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  1. Depression Often Follows Risky Teen Behavior

    Sept. 20, 2005 -- Depression may be the result rather than the cause of risky teen behaviors. A new study shows that teen sex or drug use raised the risk of depression a year later. Researchers say the results challenge the notion that teens become sexually active or engage in drug use to "self-medi

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  2. All Antidepressants Are Equally Effective

    Sept. 19, 2005 - Does it matter which antidepressant you take? No, if fighting depression is all you care about. Yes, if you worry about particular side effects, how often you have to take pills, or if cost is an issue. The findings come from a pooled analysis of studies comparing one new-generation

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  3. Best Depression Treatment: The One You Want

    Sept. 15, 2005 -- If you are suffering from depression, the most effective treatment may be the one you most want. Many experts agree that a combination of antidepressant medication and psychotherapy is the best treatment for severe clinical depression. But not everyone wants or needs both kinds of

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  4. Downward Mobility Hurts Men More Than Women

    Sept. 14, 2005 - Moving down the social ladder during the course of a lifetime may hit men harder than women and raise the risk of depression. A new British study shows men who were downwardly mobile since birth were more than three times as likely to suffer from depression by age 50 than women who

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  5. Nipping Depression in the Bud

    Aug. 19, 2005 -- When depression rears its head, take notice, even if the symptoms don't add up to major depression. That message comes from Joshua Fogel, PhD, and colleagues. They found that people with minor depression were six times more likely to develop major depression over 15 years. They sugg

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  6. Study: Depression Worsens Heart Disease

    Aug. 15, 2005 -- Depression worsens the readings on a barometer of death risk for heart patients. That barometer is a test that measures vascular endothelial function. That is, it measures how well one's blood vessels are working. Heart patients who aren't depressed do better on this test than those

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  7. Drowsy Days May Signal Depression

    Aug. 12, 2005 -- Depression may be a leading cause of excessive daytime sleepiness, new research shows. Pennsylvania State University psychiatry professor Edward Bixler, PhD, and colleagues report the finding in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. "Excessive daytime sleepiness is com

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  8. Therapy Can Prevent Repeat Suicide Attempts

    Aug. 2, 2005 -- Talking with a therapist about what triggers suicidal thoughts may prevent repeat suicide attempts in people who have previously attempted suicide. A new study shows that a brief course of up to 10 sessions of talk therapy compared with standard treatment reduced the risk of subseque

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  9. Dopamine May Play New Role in Depression

    July 28, 2005 -- A chemical in the brain normally associated with feelings of happiness and pleasure may also raise the risk of depression. Researchers say they've found a new way in which prolonged exposure to the chemical messenger dopamine may play a role in depression as well as drug addiction.

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  10. Group Attacks Depression Device Approval

    July 18, 2005 -- An FDA watchdog group criticized the agency's recent approval of a new electrical stimulation device for depression Monday. It says that the device has not been proven to work and may increase patients' risk of suicide. The device, called a Vagus Nerve Stimulator (VNS), was approved

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