Depression news, articles and information:
|1/21/2013 - There are many reasons to avoid soda and other soft drinks: High refined sugar levels, extreme acidity, unnatural and often toxic ingredients, and much more. According to a new study by U.S. researchers for the National Institute of Health; however, we can add another reason to the list - the regular...|
|1/17/2013 - From 1993 to 2009, there was a progressive decline in the number of hospitals offering electro-convulsive therapy or "shock treatment." This means roughly 43% fewer psychiatric inpatients are receiving shocks.
Some psychiatrists are beside themselves.
"Psychiatry has taken a step backward," said...|
|1/15/2013 - Sweetened beverages, particularly "diet" ones, may significantly increase your risk of depression, while coffee may slightly lower it, according to a study conducted by researchers from the National Institutes of Health and due to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 65th Annual Meeting...|
|12/8/2012 - If you engage in many hours' worth of media consumption every day, or use multiple forms of media all at the same time on a regular basis, you could be making yourself prone to depression. These are the findings of a new study out of Michigan State University (MSU), which found that excessive media...|
|12/4/2012 - The winter blues, blahs, or SAD (seasonal affective disorder) is from confinement under constantly overcast winter skies or long, arctic nights. Then there is a condition known as "cabin fever" or agitation and anxiety from confinement while snowed in.
Long, overcast periods and wearing lots of warm...|
|12/2/2012 - The old expression, "You are what you eat," may go a long way towards explaining what research increasingly says is a causal link between diet and depression.
The good news for depression sufferers; however, is that because diet may be affecting your mood, your condition is very treatable naturally.
|11/26/2012 8:29:11 AM - The Gut and Psychology Syndrome diet (GAPS) is not for the faint of heart. It requires patience and dedication, not to mention time -- up to three years. But for those suffering from asthma, food intolerance and allergy, developmental delays, depression or a spectrum of digestive disorders, it can be...|
|10/11/2012 - Pumpkin isn't just for pie or jack-o-lanterns anymore. Full of vitamins, essential fatty acids, minerals and fiber -- this superfood should be consumed happily and often. The nutrients found in pumpkin prevent and alleviate conditions such as cancer, inflammation, kidney stones, depression, skin complaints...|
|9/10/2012 - Could eating yogurt be a replacement for antidepressants? A group of scientists believe so. Groundbreaking research has shown that a common strain of probiotic can create GABA within the gut while also enhancing brain receptors for this neurotransmitter. Naturally produced GABA is a safe alternative...|
|8/31/2012 - If you are what you eat, and you regularly eat meat that comes from animals that were depressed and stressed their whole lives, do you then live depressed and stressed? Conversely, if you eat vegetables which grow bountifully in nutrient and mineral rich soil, vegetables never sprayed with pesticides...|
|8/29/2012 - Increase energy, lose weight, feel happier and eliminate depression by raising the levels of the brain neurotransmitter dopamine with simple dietary changes.
Dopamine is naturally produced by the brain and controls the body's movements, stimulates metabolism and proper body weight, supports the circulatory...|
|8/8/2012 - Researchers at the University of Colorado recently identified a potential link between micronutrient deficiencies and the development of postpartum depression. Up to 15 percent of women experience a period of depression after giving birth, and a link between nutrition and the psychoneuroimmunology behind...|
|6/29/2012 - With a ray of hope for those who await psychiatry's acceptance of integrative and holistic treatments, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) has arrived. This MRI-strength magnetic stimulation is being used by more enlightened psychiatrists across the country to treat difficult cases of depression....|
|6/27/2012 - Is it possible to sort of "rewire" your brain so you can better control imposing symptoms of depression and angst? The short answer, according to recent new research, is yes, and it all it takes in large part is some "mindfulness meditation."
According to a study which appeared more than a year-and-a-half...|
|6/13/2012 - Contemporary scientific culture has fed us the mantra that depression is the result of a chemical imbalance for so long now that the premise is rarely questioned by the general public. On the other hand, there are many in the alternative health community who have been aware of this for a long time (1).
|5/23/2012 - Science is finally starting to catch up with what many health-conscious people have long suspected: the strong link between the foods we eat and the likelihood of developing depression, the mental health malady that impacts more than 120 million people worldwide.
