Scientists have identified dozens of genes that could increase the risk of developing depression in a major new study which could pave the way for more effective treatments. Read more here.
Interesting and very relatable essay on the struggle to combat depression and the anxiety’s associated with trying to change something that is such an indelible aspect of who you are. Read it here.
Sage Therapeutics said in a release that 64 percent of patients achieved Major Depression Disorder remission using the SAGE-217 drug in the 15th day of treatment. Read the article here.
A helpful summary of the signs, symptoms and some possible treatments for the most prevalent forms of depression. Read it here.
This article in the Columbian Health Reporter details Todd Walker’s, a middle aged man suffering from major depressive disorder, experience with FDA-approved transcranial magnetic stimulation. Read the article here.
Blogger Therese Borchard writes, “The harder you try, the more negative things can get. A study published in August 2007 in The Journal of Neuroscience showed that there was a breakdown in normal patterns of emotional processing that prevented depressed and anxious people from suppressing negative emotions. In fact, the more they tried, the more they activated the fear center of their brain — the amygdala — which fed them more negative messages.” Read the Blog
Any new drug that might work faster and have fewer side effects is jumped on by researchers and clinicians alike. The latest drug, heralded by some as a new wonder drug for depression, is ketamine. But should we roll out it out as a fix for depression? Read the News