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Age-related declines in abstract reasoning ability predict increasing depressive symptoms in subsequent years, according to data from a longitudinal study of older adults in Scotland.
New research has found the strongest evidence yet that obesity causes depression, even in the absence of other health problems.
Rats given the drug that reduced dopamine were much less likely to work for preferred morsels of food. But when these rats were then given one of the experimental drugs, they regained their motivation to work for the treat.
The immune system might play an important role in the development of postpartum depression after a stressful pregnancy, new research suggests.
A new study into postnatal depression (PND) found the odds of developing this condition increased by 79 percent when mothers had baby boys compared to baby girls. Overall the researchers identified that women who give birth to males are 71-79{54b8b9f48f1c042907a6cdd960b521007c4f3ee6f71b0972d623b51550ccdf66} more likely to develop PND. Furthermore, women whose births had complications were 174{54b8b9f48f1c042907a6cdd960b521007c4f3ee6f71b0972d623b51550ccdf66} more likely to experience PND compared to those women who had no complications.
Advances in understanding adolescent brain development may aid future treatments of mental illness and alcohol and substance use disorders, according to new research.
New research could help explain why stress early in life can create vulnerabilities to mood and anxiety disorders later on.
People who have fond memories of childhood, specifically their relationships with their parents, tend to have better health, less depression and fewer chronic illnesses as older adults.
Excessive stress during fetal development or early childhood can have long-term consequences for the brain, from increasing the likelihood of brain disorders and affecting an individual\'s response to stress as an adult to changing the nutrients a mother may pass on to her babies in the womb. The new research suggests novel approaches to combat the effects of such stress, such as inhibiting stress hormone production or \'resetting\' populations of immune cells in the brain.
A new study highlights the positive effect of a web-based depression prevention intervention, called CATCH-IT, among adolescents most at risk.