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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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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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Anti-depressants’ paradox explained, new drugs emerging


18 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Doctors and psychologists have been puzzled by an unexplained effect of certain antidepressants. Before seeing an improvement in patients’ mood, a worsening of their state happens. New research explains this contrast, helping scientists fix the problem and create a new class of medication to treat depression. When it comes to…

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Depression during winter stems from lack of Vitamin D


3 Dec, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 1 comment
Lacking vitamin D not only has a negative effect on physical health, but it may also impact your mood, with depression symptoms occurring in some situations, new study finds. Alan Steward at the University of Georgia College of Education said that vitamin D is not one of the many simple…

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Scratching makes the itch nastier, says new study


3 Nov, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
A new study delivers scientific proof on how scratching makes the itchy sensation worse. It seems that scratching makes the brain release serotonin, which travels to the spinal cord, tingling “nerve cells that influence itch intensity”. In the beginning, scratching makes the itch go away as the sensation switches to…

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Season of birth says how moody you are


1 Nov, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
New research suggests people born during summertime are more likely to have mood swings when they grow into adulthood. On the other hand, people born in the winter are much calmer, and those with birthdays in the spring brim with optimism. The findings were presented by researchers from the University…

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Antidepressant medications alter brain chemistry faster than expected


19 Sep, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
It takes only a few hours before antidepressant drugs alter brain’s chemistry, a new study found. Thursday’s issue of Current Biology contains a study stating that even a single dose of one of most commonly administered antidepressants modifies structure and chemistry of the brain in a matter of hours. Patients…