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Depression

Acupuncture proven just as good as counseling for treating depression


If you or someone you know suffers from moderate to severe depression, counseling and acupuncture could be your answers to finding real relief. A new study recently published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE found that acupuncture is at least equally as effective as counseling at treating depression symptoms and that acupuncture in particular can lead to a nearly 50 percent reduction on the depression scale in just three months.

Chemical weedkillers linked to double the rate of depression in farmers


As chemical companies manufacture their own falsified studies on the safety of their weed killers, herbicides like Roundup are used liberally and without caution. The glyphosate weedkillers like Roundup are now dumped into the Earth at the rate of 900 million pounds annually, creating a toxic, chemical environment.

DO YOU SUFFER FROM DRUG RESISTANT DEPRESSION? TMS MAY HELP.


New research is showing that transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has significant benefits for many sufferers of treatment resistant major depressive disorder. At the Amen Clinics in Newport Beach, California, we have found TMS to be an effective option for many patients. Treatment of depression with TMS is effective for many people; it is safe, easy and there are virtually no side effects. Now we know that for some people whose depression doesn’t seem to be resolved with medication, supplements or psychotherapy, TMS is a viable option for long-term relief.

Brain's 'Clock' Disrupted in Depressed People


Disrupted sleep is so commonly a symptom of depression that some of the first things doctors look for in diagnosing depression are insomnia and excessive sleeping. Now, however, scientists have observed for the first time a dysfunctional body clock in the brains of people with depression.

Moronic psychiatric researchers claim a diagnosis of depression, anxiety or ADHD will help you graduate from college


Students who enter college with their formal diagnoses of mental illness in place are more likely to graduate without interruption, according to psychiatric researchers.

How meditation changes brain rhythms to sooth pain and depression


Meditation isn't only a way to relax or a throw-back to the 1960s when the Beatles first made the practice popular in the U.S. In fact, in recent years, mainstream scientists have published several studies showing that mindfulness meditation, which is centered on being aware of the present moment by focusing on the body and breath sensations, can prevent and treat depression. Meditation has also been found to help chronic pain.

A Natural, Inexpensive, Easily Accessible, Safer Treatment for Depression?


Pharmacists Planning Service [1] (PPS), a “public health, consumer, and pharmacy education” nonprofit, is petitioning [2] the FDA to change the designation of St. John’s Wort from “herbal dietary supplement status” to “behind pharmacy counter status” (BPCS)—a designation that requires pharmacist consultation—citing dangerous side effects and drug interactions.

Diet soda dramatically increases depression risk


Sweetened beverages, particularly "diet" ones, may significantly increase your risk of depression, while coffee may slightly lower it, according to a study conducted by researchers from the National Institutes of Health and due to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 65th Annual Meeting in March.