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Depressed? Treatment Not Working? Be Careful What You Do Next

From huffingtonpost.com

If you are taking an anti-depressant but are still depressed, the ad says, ask your doctor about adding Abilify (originally approved as an anti-psychotic medication). This is, at best, misleading medical advice. It implies (even if it doesn't say it directly) that adding Abilify should be the first course of…

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over 5 years
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What Are the Effects of Pornography Anyway?

From fightthenewdrug.org

People sometimes laugh and joke at the idea that pornography could become a harmful addiction. They might say, "Oh come on, I've never seen anyone's teeth fall out because of a pornography addiction." They're right. It doesn't actually kill anybody or turn your teeth yellow. So what does pornography do?

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over 5 years
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The Science of Mental Illness

From bestmastersinpsychology.com

Share this infographic on your site! Embed this infographic on your site! The editors at Best Masters in Psychology Degrees decided to research the topic of: THE SCIENCE OF MENTAL ILLNESS More than 50 million Americans suffer from a mental illness or mental disorder.

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How Donuts Make You Fat and Sad

From 9news.com

Donuts, other baked goodies, and fast food often contain unhealthy fats, specifically, trans-fatty acids (think partially hydrogenated…). In one study, scientists from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Granada found that consumers of fast food and commercial baked goods (compared to people who eat…

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over 5 years

Scan predicts whether therapy or meds will best lift depression

From sciencedaily.com

Pre-treatment scans of brain activity predicted whether depressed patients would best achieve remission with an antidepressant medication or psychotherapy, in a study that may help mental health treatment decision-making move beyond trial-and-error. The study sought to identify a biomarker that could predict which type of treatment a patient would benefit…

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almost 6 years

Brain molecule regulating human emotion, mood uncovered

From sciencedaily.com

A RIKEN research team has discovered an enzyme called Rines that regulates MAO-A, a major brain protein controlling emotion and mood. The enzyme is a potentially promising drug target for treating diseases associated with emotions such as depression. Monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) is an enzyme that breaks down serotonin, norephinephrine…

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over 5 years
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Surprise Insight Into Casual Sex In College

From huffingtonpost.com

While most college students are not having casual sex, one-night stands are correlated with anxiety, a new study has found. The study, titled " Risky Business," was released in June in the "The Journal of Sex Research." It was led by Dr. Melina M.

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over 5 years
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Depressed people spend more time chatting online

From nbcnews.com

May 18, 2012 at 12:48 PM ET What if your smartphone were to tell you, "I think you need to see a mental health professional?" It may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but researchers now say that someday soon our laptops — and our phones — might be…

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over 5 years
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New Approach to Depression

From nytimes.com

Martha Rhodes experienced her first bout of depression at 13. By her late 50s, she had taken just about every antidepressant there is, including Zoloft, Lexapro and Paxil - which did the trick for many years, but had side effects - then Effexor, Lamictal, Seroquel and Abilify.

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over 5 years
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6 Ways to Ward Off Depression

From lifescript.com

Being hit with hard times can send you into a deep depression. But it doesn't have to. Learn expert tips for getting through life's challenges… It's no secret that experiencing a significant loss - unemployment, divorce, illness, a loved one's death - can leave you feeling down.

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almost 6 years
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