Increased levels of physical activity can significantly reduce the odds of depression, even among people who are genetically predisposed to the condition, according to a new study from Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). In a paper published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, the team reported that individuals whoRead More →

NICE, France — Depression is the strongest long-term predictor of health-related quality of life (HR-QoL), followed by generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), for patients with isolated dystonia, a new study shows. Dystonia motor severity only predicted social functioning, researchers found. Isolated dystonia is dystonia with or without tremor but without other neurologic findings. “With the pathRead More →

Sertraline, an antidepressant that doctors commonly prescribe, appears to work by reducing anxiety first and doesn’t start tackling depressive symptoms until weeks later. New research sheds fresh light on how antidepressants work. This was the main finding of a study on the use of antidepressants in primary care settings in the UnitedRead More →

Ask a patient with depression how long it takes for them to feel fully awake in the morning and you are liable to get some revealing answers. Fatigue is common in depression, and one of the causes of that fatigue is sleep inertia. Sleep inertia is a transitional state betweenRead More →

Air pollution takes a massive toll on our health. The World Health Organization links it to deadly diseases like lung cancer and stroke, and new research suggests that polluted regions see more cases of neurological disorders like depression and bipolar disorder. In the United States, scientists found counties with the worstRead More →

Fluorescent-tagged cells in the hippocampus (A), including engram cells (D). Credit: Zhang et al., JNeurosci 2019 Physical manifestations of negative memories in the hippocampus could underlie cognitive symptoms of depression, according to research in mice published in JNeurosci. Inhibiting these manifestations could be a future treatment route. Groups of neurons thatRead More →