Online depression intervention tool found effective in adolescent mothers

Researchers from the University of Louisville found that using an Internet-based depression intervention tool program found effective in improving treatment rates of adolescent depressed mothers. This study is published in journal Archives of Women's Mental Health.Roughly half of the 400,000 adolescents 18 and younger who give birth annually in the United States experience depressive symptoms, but less … Continue reading Online depression intervention tool found effective in adolescent mothers

New target receptor for treating depression GPR158

Researchers from the Scripps Research Institute find a new target receptor called GPR158 for treating depression. Their research shows that individuals with high levels of above receptor may be more susceptible to depression following chronic stress."The next step in this process is to come up with a drug that can target this receptor," says Kirill Martemyanov, … Continue reading New target receptor for treating depression GPR158

Diets rich in fruits and vegetables associated with lower depression risk

People who eat vegetables, fruit and whole grains may have lower rates of depression over time, according to a preliminary study that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 70th Annual Meeting.Research found that people whose diets adhered more closely to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet were less likely to … Continue reading Diets rich in fruits and vegetables associated with lower depression risk

People with depression found to have low arginine levels

Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland have shown that people suffering from major depressive disorder have reduced arginine levels. One of the role of arginine in body is to produce nitric oxide, which in turn have role in vascular regulation and is a nervous system and immune defence mediator. The global arginine bioavailability ratio … Continue reading People with depression found to have low arginine levels

Role of diet and gut microbiome in the major depressive disorder

An international group of researchers headed by André Carvalho has published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic a paper that provides new data and prospects for the links between the intestinal flora and several disorders, notably depression.Persistent low-grade immune-inflammatory processes, oxidative and nitrosative stress and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activation are integral to the pathophysiology of the major depressive … Continue reading Role of diet and gut microbiome in the major depressive disorder

Review of literature shows that Acupuncture improves medical treatment for depression and chronic pain

Health specialists at the University of York have found that acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, lessening the severity of chronic pain and depression.In a report published in the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Journals Library, the researchers showed that there is significant evidence to demonstrate that acupuncture provides more … Continue reading Review of literature shows that Acupuncture improves medical treatment for depression and chronic pain

Research uncovers link between long-term opioid use and preexisting psychiatric and behavioral disease

A wide range of pre-existing psychiatric and behavioral conditions and the use of psychoactive drugs could be important risk factors leading to long-term use of opioid pain medications, reports a study in Journal Pain, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).Using a nationwide insurance database, the researchers identified 10.3 … Continue reading Research uncovers link between long-term opioid use and preexisting psychiatric and behavioral disease

Meditation helps fight major depressive disorder

A breathing-based meditation practice known as Sudarshan Kriya yoga helped alleviate severe depression in people who did not fully respond to antidepressant treatments, reports a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The study bolsters the science behind the use of controlled … Continue reading Meditation helps fight major depressive disorder

Research categorizes depression in to 4 subtypes based on fMRI scans

Patients with depression can be categorized into four unique subtypes defined by distinct patterns of abnormal connectivity in the brain, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medicine.In a collaborative study published in Nature Medicine, Dr. Conor Liston, an assistant professor of neuroscience in the Feil Family Brain and Mind Institute and an assistant professor … Continue reading Research categorizes depression in to 4 subtypes based on fMRI scans