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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Depressed People Smoke More, Quit Less

    April 14, 2010 -- Depressed people are more likely to smoke and less likely to quit, a CDC survey suggests. The findings don't prove that depression causes smoking, or that smoking causes depression. But the data, from nationwide surveys of adults conducted from 2005 through 2008, show there's a str

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  9. Teen Suicide Risk Similar Among Antidepressants

    April 12, 2010 -- The heightened risk of teen suicide doesn’t vary among users of different antidepressants, a new study finds. Researchers say the finding supports the FDA’s current "black box" warning on all antidepressants detailing the increased risk of suicide attempts and suicides in children

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  10. Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Affect Baby?

    Feb. 23, 2010 -- Babies born to women who take antidepressants during pregnancy may experience small delays in reaching certain developmental milestones, but it is not clear if these delays are clinically significant, a study shows. Compared to children born to women who did not take antidepressants

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