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    1. Sweetened Drinks Linked to Depression Risk

      Jan. 8, 2013 -- Drinking sweetened beverages -- either sugar-sweetened or diet -- may be linked with a slightly higher depression risk, while drinking coffee may slightly lower the risk. That is the finding from a new study to be presented in March at the 65th annual meeting of the American Academy

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    2. Former NFLers at Risk for Brain, Mood Problems

      Jan. 7, 2013 -- Problems in thinking skills and depression may be more common in former National Football League players compared with other people as they age, according to a new study. The research suggests the problems may be linked with a history of concussions. "It's clear that concussions can

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    3. Depression in Elderly May Predict Dementia

      Dec. 31, 2012 -- Depression is common among older people who go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease, leading to widespread speculation that it may be one possible cause for age-related dementias. Now, a new study suggests that rather than being a cause of memory decline, depression in older people may

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    4. Debate Over Antidepressants in Pregnancy Ongoing

      Oct. 31, 2012 -- The debate over the safety of antidepressants during pregnancy has been going on for a long time, and a new review may keep the debate alive a while longer. The research review finds little evidence that the most widely prescribed class of antidepressants benefits pregnant women and

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    5. High-Dose Generic Wellbutrin XL Withdrawn

      Oct. 5, 2012 -- The FDA has withdrawn its approval of Teva Pharmaceutical's Budeprion XL 300-mg tablets, a generic version of GSK's Wellbutrin XL extended-relief antidepressant. The FDA action comes five years after patients complained of headaches and returning depression after switching from brand

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    6. What's Stopping You From Seeing a Doctor About Depression?

      Are you struggling with depression? Are you getting treatment for it? If not, you’re not alone. About two-thirds of people with major depression never seek appropriate treatment, and the consequences can be devastating: personal suffering, missed work, broken marriages, health problems and, in the w

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    7. Pets for Depression and Health

      Could a kitten's purr or a dog's wagging tail help with your depression? It might. "Pets offer an unconditional love that can be very helpful to people with depression," says Ian Cook, MD, a psychiatrist and director of the Depression Research and Clinic Program at UCLA. Studies show that animals ca

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    8. Exercise May Fight Depression in Heart Failure

      July 31, 2012 -- Exercise helps people with heart failure feel a bit better, physically and emotionally, a new study shows. It may also lower a person's risk of dying or winding up in the hospital. Up to 40% of people with heart failure grapple with depression. The combination often leads to poor he

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    9. Brain Changes Seen in Postpartum Depression

      July 18, 2012 -- New research points to specific brain changes seen in moms with postpartum depression. Researchers used sophisticated brain imaging scans to show that levels of a brain chemical called glutamate are higher in the brain's prefrontal cortex among women with postpartum depression compa

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    10. Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Depression

      June 27, 2012 -- Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a host of illnesses and conditions, from heart disease and diabetes to certain types of cancer. Now a small study of three women suggests that vitamin D deficiency and depression may travel together, and that filling up the "vitamin D tank" ma

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