depression

04/22/2014 - 13:35

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center are making breakthroughs that could benefit people suffering from depression. A team of physician-scientists at UT Southwestern has identified a major mechanism by which ghrelin (a hormone with natural anti-depressant properties) works inside the brain. Simultaneously, the researchers identified a potentially powerful new treatment for depression in the form of a neuroprotective drug known as P7C3.

 

04/14/2014 - 10:38

A new study shows that domestic abuse is closely linked to postpartum mental health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in mothers. The research also found that specific types of abuse are associated with specific mental health problems. The work was done by researchers at North Carolina State University, Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia.

 

03/24/2014 - 10:45

Persons with bipolar disorder, previously referred to as manic depressive illness, are more likely than others to possess superior leadership skills at an early age. The same is true for their siblings, and later in life siblings are overrepresented in professional leadership roles, especially in politics. This has been shown in a new doctoral thesis from Karolinska Institutet.

 

02/25/2014 - 09:24

There is a well-documented association between depression and type 2 diabetes that impacts on patients’ control of their diabetes. A new study from researchers in Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston and Yeshiva University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, both in New York, suggests that specialised cognitive behavioural therapy for these patients significantly improves their diabetes management. This leads to reductions in bloodglucose levels, as well as improving their depression more quickly.

 

01/16/2014 - 17:33

A new study exploring vitamin D levels in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) opens up the possibility of a new avenue of early intervention that may delay or prevent the onset of cognitive impairment and depression. The findings are published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease.

 

01/13/2014 - 10:07

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) over the internet has been proven to be an effective treatment for depression in a large clinical study conducted at Karolinska Institutet. The study, which is published in the scientific journal Journal of Affective Disorders, is one of the first to look at the treatment when it is given in a conventional care context.