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Psychedelics: how they act on the brain to relieve depression

Up to 30% of people with depression don’t respond to treatment with antidepressants. This may be down to differences in biology between patients and the...

Depression, loneliness linked to higher risk of severe COVID-19

Scientists from Harvard found that people who reported in a survey that they felt worried, depressed, or lonely had a greater chance of being...

Common forms of depression you need to know

Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and...

Cholesterol-lowering drugs statins may prevent depression

Statins have been hailed as a wonder drug; the cholesterol-lowering drugs have been prescribed to tens of millions of people since their approval in...

Mediterranean diet could reduce depression symptoms

Scientists from the University of Technology Sydney found people with a poor diet saw a significant improvement in their symptoms of depression when they...

Scientists find a major cause for depression in middle-aged and older people

Scientists from Colorado State University found social isolation is a big cause of depression in middle-aged and older people. The research is published in The...

Scientists find blood markers that predict suicide in major depression

Scientists from the University of California, Irvine have developed a method to identify blood biomarkers that could predict the suicide risk of major depressive...

Scientists found how depression drugs treat nerve pain

Scientists from Australia's national science agency found for the first time how tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) work against nerve pain. The finding paves the way for...

Cannabis use linked to higher risk of anxiety and depression

Scientists from Karolinska Institutet found that cannabis use is linked to an increased risk of other illicit drug use as well as of anxiety...

Depression drugs linked to doubled death risk in people with heart disease

In a recent study published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, researchers found antidepressants and other psychiatric medications are linked to an almost doubled...