In 2012, scientists from the University...|
|5/22/2012 - Depression and anxiety remain two of the most pervasive mental health issues in American culture today. We currently have more medications than we've ever had to treat these conditions along with more natural, gentler alternatives like 5-HTP, St. John's Wort, and others. Yet it seems both depression...|
|5/21/2012 - When most people believe they are experiencing symptoms of depression the first thing they do is run to the doctors office, hoping to be prescribed a pharmaceutical that will magically cure all of their symptoms and make them happy again. Similarly, many doctors are quick to write prescriptions for...|
|5/15/2012 - Depression has long been treated by dangerous drugs that often give the patient side effects worse than the condition. However research into new magnetic pulse therapy has proven to alleviate symptoms in over a third of patients tested.
The treatment, NeuroStar TMS Therapy, uses magnetic pulses beamed...|
|5/5/2012 - Providing more evidence to the motif 'you are what you eat', scientists have found that eating a fast food diet increases the risk for depression by more than fifty percent. The food we eat today will provide the structural network for the cellular matrix that we need to support basic metabolism, cellular...|
|5/1/2012 - Members of the Depression Industrial Complex (DIC) are still saying that their wonderful and effective antidepressant medication can treat your symptoms and wrestle your depression to the ground. However, the DIC evidence is built on a house of cards, mostly flimsy cards. It's been in the news, but...|
|4/13/2012 - You already know that the McLarge burger you're stuffing in your face isn't healthy for you. What you may not know, however, is that all that fast food is doing more than just expanding your waistline - it could be giving you a serious case of depression as well.
A study of some 8,964 people found...|
|4/4/2012 - Depression is a ubiquitous condition that afflicts millions of Americans, many of whom have been convinced by the psychiatric industry that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and various other antidepressant drugs are their only options for treatment and healing. Truth be told, there are...|
|3/17/2012 - (NaturalNews)
Chances are you've been prescribed antidepressants or know someone who has. According to the Centers for Disease Control, eleven percent of Americans over the age of 12 take antidepressants. Between 1996 and 2005 alone, the number of people taking antidepressants doubled to 27 million.
|3/15/2012 - The purpose of Mental Health Exposed on Natural News Radio is to teach strategies that help you achieve mental health, as well as expose the fraud and incompetence in the health care and personal growth industries today. This week's episode features some rather controversial views on mental health as...|
|1/28/2012 - According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), an estimated 44.3 million Americans, ages 18 and older, suffer from a mental disorder. Depression, included in this number, is reaching epidemic proportions. While the media continues to report on the potentially life-threatening side effects...|
|1/23/2012 - Falls are the leading cause of accidental death in the elderly population of adults over 65 years of age. A recent study found that elderly people who suffer from dementia are more likely to suffer falls if they are given anti-depressants.
Selective serotonin uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are frequently...|
|1/23/2012 - Are your kids getting enough vitamin D? If not, they could be at a higher risk for depression. A new study from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom shows that children and teens with higher levels of vitamin D are less likely to experience depression than those with lower levels.
|1/16/2012 - In what is being called a critical update of the current literature, Ulrich Hegerl, MD, of the University of Leipzig in Germany summarizes what current scientific studies have revealed regarding the efficacy of anti-depressant medication in treating mild depression. What does the research add up to?...|
|1/12/2012 - The more that researchers truly study the effects of antidepressant drugs on depression patients, the more it becomes painfully obvious that these mind-altering medications are utterly useless. A new study conducted by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has revealed that antidepressant drugs...|
|1/9/2012 10:18:38 PM - Recent research suggests that drinking caffeinated coffee daily may protect against developing Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, prostate cancer, depression and more, according to reports from Science Daily. Animal studies at the University of Florida discovered an ingredient in coffee that interacts with...|
|1/9/2012 - Depression lowers the spirits and drowns the eyes in sorrow, though tears aren't the only reason why depressed people sometimes can't see straight. Depression also caves in the chest, slumps the shoulders, and inhibits full breathing, usually forcing unhappy people to try to catch their breath by frequent...|
|1/4/2012 - If you live in the upper reaches of the Northern Hemisphere, winter can often mean a seemingly interminable period of cold weather and short days. For many, the lack of sunshine, combined with life stress factors, can lead to depression.
