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    1. Light Box Might Help Nonseasonal Depression, Too

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Light therapy, a treatment for a kind of depression known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), may also benefit nonseasonal depression, a new study indicates. "The combination of light and an antidepressant seems to

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    2. Omega 3 Supplements Don't Help With Depression

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's little evidence that taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements helps treat depression, researchers report. Some studies have suggested that these fish oil supplements may benefit people with major depression. But in a r

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    3. Talk Therapy May Beat Light Treatment for SAD

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As winter's short days approach, more people will suffer from the depression of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Now, new research suggests that talk therapy is better than light-box therapy in preventing relapses of the

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    4. Talk Therapy for Depression: FAQ

      Oct. 9, 2015 -- It's often recommended as the first type of treatment for people with depression.  But a recent study found that the benefits of talk therapy, also known as psychotherapy or counseling, are exaggerated in medical publications. Some studies over the years have hinted the same thing ab

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    5. This Treatment May Help Depression in Older People

      Sept. 29, 2015 -- When a doctor prescribes aripiprazole (Abilify), an antipsychotic drug, for an older person already taking the antidepressant venlafaxine, that combination can help ease depression that doesn't get better with typical treatment, according to a new study. The benefits of this treatm

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    6. Depression Talk Therapy Not as Helpful as Thought

      Oct. 1, 2015 -- The benefits of talk therapy for depression are overstated, according to researchers. They analyzed 55 studies funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health between 1972 and 2008 and concluded that talk therapy is about 25 percent less effective than previously thought, The New Yo

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    7. Could Eating Fish Help Ward Off Depression?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Can eating a lot of fish boost your mood? Maybe, say Chinese researchers. Overall, the researchers found that people who consumed the most fish lowered their risk of depression by 17 percent compared to those who ate

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    8. Could Too Many Refined Carbs Make You Depressed?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Refined carbohydrates -- such as those found in white bread, white rice and sodas -- may harm more than the waistlines of older women. New research shows that eating too much of these highly processed foods might also raise th

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    9. Risks of Taking St. John's Wort for Depression

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- St. John's wort is a popular herbal therapy for depression, but a new Australian study highlights the fact that "natural" does not always equal "safe." Using reports filed with Australia's drug safety agency, the researche

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    10. Expert Panel Recommends Depression Questionnaire

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Part of your next visit to your family doctor's office should be spent filling out a questionnaire to assess whether you're suffering from depression, an influential panel of preventive medicine experts recommends. What'

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