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  • Aug 2019

    New insights into how exercise can lift mood in depression

    A new study of people with major depressive disorder suggests that the body's endocannabinoid system plays a role in the mood-lifting effects of exercise.

  • Aug 2019

    Zulresso (brexanolone)

    Zulresso is a brand-name prescription drug that’s used to treat postpartum depression (PPD) in women. Zulresso comes as a solution that’s given as an intravenous (IV) infusion. You’ll receive Zulresso over a period of 60 hours in a certified healthcare facility. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.

  • Aug 2019

    Why more depression treatments should include exercise

    A new review of specialist studies finds that exercise is indeed effective against depression. Yet many mental health recommendations fail to include it.

  • Aug 2019

    Physical fitness may help prevent depression, anxiety

    Although exercise can improve mental health, little is known about whether physical fitness can reduce the risk of developing mental health conditions.

  • Aug 2019

    What to know about Paxil (paroxetine)

    Paxil is an antidepressant medication. This article provides an overview of Paxil, including its uses, side effects, and warnings.

  • Aug 2019

    What to know about Celexa (citalopram)

    Celexa (citalopram) is an antidepressant medication that doctors prescribe for major depressive disorder. We look at its uses, side effects, and warnings.

  • Aug 2019

    Is there a link between dark chocolate and depression?

    Scientists have discussed for decades whether chocolate can improve mood. The latest research links reduced depressive symptoms to eating dark chocolate.

  • Aug 2019

    Chronic depression: Form of CBT may fail after 2 years

    A study compares the benefits of the cognitive behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy with those of supportive psychotherapy for chronic depression.

  • Aug 2019

    Is this red wine compound the future of depression treatment?

    Resveratrol, a compound that occurs in red wine, appears to relieve anxiety and depression symptoms in mice. A recent study delves into the details.

  • Jul 2019

    Is marijuana a depressant? What to know

    Marijuana can act as a depressant, stimulant, and hallucinogen. Learn more about the effects of each type of drug here. We also cover the risks and side effects.

  • Jul 2019

    What is the link between sleep apnea and depression?

    Researchers study the prevalence of sleep apnea in people with depression and suggest that it may explain why some depression treatments fail.

  • Jul 2019

    Everything you need to know about Wellbutrin for ADHD

    Doctors sometimes prescribe Wellbutrin to treat ADHD if a person cannot take stimulants. Learn more about the efficacy and risks here.

  • Jul 2019

    What to know about the side effects of Elavil

    Elavil is a discontinued brand of the generic drug amitriptyline. Doctors may prescribe amitriptyline to treat depression and other conditions. Learn about the side effects here.

  • Jul 2019

    Do antidepressants work better than placebo?

    A new paper asks whether there is sufficient evidence to prove that antidepressants work better than a placebo. They conclude that there is not.

  • Jul 2019

    What to know about kratom for depression

    Kratom is a plant that many people use for depression. It is unregulated and may carry some risks. Learn more about the potential use of kratom for depression here.

  • Jul 2019

    Are there any health benefits to a cold shower?

    The potential health benefits of taking a cold shower include strengthening the immune system, feeling invigorated, and boosting mood. Learn more about the benefits of taking a cold shower here.

  • Jul 2019

    What to know about amitriptyline

    Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant that can help with symptoms of depression and other disorders. This article provides an overview, including its uses, dosages, side effects, and warnings.

  • Jul 2019

    EMDR therapy: Everything you need to know

    Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR, is a type of therapy that doctors sometimes recommend for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental health conditions. Learn about how it works and whether it is effective here.

  • Jul 2019

    Are mental health diagnoses 'scientifically meaningless'?

    After finding many inconsistencies and contradictions in the DSM-5 diagnostic handbook, a study questions the scientific value of psychiatric diagnoses.

  • Jul 2019

    What to do if you feel you cannot get out of bed

    Many psychological issues can cause a person to feel as though they cannot get out of bed. Strategies to alleviate this include spending time outside, planning to see friends, and reducing stress. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2019

    What to do if you feel people hate you

    Some people feel like others hate them, even when they do not. There are many potential causes of this feeling. Solutions include resolving the underlying conditions causing the symptoms and adopting coping strategies. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2019

    What happens in the brain when we are bored?

    What happens in the brain when we get bored? And what is different in the case of people who are prone to boredom in a negative way? A new study finds out.

  • Jul 2019

    What are the differences between Prozac and Zoloft?

    Prozac and Zoloft are two types of antidepressant. In this article, we compare the uses, dosages, and side effects of the two drugs. We also look at their interactions with other medicines and discuss whether people can take Prozac and Zoloft together.

  • Jul 2019

    Everything you need to know about Concerta

    Concerta is a type of medication that doctors sometimes prescribe to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is a slow-release medication, meaning that if a person takes one pill in the morning, it will release the drug into the body throughout the day. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2019

    Diabetes: Some antidepressants reduce death risk

    After studying more than 50,000 people with diabetes and depression, scientists found that those who took antidepressants had a lower risk of death.