Often people fail to recognize depression for what it is, treating...|
|12/21/2011 - Anxiety and insomnia are health concerns which may appear together and are often also linked to depression. These three health issues have a significant impact on people's lives and on our national health care economy. Within any 12 month period, 18% of adults suffer from anxiety, while nearly 29% will...|
|11/21/2011 - Most of us know that vitamin D3 helps prevent almost anything from flu to cancer by strengthening our immune systems. But little has been publicized about D3's potential for preventing or getting out of depression. Recent studies link D3 deficiencies to depression. And there is some, who speculate how...|
|11/2/2011 - I've recently learned a lot about amino acid therapy from the medical director of Ranch Creek Recovery, a holistic drug and alcohol recovery facility located near San Diego, CA. Ranch Creek Recovery offers long-term residential treatment for severe addictions and amino acid therapy plays an important...|
|9/15/2011 - The Jedi are big believers in alternative cures for what darkens the mind, for the mind is your most effective weapon to combat evil in the world and create peace. When darker forces invade your consciousness, it is imperative that you learn to respond effectively. Only then can you maintain your happiness,...|
|8/5/2011 - Numerous studies and years of extensive research suggest a natural herb known as St. John's wort not only treats the symptoms of depression, but also can chase those blues (and anti-depressants) away for good, with little to no side-effects.
Depression is one of the fastest growing health issues...|
|7/24/2011 - Depression and acne often go hand in hand. Most people dismiss depression as just an unfortunate result of such a visible skin condition. However for almost 100 years visionary dermatologists have known there`s more to the connection.
Though these two conditions are different, they share similar...|
|7/9/2011 - While the mainstream media has all but convinced most Americans that the nation is slowly climbing out of the "recession," new statistics released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggest otherwise. According to just-released participation numbers for the agency's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...|
|6/30/2011 - As radiation seeps from Fukushima, people will need to be on the defense for radiation-induced depression.
Long distance radiation harms the physical body primarily through free radical damage. Free radicals are molecules which have unpaired electrons, and when the body is exposed to radiation, huge...|
|6/29/2011 - Anxiety and depression are commonly thought of as mental ailments, but new research has found that they may actually originate from the gut. With more scientific backing added to the idea of preserving gut health, anxiety and depression are now associated with gastrointestinal disease, including irritable...|
|6/9/2011 - Omega-3 fats are part of our nutritional heritage and are shown to play a crucial role in the prevention and treatment of debilitating conditions such as clinical depression throughout all phases of life and especially in the elderly. Neural cellular walls are largely constructed of Omega-3 fats, specifically...|
|6/3/2011 - Many see depression through the eyes of their belief systems. More specifically, people can see depression as the result of just a chemical imbalance if that person`s belief system teaches that idea. People can see depression as a debilitating and life-long struggle. Some see depression as a genetic...|
|5/10/2011 - The brain is dependent on mood-boosting nutrients. When food lacks these essential nutrients, depression and anxiety can quickly set in. Typically, anti-depressants are prescribed to treat these problems, which in many cases can so easily be remedied by taking the correct nutrients.
|5/2/2011 - Depression is not a disease. Rather, it is a sign that your life is out of balance. Depression is a condition that has risen to epidemic proportions. It affects approximately 19 million Americans, almost 10% of the population. We are led to believe that it is due to a chemical imbalance in the brain...|
|4/18/2011 - Depression can be a debilitating problem to have. It can make home life difficult and work a nightmare. So it is not surprising that those affected seek help. The medical answer to depression is to offer you one of a handful of drugs which is meant to even all your emotions out, so the highs go with...|
|4/9/2011 - Tai chi has existed for centuries and its numerous benefits to well-being have been recognized for just as long. Research continues to uncover the role of tai chi in addressing modern disorders. A study recently published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found that weekly tai chi exercises...|
|4/4/2011 - Ignore mainstream medicine's "remedies" for mental problems. There are several safer and less expensive alternatives for mild or acute levels of dementia. Mild levels of dementia include mental fog and forgetfulness. Acute dementia includes Alzheimer's disease. And other mental issues regardless of...|
|4/1/2011 - People with chronic depression often times have significant biochemical imbalances in their neurological tissue. New research has indicated that this imbalance is not a genetic flaw as was once thought. Instead it is due to a heavy onslaught of toxicity or severe nutritional and lifestyle based deficiencies...|
|2/20/2011 - Antidepressants, ADHD drugs and other psychoactive medications are not only damaging to one's health, they can also be life-threatening. Yet evidence abounds in support of exercise and other healthy remedies.
