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Study links depression to low blood levels of acetyl-L-carnitine

People with depression have low blood levels of a substance called acetyl-L-carnitine, according to a Stanford University School of Medicine scientist and her collaborators in a...

Childhood Depression May Lead to Heart Disease by Teen Years

Children with depression are more likely to be obese, smoke and be inactive, and can show the effects of heart disease as early as...

Exercise Improves Depression In Parkinson’s

A new study by a movement disorder neurologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that depression improved among patients with Parkinson’s...
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Positive emotion influences a depressive-to-happy state and increases life satisfaction

By combining the experience of self-reported positive and negative emotions among 1,400 US-residents, researchers created four affective profiles which they then used to discern...

Not so blue? Study suggests many Americans less depressed

Fewer Americans may be feeling the blues, with rates of depression in people over 50 on the decline, according to a new University of...

Vitamin D cuts blood pressure, depression in women with diabetes

In women who have type 2 diabetes and show signs of depression, vitamin D supplements significantly lowered blood pressure and improved their moods, according...

Depression indicators predict work disabilty more than disease

Data presented today at EULAR 2013, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism, demonstrate that indicators of depression are stronger predictors of...

Anesthetic for depression? Mayo study finds low-dose ketamine effective

Low-dose intravenous infusions of ketamine, a general anesthetic used in minor surgeries, given over a long period are an effective treatment for depression, Mayo...

Depression linked to telomere enzyme, aging, chronic disease

The first symptoms of major depression may be behavioral, but the common mental illness is based in biology — and not limited to the...

Circadian clock rhythms altered in depression

UC Irvine Health researchers have helped discover that genes controlling circadian clock rhythms are profoundly altered in the brains of people with severe depression....

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