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Lacking This Biomarker? It Could Be Responsible for Your Depression

There is still little known about what biologically may predispose individuals to depression, but researchers are getting closer to solving the mystery. As of late, scientists have discovered a biomarker that they believe may be an indicator of depression in adults. A new study conducted by Stanford University and The Rockefeller University discovered that people …

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1 in 3 Adults in the U.S. Take Medication that May Cause Depression

What if you found out that the medications you were taking for certain ailments were actually contributing to potential depression? This is what a new study now claims, and it’s more common than you may think. Researchers note that more than 200 common medications sold in the U.S. contain depression as a potential side effect. …

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Report: 44 Genomic Variants Now Tied to Major Depression

Major depression can interfere with everyday life and make it difficult to function. Now, researchers claim that they have identified 44 different genomic variants (loci) that have a statistically significant association with depression. With this information, it may be easier for doctors to spot and treat the condition in patients in the future (“Forty-four genomic …

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Who is Most Likely to Suffer from Depression?

Depression is a mental health condition that affects millions of Americans, but did you know that its prevalence varies according to individual traits (“Facts and Statistics,” 2018)? This is what one new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently discovered (“Prevalence of Depression Among Adults Aged 20 and Over: United States, …

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How to Relieve Stress and Anxiety During the Holidays

The holiday season is a joyous occasion for many, but not everyone is quick to get into the spirit. In fact, depression and anxiety can become prominent during this time of the year, particularly as friends and family come together. “Holidays can be a time when the things that trigger depression–grief, disputes, transitions–are in abundance,” …

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Study: More Teen Girls are Inflicting Self-Harm, But Why?

What would you do if you found out a young female in your life was contemplating suicide? New research suggests that incidents of self-harm are rising among young girls and women. Recently, a letter published by the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at the rates of suicide among young adults (Mercado, Holland, Leemis, …

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Researchers: Depression Drugs May Not Be as Effective in Teens

As of 2014, approximately 2.8 million adolescents in the U.S. had at least one major depressive episode within a 12-month span. Although it’s widely known that teens experience depression, a new study suggests that medication may not be helping. An analysis of 34 trials of antidepressants involving approximately 5,000 children and teens taking 14 different antidepressants discovered that they …

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