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How alcoholism linked to depression

Alcoholism and depression often go hand-in-hand. According to studies, alcoholism has risen sharply in the 2000s, to the point that one such study suggests that...

Depression and arthritis often happen together

Arthritis is common in individuals with varying degrees of depression, according to a new study. In the study, researchers analyzed the data of National Health...

Ketamine could fight depression in a surprising way, Stanford study shows

Ketamine works as an antidepressant at least in part by activating the brain’s opioid system, new Stanford research reports. The finding overturns previously held beliefs...

Swimming in cold water may reduce depression

In a recent study, researchers find open water swimming might help people with depression be able to give up their medication and live happier...

Primary care could help with depression screening

Hazardous alcohol use and depression often go hand-in-hand. Yet when a patient is screened by their doctor for hazardous alcohol use, rarely are they...
Over-the-counter magnesium could help treat depression

Over-the-counter magnesium could help treat depression

Treat depression can be a heavy burden for patients. The traditional treatment with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) not only is expensive but also...
3 big health benefits of magnesium everyone should know

3 big health benefits of magnesium everyone should know

Magnesium is a mineral you can find naturally in whole grains, beans, nuts, and leafy green vegetables. Recent studies have shown that this nutrient can offer...

Nicotine patch could help treat depression

In a new study, researchers from Vanderbilt University find that transdermal nicotine (nicotine patch) could help treat late-life depression in nonsmokers. Late-life depression is depression...

Diabetes in pregnancy may increase depression risk after giving birth

Mothers diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have an elevated risk of developing postpartum depression symptoms, according to a new Finnish study. Gestational diabetes mellitus...

A simple blood test could predict if depression drugs are effective

People living with mental health disorders who benefit from medication may try several types before finding a solution that helps manage their symptoms. But what...