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  • Preschoolers and Depression
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    Depression Can Start by Preschool Age

    A new report published in the American Journal of Psychiatry has found that depression in children can start by preschool age. According to researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, preschoolers who are depressed are two and a half times more likely to continue to experience symptoms in elementary and middle school. The study included […] More

  • Vitamin D Supplements and Depression
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    Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Reduce Depression

    Because previous studies have suggested that vitamin D deficiency may cause depression, other studies have proposed that using vitamin D supplements to increase vitamin D levels may help reduce depressive symptoms. However, new research published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine found no evidence that vitamin D supplements help reduce depression. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble […] More

  • Depressed Man
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    Coronary Heart Disease Linked to Depression

    Depression is a serious medical disorder characterized by a pervasive and persistent low mood that is accompanied by low self-esteem and by a loss of interest or pleasure in normally enjoyable activities. Now a new study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology links depression as a risk for coronary heart disease (CHD). Coronary […] More

  • Diabetes Blood Sugar Testing
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    Diabetes Linked to Depression and Impulse Control Disorders Including Binge-Eating and Bulimia

    Depression and impulse control disorders such as eating disorders like binge-eating and bulimia are risk factors for diabetes, suggests a new study led by Dr, Peter de Jonge — Interdisciplinary Center for Psychopathology and Emotion Regulation, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Netherlands — as published in Diabetologia, the journal of The European Association […] More

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    Antidepressants: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Risk Categories

    Which antidepressant medications are safe to take during pregnancy? Which antidepressant medications are safe to take while breastfeeding? In general, antidepressants are considered safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding because the effects on an infant of untreated depression in the mother are significant and hazardous. The effects of antidepressant medications are usually less hazardous […] More

  • Stay-at-Home Mom
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    Stay-at-Home Moms More Likely to Be Depressed According to Gallup Poll

    As a stay-at-home work-from-home dad, I fully understand that being a stay-at-home mom is not an easy job between all of the diaper changes, feedings, random crying sessions, and other fussiness, but a new study by the team at Gallup finds that the exhaustion and loneliness associated with the stay-at-home role could actually be leading to increased […] More