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Depression

Inflammation can cause depression

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

Teen girls dance away the blues

Depressed and worried teenage girls felt better after a few months of dance classes, without any help from psychologists.

Depression is predictable

Why are some people more vulnerable to depression than others? The short variant of a gene combined with stressful events may trigger a depressive episode.

Mindfulness helps against anxiety and depression

Mindfulness is the great buzz word in women’s magazines and self-development books. New research shows that mindfulness actually works, provided that it’s “done correctly”.

Stress-coping strategies can save teens from becoming suicidal

A clear link between suicide attempts and task-oriented coping was found in a new study that followed suicidal and nonsuicidal teenagers into early adulthood.

Mindfulness helps cancer patients

New research shows that mindfulness-based therapy can effectively reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression in cancer patients.

How stress can cause depression

Studies with rats and humans reveal how chronic stress can result in a depression.

Poor sleep linked to premature death

People with sleeping problems have poorer health and a shorter life expectancy. Research indicates that poor sleep is a problem to be taken seriously.

Mentally ill have greater risk of suicide

Patients suffering from schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder have a risk of suicide that is ten times greater than the general public’s, says a new report.

Violent knights feared posttraumatic stress

Knights in the Middle Ages were not the brutal and merciless killing machines depicted on film. New research draws a different picture of the medieval military elite.