Category Archives: Depression

Depression: ‘Second biggest cause of disability’ in world

BBC reports that depression is the number two cause of disability worldwide, second only to back pain. http://www.bbc.com/news/health-24818048

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BBC: “Ketamine ‘exciting’ depression therapy”

BBC reports that Ketamine (considered a “dissociative anesthetic”) has been shown to have some very rapid and dramatic effects on depression in early research studies. As the article describes, there are also potential side effects that are quite serious and … Continue reading

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“Head line”: Botox for depression?

Scientific American reports on a depression treatment study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research. The “head line” was that injecting Botox into facial muscles involved that are in frowning decreased depressive symptoms by 47% compared to a 9% decrease … Continue reading

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Can depression cause inability to focus?

Can depression cause inability to focus? CNN Health Dr. Charles Raison, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University, answers a question about ADHD, depression, and how antidepressants may affect your concentration.

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Shared Genes May Link ADHD, Autism and Depression

“‘This study, for the first time, shows that there are specific genetic variants that influence a range of childhood and adult-onset psychiatric disorders that we think of as clinically different,’ said lead researcher Dr. Jordan Smoller, a professor of psychiatry … Continue reading

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