Psychological distress may aggravate cancer risk, says study

Psychological distress may aggravate cancer risk, says study

A new study carried out by a joint team of researchers from University College London (UCL), Edinburgh University, and University of Sydney helps examine the relationship between psychological distress and causes of cancer and its advancement. Read more

Seriously depressed people may show signs of brain aging: Study

Seriously depressed people may show signs of brain aging: Study

The myth that depression is nothing but brief spells of sadness which dissolve with time only add to the overwhelming feeling of pain and misery. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. Those suffering from severe bouts of depression complain of their minds being stuck in a dark hole for prolonged periods. A recent study, titled “Accelerated aging of the putamen in patients with major depressive disorder,” has revealed that people with MDD may exhibit accelerated aging of brain structures like putamen. Read more

Liver problems in young adults can cause depression

Liver problems in young adults can cause depression

Depression is a major mental disorder among teens and young adults in the United States. According to a 2015 survey by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), roughly 3 million adolescents aged 12 to 17 in the U.S. (12.5 percent) had at least one major depressive episode in 2014. Various factors, including biological and genetic, can be responsible for depression. Read more

Discovery of a brain pathway may help with more effective treatment for depression

Discovery of a brain pathway may help with more effective treatment for depression

Not all antidepressants are effective in alleviating depression, thus, necessitating the need to look for alternative ways to treat depression. Most antidepressants activate adult hippocampal neurogenesis, but the factors responsible for growth and development of tissue coupled with modulation in behavior still need clarity. Read more