Depression Archive

Eating trans-fats and saturated fats increase the risk of suffering depression, and olive oil protects against this mental disorder, according to research from the universities of Navarra and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The relation between types of dietary fat and depression was confirmed after studying 12,059 SUN Project volunteers over the course of six […] – A new study of older adults has linked increased intakes of vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 – especially through dietary supplements – with less risk of developing depression over time. Using data gathered on older adult residents living in neighborhoods located in Chicago‚Äôs south side, researchers at Rush University have discovered that inadequate […]

The response time to antidepressants, such as Prozac (fluoxetine), is around three weeks. How can we explain this? The adaptation mechanisms of the neurons to antidepressants has, until now, remained enigmatic. Research, published this week by the teams of Odile Kellermann and of Jean-Marie Launay, sheds new light on the mechanisms of action of these […]

S-adenosyl methionine (SAM-e), an over-the-counter dietary supplement, can be an effective, relatively well-tolerated, adjunctive treatment for adults with major depression who do not respond initially to their treatment with antidepressant medication, according to a new study conducted by investigators at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. SAM-e is a naturally occurring, sulfur-containing amino acid […]

Yoga may be superior to other forms of exercise in its positive effect on mood and anxiety, according to researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). The findings, which appear on-line at Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, is the first to demonstrate an association between yoga postures, increased GABA levels and decreased anxiety. […]

Most people know that high cholesterol levels place them at increased risk for heart disease and stroke. Prior research has shown that particular types of strokes contribute to one’s risk for depression, and that abnormal blood lipid levels can increase the risk of depression in the elderly. However, new findings by French researchers, published in […]