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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.

Noting that the prescription of proton pump inhibitors is on the rise among middle-aged and older adults, a team of researchers designed a new study to examine PPIs and the risk of dementia, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer\'s disease. They published their study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
The lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts was much higher for women who had been diagnosed with learning disabilities (16.6 percent) compared to women who had not (3.3 percent), new research has found. Men with learning disabilities also were more likely to have attempted suicide compared to men without learning disorders (7.7 percent vs 2.1 percent).
Patients with low back pain who were depressed were more likely to be prescribed opioids and receive higher doses, research has found. Understanding these prescribing patterns sheds new light on the current opioid epidemic and may help determine whether efforts to control prescription opioid abuse are effective.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that focuses on psychological flexibility and behavior change, provided a significant reduction in self-reported depression and anxiety among patients participating in a pain rehabilitation program, new research has demonstrated.
Mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi don\'t simply relax us; they can \'reverse\' the molecular reactions in our DNA which cause ill-health and depression, according to a study.
A new study establishes mechanism by which an early window of exposure defines the response to stress in adulthood.
State medical boards ask physicians much more extensive and intrusive questions about mental health conditions than for physical health conditions, suggests new research. Despite national concern about physician suicide and well-being, research shows that even if physicians struggle with depression, they are reluctant to disclose and seek treatment because it could have serious consequences when they apply for their medical license.
People who are phone snubbed – or “phubbed” – by others are, themselves, often turning to their smartphones and social media to find acceptance, according to new research.
Researchers have announced the publication of results from a multi-site phase 2 clinical trial with brexanolone, an investigational medication, in the treatment of severe postpartum depression (PPD).
Neuroimaging measures of emotional brain function after acute trauma may help predict whether a person will develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new study. The study reports an association between the activity of two key brain regions involved in emotional regulation, the amygdala and anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), shortly after trauma and symptoms of PTSD that emerged within the following year.