Various research studies over the past decade indicate that regular exercise has more long-term...|
|2/10/2011 - It makes sense that diet can impact the way you feel. After all, it comes down to chemical and physiological interactions. Food and people are each combinations of a variety of chemicals, and when they are mingled, there are specific effects. Certain nutrients can have a substantial impact on our mental...|
|2/8/2011 - Our diet can have a significant impact on our well being and is shown to influence our mental health and risk of depression. Reporting the results of the SUN Project in the journal PLoS ONE, researchers have linked consumption of synthetic trans fats and saturated fats to an increased risk of suffering...|
|2/3/2011 - A new study conducted by the Swiss has demonstrated that certain forms of meditation may help patients with MS. The particular type of meditation known as "mindfulness" is where patients simply train their mind to focus more on the moment rather than the past or future. It is precisely described as...|
|2/2/2011 - It seems that these days more and more people in America suffer from depression, whether it is considered mild or severe. In fact, according to the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health, over 18 million people in America suffer from either Major Depressive Disorder or Dysthymic Disorder (mild but...|
|1/29/2011 - A new study put forth by the universities of Navarra and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Spain have found that diets rich in trans-fats -- like the kind found in most fast food meals -- increase the risk of depression by 50 percent. Even in Europe, where trans-fat consumption is far lower than in the...|
|12/30/2010 - Serotonin is known as the happy hormone because the level or lack thereof greatly influences our moods and sense of well-being. Emotional stability is also affected by a number of other factors such as stress, diet, lifestyle and others. However, there is much one can do to naturally boost the levels...|
|12/20/2010 - Nearly one in five Americans will suffer from depression (along with related symptoms such as fatigue) at some time in their life. For people between 14 and 44, depression is the leading cause of medical disability. Depressed people are more than twice as likely as others to take sick days, and when...|
|12/19/2010 - We've long known that protein is essential to a healthy diet, but this deserves a new exclamation point. A high protein diet is essential to a slimmer, happier and healthier society.
Increase protein, lose pounds
Referred to as the world's largest diet study, a team of Danish researchers utilized...|
|12/13/2010 - Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have confirmed that omega-3 fatty acids exhibit powerful antidepressant and brain boosting benefits that have not received the high level of attention they deserve. The team, led by Dr. John M. Davis, discovered that eicosapentenoic acid (EPA) and...|
|9/28/2010 - Insufficient levels of vitamin D have been linked to a higher risk of depression in adults over the age of 65, in a study conducted by researchers from the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
"[Preventing] vitamin D deficiency...|
|9/25/2010 - A therapy known as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), which involves inducing electromagnetic fields in the brain, may ease the symptoms of depression in hard-to-treat patients better than antidepressant drugs, researchers have found.
"This study should help settle the debate about...|
|8/18/2010 - Researchers recently completed a study revealing that the increasingly popular supplement S-Adenosyl Methionine (SAMe) is an effective treatment for people with depression. The substance, which occurs naturally in the body, exerts influence on the brain in ways that improve brain function, alleviate...|
|8/6/2010 - A new report published in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine has revealed that young people who spend too much time on the internet are more likely to be depressed than those who use it moderately. "Pathological" internet use is linked to causing other problems as well such as...|
|7/29/2010 - Many people try to treat their depression by taking drugs and burrowing away by themselves, says Dr. Steve Ilardi, a clinical psychologist. But he believes this is the wrong approach. Ilardi suggests that people ditch the drugs and change their lifestyles, instead.
According to the U.K. Guardian,...|
|7/6/2010 - Acupuncture relives the symptoms of depression during pregnancy better than a placebo and potentially as well as pharmaceutical antidepressants, according to a study conducted by researchers from Stanford University and published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.
