Mental Health

Why some people’s bad sleep doesn’t turn into depression

Why some people’s bad sleep doesn’t turn into depression

Poor sleep is both a risk factor for, and a common symptom of, depression. But not everyone who tosses and turns at night becomes depressed....
These Medications May Help Treat Depression

These medications may help treat depression

Depression is a serious medical illness. It is also called “major depressive disorder,” or “unipolar depression”. The disorder affects about 350 million people worldwide and...
Stiff vessels and low blood flow in the brain are warning signs of dementia

Stiff vessels and low blood flow in the brain are warning signs of dementia

A combination of high blood pressure and decreased blood flow inside the brain may spur the build-up of harmful plaque and signal the onset...
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150-year-old drug may provide ‘off’ time relief for people with advanced Parkinson’s disease

New research provides evidence that an old drug may provide relief for people with advanced Parkinson's, according to a study released today that will...
Sleep deprivation is an effective anti-depressant for nearly half of depressed patients

Sleep deprivation is an effective anti-depressant for nearly half of depressed patients

Sleep deprivation -- typically administered in controlled, inpatient settings -- rapidly reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of depression patients, according the first...
Low-cost magnesium a welcome option for treating depression

Low-cost magnesium a welcome option for treating depression

Depression presents an enormous disease burden, with a reported 350 million people worldwide suffering from the disease, but traditional SSRI treatments carry a burden...
Why bad sleep doesn't always lead to depression

Why bad sleep doesn’t always lead to depression

Poor sleep is both a risk factor, and a common symptom, of depression. But not everyone who tosses and turns at night becomes depressed. Individuals...
Depression as hard on the heart as obesity and cholesterol

Depression as hard on the heart as obesity and cholesterol

Depression poses a risk for cardiovascular diseases in men that is just as great as that posed by high cholesterol levels and obesity. This is...
5 Ways to Protect Your Memory from Dementia

5 ways to protect your memory from dementia

Over time, small behaviors can do big things for your brain. Read on for a healthy memory toolkit. Many middle-aged adults are concerned about developing...
Is sufficient sleep the key to successful antidepressant response?

Is sufficient sleep the key to successful antidepressant response?

Medication is an important part of treatment for many patients with major depressive disorder, but the transition to antidepressants isn’t always smooth. It can take...