Monday, February 12, 2018 -- By Dr. Mercola The perennial plant rhodiola rosea, sometimes called "golden root," "roseroot" or "arctic root," is a powerful adaptogen known to enhance vitality by helping your body adapt to physical, chemical and environmental stress. In other words, it helps your body maintain homeostasis. The plant has a long history of use in traditional folk medicine in Russia and Scandinavian countries,1 and modern science has shown rhodiola:2,3,4,5,6,7 Has antidepressant and antianxiety benefits8 and helps improve symptoms of burnout Enhances cognitive function, improving mental clarity, thought formation and focus Helps modulate immune function (raising low immune function and reducing overactive function) Enhances nervous system health Enhances cardiovascular health Improves male and female sexual functioning, reproductive health and fertility Improves blood
Monday, February 12, 2018 -- Investigators believe this is the first large-scale retrospective study to evaluate the association between history of low-grade infections and major depressive disorder.
Monday, February 12, 2018 -- New evidence of a biological link between diet and depression has come from the first study to analyze associations between diet, body mass index, inflammatory markers and mental health in adolescents.
Monday, February 12, 2018 -- (Reuters Health) - People with anxiety and depression might feel a little better after they get mild electric shock therapy, but it’s unclear how much it will help or whether this treatment might ease other conditions, researchers say.
Saturday, February 10, 2018 -- A study including over 15,000 students investigated whether added sugars and low-quality carbohydrates are associated with a higher risk of depression. Depression a leading global cause of disability in various parts of the world and can cause mental distress, anxiety, and lead to suicide in some cases. Sugar consumption has been on the rise in […] The post Can Added Sugars Put You at Risk of Depression? appeared first on Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 -- A total of 241,251 adults with newly diagnosed depression were assessed for this study.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -- Women who suffer from depression, anxiety, and fatigue are more likely to be injured at work, according to a new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine led by researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health's Center for Health, Work & Environment on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 -- Individuals with chronic pain and comorbid depression may experience higher levels of stigma related to their conditions compared with patients with chronic pain alone.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -- A new study of over 700 human brains has shown a genetic "signature" for common psychiatric disorders. Read More
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -- Mutations in the leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) gene are the most common genetic cause of Parkinson's disease (PD). The neuropathology of LRRK2 mutation-related PD, including increased dopaminergic neurodegeneration and Lewy bodies, is indistinguishable from that of idiopathic PD. The subtle nonmotor phenotypes of LRRK2 mutation-related PD have not been fully evaluated. In the present study, we examined anxiety/depression-like behaviors and accompanying neurochemical changes in differently aged transgenic (Tg) mice expressing human mutant LRRK2 G2019S. Through multiple behavioral tests, including light–dark test, elevated plus maze, sucrose preference test, forced swimming test, and tail-suspension test, we found that anxiety/depression-like behavior appeared in middle-aged (43–52 weeks) Tg mice before the onset of PD-like motor dysfunction. These behavioral tests were performed using
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -- (Reuters Health) - Women whose postpartum depression lasts for several months are at heightened risk of having depression that lingers for years and it may affect their children, showing up as behavior problems and increased depression risk in the teenage years, a UK study suggests.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 -- Taking antidepressants helped non-cancer pain patients successfully stop long-term opioid use
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -- Low-strength evidence indicated that cranial electrical stimulation does not result in serious harms and may improve outcomes in patients with anxiety or depression, according to research published in Annals of Internal Medicine.“Cranial electrical stimulation (CES) is increasingly popular as a treatment, yet its clinical benefit is unclear,” Paul G. Shekelle, MD, PhD, from West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and colleagues wrote.Shekelle and colleagues performed a systematic review of data from 26 randomized trials to determine the effects of CES for the treatment
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -- (MedPage Today) -- 13% of episodes under DSM-5 criteria associated with loss of loved ones
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -- Patients experiencing bipolar depressive episodes with and without psychosis had similar treatment responses.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -- Results from this study suggest that deficits in executive functioning are related to the depressive state.