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Depression in Pregnancy may ‘Age’ Children’s Brains

Higher levels of maternal depressive symptoms prenatally and postpartum have been linked to the thinning of the cerebral cortex in young children, new research shows. The findings suggest that maternal depression in pregnancy could adversely affect a child’s brain development, underscoring the importance … Continue reading

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Anxiety and Depression Caused by Childhood Bullying Decline Over Time

A JAMA Psychiatry study reports the detrimental effect of childhood bullying decreases over time. A new UCL-led study has provided the strongest evidence to date that exposure to bullying causes mental health issues such as anxiety years later. The study, published … Continue reading

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Brain Development Altered by Early Childhood Depression

The brains of children who suffer clinical depression as preschoolers develop abnormally, compared with the brains of preschoolers unaffected by the disorder, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Their gray matter — tissue … Continue reading

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Depressed Children Respond Differently to Rewards than other Kids

According to a new study, clinically depressed children show a blunted response to reward compared to those who were not depressed. Brains react less robustly to success, rewards. For many children, December often is linked to presents and excitement, but when a … Continue reading

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Triggering Resilience to Depression

Researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York have reversed depression-like behaviors in mice in an unexpected way. Rather than silencing the hyperactive neurons that triggered the rodents’ symptoms, the team boosted their activity even further. This … Continue reading

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La evolución y los desórdenes psiquiátricos

La depresión solía tener una función adaptativa en la banda de homínidos, que se pierde en la gran ciudad, y termina volviéndose una enfermedad crónica. La depresión es una adaptación biopsicológica que evolucionó en los primates sociales, y que está … Continue reading

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A lonely heart can make you sick

Newly divorced middle aged women are more vulnerable to contract HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, according to Christopher Coleman, PhD, MPH, RN, associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, because they tend to let their guard … Continue reading

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Training in ‘concrete thinking’ can be self-help treatment for depression, study suggests

New research provides the first evidence that depression can be treated by only targeting an individual’s style of thinking through repeated mental exercises in an approach called cognitive bias modification. The study suggests an innovative psychological treatment called ‘concreteness training’ … Continue reading

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