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.
- Mammalian motivation circuits: Maybe they’re born with it October 18, 2021Are animals born to seek rewards or avoid punishment? Researchers found that mice have pre-programmed neurons and circuits that process 'positive' and 'negative' stimuli. Their findings may be useful for studying neurological and psychiatric disorders in humans.
- Brain activity patterns after trauma may predict long-term mental health October 14, 2021The way a person's brain responds to stress following a traumatic event, such as a car accident, may help to predict their long-term mental health outcomes, according to new research. The study followed more than 3,000 people for up to a year after exposure to a traumatic event.
- COVID-19-related parenting stress impacted eating habits of children October 12, 2021The incredible stress parents experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic had a negative effect on the eating habits of their children, according to a new study.
- Ground-breaking trial prevents loneliness among older people during Covid pandemic October 12, 2021A simple form of talking therapy, delivered by trained support workers over the telephone, reduced loneliness in older people left isolated during the pandemic, the initial results of a new study has revealed.
- Mushroom consumption may lower risk of depression October 12, 2021Mushrooms have been making headlines due to their many health advantages. Not only do they lower one's risk of cancer and premature death, but new research also reveals that these super-foods may benefit a person's mental health.
- NIMH Workshop on Advancing Training in Suicide Prevention Clinical Care November 3, 2021NIMH will convene a workshop on November 3, 2021, and November 8, 2021, to assess the state of the science related to suicide prevention training in clinical care with the ultimate goal of preventing suicidal behavior through improved training of providers.
- NIMH Livestream Event on Seasonal Affective Disorder October 26, 2021NIMH is conducting a livestream event on seasonal affective disorder with Matthew Rudorfer, M.D., chief of the Adult Psychopharmacology, Somatic, and Integrated Treatment Research Program at NIMH.
- Macrophage Infection by HIV: Implications for Pathogenesis and Cure October 14, 2021The NIMH and the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard are conducting a virtual meeting to examine emerging data related to macrophage interactions with the immune system during HIV infection, macrophage reservoirs and approaches to their elimination, and the involvement of CNS myeloid reservoirs and associated co-morbidities.
- Brain Activity Patterns After Trauma May Predict Long-Term Mental Health October 14, 2021The way a person’s brain responds to stress following a traumatic event, such as a car accident, may help to predict their long-term mental health outcomes, according to NIMH-supported research.
- The NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: Life Through a Navajo Lens Beyond the Navajo Reservation October 12, 2021Glorinda Segay, D.B.H., will be the next guest speaker for NIMH’s Director’s Innovation Speaker Series. Dr. Segay will share her journey, her work at the Indian Health Service, and what the agency does to promote mental health among Native Americans.
- Gaps found in Alberta youth mental health services: University of Lethbridge studyA recently published University of Lethbridge study is highlighting problems in care for children and youth with serious mental health issues.
- Is Depression Linked to Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Progression? October 19, 2021No correlation was observed between symptoms of depression and abdominal aortic aneurysm progression. The post Is Depression Linked to Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Progression? appeared first on Psychiatry Advisor.
- Relapse Risk Up With Antidepressant Therapy Discontinuation October 19, 2021For patients with depression who feel well enough to discontinue antidepressant therapy, the risk for relapse is increased for those who discontinue their medication. The post Relapse Risk Up With Antidepressant Therapy Discontinuation appeared first on Psychiatry Advisor.
- Parental Depression Tied to Offspring Depression in Teen Years October 19, 2021Exposure to maternal depression during pregnancy and postpartum is strongly associated with greater offspring trajectories of depressive symptoms during adolescence. The post Parental Depression Tied to Offspring Depression in Teen Years appeared first on Psychiatry Advisor.
- Magnetic Seizure Therapy for Depression Shows Limited Benefits October 15, 2021Investigators sought to determine how magnetic seizure therapy compared against other forms of treatment in patients with treatment-resistant depression. The post Magnetic Seizure Therapy for Depression Shows Limited Benefits appeared first on Psychiatry Advisor.
- Effect of Stress Response on Functional Connectivity in Young Adults With Bipolar Disorder October 12, 2021Investigators evaluated the impact of acute psychosocial stress on changes in amygdala activation and functional connectivity among young adults with bipolar disorder. The post Effect of Stress Response on Functional Connectivity in Young Adults With Bipolar Disorder appeared first on Psychiatry Advisor.
- Global increase in depression and anxiety October 21, 2021
- Mapping global prevalence of depression among postpartum women October 20, 2021
- CSF circulation regulates depression: do not disturb the flow! October 20, 2021
- Gene expression profiling in peripheral blood lymphocytes for major depression: preliminary cues from Chinese discordant sib-pair study October 19, 2021
- Fatty acid dysregulation in the anterior cingulate cortex of depressed suicides with a history of child abuse October 18, 2021
- ’You feel like a child again!’ Would exercising at 5am make you a happier person? October 11, 2021While 99% of us are still fast asleep, members of the Win the Morning, Win the Day movement are throwing themselves into a dawn walk or swim. We join them where it all started, on a beach in HampshireA minute’s silence – a chance to listen to the wind and the waves crashing on to […]
- Study finds Covid-19 pandemic worsened mental health around the world October 8, 2021Estimated 76m extra cases of anxiety and 53m extra cases of depression during pandemic, say researchersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCases of anxiety and depression around the world increased dramatically in 2020, researchers have found, with an estimated 76m extra cases of anxiety and 53m extra cases of major depressive disorder than would […]
- One in five 15- to 24-year-olds globally ‘often feel depressed’, finds Unicef October 5, 2021Covid’s toll on mental health of children and young people laid bare in report citing fears about the future, family and lockdownsAlmost one in five 15- to 24-year-olds around the world say they often feel depressed, according to a new UN report.The children’s agency, Unicef, and Gallup conducted interviews in 21 countries during the first […]
- ‘We were witness to magic’: ex-Drones drummer Mike Noga’s posthumous swansong October 5, 2021In the lead-up to the belated release of an apocalyptic yet hopeful final album, the late musician’s family open up about his talents and strugglesIn July 2020 a jubilant Mike Noga took to social media to announce the forthcoming release of a new solo album, Open Fire. “It’s been a long time in the making […]
- Woman successfully treated for depression with electrical brain implant October 4, 2021‘Stunning’ neuroscientific advance gives hope to those with mental illness not helped with drugsA woman with severe depression has been successfully treated with an experimental brain implant in a “stunning” advance that offers hope to those with intractable mental illness.The device works by detecting patterns of brain activity linked to depression and automatically interrupting them […]