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Anxiety and depression: Getting quality sleep can help reduce your risk

Share on PinterestQuality sleep is associated with better mental health, but has no impact on a person’s stress management strategies, according to one study. Image Credit: Firma Studio/Stocksy. Chronic stress can increase your risk for some mental illnesses, including anxiety and depression. Findings from a recent study found that adaptive emotion regulation strategies and sleep …

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Depression: 4-week ketamine injections prove effective

Share on PinterestInexpensive ketamine injections are effective against treatment-resistant depression, according to one study. Image credit: Pansfun/Stocksy Images. Clinical trial participants suffering from treatment-resistant depression were given injections of racemic ketamine or a placebo twice a week for a month. About one in five participants achieved total remission of symptoms with ketamine, while nearly a …

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Jacqui Henry, who said she now feels better than ever, developed depression after taking hormonal contraceptives for 15 years to manage the pain of endometriosis.  Photo courtesy of Jacqui Henry

Common Prescription Drugs Can Cause Depression as a Side Effect, Experts Say – UPI.com

1/5 Jacqui Henry, who said she now feels better than ever, developed depression after taking hormonal contraceptives for 15 years to manage the pain of endometriosis. Photo courtesy of Jacqui Henry NEW YORK, July 18 (UPI) — With some prescription drugs, treatment can be more serious than the underlying disease, as depression and even suicidal …

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Jacqui Henry, who said she now feels better than ever, developed depression after taking hormonal contraceptives for 15 years to manage the pain of endometriosis.  Photo courtesy of Jacqui Henry

Common prescription drugs can cause depression as a side effect, experts say

Jacqui Henry, who said she now feels better than ever, developed depression after taking hormonal contraceptives for 15 years to manage the pain of endometriosis. Photo courtesy of Jacqui Henry NEW YORK, July 18 (UPI) — With some prescription drugs, treatment can be more serious than the underlying disease, as depression and even suicidal thoughts …

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Depression: Even a little exercise could help reduce your risk

Share on PinterestA long-term study finds that even a little daily exercise can help reduce the risk of depression. RichLegg/Getty Images Exercise can help manage weight, reduce the risk of disease, strengthen bones and muscles, and even improve brain health. Evidence is mounting that it can also ease symptoms of depression, the leading cause of …

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Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) fails to treat depression

A new study a The Lancet found that transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) was no better than a placebo (dummy treatment) for depression. As a multi-center, sham-controlled, triple-blind study, this was a well-designed study with results that should be considered robust. The research was conducted by a large team of German researchers led by Gerrit …

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Allan says no treatment for depression has worked for him. He then he tried ketamine

KEY POINTS Ketamine is a promising new treatment for depression, say researchers. The groundbreaking research has opened up enormous opportunities for research into other uses of the drug. Allan Kelly, who has suffered from depression all his life, says ketamine saved him. Allan Kelly, a 74-year-old retiree from NSW, says he has suffered from depression …

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How ketamine may help some people with treatment-resistant depression

Share on PinterestThe substance ketamine can be given by infusion or injection. Cavan Images/Raffi Maghdessian/Getty Images Ketamine is a federally approved anesthetic that can have psychedelic effects. Researchers report that the substance was successful in a recent study in helping reduce symptoms in one in five people with treatment-resistant depression. Experts say the results are …

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Ketamine injections for depression? A new study shows promising results, but it’s one of many options

Ketamine might be better known as a recreational drug or anesthetic. But there is growing evidence of its use for people with hard-to-treat depression. An Australian study released today showed some positive results for people with treatment-resistant depression when given ketamine injections. But we don’t know if these effects are sustained long-term, and there are …

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A drug to prevent suicide associated with bipolar depression

A drug to prevent suicide associated with bipolar depression – ISRAEL21c

Every second of every day, someone in the world attempts suicide. NRx Pharmaceuticals is developing a drug for people whose suicidal thoughts stem from bipolar depression, the low mood phase associated with the severe mood swings of bipolar disorder. If clinical trials proceed as planned, the company hopes to bring the drug to market in …

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