Current Research on Depression from around the World

There are more than 264 million people of all ages who suffer from depression, The World Health Organization (WHO) reports in its Depression Fact Sheet. According to the WHO, the mental disorder is a leading cause of disability around the world and a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease.

You’ll find on this page latest news about current research on depression.

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  • Antidepressant Use May Aid Outcomes in Depression and Diabetes July 30, 2021
    Regular antidepressant use is associated with a lower risk for diabetes complications among adults with depression and newly treated diabetes. The post Antidepressant Use May Aid Outcomes in Depression and Diabetes appeared first on Psychiatry Advisor.
  • Eye Warming Masks Improve Ocular Surface, Depression Symptoms July 15, 2021
    A study shows how masks designed to alleviate ocular stress can also help manage mental health. The post Eye Warming Masks Improve Ocular Surface, Depression Symptoms appeared first on Psychiatry Advisor.
  • Self-Reported Symptoms of Depression Increase After Recovery From an Acute COVID-19 Infection July 12, 2021
    With depressive symptoms rising after an acute COVID-19 infection, study researchers looked at whether these symptoms are a consequence of stress associated with COVID or, do they reflect more specific sequelae associated with the pathophysiology of the illness. The post Self-Reported Symptoms of Depression Increase After Recovery From an Acute COVID-19 Infection appeared first on […]
  • Evaluating Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Technologies: Deep vs Traditional July 9, 2021
    Patients with depression can live with symptoms for a long period of time before finding an option that works. One possibility for patients who are unable to find relief through pharmacology is transcranial magnetic stimulation. An expert offers his view on this form of treatment. The post Evaluating Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Technologies: Deep vs Traditional […]
  • Effects of Comorbid Major Depressive Disorder and Heart Failure on Mortality June 30, 2021
    The researchers studied the effect of major depressive disorder on patients with heart failure with preserved and reduced ejection fraction. The post Effects of Comorbid Major Depressive Disorder and Heart Failure on Mortality appeared first on Psychiatry Advisor.
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  • Revealed: the secret trauma that inspired German literary giant July 31, 2021
    WG Sebald’s writing on the Holocaust was driven by the anger and distress he felt over his father’s service in Hitler’s armyHis books are saturated with despair. Over and over again, his emotionally traumatised characters are caught – inescapably – in plots that doom them to a life of anguish. Often, they kill themselves.Now, the […]
  • Good practice in the treatment of mental illness | Letters July 21, 2021
    A lack of note-taking is not always a red flag in therapy, writes Dr Helen Damon, and Ruth Medhurst says that the terminology around illness is totally outdated Your article (‘It was devastating’: what happens when therapy makes things worse?, 17 July) lists several “red flags” that indicate a therapist is unprofessional, including never taking […]
  • English coastal towns have some of country’s worst health, report says July 20, 2021
    Prof Chris Whitty’s report finds resorts have low life expectancy and high concentrations of chronic diseaseStriking beaches and fresh sea air may make coastal towns some of England’s most desirable places – but their attractiveness hides some of the country’s poorest health outcomes, which leave many residents “old before their time,” according to a report […]
  • Chris Packham reveals wish to have ashes scattered with those of his dogs July 20, 2021
    Naturalist tells the Radio Times of how his pets Itchy and Scratchy helped him cope with depressionChris Packham has revealed he would like to be cremated when he dies and have his ashes mixed with those of his poodles before being scattered in a woodland.The naturalist told the Radio Times that his love for his […]
  • You’re never too old to find the joys in life | Letter July 15, 2021
    At 89, Margaret Spivey is still discovering new interests and hobbies – and has lots of stories to tellThe letters on depression in older people (9 July), especially David Head’s, touched me personally. I am an 89-year-old widow living alone, with my children overseas, siblings dead, and other relatives out of reach. I do not […]