Ketamine infusions show growing promise for treating anxiety and depression
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(Brian Mastroianni/ Health) — Ketamine, a substance traditionally used as an anesthetic, has been found to be beneficial for treating mental health issues including depression and anxiety.

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Pyschiatry revealed that people who received intravenous  …

Feeling anxious or blue? Ultra-processed foods may be to blame
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(Science Daily) — Do you love those sugary-sweet beverages, reconstituted meat products and packaged snacks? You may want to reconsider based on a new study that explored whether individuals who consume higher amounts of ultra-processed food have more adverse mental health symptoms.

Although ultra-processed foods  …

Children’s mental health is in crisis
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(Katie Whitney/ Michigan Health) “People are calling me, saying, ‘I and my child have been in the ER for a couple of days now, waiting for a bed. My child is suicidal. We can’t go home … and I’m terrified. What do I do? How can you help?’” said Donna Martin, M.D., Ph.D., chair of pediatrics, the Ravitz Foundation Endowed Professor  …

Reframing depression stigma and seeking help
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(Jenna Fletcher/ Psych Central) — Many people with depression don’t seek help for it. In part, the unwillingness to seek help may have to do with the stigmas often attached to mental health.

If you have depression, you may fear not being able to live a typical life because you may not quite fit into how society thinks   …

Severe depression may affect women and men differently
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(Sci Tech Daily) — A team of Université Laval scientists may have discovered why severe depression affects women and men differently, according to a study published on January 10, 2022, in Nature Communications. The researchers examined the brains of people with depression at the time of death and discovered alterations  …

Pandemic depression persists among older adults: Study
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(Laura Lawson/ Healthing) — The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health of older people living in the community, with those who are lonely faring far worse, according to new research from McMaster University.
Using data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), a national team of
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Walking can help mild to moderate postpartum depression: study
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(Melissa Couto Zouber/ CTV News) — As little as 15 minutes a day of brisk walking could help many women who struggle with postpartum depression, a study from a Canadian university says, though some severe cases may still require traditional medical care.

The study from Western University, published Wednesday by the Journal  …

A surgically implanted brain stimulation device could help treat severe depression
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(Nicole Wetsman/ The Verge) — Sarah had no options left. Over five years, she’d tried every possible treatment for her severe depression, and nothing had helped. “My daily life had become so restricted and impoverished by depression that I felt tortured by each day,” the 36-year-old said.

But after undergoing an experimental  …

‘There are women out there not getting help’ for perinatal depression
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(Susan Schwarz/ Healthing) — Dr. Vi Nguyen understands more than most about perinatal depression and anxiety.

As a reproductive psychiatrist at the McGill University Health Centre, she specializes in diagnosing and supporting women with depression and anxiety related to pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum   …

Depressive symptoms linked to rapid kidney function decline
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(Jeanna D. Smiley/ Medical News Today) — Scientists know that depression accelerates the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD), but little research discusses how depression affects kidney function in the general population.

A Chinese university recently discovered a strong correlation between high depressive  …

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