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  1. Antipsychotic Drug May Help Treat Depression

    Nov. 2, 2007 -- The antipsychotic drug Risperdal may ease depression in patients who don't respond to antidepressants, a new study shows. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, included about 274 depressed adults (average age: mid-40s) who had been depressed for nearly 17 years. At

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  2. Pot and Depression: Mixed Findings

    Oct. 25, 2007 -- New research on marijuana and depression suggests that THC, pot's key chemical, may help or hurt depression depending on the dose. That news appears in The Journal of Neuroscience. Canadian researchers tested a synthetic cannabinoid (the class of chemicals that includes THC) in lab

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  3. Workers' Depression: 21 Fields Ranked

    Oct. 16, 2007 -- Depression may be more common in some fields than others. New research shows that people who work in personal care and services -- such as child care workers or hairdressers -- are more likely to report depression than engineers and architects. So says the Substance Abuse and Mental

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  4. Job Stress May Be Depressing

    Sept. 27, 2007 -- On-the-job stress and unsupportive workplaces may foster depression, a new study suggests. The study comes from psychiatry researchers including Emma Robertson Blackmore, PhD, of New York's University of Rochester. They interviewed more than 24,300 workers in Canada in 2002 about t

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  5. Extra Depression Care Helps Workers

    Sept. 25, 2007 -- Depressed workers may feel better and accomplish more at work if they get a little extra help in addition to standard depression care. That news appears in The Journal of the American Association. Many employers may "experience a positive return on investment from outreach and enha

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  6. Depression a Big Factor in Poor Health

    Sept. 6, 2007 -- Depression has a greater impact on overall health than arthritis, diabetes, angina, and asthma, but it all too often goes unrecognized and untreated, a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests. Based on interviews with almost 250,000 people living in 60 countries, WH

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  7. Moldy Home, Depressed Dweller

    Aug. 29, 2007 -- Living in a damp or moldy home may be depressing, according to a new study on household mold and depression. The researchers stop short of blaming depression on moldy homes. But they see reason for more research on the topic. The study included more than 5,800 adults living in nearl

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  8. Double Depression Dims Hopeful Outlook

    July 26, 2007 -- Hopelessness, a hallmark of depression, tends to be even worse in double depression, a new study shows. Never heard of double depression? The term refers to chronic, less-severe depression (dysthymia) that worsens into major depression. Double depression isn't a new condition. But i

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  9. Finding Joy: A Mind-Body-Spirit Guide

    Rachel can't sleep, can't eat. She is in the midst of a family health crisis, marriage problems, and other issues. She's faced bouts of mild depression all her life, but this is suddenly much worse -- a severe case of anxious depression. Rachel needs an antidepressant, most psychiatrists would say.

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  10. Could You Be Depressed and Not Know It?

    "Could you be depressed and not know it?" This sounds like a ridiculous question. After all, wouldn't you know if you were depressed? Possibly not. Depression can take hold gradually, without a person realizing that depressive thoughts and feelings are increasingly dominating her perspective - and h

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