Probiotics improve depression symptoms

Your body is a diverse network of cells that all work together to create life. However, this would be impossible to do alone, as we harbor millions of bacteria in our intestinal system that help us break down and digest food. Called “probiotics,” these organisms have been found to not only relieve gastrointestinal upset but here to read more

Recent study evaluates yoga as part of depression treatment

Depression can take a huge toll on a person’s life. It differs from occasional sadness as it is persistent, preventing you from experiencing enjoyment at all times. Chronic cases of depression can even manifest as physical symptoms such as frequent back pain or constant headaches. While anti-depressive medication can be an effective treatment, there are here to read more

Depression and schizophrenia may be detected early on with blood test

During the early stages of schizophrenia and depression, doctors often have a difficult time distinguishing between the two mental health disorders. The good news is that doctors may now be steps closer to be diagnosing depression and schizophrenia with the use of a blood test. Coauthor of the study Dr. Handan Gunduz-Bruce explained, “This is here to read more

Regular yoga may reduce symptoms of depression

Those who suffer from depression may find better relief of their symptoms on a yoga mat, according to a new study from Boston University Medical Center. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a chronic, recurrent, and disabling condition that is prevalent worldwide and is responsible for more years lost to disability than any other disease. As here to read more

Fatigue linked to stroke recovery

Nearly half of the individuals who suffer from a stroke also experience fatigue as a side effect in the days after. These findings are according to a recent study published in the journal Clinical Rehabilitation, which provides the most accurate glimpse of the connection between stroke and fatigue in recent years. While stroke survivors have here to read more

Depression and cognitive ability can be improved with speed training in elderly

New research from Tohoku University shows that depression and cognitive ability can be improved in the elderly through the use of speed training. Researchers from the university have developed a tablet PC based processing speed training game (PSTG) that targets processing speed and inhibition among seniors. When played regularly, the game has been shown to here to read more

Depression-related cognitive problems in older adults improved by playing video games

Cognitive problems in older adults brought on by depression may be improved by playing video games. Researcher Patricia Areán explained, “We found that moderately depressed people do better with apps like this because they address or treat correlates of depression.” The study enrolled older adults diagnosed with late-life depression into a treatment trial where they here to read more

Depression and chronic fatigue syndrome: How are they linked?

Depression and chronic fatigue syndrome, although different, may actually be linked. In both conditions, the patient will feel extremely fatigued, regardless of the sleep quality the night before. It is possible that a patient may have depression and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) simultaneously, or mistake one condition for the other. It’s important to recognize the here to read more

Social media good for mental health but may lead to depression

Social media may be good for mental health, but may also lead to depression, according to research findings. The researchers reviewed 70 studies that examined the relationship between social networking and depression, anxiety, and well-being. The review demonstrated that social media is an effective way of staying connected with others. It also may be a here to read more

Depression update 2016: Parkinson’s disease, heart disease risk, heart failure patients, yoga

This weekend health news round-up focuses on depression and surrounding and related topics. Below you will find topics which discuss Parkinson’s disease and depression, Heart disease and depression, heart failure and depression, and yoga benefits for depression. Parkinson’s disease risk may triple with depression: Study Parkinson’s disease risk may triple with depression. Study author Albert here to read more

Severe depression and anxiety can be lowered with yoga breathing exercises: Study

Millions of Americans suffer from severe depression or anxiety, and while some people have turned to antidepressants to help quell the symptoms, we have learned that yoga breathing exercises can be effective for some people. Antidepressants were discovered by accident back in the 1950s when scientists were searching for a schizophrenia treatment. They found that here to read more

In multiple sclerosis women, yoga and aquatic exercises reduce fatigue, depression, and paresthesia

In women with multiple sclerosis (MS), yoga and aquatic exercises help reduce fatigue, depression, and paresthesia. The researchers examined the effects of aquatic exercise and yoga on fatigue and depression among multiple sclerosis female patients. The 54 participants were randomly assigned to either yoga, aquatic exercise, or non-exercise control group, with no changes in their here to read more