Psychology & Psychiatry

Reliable method detects suicidal propensity

A simple measurement of the sweat gland activity of a depressed person can determine if he or she is suicidal – with 97 per cent accuracy. Now another large clinical study confirms the correlation.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Almost half of depression in adults starts in adolesence

(Medical Xpress) -- A new study by research psychologists at Bangor and Oxford Universities show that half of adults who experience clinical depression had their first episode start in adolescence. In fact, the most common ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Routine screening for depression not recommended

Routine screening for depression in primary care patients has not been shown to be beneficial or an effective use of scarce health care resources, which would be better focused on providing more consistent treatment of 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 ...

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