A new framework for protecting mental health in cities

Written by | 12 Oct 2021

People who live in cities face many challenges that threaten their mental health. In countries in which relatively higher numbers of people live in cities, depression, anxiety and […]

Screen time only mildly linked to behavioral problems, but may have social benefits

Written by | 26 Sep 2021

Study of nearly 12,000 kids finds no link to depression, anxiety University of Colorado at Boulder School-aged children who spend more time in front of screens are only […]

High BMI causes depression – and both physical and social factors play a role

Written by | 20 Aug 2021

With one in four adults estimated to be obese in the UK, and growing numbers of children affected, obesity is a global health challenge. While the dangers of […]

Depressive symptoms linked to rapid kidney function decline

Written by | 2 Aug 2021

In a study of adults with normal kidney function, those who had frequent depressive symptoms were more likely to later experience a rapid decline in kidney function. The […]

Antidepressants may improve outcomes in persons with diabetes and depression

Written by | 31 Jul 2021

Researchers report that patients diagnosed with both diabetes and depression who are treated with antidepressants appear to achieve a lower risk of death and of serious diabetes complications. […]

Exercise likely to be best treatment for depression in coronary heart disease

Written by | 24 Jul 2021

A study by RCSI indicates that exercise is probably the most effective short-term treatment for depression in people with coronary heart disease, when compared to antidepressants and psychotherapy […]

Laughing gas relieves symptoms in people with treatment-resistant depression

Written by | 21 Jul 2021

Washington University School of Medicine A single, one-hour treatment that involves breathing in a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide — otherwise known as laughing gas — significantly […]

Antidepressant prescribing during covid-19

Written by | 2 Jul 2021

Some four million extra prescriptions for antidepressants were issued in 2020 compared to 2019 but the cost to the NHS increased by £139 million, according to a study published in […]

Waking just one hour earlier cuts depression risk by double digits, study finds

Written by | 23 Jun 2021

Waking up just one hour earlier could reduce a person’s risk of major depression by 23%, suggests a sweeping new genetic study published May 26 in the journal JAMA […]

Mothers’ depression impacts mother-infant relationships

Written by | 9 Jun 2021

Women with depression during pregnancy, or with a history of depression, had a reduced quality of mother-infant interaction. In a study funded by National Institute for Health Research […]

Blood test for depression, bipolar disorder

Written by | 26 Apr 2021

Worldwide, 1 in 4 people will suffer from a depressive episode in their lifetime. While current diagnosis and treatment approaches are largely trial and error, a breakthrough study […]

Dozens of blood pressure drugs do not elevate risk of depression

Written by | 9 Oct 2020

Dozens of the most widely used blood pressure medications show no tendency to elevate risk of depression, Danish researchers report. They also noted that some of these treatments […]

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