Treatment Of Depression

Opportunities remain for effective and long-term treatments for bipolar depression

Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder characterized by periods of mania and depression. The current bipolar disorder treatment landscape includes a large number of established products that can effectively manage acute manic symptoms and reduce the frequency of relapses. The most consistently unmet clinical need highlighted by Key Opinion Leaders …

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Combining active ingredients to treat depression following COVID-19

WHO has called for a comprehensive societal approach to promote mental health in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 1 WHOMental health preparedness and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tackling poverty, conflict and abuse have the potential to prevent and alleviate poor mental health, but such a broad position fails …

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Is there any science in shirodhara?

How effective are Ayurvedic therapies? Is there a scientific basis for them? Research at IIT Madras looked at Ayurvedic relaxation therapy shirodhara, which is recommended for patients with stress (depression or anxiety or hypertension), insomnia, headaches, and several types of psychosis. Treatment involves the low velocity impact of a medicinal …

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Bowel cancer patients at high risk of clinica

A new study has found the prevalence of depression in patients with bowel cancer for up to five years after surgery to treat their cancer. More than a third of the patients suffered from clinically significant depression during the study, with one in seven still showing symptoms five years after …

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How light therapy can help with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) – Cleveland Clinic

Winter months can mean snowball fights, hot chocolate, and holiday decorations, but they also mean less sunshine. And less sunlight can lead to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is now known as major depressive disorder with a seasonal pattern. The Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on …

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Researchers develop treatment model for HIV / AIDS and depression

With a shortage of mental health professionals, an international team has trained nurses to treat clinically depressed HIV-positive people in South Africa. Today, people living with HIV / AIDS can stay healthy if they are able to follow routine care and take drugs that reduce their virus to undetectable levels. …

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Blood Test Brings New Hope to People with Depression and Bipolar | Mental health news

A blood test using RNA markers offers new hope for people with mood disorders such as depression in what could be a significant breakthrough in diagnosing mental health problems. A team from Indiana University School of Medicine launched the blood test in April, saying it was psychiatry’s very first biological …

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CBT: stop your negative self-talk and reframe your thoughts with this therapy

It is the basis of cognitive behavioral therapy, which burst onto the psychological scene in the 1960s and has garnered accolades ever since. It may not be for everyone. Therapists typically assign “homework” which requires active participation on the part of the client and does not address underlying issues such …

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Coping with seasonal affective disorder during another pandemic winter

Share on PinterestAs another pandemic winter approaches, seasonal affective disorder is once again made worse by anxiety over COVID-19. Elizaveta Tomashevska / Getty Images Colder, darker days mean that many Americans are starting to feel the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. As we head into another pandemic winter, …

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Study confirms the safety of electroconvulsive therapy for treating mental disorders

Safety concerns associated with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) are not justified, according to a new study conducted in Frontiers in Psychology. Partly due to historical misuse and cinematic representations such as in Flight over a cuckoo’s nest, physicians and patients have been reluctant to use this approach. But there is ample …

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