Depression Speeds Aging In The Elderly

Depression Speeds Aging

Major depression is not only psychologically crippling but can also age a person’s body on a cellular level. That’s the conclusion of a new study that examined blood samples from more than 2,400 people with and without depression. Researchers at the Free University of Amsterdam measured the length of telomeres, the small caps at the ends of chromosomes that protect […]

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Medications Could Make You Depressed

Medications Could Make You Depressed

Some of the medications that you are taking may be causing you to have depression.  About a third of adults taking medications may not be aware of this problem and consequences.  It may be a minor symptom in some, but it also can be a serious problem in others.  Medications for blood pressure, antacids, painkillers, and contraceptives are not prescribed […]

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Depressed? Blame the heavens

Scientists have long laughed at astrology’s underlying premise—that celestial events can influence human emotions and behavior. But a series of new studies has produced evidence that at least one kind of astronomical event—solar flares—may, in fact, affect human beings. Periodically, the sun erupts with large storms that hurl waves of electromagnetically charged particles into space, altering Earth’s own magnetic field. […]

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Too much sleep leads to poor health

We all know about the dangers of sleep deprivation, which has been linked to obesity, memory problems, and even early death. But a new study shows that a surprisingly large proportion of Americans are getting too much sleep, and that carries its own health risks, MyHealthNewsDaily.com reports. In surveys that asked participants to record how they spent their time in […]

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Teens and Sleep Deprivation

Teens and Sleep Deprivation

Teens that suffer from sleep deprivation may have the tendency to lose interest in school activities, get poor grades, may not be able to concentrate, anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide, and may also get involved in more drowsy-driving accidents.  In a survey the National Sleep Foundation found that 87% of students were not getting the recommended sleep time of between […]

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ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION IN TEENS

ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION IN TEENS

Teenagers in America are facing an epidemic of anxiety and depression.  When freshmen were asked, they said that they feel overwhelmed with all the studying and work that they must accomplish.  Most teens feel that they need to be perfect because they see it all the time on Social Media. This has increased from 2011 to 2018, hospitals have also […]

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Guatemala: A nation in the grip of depression

Guatemalans are suffering from “an epidemic of chronic pessimism,” said Jose J. Camacho. We all seem to agree that “everything is bad, nothing is certain, everyone has a price, and something evil lurks behind every good deed.” The media fuel these perceptions by covering every new incidence of violence exhaustively, lavishing special attention on the most frightening and lurid details […]

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A depression breakthrough

A hallucinatory party drug could point the way to the first new treatments for depression in a generation. Scientists have discovered that ketamine (“Special K”), which club-goers take for dream-like highs, also improves mood disorders by repairing damaged connections in the brain. What’s more, ketamine works within hours as opposed to weeks— even for people whose mood disorders have proved […]

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