Depression

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Sep 25, 2008
Scientists found that antidepressants may lower men's chances of becoming a father, since they were found to harm sperm.
The study published in New Scientists magazine revealed that drug paroxetine, usually prescribed for treating depression may actually contribute to worse sperm quality.

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Feb 25, 2009
Pregnancy is associated with feelings of happiness and excitement, but for some moms-to-be pregnancy can become one of the most difficult times. Depression affects around 10 to 30 percent of pregnant women, though the percentage of depressed pregnant women can be higher due to the fact that most of them hesitate to report about this problem to their health care professional.

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Mar 14, 2008
Scientists developed a way to diagnose depression quickly and determine if antidepressants are efficient with a help of blood test.

Mark Rasenick and his colleagues at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine conducted a study, including 16 people diagnosed with depression who committed suicide and compared the results with the brains of dead people who did not had any psychiatric disorders.

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Jan 10, 2008
German researchers found that smoking is linked to higher risk of committing suicide. The study was based on data of 3,021 people aged 14-24, living in Munich, who were interviewed since 1995. Almost 25 percent of the respondents were non-smokers, 40 percent smoked occasionally, 17 percent were non-dependent smokers and 19 percent claimed to be addictive to smoking.

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Feb 04, 2009
Depression is a serious condition that negatively affects its sufferers in many ways. People suffering from depression often cannot express their feelings and find it difficult to work properly or communicate with their family and friends. It is very important for the depressed person to get help as soon as possible to find the appropriate treatment. Nowadays depression can be treated with a number of medications as well as using psychological methods. In some cases natural antidepressants can become an alternative to medications or can be used as an additional treatment option.

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Jun 16, 2008
Scientists had found that a hormone released when you feel hungry has an antidepressant effect.

Ghrelin is a hormone that signals about feeling of hunger, moving from the stomach to the brain. Blocking the response of the body to ghrelin is one of the common weight loss methods. However, as the findings indicate, this method may have an unwanted side effect, causing depression or other mood fluctuations.

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Apr 23, 2010
Women, who report about decreased sex drive, may need to reconsider taking antidepressants and the birth control pills, a new research suggests.

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Sep 18, 2007

Apparently both men and women have different reactions to the same biochemical manipulation. One of the most spread and most studied mental disorders is considered to be major depressive disorder (MDD).

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Oct 16, 2010
Do you struggle to leave your bed in the morning, especially on those dark winter months and feel tired or blue even after waking up? Many people, who experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), live with the feeling of depression and fatigue, sleep problems and low energy.

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May 24, 2010
A pill dubbed as female Viagra was found to be effective in improving woman's sex drive.
Flibanserin was initially developed as a drug for the treatment of depression, but clinical trials revealed surprising side effect.

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Dec 06, 2007
Canadian researchers found that babies born with low weight may be be prone to develop depression later in their life. Ian Colman, leading author of Alberta's School of Public Health in Edmonton and reserchers at the University of Cambridge and University College London have found that weight birth of the babies can affect their mental health predisposing them to depression.

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Aug 22, 2007
A recent study, performed by American researchers that examined behavior, heart disease, as well as mortality in marriage, found that a woman's health can be seriously affected if she suffers in silence.






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Jan 24, 2012
he new robot developed by Japanese inventors is meant to cure the feelings of loneliness and depression in older people.

Babyloid was designed to look like a baby that requires your attention, reacting to movement, temperature, pressure and light. The cute robot interacts with you by crying or laughing, depending on the environment with the help of sensors.

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Dec 15, 2011
We wear sunglasses to protect our eyes from UV light that may damage our eye health. But innovative sunglasses that let the light shine into your eyes are meant for a different purpose. Sequinetic sunglasses is a useful gadget for those who suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder) or winter blues that makes us feel depressed during certain seasons.

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Nov 10, 2011
Do winter blues make you feel miserable? In fact SAD, the seasonal affective disorder affects millions of people around the world.

The new health gadget by Valkee company was developed to help you cope with those moods swings and depression associated with SAD. The device is a brain stimulation headset that beams light right into your ear canals and into your mind.

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Dec 03, 2008
People suffering from depression are more inclined to accumulate fat in the abdominal area, which is associated with a number of health risks such as cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, breast cancer and others, study says.