Tag Archives: Depression

Depression

Depression is a serious but treatable medical condition that affects how a person feels, thinks, and acts. Though typically characterized by feelings of sadness, depression symptoms may appear as irritability or apathy. Tasks that seemed to be easy before may take longer because of lack of concentration. Sometimes other illnesses or medications can cause or… Read More »

Symptoms of depression who

Simon G, et al. There is also evidence that those who abuse opioid painkillers are at greater risk for depression. Related Antidepressant withdrawal: Is there such a thing? Depression is among the most treatable of mental disorders. Harvard Health Publishing. Mayo Clinic. Winter depression, typically accompanied by social withdrawal, increased sleep, and weight gain, predictably… Read More »

Screening for Menopausal Depression: Are We Doing Enough?

Recent studies suggest that the burden of menopausal symptoms is greater than generally perceived.  About 80% of women experience vasomotor symptoms (VMS) – hot flashes and night sweats — as they transition into the menopause phase.  For many, the symptoms are manageable; however, a significant proportion of midlife women experience menopausal symptoms that negatively affect… Read More »

Medical News Today: Researchers close in on a new depression mechanism

One key characteristic of clinical depression is anhedonia, the complete lack of pleasure in things and activities that used to be rewarding. A new study in rats has now uncovered an important biological factor that contributes to this state. Researchers have found a new ‘key player’ in depression, and the discovery could lead to therapies… Read More »