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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  • Is Depression Linked to Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Progression? October 19, 2021
    No 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, 2021
    For 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, 2021
    Exposure 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, 2021
    Investigators 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, 2021
    Investigators 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.
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  • ’You feel like a child again!’ Would exercising at 5am make you a happier person? October 11, 2021
    While 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, 2021
    Estimated 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, 2021
    Covid’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, 2021
    In 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 […]