Offering new insights into how depression and anxiety originate, scientists have now discovered a model to control serotonin signalling pathways either with blue or red light. Serotonin is neurotransmitter primarily found in the gastrointestinal tract, platelets, and the central nervous system of animals, including humans. It is believed that an imbalance in serotonin levels causes anxiety and …
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Researchers have used Ketamine – an illegal dance club drug – successfully to treat severe depression. Principal investigator Dr Rupert McShane, a consultant psychiatrist at Oxford Health and a researcher in Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry, said Ketamine is a promising new antidepressant which works in a different way to existing antidepressants. The researchers confirmed that …
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Researchers have said that young men, who have suffered from early depression, are more vulnerable than women to spending many hours in front of a screen later on. A study of 761 adults in Montreal who were identified at the age of 20 as suffering from the symptoms of depression (in 2007-08) were asked by researchers to keep track of how much leisure time they spent in front of a TV or a computer …
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You cannot spend your life without facing stress. Stress is a normal and natural element in life and many people find it enjoyable to use their stress to overcome physical, intellectual and social challenges. Extending yourself in this way helps to keep you healthy, active, and young as long as you also know how to relax.  By learning to face each new challenge as it arises, and by knowing how …
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Adolescent girls who suffer from depression are at a greater risk for developing obesity as they grow older, a research said. 'Adolescence is a key developmental period for both obesity and depression, so we thought it significant to look at the onset of these disorders at an early age,' said Naomi Marmorstein, an associate professor of psychology at Rutgers University-Camden in US. By assessing …
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Dental decay and tooth loss may not be simple medical problems and psychological issues such as depression and anxiety are linked to these conditions, research suggests. 'Tooth loss from caries (dental decay) and periodontal disease (when the gums detach from the teeth) is an outcome from complex, chronic conditions,' said the research. 'Several bio-psychosocial factors are involved, including …
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Researchers have suggested that building a strong connection to a social group helps clinically depressed patients recover and helps prevent relapse. For the paper, (CIFAR) Senior Fellow Alexander Haslam, lead author Tegan Cruwys and their colleagues at the University of Queensland conducted two studies of patients diagnosed with depression or anxiety. The patients either joined a community group …
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Mala Saluja felt blessed when she delivered a baby boy. She had waited for this moment for nine months, decorated the baby room with delight, spent many hours window shopping at the baby stores, talking to her baby bump – yet when her little one finally arrived; she felt that something had gone amiss somewhere. She no longer felt connected to her baby and even felt disillusioned by what was …
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Vitamin D supplements, often given with medication to treat depression, do not actually help the cause in most cases, a study finds. A systematic review of clinical trials that have examined the effect of vitamin D supplementation on depression found that the majority of these trials show little to no effect of vitamin D on depression. Vitamin D deficiency has been implicated in numerous health …
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Researchers have found that one in three girls and a quarter of boys are depressed, with many turning to violence, alcohol and unwanted sex to deal with their problems. The research of almost 4500 year 7 to 12 students also found that 34 per cent of girls and 30 per cent of boys were constantly under strain and unable to deal with their difficulties, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. More than …
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Read more about causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of stress. You may also like to read: Beat stress, fatigue and depression with laughter yoga Which of these 10 symptoms of stress do you have? 5 natural remedies to beat stress (Gallery) If you’re stressed, stay away from these foods! For more articles on stress, visit our stress section. Follow us …
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Life in the army is not a cakewalk, especially if you're posted somewhere like a volatile region in Kashmir. We observed that when a trooper indiscriminately fired on his colleagues before turning the gun on himself.  An inquiry into the incident has been ordered. Police sources told IANS that an angry trooper of the Rashtriya Rifles went berserk inside the Safapora (Manasbal) camp in the …
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Q: I am a 24 year old female in love with my boyfriend. He is sexually fertile and when we indulged in foreplay for the first time a month back, I failed to get wet and my vagina continued to remain dry. While I really wanted to get wet and had the desire, I just couldn’t. I could feel sensations in my vagina and also felt the usual sensation to urinate later, but no lubrication. This worried …
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Researchers claim to have found new and different methods, beyond common antidepressants like Prozac and Zoloft, to treat depression in people. Depression treatments on the horizon include new medications, electrical and magnetic stimulation of the brain and long-term cognitive behavioral therapy for stress management. For more than 50 years, depression has been studied and understood as a …
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