Exercise Treats Depression as Well as Therapy, Study Says
- Leveraging Sense of Smell Could Help Treat Depression: Study
February 14, 2024 — People with depression who get stuck in negative thought cycles could potentially use their sense of smell to help manage their symptoms, according to a new study that prompted people to smell a dozen scents, ranging from coffee to ketchup.
- New Depression Drug Avoids Unfortunate Side Effects of Others
September 29, 2023 — The drug, Exxua, will stand out on the market because studies show it does not cause side effects like sexual dysfunction or weight gain.
- With Some Chronic Conditions, Less Exercise Needed For Depression
July 11, 2023 — Just 20 minutes of moderate activity a day for five days a week can significantly lower symptoms of depression in older adults with ailments like diabetes, heart disease, and chronic pain, says the study published this week in JAMA Network Open.
- Ketamine Outperforms Shock Therapy for Depression: Study
May 30, 2023 — The desensitizing drug ketamine helped more people overcome treatment-resistant depression symptoms, compared to electroconvulsive therapy, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
- U.S. Adults Report Depression at Record Rates: Survey
May 17, 2023 — In a survey, 29% of adults said they had been diagnosed with depression during their lifetime, and 18% said they currently have depression or are being treated for it. Those rates are up from the baseline 2015 rates of 20% of people ever having depression, and 11% of people with a current diagnosis.
- Eating Fried Food Linked to Depression, Anxiety: Study
April 25, 2023 — People who frequently eat fried food, particularly potatoes like french fries, have a higher risk of anxiety or depression, according to a new study.
- Adding Mindfulness Practices to Talk Therapy Helps Depression: Study
April 4, 2023 — Depressed adults who were given a self-directed workbook focusing on mindfulness practices plus cognitive therapy saw greater improvement in their depression (at less cost) than peers who were given a self-help book focusing solely on cognitive therapy in a large study from the United Kingdom.
- Air Pollution Linked to Depression in Older Adults: Study
February 13, 2023 — Researchers from Harvard and Emory Universities have found a link between long-term exposure to air pollution and being diagnosed with depression after age 64.