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  1. Tweaked Club Drug Shows Promise as Antidepressant

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The veterinary tranquilizer ketamine -- perhaps better known as the illicit "club drug" Special K -- may be reformulated for use as an antidepressant, and researchers report promising early findings. The goal is to produce a ke

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  2. Depression May Sometimes Foreshadow Parkinson's

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Depressed people -- particularly those 65 or older or with hard-to-treat depression -- are more than three times as likely to develop Parkinson's disease as their peers without depression, a new study indicates. The new findings

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  3. FDA Approves New Antidepressant

    The drug Brintellix has been approved to treat depression, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday. "Major depressive disorder can be disabling and can keep a person from functioning normally," Dr. Mitchell Mathis, acting director of the division of psychiatry products in the FDA's Ce

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  4. Depression May Be Worse When Accompanied by Anger

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Irritability and anger in people with major depression are associated with greater severity of depression and other problems, a long-term study suggests. Researchers looked at data from more than 500 people who were followed

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  5. Psychotherapy a Powerful Tool to Fight Depression

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Cognitive behavioral therapy can be a powerful tool for preventing depression, equaling or exceeding the effectiveness of antidepressants and other types of care, according to two new studies. Follow-up cognitive therapy can

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  6. Glass of Wine a Day May Ward Off Depression

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) -- In the same way that a little wine may be good for the heart, it might also help avoid depression, a Spanish study suggests. So while drinking a lot of wine or other alcohol may be a sign of depression or other mental health p

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  7. Saving Your Sex Life When You're Depressed

    Chronic depression affects every part of daily life, including sex. It curbs sex drive, yet sex can boost your mood and is important for relationships. And some depression medicines can curb your libido. Breaking this cycle can be hard. How to get out of this funk? There's no one-size-fits-all appro

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  8. Talk Therapy Can Ease Depression, But...

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- Various forms of "talk therapy" can help people with depression, but no single type stands out as better than the rest, according to a new analysis. Experts said the results confirm what is generally thought: Psychotherapy can help

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  9. Daily Gene Rhythms May Be Off in Depressed People

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- Just like you, the genes in your brain follow a daily routine. But that natural rhythm may be thrown off in people with depression, a new study suggests. Researchers say the findings shed new light on what goes wrong in the brain wh

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  10. Some Antidepressants May Raise Gastro Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- People who take certain types of antidepressants may be at higher risk for potentially deadly Clostridium difficile infection, a new study suggests. This type of infection is one of the most common caught by hospital patients and

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