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    1. Poor REM Sleep, Higher Risk for Depression?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- REM (rapid eye movement) sleep is the phase when dreams are made, and a lack of good REM sleep has long been associated with chronic insomnia. But new research is building on that association, suggesting that the bad and "rest

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    2. Study Finds No Proof of 'Seasonal' Depression

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study cast doubts on the existence of seasonal depression -- a mood disorder linked to reduced sunlight in the winter months. This form of depression -- known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and recognized b

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    3. Studies Lacking Youth Antidepressant Effects Data?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Antidepressants appear to be much more dangerous for children and teens than reported in medical journals, because initial published results from clinical trials did not accurately note instances of suicide and aggres

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    4. Depression Screening During, Post-Pregnancy Urged

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- All U.S. adults, including pregnant and postpartum women, should be screened for depression by their family doctor, the nation's leading preventive medicine panel recommends. Further, doctors need to follow through and

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    5. Talk Therapy vs Meds for Major Depression

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Talk therapy and antidepressants could both be equally effective as stand-alone treatments for major depressive disorder, new research indicates. A review of 11 previously conducted studies that collectively tracked treatment

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    6. Constant Traffic Noise May Boost Depression Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who live with constant road noise may face a higher risk of developing depression, researchers say. The risk was about 25 percent higher for people living in areas with a lot of traffic, compared to those livin

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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