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The test, which was first developed in rats, can identify the presence of 26 markers linked to major depression disorder.
According to a new study, people who live alone are more likely to use antidepressant medications than people who live with others.
The neurologist who has pioneered using implantable electrodes to ease treatment-resistant depression is seeking approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment.
Results from a new Penn State study suggest that mothers who suffer from depression may behave in ways that hinder their infants’ ability to sleep.
People who are depressed may be more likely to stop attending church service, which may help explain why those who attend church seem happier, experts say.
Researchers say statins appear to lower the risk for depression in some patients.
Stress during childhood is linked to depression and anxiety in adulthood, and now researchers say they know why.
An analysis of national data has discovered that Americans who suffer frequent mental distress are more likely to be without health insurance than those who live with chronic physical diseases.
According to a new study, women who drink four or more cups of caffeinated coffee every day have a lower risk of depression than women who drink one cup of coffee per day or less.
Children who experience environmental traumas such as abuse, neglect, or violent neighborhoods may have post-traumatic stress disorder, not ADHD, researchers say.

For non-depressed, pregnant women with histories of major depressive disorder, preventive treatment with antidepressants may not necessarily protect against postpartum depression, according to new research. In addition, asking questions about daily activities -- especially work -- appears to be an effective screening tool for helping doctors identify women at risk of depression after they have their babies.
Standard antidepressant medications don\'t work for everyone, and even when they do they are slow to kick in. In an effort to find better depression treatments, researchers discovered that inhibiting an enzyme called Glyoxalase 1 (GLO1) relieves signs of depression in mice. Moreover, inhibiting GLO1 worked much faster than the conventional antidepressant Prozac.
Using 5alpha-reductase inhibitors (5ARIs) is not associated with increased suicide risk in older men, but risks for self-harm and depression were increased during the 18 months after medication initiation, although \'the relatively small magnitude of these risks should not dissuade physicians from prescribing these medications in appropriate patients,\' according to a new article.
Not all depressed patients need intensive therapy, according to new research. Instead, prognosis can drive treatment.
Doctors have produced the first evidence of deep brain stimulation\'s lasting effectiveness in a four-year study. The method could serve in the future as an optional therapy for critically ill patients, suggests a new report.
Major depressive disorder (MDD) impacts 15 million Americans and is the leading cause of disability, yet current treatments possess limited efficacy. Ketamine, which has been repurposed as a rapidly acting antidepressant, has emerged as an experimental and potentially promising compound to treat severe depression through a novel drug action mechanism that blocks glutamate receptors.
Refugees diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder regulate stress differently than those who don\'t have the disorder, but may have experienced similar suffering, new research indicates.
Eating three to four servings of vegetables daily is associated with a lower incidence of psychological stress, new research reveals.
In a small-scale study of women with previously diagnosed mood disorders, researchers report that lower levels of the hormone allopregnanolone in the second trimester of pregnancy were associated with an increased chance of developing postpartum depression in women already known to be at risk for the disorder.
Depression is the strongest predictor of death in the first decade following a diagnosis of coronary heart disease, according to a new study.