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These bacteria may help treat depression

We like to think of ourselves as individuals. But scientists estimate that we share our bodies with 38 trillion organisms that play an integral part...

How social media use linked to depression

In a new research study, researchers found a correlation between the use of social media and depression symptoms like loneliness and fatigue. The study was...

Vitamin D deficiency linked to depression in older people

In a new study, researchers found that a deficiency in vitamin D was linked to a substantially increased risk of depression (+75%) over a...

Why people with diabetes have high risk of depression

Americans who are obese and living with diabetes or prediabetes, feelings of sadness, anger and anxiety are often part of daily life. In a new...

In-person social contact may protect you from depression and PTSD

In a new study, researchers found that in-person social contact may offer some protection against depression and PTSD symptoms, but the same is not...

Why depressed people should take care of their heart health

Depressed people have an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, according to a new study. Medication was not responsible for the high frequency of atrial fibrillation...

Social media users should pay attention to depression and loneliness

The link between the two has been talked about for years, but a causal connection had never been proven. For the first time, University of...

Your abstract reasoning ability could predict depression over time

In a new study, researchers found that age-related declines in abstract reasoning ability predict increasing depression in subsequent years. The data were from a longitudinal...

Why natural depression therapies are better than pills

Winter is upon us. And with it comes the annual worsening of depressive symptoms. Sadly, in the United States, suicide continues to claim more lives...

Being overweight could cause depression, even you are healthy

A largescale genomic analysis has found the strongest evidence yet that being overweight causes depression, even in the absence of other health problems. The research...