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  1. Acupuncture Eases Depression in Pregnancy

    Feb. 22, 2010 -- Acupuncture may be an effective way to reduce depression during pregnancy, a new study shows. Many pregnant women who have symptoms of depression worry that taking antidepressants might harm their unborn babies -- so they stop taking their medications, say researchers at the Stanfor

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  2. Internet Addiction Spins Web of Depression

    Feb. 4, 2010 -- Internet users who are compulsive about going online and have more social interactions in virtual worlds than the real one may be depressed, according to a new study. Some Internet users retreat from real-life interaction and opt for chat rooms and social networking sites, and this c

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  3. Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Depression Symptoms

    Sadness. Irritability. Obsessive thoughts. Extreme moods. The symptoms of depression, anxiety disorder, and bipolar disorder often seem the same. It's not always easy for doctors to determine which mood disorder, or combination, a patient has. Here are some questions that will help both you and your

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  4. Antidepressants: Best for Severe Depression?

    Jan. 5, 2010 -- Some antidepressants may work best for people with very severe depression, according to a new analysis, but may provide little or no benefit over placebo for those with mild, moderate, or severe depression. ''For patients with very severe depression, the medication did have a potent

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  5. Americans With Depression Are Undertreated

    Jan. 4, 2010 -- A new study shows only half of Americans with depression receive any type of treatment for it, and certain minorities may face even greater difficulties in getting the treatment they need. Researchers found only one in five Americans suffering from clinical depression receives treatm

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  6. Depression and Divorce

    The 20-something couple, married just a few years, was eagerly looking forward to the birth of their first baby. Labor and delivery went fine, and the baby was born healthy. But problems began when the new mom, overwhelmed by motherhood, suffered depression. "The husband had to take care of everythi

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  7. Antidepressants May Raise Stroke Risk

    Dec. 14, 2009 -- Older women who take antidepressants may have a slightly higher risk for stroke and death. In a new finding from the large study known as the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), postmenopausal women who took tricyclic or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants had

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  8. Antidepressant Paxil Also May Affect Personality

    Dec. 7, 2009 -- Besides treating depression, the antidepressant Paxil may affect personality traits in positive ways, a new study suggests. Researchers say Paxil and likely other antidepressants in the class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may improve higher levels of

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  9. Midlife Crisis: Transition or Depression?

    What's a midlife crisis? It's the stuff of jokes and stereotypes -- the time in life when you do outrageous, impractical things like quit a job impulsively, buy a red sports car, or dump your spouse. For years, midlife crisis conjured those images. But these days, the old midlife crisis is more like

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  10. Omega-3s No Help for Depression?

    Oct. 20, 2009 -- Depressed heart patients don't get extra help from omega-3 fatty acids when they take the supplements along with an antidepressant drug, a clinical trial shows. Heart patients are often prescribed omega-3 supplements. There's evidence that the supplements can make antidepressants si

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