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Depression

Infections may cause depression

New study establishes a link between infections and mental health. If you have had a severe infection, your risk of suffering e.g. a depression increases by 62 percent.

Electroshock tames serious depression

A Swedish study shows 80 percent of patients improve with the use of longer-term electroconvulsive therapy.

Perception(s) of depression

Stories about depression are abundant in the news. Headlines such as ‘The Danes are popping pills like candy’ or ‘Depression is still a taboo’ are common in the daily papers. But where are the nuances and why do we care to read the same stories again and again?

Cause of depression still eludes us, says neuroscientist

Almost 500.000 Danes suffer from depression. We don't know why they are sick and we give them medicine to treat symptoms not causes, says neuroscientist.

Scientist: Antidepressants cause addiction

A Danish meta-analysis claims antidepressants lead to addiction but the study’s result is met with serious reservations.

The depression work-out

Can physical exercise be used as a way to reduce depression? A new analysis answers yes, but mainly for people with mild or moderate depression.

Why exercise gets on your nerves

It’s not only the muscles that experience fatigue during exercise. It happens to our nerve cells too. New study uncovers the dual role of serotonin.

Faulty braking system leads to depression

New rat study reveals that the brains of depressive people are incapable of controlling the activity in certain brain areas – the innate braking system doesn’t work. The discovery could lead to new types of antidepressants.

Beating the winter blues

The lack of sufficient daylight in northern climes makes many tired and depressed. But don’t worry, researchers have come up with ways to counteract the winter blues.

Inflammation can cause depression

Inflammation in the body gives a two- to threefold risk of depression.