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The Surprising Link Between Gluten and Depression

The Surprising Link Between Gluten and Depression

Is there a connection between gluten and depression? Investigators from the Department of Gastroenterology at Monash University and The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, had observed from previous studies that people with gluten sensitivity (but without celiac disease) may still have digestive symptoms while on a gluten-free diet but continue

What You Should Know About Open-Heart Surgery

What You Should Know About Open-Heart Surgery

The phrase open-heart surgery is often used interchangeably with “bypass surgery,” which is technically “coronary artery bypass grafting,” or CABG. But open-heart surgery can actually refer to any of several operations that require surgeons to open up the chest cavity and work directly on the heart.
Other procedures requiring open-heart

5. Treatments for Depression

Just over half of adult Americans suffering from depression receive what is considered to be “minimally adequate treatment” in any given 12-month period, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. That means almost half of all depressed people in the U.S. are not receiving the care they need, even

Your Pain Impacts Your Mood

The more scientists learn about pain, the more it appears that both physical pain and psychological pain, such as depression and anxiety, are deeply interrelated. An estimated 65 percent of people with major depressive disorder and 45 percent of people with anxiety disorders complain of chronic pain. At the same

Beating the Mental Effects of Illness

In many individuals, a serious illness is more than a challenge to the body—it’s also a major challenge to the brain. A health crisis may trigger feelings of depression and anxiety, or lead to cognitive symptoms such as confusion and problems with memory, decision-making and attention. These mental effects can

How to Avoid the News Blues

If keeping up with the news brings you down with feelings of depression, anxiety, and other negative emotions, take a tip from an MGH expert: Learn to recognize when news coverage is causing you distress, and make a habit of walking away.

People who are disturbed by the daily drumbeat of

How to Deal with Depression

How to Deal with Depression

Millions of people learn how to deal with depression in effective ways. You can, too. Among the options: various depression medications that work to correct chemical imbalances.
Depression Medication Types
Many different types of medications can be used to treat depression. The prescription drugs that are most often used to treat depression

What to Do When Depressed: How to Help Yourself

What to Do When Depressed: How to Help Yourself

It’s a more common question than you may think: What to do when depressed? Take heart. You’re not alone. Nearly 15 million Americans are depressed right now.

If you think you might be depressed, see your doctor. He or she can confirm your diagnosis and rule out any other underlying causes,

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