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  1. Study: Fish Oil Doesn't Affect Postpartum Depression

    Oct. 19, 2010 -- Taking fish oil (DHA) supplements during pregnancy, widely thought to help mothers' moods and children's cognitive skills, does not appear to reduce the risk of postpartum depression of mothers or boost the language development and cognitive skills of their children, according to a

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  2. New Guidelines for Treatment of Depression

    Oct. 1, 2010 -- Updated guidelines for the treatment of clinical depression include suggestions on the use of medication, talk therapy, exercise, and alternative treatments, while urging doctors to more closely assess symptoms and tailor treatments to the patient. The American Psychiatric Associatio

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  3. How Many in U.S. Are Depressed?

    Sept. 30, 2010 -- The CDC says that about 9% of Americans report they are depressed at least occasionally, and 3.4% suffer from major depression. The 9% are people who reported to surveyors that they felt depressed to some degree in the two weeks prior to being questioned. That includes the 3.4% of

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  4. Weight Linked to Depression

    Sept. 24, 2010 -- Nearly a quarter of obese Americans say they have been diagnosed with depression, a significantly higher percentage than normal weight people, according to the latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. The new survey also says that more than one in four American adults who are obe

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  5. Depression, Heart Disease May Raise Death Risk

    Sept. 15, 2010 -- Patients who suffer from depression and who also have heart disease are almost five times as likely to die as people who are mentally and physically healthy, a new study shows. Researchers in England, Finland, France, and the U.S. examined data from about 6,000 middle-aged adults f

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  6. New Parents at Risk for Postpartum Depression

    Sept 7, 2010 -- Both moms and dads are at an increased risk for depression during the first year of their infant's life, finds a new study of parents in the U.K. Close to 40% of new moms and 21% of new dads in the U.K experienced a bout of depression during their child's first 12 years of life, but

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  7. SAM-e May Boost Effects of Antidepressants

    Sept. 3, 2010 --SAM-e plus prescription antidepressants may spell relief for hard-to-treat depression, according to a new study published in the August 2010 issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry . Short for S-adenosyl methionine, SAM-e is a dietary supplement that is often used in the treatmen

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  8. Is Depression Wrecking Your Weight?

    They are both heavy burdens - weight problems and depression. And they often go hand in hand. Some people gain weight when they're depressed. Others lose weight, to an unhealthy degree. Which comes first? And how can you untangle the link between depression and weight -- especially if depression has

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  9. Clues Help ID Depressed People at Risk of Bipolar Disorder

    Aug. 17, 2010 -- Researchers have discovered clues that may help identify which people with depression are at risk of developing bipolar disorder. The new findings appear in the online version of The American Journal of Psychiatry. Bipolar disorder is a serious condition characterized by the extreme

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  10. Internet Overuse May Cause Depression

    Aug. 2, 2010 -- Teenagers who are addicted to the Internet are more likely to develop depression or other psychiatric problems than teens who are classified as normal Internet users, a new study says. Researchers in Australia and China studied pathological or uncontrolled Internet use and later ment

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