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Vaping can increase depression risk, finds new study

The researchers found a strong association between vaping and depression in a study of nearly 900,000 U.S. adults. The apparent culprit: nicotine. “There is a potential risk between e-cigarette use and depression,” said lead researcher Dr Olufunmilayo Obisesan. She is a postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, in […]

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#MentalHealthAwareness: ‘If today doesn’t go well, learn to live for tomorrow’

Mental illness is a global threat, which is not always obvious as it is veiled and shows up through symptoms which are not easily identified. Often the suffer feels ignored or shunned by society and the stigma associated with it doesn’t allow them to speak up. She was diagnosed with depression at the age of […]

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Abortion not interlinked with increased depression risk, states study

Simple blood test can help doctors prescribe best drug to treat depression

Due to the lack of a biological test, determining which drug will work best in individuals suffering depression is often a game of trial and error. But the process could become less of a guessing game thanks to researchers at UT Southwestern, who have developed a simple blood test that could allow physicians to more […]

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Researchers say, low-fat milk and yogurt may reduce depression risk

Low-fat milk and yogurt may reduce depression risk, says study

Many of us opt for low-fat over full-fat dairy products to help keep our waistlines in check. New research, however, suggests that low-fat dairy may benefit mental health, too. In a study of more than 1,000 adults from Japan, researchers found that those who consumed a higher amount of low-fat milk and yogurt were less […]

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Can magic mushrooms help treat depression?

A hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms can ‘reset’ the brains of people with untreatable depression, raising hopes of a future treatment, scans suggest. The small study gave 19 patients a single dose of the psychedelic ingredient psilocybin. Half of patients ceased to be depressed and experienced changes in their brain activity that lasted about five […]

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‘Being a victim of post-partum depression, I thought of throwing my baby from first floor’

Motherhood is supposed to be the happiest phase in a woman’s life. I did read the quotes and experiences shared by people that glorify motherhood. So, when I came to know that I was to be a mother too, the feelings I experienced couldn’t be described in words. Pregnancy was rather a rocky phase for […]

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Harvard and Columbia study ‘prove’ how yoga eases symptoms of depression

A new study has found that those with depression reduced their symptoms through the workout. Previous studies have shown that yoga increases the production of serotonin – a mood stabilizer in the brain – and its emphasis in breathing, concentration and smooth movement helps reduce symptoms. Scientists say that this study underlines exactly why many […]

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Psychiatrists welcome PM Modi’s talk on depression, say will encourage Indians to separate stigma

Psychiatrists welcome PM Modi’s talk on depression, say it will help remove stigma

In an address to the nation through his radio programme Mann ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about depression. This year, depression is the theme of World Health Day, which falls on April 7. In his speech which was broadcast on March 26, Modi said, “Suppression of depression is not good. Expression is always […]

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