Psychology & Psychiatry

How depression may compound risk of type 2 diabetes

Depression may compound the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in people with such early warning signs of metabolic disease as obesity, high blood pressure and unhealthy cholesterol levels, according to researchers from McGill ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Patients with recurrent depression have smaller hippocampi

The brains of people with recurrent depression have a significantly smaller hippocampus - the part of the brain most associated with forming new memories - than healthy individuals, a new global study of nearly 9,000 people ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers identify DNA region linked to depression

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and King's College London have independently identified DNA on chromosome 3 that appears to be related to depression.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Meditation provides hope for people with depression

(PhysOrg.com) -- People with severe and recurrent depression could benefit from a new form of therapy that combines ancient forms of meditation with modern cognitive behaviour therapy, early-stage research by Oxford University ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Depression common in U.S., women hit hardest

(HealthDay)—Nearly one in 10 U.S. adults has depression, and the rate is almost twice as high for women as men, health officials say.

Oncology & Cancer

Many cancer survivors experience financial burdens

An analysis of US data from 2011 indicates that nearly 29 percent of cancer survivors are financially burdened as a result of their cancer diagnosis and/or treatment. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Organized self-management support eases chronic depression

How to reach people with chronic or recurrent depression? In a randomized trial, they benefited from a self-management support service that included regular outreach care management and a self-care group with a combined behavioral ...

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