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Combo Of Sleep Apnea And Insomnia Linked To Depression In Men

Combo Of Sleep Apnea And Insomnia Linked To Depression In Men

Men with both obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia are much more likely to have depression symptoms compared to men with either sleep disorder alone, suggests a recent Australian study. The depression symptoms also seem to be worse for men who have both apnea and insomnia compared to men with depression but without this combination of sleep problems, the authors report in the journal Respirology. “Obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia are the two most common sleep disorders and can occur together…

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The Simple Treatment That Beats Antidepressants

The Simple Treatment That Beats Antidepressants

Two-thirds of people with major depression were no longer depressed after this treatment. A brisk walk three times a week can actually beat antidepressant medication in treating major depression, research finds. The results come from a study on three groups of elderly people with major depressive disorder. One group were given the exercise, another given antidepressant medication and the third both. The results showed that all three groups improved the same amount. Professor James Blumenthal, the study’s first author, said:…

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The Natural Dietary Add-On Found To Treat Depression

The Natural Dietary Add-On Found To Treat Depression

64% of depression and anxiety patients saw reductions in their symptoms. Probiotics relieve the symptoms of depression, as well as helping with digestion problems, a new study finds. The research was carried out on people with irritable bowel syndrome who were also depressed. Twice as many reported improvements in depression symptoms if they took a specific probiotic. Dr Premysl Bercik, senior study author, said: “This study shows that consumption of a specific probiotic can improve both gut symptoms and psychological…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Believing you’ve slept well, even when you haven’t, improves performance. Drinking cold water actually causes your body to burn calories, as it uses energy to warm it up to body temperature.   When feeling depressed, do some cleaning. About 80% of all cats are infected with Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite that can cause depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia in humans. Happy Friday!  source:   factualfacts.com   https://twitter.com/Fact   @Fact

Probiotic Use Linked to Improved Symptoms of Depression

Probiotic Use Linked to Improved Symptoms of Depression

A new study is the first to show improved depression scores with a probiotic. It adds to the whole field of microbiota-gut-brain axis, providing evidence that bacteria affect behavior. Probiotics may relieve symptoms of depression, as well as help gastrointestinal upset, research from McMaster University has found. In a study published in the medical journal Gastroenterology, researchers of the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute found that twice as many adults with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) reported improvements from co-existing…

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Experts Urge Huge Expansion of Online Therapy For Mental Illness

Experts Urge Huge Expansion of Online Therapy For Mental Illness

A “massive and growing” mental health burden across the world can only be tackled successfully with a major expansion of online psychiatric resources such as virtual clinics and web-based psychotherapies, specialists said on Tuesday. With resources tight and the global mental health system only serving around 10 percent of patients even now, specialists speaking at the European Congress on Psychiatry (ECP) said the web is the only option for significant extra treatment capacity. The World Health Organization (WHO) said last…

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The Number 1 Cause of Ill Health Worldwide

The Number 1 Cause of Ill Health Worldwide

Depression is the leading cause of disability and ill health worldwide. There are over 300 million living with depression around the world. This represents an increase of 18% between 2005 and 2015, according to figures put out by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Almost 50% of people who are depressed do not get any treatment, even in high-income countries. Two important reasons are: Lack of support for people with mental health problems, and stigma. The WHO is currently running a…

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Trauma Symptoms, Causes and Effects

Trauma Symptoms, Causes and Effects

Trauma is defined by the American Psychological Association (APA) as the emotional response someone has to an extremely negative event. While trauma is a normal reaction to a horrible event, the effects can be so severe that they interfere with an individual’s ability to live a normal life. In a case such as this, help may be needed to treat the stress and dysfunction caused by the traumatic event and to restore the individual to a state of emotional well-being….

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This Simple Realisation Linked To 80% Depression Recovery

This Simple Realisation Linked To 80% Depression Recovery

Six months later, 80% had recovered from depression, researchers found. Rumination — thinking about the causes and consequences of depressing events — is common in depression. However, simply realising that you don’t have to ruminate can be liberating, new research suggests. When people learned to reduce how much they ruminated, 80% had recovered after six months (including 10 weeks of therapy). Professor Roger Hagen, who led the research, said: “Anxiety and depression give rise to difficult and painful negative thoughts….

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What is BDNF and What Does it Do?

What is BDNF and What Does it Do?

BDNF, or brain-derived neurotrophic factor, is a protein produced inside nerve cells.  The reason why it is so important to a healthy brain is because it serves as Miracle-Gro for the brain, essentially fertilizing brain cells to keep them functioning and growing, as well as propelling the growth of new neurons. Although neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin are important in helping the brain function because they carry the signals of neurons, the protein BDNF build and maintain the brain circuits…

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