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  1. Exercise and Depression: Expert Q&A

    Depression is draining. It can make any type of exertion -- going to the grocery store, cleaning up the yard, or exercising -- seem daunting. "Energy loss is one of the key characteristics of depression. Some people feel that it’s the key characteristic of depression," says Robert E. Thayer, PhD, a

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  2. Antidepressants Linked to Miscarriage Risk

    June 2, 2010 -- A Canadian study of more than 5,000 women shows an association between taking antidepressants, particularly the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft, and an increased risk for miscarriage. But researchers caution that this association does

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  3. Survey: Talk Therapy as Good as Antidepressants

    June 1, 2010 -- Antidepressants are commonly prescribed for treating both anxiety and depression, but talk therapy appears to work just as well as the medications, according to a new survey. People who both take medicine and get therapy fare even better. Nearly 80% of survey respondents with depress

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  4. More 'Doctor Time' Helps Ease Depression

    May 26, 2010 (New Orleans) -- Simply spending more time with the doctor may help people with depression feel better. That's according to researchers who analyzed data from major studies pitting the antidepressant Effexor against placebo in people with depression. Patients on placebo experienced subs

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  5. Yoga May Help Fight Depression

    May 26, 2010 (New Orleans) -- Yoga may be helpful in the treatment of depression, researchers say. In a small study of healthy people with no psychiatric problems, yoga produced greater improvements in mood than walking, suggesting its beneficial effect is not just from physical activity. "We think

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  6. Hay Fever Linked to Depression

    May 25, 2010 (New Orleans) -- If you suffer from a mood disorder and hay fever, don't be surprised if your mood worsens when pollen season rolls around. Preliminary research shows that people with depression or bipolar disorder who are allergic to tree or ragweed pollen experience worse depression w

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  7. Long-Term Antidepressants to Prevent Depression?

    May 24, 2010 (New Orleans) -- Long-term use of antidepressants may not always be needed to prevent future bouts of depression. So say researchers whose preliminary study shows that at least two-thirds of depressed patients who will relapse do so in the first six months after stopping antidepressant

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  8. Dads Get Postpartum Depression, Too

    May 18, 2010 -- Although postpartum depression in new moms is well known and well documented, slightly more than 10% of new dads also become depressed before or after their baby’s birth.  The new findings were presented at a news conference sponsored by the American Medical Association and appear in

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  9. Magnet Treatment for Depression Works for Some

    May 4, 2010 -- A controversial new treatment for depression, rTMS, helps some patients, a rigorous government-funded study finds. The treatment is called repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation. It's basically an electromagnet. When applied to the skull just behind the left forehead, the device

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  10. More Chocolate Means More Depression, or Vice Versa

    April 26, 2010 -- Indulging in chocolate may help lift one’s mood, but a new study has found that people who eat the most chocolate have a greater likelihood of depression. A study of 931 men and women in the San Diego area showed that people who ate an average of 8.4 servings of chocolate per month

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