"Acupuncture that we have tested...|
|6/8/2010 - Women who eat a typical Western diet high in junk food may increase their risk of suffering from mood disorders such as depression, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Melbourne and published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
Researchers gathered psychiatric...|
|4/27/2010 - A new study recently found that about half of the people with diagnosed depression smoke cigarettes. It's a large percentage and while the cause and effect relationship wasn't studied, it should have been. It wasn't even looked at whether these folks were depressed before they began smoking - because...|
|4/8/2010 - Billions of dollars are spent yearly on the costs associated with depression and anxiety disorders. It`s no surprise when you consider the statistic that about ten percent of the US population suffers from depression. Most Americans are not aware that a simple, inexpensive amino acid called 5htp can...|
|4/1/2010 - Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have found that antidepressant drugs do little to nothing for people with mild to moderate depression. Countering the belief that medication helps everyone with depression, Robert DeRubeis and his colleagues found that only in very severe cases of depression...|
|3/26/2010 - People who eat more processed foods are significantly more likely to suffer from depression, while those who eat more fruits and vegetables are significantly less likely to be depressed, according to a study conducted by researchers from University College London and published in the British Journal...|
|2/10/2010 - The Mediterranean diet may improve not just heart health but also mental health, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Universities of La Palma and Navarra in Spain, and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The Mediterranean diet is high in fruits, vegetables,...|
|1/29/2010 - Depression is a prolonged feeling of unhappiness and gloom. The condition can range from a short spell of "the blues" to chronic long term sadness, which may have its start or be exacerbated by events in a person`s life, such as a death in the family, divorce, retirement or childbirth. Someone with...|
|1/7/2010 - Published online November 30th 2009, in advance of the print edition of Psychosomatic Medicine, a new study by Dr. Edward McAuley, Professor of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois in Champaign, has found that physical activity may reduce depression and fatigue by increasing...|
|12/9/2009 - The World Health Organization predicts that depression will become the second highest cause of the global disease burden by 2020. Why is this? Many people consume a diet high in bad fats, fried, refined and sugary foods. Studies show that such a diet can certainly increase the risk of depression. When...|
|10/20/2009 - As recently reported in NaturalNews (http://www.naturalnews.com/027131_health_food_paper.html), current economic woes could have a silver lining. A report in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) by Dr. Stephen Bezruchka of the University of Washington's School of Public Health concluded that...|
|10/20/2009 - You're probably already aware of the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids on cardiovascular health, but did you know that omega-3s are also extremely beneficial for moods and cognitive function? In fact, there's a tremendous amount of good evidence demonstrating that omega-3 fatty acids can help enhance...|
|10/17/2009 - There's yet another reason why eating the Mediterranean way is not only delicious but extraordinarily healthy. In addition to helping prevent and even treat type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome (http://www.naturalnews.com/025098_nuts_mediterranean_diet_metabolic_syndrome.html ), heart disease, dementia...|
|8/28/2009 - This is part four of an article series by Evelyn Pringle. Find previous parts here: Part One (http://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html), Part Two (http://www.naturalnews.com/026707_health_disease_depression.html), Part Three (http://www.naturalnews.com/026742_depression_disease_postpartum_depression.html)...|
|8/27/2009 - This is part four of an article series by Evelyn Pringle. Find previous parts here: Part One (http://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html), Part Two (http://www.naturalnews.com/026707_health_disease_depression.html) and Part Three (http://www.naturalnews.com/026742_depression_disease_postpartum_depression.html)....|
|8/10/2009 - Columbia researchers recently announced that ten percent of the U.S. population are on drugs for depression. Doctors quoted by a HealthDay reporter thought this was an improvement because more people are seeking help when they are feeling chronically blue. But there's a foundational question that wasn't...|
|8/6/2009 - Nearly every year, as part of the suicide prevention drug pushing racket, drug company shills publish a bogus study with claims that more people are dying from suicide due to a black box warning of an increased risk of suicide in young people on the labels of SSRI and SNRI antidepressants.
|7/31/2009 - This is part three of a four-part investigative article series by award-winning journalist Evelyn Pringle. Read part one (http://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html) or part two here (http://www.naturalnews.com/026707_health_disease_depression.html).
In an article titled, "Disorders...|
|7/27/2009 - This is part two of an investigative series on The Mothers Act by Evelyn Pringle. Read part one here: http://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html
The Mothers Act legislation specifically defines the term "postpartum conditions" as "postpartum depression" or "postpartum psychosis." Use...|
|7/16/2009 - The Mothers Act represents the ultimate example of disease mongering at its worst because the eight-year attempt to pass this federal legislation has evolved into profiteering never before exhibited so conspicuously.
Disease mongering "is the selling of sickness that widens the boundaries of illness...|
|7/9/2009 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a new recommendation, published in the journal Pediatrics, that all children between the ages of 12 and 18 be regularly screened for the symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD).
