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Depression’s connection to low serotonin level is a myth


22 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Currently, it is accepted that depression is caused by low levels of serotonin, and certain antidepressants raise its levels, but this could all be a myth, according to a psychiatry professor. Prof. David Healy, author of the book titled “Let Them Eat Prozac: The Unhealthy Relationship Between the Pharmaceutical Industry…

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Training people’s mind as effective as medications in combatting depression


21 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Depression is one of the most common and concerning mental illnesses, affecting nearly 350 million people worldwide. According to World Health Organization, depression is the leading cause of global disability. In treating depression, experts would recommend either the use of antidepressants or some form of psychotherapy and in some cases…

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After divorce, risk of heart stroke increases, especially in women


15 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Staying in a bad marriage is not recommended, but being married has numerous health benefits. From this perspective, going through divorce puts people at high risk of heart attacks than married ones. Previous studies showed that divorcee have a higher risk of experiencing health problems compared to married people, as…

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Depression and back pain share common genes


14 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
When suffering from back pain and struggling with depression, it is highly likely the root is in your genes, new study suggests. The study conducted at University of Sydney suggests that genetic factors may explain the association between low back pain and depression. Dr Paulo Ferreria from the University of…

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On US campuses, suicide is second highest cause of death


1 Apr, 2015 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
As many as six percent of undergraduate and four percent of graduate students have considered suicide seriously, according to American College Health Association. Suicide is a serious problem on college campuses in the United States, and has a reputation as a silent and very complex human behavioral problem. The rate…

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Too much, little sleep unhealthy similar to drinking alcohol daily


26 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
For years, many of us have been trying to get eight hours of sleep each night, considered the ideal amount of sleep, but a recent study suggests it is too much and even unhealthy. Insufficient sleep has been known as detrimental to a person’s health, resulting in increased irritability, obesity,…

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Depression and Stress make a fatal combination


11 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
When heart disease, depression, and stress combine, a deadly mix ensues, new study finds. Scientist looked at the effect of significant stress and deep depression on almost 4,500 patients that suffered from heart disease called the combination the “psychosocial perfect storm.” "The combination of high stress and high depression symptoms…

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Depression during pregnancy linked to increased risk of childhood asthma


9 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A mother experiencing depression during pregnancy or using an older antidepressant for her condition may increase the child’s risk of asthma, new research suggests. However, when more than 80 percent pregnant mothers with depression were prescribed a newer class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), the medication…

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People with depression take longer to cope with rejection


2 Mar, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
People with a natural propensity for depression have a more difficult time coping with rejection, new study shows. While breaking up makes everyone feel upset, people knows to exhibit signs of depression have a more difficult time dealing with the difficult situation because their brain releases less of a pain…

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Vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids influence brain serotonin levels


27 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Eating plenty of sea fish and outdoor activities increase the levels of serotonin, the brain chemical with a role in improving the symptoms related to several brain disorders, new research found. Clinical disorder, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression share the…