depression in the United States – An Ineffective Approach - September 6, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

Depression is a global issue affecting the lives of many individuals and contributing significantly to the overall burden of disease. Previous studies have suggested that a majority of depressed adults do not seek treatment for their condition. In recent years, however, the use of antidepressants has risen. Therefore, researchers aimed at investigating the treatment patterns of adult depression in the United States.

Does depression delve into dementia? A look into the link between clinical depressive symptoms and dementia risk – August 15, 2016

Does Depression Delve Into Dementia? A Look Into the Link Between Clinical Depressive Symptoms and Dementia Risk - August 15, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

The goal of a recent study published in The Lancet journal was to investigate the impact of different forms of depression on dementia risk over a 10-year period. Findings indicated that steadily increasing depressive symptoms were consistently associated with the risk of developing dementia.

In our global health industry, awareness and understanding are paramount for clinicians to address certain issues. Depression is a prevalent dilemma that also plagues people who have experienced stroke.

The Cloud of Depression That Follows Stroke - September 21, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

In our global health industry, awareness and understanding are paramount for clinicians to address certain issues. Depression is a prevalent dilemma that also plagues people who have experienced stroke.

Long-term data on teens and substance abuse indicate possible self-medicating behaviours – September 6, 2016

Long-term Data on Teens and Substance Abuse Indicate Possible Self-Medicating Behaviours - September 6, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

A study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health explored the connection between depressive symptoms in adolescents and the abuse of marijuana and alcohol. Researchers determine that females may be more likely than males to use marijuana for self-medicating purposes.

Increased consumption of flavonoids may reduce the risk of depression in older women – July 31, 2016

Increased Consumption of Flavonoids May Reduce the Risk of Depression in Older Women - July 31, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

A recently published study investigated the association between flavonoid consumption and depression risk overtime in a large cohort of women. Researchers observed a modest decrease in depression risk among women with higher consumption of flavonoids.

Stress and depression negatively impact heart health, study finds. #hearthealth #depression #stress #medicalresearch

Can stress and depression negatively affect heart health? - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

A recent study investigated whether stress and depression were associated with endothelial dysfunction in adults.

Is there a link between depression and chronic diseases? #depression #chronicillness #mentalhealth

Is there a link between depression and chronic diseases? - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

A new study published in the journal Health Psychology has examined the link between depression and chronic diseases in women.

MultI-generation study shows risk of depression compounded across generations – August 29, 2016

Multi-Generation Study Shows Risk of Depression Compounded Across Generations - August 29, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

A new study suggests that the risk of depression in offspring may be affected not only by a history of depression in the parents, but also the grandparents.

The role of galanin and galanin receptors in depression – August 2, 2016

The Role of Galanin and Galanin Receptors in Depression - August 2, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

An international research group investigated the role of galanin in the development of depression in rats and found an increase in the levels of galanin and galanin receptor 1 (GALR1) in the ventral periaqueductal gray region (vPAG) of the brain. After inhibiting the expression of this receptor, the depression-like behavior attenuated.

Blood levels of inflammatory biomarkers may predict treatment response in depression patients – June 17, 2016

Blood Levels of Inflammatory Biomarkers May Predict Treatment Response in Depression Patients - June 17, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

A study group found that absolute mRNA levels of inflammatory biomarkers, such as Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) and interleukin-1β (IL-1β), may be able to predict patients` response to anti-depressant treatment.

Hormonal contraceptives might increase the risk of depression – October 9, 2016

Hormonal Contraceptives Might Increase the Risk of Depression - October 9, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

A Danish research group found a higher relative risk for antidepressant use and diagnosis of depression among hormonal contraceptive users, and the relative risk was even higher among adolescents.

Cognitive therapy or dynamic psychotherapy: Which one is more effective when treating major depressive disorder? – August 15, 2016

Cognitive Therapy or Dynamic Psychotherapy: Which One is More Effective When Treating Major Depressive Disorder? - August 15, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

A study has compared the effectiveness of short term cognitive therapy vs dynamic psychotherapy in a community mental health setting. This study challenges the notion that cognitive therapy is superior to dynamic psychotherapy, and states that its results indicated they were equally effective.

Psilocybin found to reduce depressive symptoms in individuals with treatment-resistant depression – August 4, 2016

Psilocybin Found to Reduce Depressive Symptoms in Individuals with Treatment-Resistant Depression - August 4, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

Psilocybin, found in the Psilocybe genus of mushrooms, is a novel serotonin agonist discovered to reduce depressive and anxiety symptoms in those with treatment-resistant depression. This beneficial finding serves as the foundation for future studies focused on the use of psilocybin for the treatment of depression.

Study questions the effectiveness of antidepressant drugs for children and teens - June 27, 2016

Study Questions the Effectiveness of Antidepressant Drugs for Children and Teens - June 27, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

A review of the available research points to a lack of clear evidence that antidepressant drugs provide effective treatment for major depressive disorder in children and adolescents.

Biological markers in our blood may be used to determine susceptibility for major depressive disorder - June 5, 2016

Biological Markers in Our Blood May be used to Determine Susceptibility for Major Depressive Disorder - June 5, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

In a recent study published in PLOS ONE, researchers determine a correlation between biological markers in blood serum and the prevalence of Major Depressive Disorder. These markers were found to be different between the sexes.