The new recommendations surpass those of most doctors' groups --...|
|7/7/2009 - Currently 3 million people are diagnosed with depression in the UK, which affects most people to varying degrees, during their lifetime. Depression can be a common phase people can go through after major life events. It can be incredibly strong or relatively mild. Either way, it is uncomfortable and...|
|4/28/2009 - When the mind is bogged down by depression, it makes it difficult to muster the energy to accomplish even simple tasks. Many are in search of alternative remedies for treating depression, since medications are rarely a permanent solution - and can even make symptoms worse over time. Yoga provides a...|
|4/20/2009 - The promotion of the Mother's Act is like a rewind of a bad movie dating back to the 1960's when rock stars were singing songs about "mother's little helpers."
Women fought for years to gain acceptance of the fact that many female health problems were real and not symptoms of hypochondria. The psycho-pharmaceutical...|
|4/13/2009 - People who have very serious medical conditions due to a disease or an accident or who are recovering from major surgery often end up for a while in a hospital's intensive care unit (ICU) -- and after they go home, a lot of them end up severely depressed, even months after their illness was treated...|
|3/28/2009 - Previous research has already suggested that there a two-directional link between depression and health conditions of the heart. A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has added to the body of evidence, having found that being depressed could increase the likelihood...|
|3/23/2009 - Cigarette smoke, whether first-hand or second-hand, has been linked with countless physical health ailments, including the major killers cancer and heart disease. And it could affect one's mental and emotional state, too. According to USA Today, a report which was presented at the American Psychosomatic...|
|3/13/2009 - November 2008 - Dr. Julian Whitaker's Health & Healing, Vol. 18, No. 11
Sharon's husband was diagnosed with cancer, and they were looking at months of chemo and radiation. She was worried, had trouble sleeping, and found it hard to stay positive and upbeat for her husband. When she mentioned this...|
|3/11/2009 - A 17-year-old former student opened fire near Stuttgart, Germany, killing at least 16 people. The teenager was a former student at a Winnenden school, where he initiated the shooting spree. Three teachers and at least 10 students were killed by his actions.
The media is reporting that Tim Kretschmer,...|
|3/10/2009 - Research just published in the March 17, 2009, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology links depression to sudden cardiac death (SCD) and fatal coronary heart disease (CHD) in women with no known heart problems. But if you read the research carefully, it reveals another startling...|
|3/7/2009 - Teenagers today are spending more and more time slouched on a couch in front of the electronic box - although nowadays it's rather too flat to really be called a box anymore - called a television. And a recent University of Pittsburg and Harvard Medical School study has found that TV time for teens...|
|3/3/2009 - Depression, one of the leading reasons for work absence in the United States of America, is a sickness that one out of five people experiences during their lifetime. It is a critical medical illness -- a disorder that affects one's whole wellbeing whether physical, mental or emotional. It is commonly...|
|3/2/2009 - For a person with depression and anxiety, exercise may seem like something that is hard to include in an already difficult life. Depression often results in a lack of energy and increased feelings of tiredness, so the thought of getting ready, out the door, and exercising might seem overwhelming. However,...|
|2/9/2009 - Recently a study (conducted at the University of California, Irvine) suggesting that postpartum depression is the result of hormonal imbalances has made news. Postpartum depression is a common condition affecting women in the days after childbirth. It has also been suggested that Yoga potentially holds...|
|2/7/2009 - Women who suffer from migraines may be able to reduce the intensity of their pain and their risk of depression by regularly taking part in a simple exercise and relaxation routine, according to a study conducted by researchers from Innsbrook Medical University and published in the Clinical Journal of...|
|1/28/2009 - The next time you stop in for your annual check-up with your doctor, chances are you'll be checking on your cholesterol levels. With fears spiked about having high cholesterol, even those in the low-risk categories are monitoring their levels religiously. After all, there's nothing like the merit badge...|
|1/20/2009 - It's not unusual to have some mood swings after giving birth. After all, new mothers are usually sleep deprived for a while and they can be extra tired from the rigors of childbirth, too. But for some women, serious depression occurs. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), postpartum...|
|1/8/2009 - Dr. Mark Hyman has done it again, nailing the solutions for a common set of health challenges facing the population today. His newest book, The UltraMind Solution delivers a powerful nutrition-oriented solution for depression, anxiety, mood and cognitive function.
