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  1. Mindfulness Therapy as Good as Depression Meds

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy might offer an alternative for people with depression who don't want to take antidepressants long-term, British researchers say. Their study, published April 21 online in The Lancet,

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  2. What Does Ketamine Do to Your Brain?

    If you’ve heard of ketamine, it’s probably for its history of abuse as a club drug. Or maybe you have seen headlines about its potential to help treat some of the toughest cases of depression. The drug aims straight for your brain, and that’s where both its promise and its peril lies. It works like

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  3. Treating Depression Without Antidepressants

    Feb. 27, 2015 -- There may be hope for hard-to-treat depression as scientists explore novel ways to help people who have the often crippling condition. Recently, a number of studies have suggested the benefits of Botox, ketamine, and certain sometimes-unexpected means of treating depression. “I’m ex

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  4. Binge-Watching TV: Sign of Depression, Loneliness?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Binge-watching television is linked with feeling lonely and depressed, a new study suggests. "Even though some people argue that binge-watching is a harmless addiction, findings from our study suggest that binge-watching

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  5. 'Tis the Season for Seasonal Affective Disorder

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs in some people due to decreased amounts of daylight during the winter. That decrease may trigger SAD by disrupting the body's internal clock, causing a

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  6. Laughing Gas Shows Promise in Treating Depression

    Dec. 10, 2014 -- Laughing gas may help treat severe depression, researchers say. Their study of 20 patients found that nitrous oxide -- often used to sedate dental surgery patients -- can be a fast-acting and effective treatment for severe depression in people who haven't responded to antidepressant

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  7. Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal Depression

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- October's shorter, darker days can trigger a type of depression, known as seasonal affective disorder, according to an expert. People affected by seasonal affective disorder, also called SAD, may feel overly tired,

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  8. 'Exposure Therapy' and Prolonged Grief Disorder

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Reliving the death of a loved one may help people with prolonged grief disorder, a new study suggests. Exposure therapy, as this approach is called, appears to help survivors struggling with prolonged grief better than

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  9. Anti-inflammatories May Help Ease Depression

    Oct. 22, 2014 -- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may help ease depressive symptoms along with antidepressants, new research suggests. The results link this additional use of NSAIDs -- in particular, Celebrex (celecoxib) -- to people having better responses to antidepressants without a

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  10. Ketamine: The Future of Depression Treatment?

    Sept. 23, 2014 -- Every year, 13 million to 14 million Americans have major depression. Of those who seek treatment, 30% to 40% will not get better or fully recover with standard antidepressants. That puts them at greater risk of alcohol and drug abuse, hospitalization, and suicide attempts. Now, th

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