Depression

Deep Brain Stimulation May Help Treat Severe Depression

· · Depression
Treatment-resistant depression may have a new foe: deep brain stimulation (DBS). In a recent study, researchers found that stimulating a part of the brain called the orbitofrontal cortex may lead to significant improvements in mood for people with moderate-to-severe depression. These individuals don’t always experience symptom relief with traditional therapies, … Read More

Diet and Depression

· · Depression
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting more than 300 million adults and children. While to date there is no specific diet proven to prevent or cure this condition, research indicates that decreasing depression risk may be yet another reason to … Read More

Mind & Memory Newsbriefs

· · Depression

Mirtazapine Does Not Boost SSRI Effectiveness

When patients have residual symptoms of depression after at least six weeks of treatment with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) or serotonin-noradenaline reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), many physicians add mirtazapine. A study published in November in the British Medical Journal found that this combination was … Read More

You Could Have Depression But Be Unaware of It

· · Depression
Do you feel like you’re missing the energy, motivation, and concentration you once had? Maybe you’ve stopped doing activities that you used to enjoy and you’re spending more time alone. Or, perhaps you’ve gained weight, have trouble sleeping, or often have an upset stomach. What all of these have in … Read More

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