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Depression in Early Life May Up Dementia Risk Later

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, Oct. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Happy young adults may be somewhat protected from dementia, but the reverse may be true, too: If you’re a depressed young adult, your odds for dementia rise, a new study suggests. “Generally, we found that the greater the depressive symptoms, the lower the cognition and…

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Mice Develop Depression Watching Others Suffer, Study Finds

Witnessing a fellow mouse’s stressful situation caused depression. Photo: AP Photo/Robert F. BukatyPurely witnessing a stressful situation can cause depression, a new study found.Using mice, researchers at the Tokyo University of Science came to this conclusion by simulating what’s known as the social defeat model. The scientists put two mice, one larger than the other,…

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The Problem with Depression Doping

If we medically insulate, or precipitously shield, emerging adults from introspection and struggle, from the work of figuring out life’s big questions, it could prevent them from effectively coping with depression later in life.Illustration by TarikVision / ShutterstockMental health is not what you’d call an “exact science.” For example, if two highly trained mental health…

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Depression With MS Can Be a Fatal Mix

By Denise Mann HealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Sept. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Depression and multiple sclerosis (MS) tend to travel together, new research finds, and when they do the chances of dying during the next decade can be up to five times greater than it is for those with neither condition.Exactly why the combination is so…

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Tropical Depression Grace expected to strengthen over Caribbean Sea

Tropical Depression Grace brought heavy rains to Hispaniola as it was expected to strengthen as it travels over the Caribbean Sea Monday. Photo courtesy NOAA Aug. 16 (UPI) — Tropical Depression Grace was expected to strengthen as it travels over the Caribbean Sea Monday while threatening to cause flash flooding and mudslides throughout Hispaniola, forecasters said.…

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Tropical Depression Grace threatens to complicate rescue efforts in earthquake-hit Haiti

Heavy rain from tropical depression Grace drenched Haiti on Monday, complicating rescue efforts following Saturday’s earthquake that left at least 1,419 people dead and tens of thousands homeless.Driving the news: Up to 15 inches of rain were expected in parts of the country, with officials bracing for possible flash floods and mudslides. The big picture:…

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Depression Treatment Is Different for Everyone

Depression is a mood disorder marked by feelings of sadness and a loss of interest in things you usually enjoy doing. You might also have a hard time thinking or getting things done, among other symptoms. Thoughts of suicide are possible in more severe cases.The good news? There are lots of ways to treat depression…

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Depression: Finding What Works for You

For many people, treating depression isn’t as simple as popping a pill. For about half of people with depression, the first medication they try isn’t the right fit. Even an antidepressant that works to relieve symptoms could cause unpleasant side effects like drowsiness, nausea, weight gain, or problems with your sex drive. You might need…

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How to Manage Depression Triggers

Stress can take a toll on anyone. But if you have depression, you might not bounce back from stress easily. The death of a loved one, a job loss, or a divorce could trigger symptoms such as guilt and hopelessness. But there are steps you can take to get better.“You need to see that you’re…

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Postpartum Depression Affects Dads, Too

July 6, 2021 — Postpartum depression isn’t just something new mothers can get. Turns out it can affect new fathers, too, according to a new study. Michael W., a 38-year-old New Jersey-based attorney, and his wife had been excitedly planning for the birth of their baby and were overjoyed when she was born. But after…