What's important about all this...|
|12/30/2008 - The herbal supplement St. John's Wort has long been promoted as an effective alternative for treating depression. Unfortunately, St. John's Wort has proven ineffective for people suffering severe clinical depression. In fact, the results of a recent study revealed that St. John's Wort is completely...|
|12/23/2008 - Anti-depressant medications are widely used to treat depression and anxiety, but the side effects which often arise from the use of such medications cause many people to search for more natural methods of treating their depression. One of the most promising natural treatments for depression is tryptophan...|
|11/14/2008 - The U.S. is in the grip of fear. People are so worried about the collapse of the economy that they've stopped going to the mall, and they're cutting every expense they can think of to save money for the hard times ahead. They've even stopped going to Starbucks. Bankers too have pulled their purse strings...|
|11/7/2008 - People who are depressed or more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, while those who are diabetic are more likely to become depressed, according to a study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
|10/27/2008 - People who work overtime are more likely to be anxious and depressed - and the more they work, the higher the risk, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Bergen, Norway, and published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the...|
|9/25/2008 - Depression is not to be taken lightly. Depression is often defined as being "down" for more than two weeks and when symptoms begin to interfere with your life. Symptoms of depression vary for people. People with depression almost always report being down and also having a lack of interest in activities...|
|6/26/2008 - More evidence has come in on the dangerous side effects of Accutane, the powerful acne drug, that is also known as Roaccutane in Europe. A Canadian study confirms that Accutane increases depression risk. The study found that Accutane more than doubles the risk of depression.
The study is the first...|
|6/2/2008 - If you think burning incense is just for certain religions or old hippies, it might be time to take a new look. Myriad religious traditions have held to the notion that burning frankincense incense (made out of resin from the Boswellia plant) is good for the soul and now a new study says it apparently...|
|3/18/2008 - Researchers found a correlation between a higher omega-6-to-omega-3 blood ratio and the occurrence of depression, as well as the occurrence of inflammation-promoting compounds in the blood, according to a small study published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine.
Researchers from Ohio State University...|
|3/6/2008 - In a blue funk. Apathetic. High-strung. Premenstrual woman from hell. Enervated. Grouchy. Spacey. Turning on the waterworks for no real reason. Swinging from repressed fear to rage like an angst-ridden green monster. Do any of these describe you? Before you pop that Prozac into your mouth, ask yourself:...|
|2/25/2008 - The following is a groundbreaking report from the independent, honest medical journal PLoS Medicine (which accepts no advertising money from Big Pharma). The full study, with sources and attributions, can be found at http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0050045
|12/11/2007 - Conventional medical researchers around the world are scratching their heads over new research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine that shows a strong correlation between depression and osteoporosis. Amazingly, none of them apparently have the presence of mind to consider the simple, common...|
|12/6/2007 - America seems shocked that, yet again, a young male would pick up an assault rifle and murder his fellow citizens, then take his own life. This is what happened last night in Omaha, Nebraska, where the 19-year-old Hawkins killed himself and eight other people with an assault rifle. Those lacking keen...|
|12/4/2007 - Leading mental health researcher Gordon Parker says that psychiatrists are too quick to diagnose and treat people for depression. Parker made his claims in an article in the British Medical Journal. Criticizing the current diagnosis guidelines as overly broad, Parker says that the term has now become...|
|11/20/2006 - With kids as young as 3 years old being given medications for depression, and as old as 95, what’s the real truth in this rush to label each other, ourselves, and the entire planet as “depressed”?
In a study conducted by the Yale Prevention Research Center in Derby, CT, in 2005, it was stated that,...|
|10/3/2006 - Drug advertisements and conventional doctors tell the public that depression is caused by an imbalance of a neurotransmitter in the brain called serotonin. This idea makes it seem that drugs that flood the brain with serotonin are the answer to depression, but there is no scientific evidence that drug...|
|9/25/2006 - After years of denying the health benefits of sunlight, conventional researchers are finally starting to recognize the important role that ultraviolet light plays in human health. Getting sunlight on your skin, research now shows, is extremely important for preventing and even reversing chronic diseases....|
|9/19/2006 - The acne drug Accutane has been implicated in an increase in feelings of depression among adolescent users, and while the link has never been proven, researchers at the University of Bath and the University of Texas in Austin have gathered evidence through an animal study.
