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Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health

People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress. Image credit: Flickr/Peter Miller People...

Study suggests improving posture may help reduce depression

People with symptoms of depression may see temporary improvements to their mood by following the age-old advice to sit up straight. Image credit: Flickr/y2bd. Researchers...

Depression as hard on the heart as obesity and cholesterol

Risk of a fatal cardiovascular disease due to depression is almost as great as that due to elevated cholesterol levels or obesity. Image credit:Flickr/HAMZA...

Depression rates growing among adolescents, particularly girls

Study shows one in six girls report experiencing an episode of clinical depression over previous year. Image Credit: Flickr/amenclinicsphotos acThe rate of adolescents reporting...

Link between stress hormone, obesity in depressed, bipolar patients

Low levels of the stress hormone cortisol are linked to obesity, high levels of fat in the blood and metabolic syndrome among patients with...

Depression lowers women’s chances of pregnancy, study finds

Credit: © Tatiana Vdb / Flickr Women with severe depressive symptoms have a decreased chance of becoming pregnant, while the use of psychotropic medications does...

How depression and antidepressant drugs work

Mutations in the GABA-A receptor cause a temporary imbalance between  GABA signaling (yellow) and glutamate signaling (blue) in the brain.  Homeostatic down regulation of glutamate signaling rebalances the system  at a lower level and can lead to depression. Treatment with ketamine  restores both GABA and glutamate levels to normal. Credit: Penn StateNew research demonstrates the effectiveness of ketamine to treat depression in a mouse model of the disease...

Intravenous ketamine may rapidly reduce suicidal thinking in depressed patients

Repeat ketamine infusions decreased -- and for some, eliminated -- suicidal thoughts in outpatients with treatment-resistant depression. Credit: © ryan melaugh / Flickr Repeat intravenous...

Ketamine lifts depression via a byproduct of its metabolism

Credit: NIH - National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences A chemical byproduct, or metabolite, created as the body breaks down ketamine likely holds the secret...

Over half of workers with depression do not recognize need for...

More than half of workers who reported symptoms of depression did not perceive a need for treatment, according to a study from the Centre...

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