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For these people with depression, all treatment approaches had failed, but then they adopted a pet … – Research Dige

By Christian Jarrett. The companionship and responsibilities involved in looking after a pet may help combat depression.

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The scientific process to heal any emotional trauma

It’s important to note that when it comes to healing suppressed pain or emotional trauma, you don’t have to sit on someone’s couch and re-hash the past.

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People with mental illness share what they want scientists to study - STAT

The new survey is part of a growing trend in the mental health field to listen to people and find out what they want scientists to study.

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This is how psychotherapy for depression changes the brain – Research Digest

By Alex Fradera. Understanding the neural correlates of psychotherapy could help enhance its effectiveness.

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The overlooked subset of people who thrive after major depression

By Emma Young. More research is needed into people who experience "high functioning after depression".

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'Winter blues' study finds key to depression resilience

A new study examines the brains of people with seasonal affective disorder to examine why some people do not develop depression despite being at risk.

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Brain scans could distinguish bipolar from depression: Looking inside the brain to distinguish bipolar from depression -

New research has found that neurons deep inside the brain could hold the key to accurately diagnosing bipolar disorder and depression.

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Vagus Nerve Stimulation A 'Game Changer' For People Battling Depression - Study Finds

Clinical depression directly impacts 14 million Americans, many of whom do not get the desired results from medications or other traditional treatments. New research shows that vagus nerve stimulation could be a life-changer for people battling the mental

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Morning depression: Causes, symptoms, and how to cope

Diurnal variations are types of depression that cause symptoms to get worse at certain times of the day. Morning depression is a common diurnal variation. In this article, learn about the symptoms and risk factors for morning depression, as well as the tr

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Pilot study finds “smart drug” Aderall has limited benefits for healthy students, and may harm working memory – Re

By Emma Young. For the large numbers of students who report taking stimulants, these results suggest that they probably won’t do much to enhance their academic performance.

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A Genetic Test May Help Predict the Right Antidepressant For You

A new study shows that a genetic test can help guide doctors to the right antidepressants for treating their patients.

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The Science of How Your Diet Affects Your Mental Health

The emerging field of “nutritional psychiatry” is exploring how the food you eat can affect your risk of depression.

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Genetic Testing for Personalized Medicine Treatment

Finding the right medicine just got easier. GeneSight provides answers that can lead to a personalized medicine plan and faster response and remission for patients.

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Is Your Medicine Right for Your Metabolism? - WSJ

A drug that brings relief for some patients might cause harmful side effects in others. More genetic tests aim to help predict how people might respond to many common medications.

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B12 and the Brain

The vital vitamin might mean everything when it comes to brain health.