Although researcher Dr....|
|9/6/2006 - There is a strong link between obesity and mood and anxiety disorders, especially among Caucasian Americans and those with more education and higher income, according to an analysis conducted by researchers from Group Health Center for Health Studies.
The study, published in the July issue of the...|
|8/28/2006 - The use of antidepressant drugs was associated with a significantly increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in people who were already at greater risk of the disease – and this effect was not seen in those taking the drug metformin, according to a report presented here today at the American Diabetes...|
|8/24/2006 - Treatment with omega-3 fatty acids, the type found in fish oils, appears to benefit children suffering from clinical depression, according to pilot study conducted in Israel.
The results of some studies in adults with major depressive disorder have suggested that omega-3 fatty acids may be an effective...|
|8/7/2006 - Can some foods make you smarter? Research shows that nuts and seeds just might boost your brainpower and balance your moods. That's right, everything from the most common nuts -- such as walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews and almonds -- to the more exotic seeds and nuts can clear up that "brain fog" and enable...|
|7/1/2006 - Listening to music can reduce chronic pain by up to 21 per cent and depression by up to 25 per cent, according to a paper in the latest UK-based Journal of Advanced Nursing.
It can also make people feel more in control of their pain and less disabled by their condition.
Researchers carried out...|
|6/14/2006 - Headaches, bloating, irritability, depression and fatigue are just a few of the unpleasant symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, which affects millions of women every month. But fortunately, PMS -- though widely believed to be a result of changes in hormone levels during a woman's menstrual cycle -- is...|
|6/12/2006 - Editor's note: This is a technical article reprinted, with permission, from the PLoS Medicine Journal (a peer-reviewed, open-access medical journal that's bucking the system by daring to print the truth about drugs, depression and pharmaceuticals). This is not casual reading, but if you want to learn...|
|3/12/2006 - The FDA has now approved a patch for depression. Slap one of these patches on your skin, and a slow dose of mind-altering drugs is slowly absorbed into your blood. This approval, of course, comes from the same federal agency that claims skin care and cosmetic products containing toxic chemicals aren't...|
|1/9/2006 - The link between old age and forgetfulness is cliché enough to be the subject of greeting cards, sitcoms and jokes. We take it for granted so often that very few of us take the time to question why it happens. However, experts may have found the answer in an essential fatty acid called phosphatidylserine....|
|1/2/2006 - It's no secret that long-term diet and nutrition choices have an effect on the way we look and feel; but new studies show that nutrition can also affect the way we think. As it turns out, there really is such a thing as “food for thought.”
It may seem strange that what we put in our stomachs can have...|
|11/29/2005 - Mike: Thank you, Dr. Gabriel Cousens, for taking the time to participate in this interview. You have a tremendous amount of valuable information on health and life transformation to share with people. In addition to being the founder of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Arizona and author of Conscious...|
|10/11/2005 - Most a.m. coffee drinkers don't realize it, but their morning cups of coffee set their bodies up for a rollercoaster day of highs and lows, only to bottom out at the point of exhaustion. Just a few hours after consumption, when the artificial high dies down, many people may reach for more coffee or...|
|8/27/2005 - The following is a Street Spirit interview with Robert Whitaker, author of Mad In America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill. It is reprinted here with permission from the Street Spirit in Oakland, California. The interview is conducted by Terry Messman, editor...|
|4/7/2005 - A new study published in the February 15, 2005 issue of Biological Psychiatry shows that certain foods are better at treating depression than antidepressant drugs. The study found that omega-3 fatty acids and foods high in a compound called uridine were able to reduce the symptoms of depression as well...|
|3/29/2005 - A new study published in Germany has found that St. John's Wort, a medicinal herb frequently blamed by conventional medicine for interfering with prescription drugs, is more effective than a popular antidepressant drug in treating depression. The study found that the herb is actually much more effective...|
|8/19/2004 - A medical device company known as Cyberonics, Inc. is outraged at a recent FDA decision to deny approval for an electromedicine device that treats depression in patients. The device stimulates the vagus nerve and had been clinically shown to effectively treat depression as well as or better than antidepressant...|
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|5/9/2004 9:40:25 PM - A noted professor in the field of psychiatry is publicly challenging
some of the myths about depression. Prof. Malcolm Lader, emeritus
professor of clinical psychopharmacology, Institute of Psychiatry,
London, says that fewer people are subject to depression than currently
believed. For the...|
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