Tag Archives: DEPRESSION


Healthier diet may help lift depression symptoms

10 October, 2019 8:39 pm 8:39 pm

CANBERRA (Reuters ) – Young adults who eat poorly and feel blue might be able to perk themselves up by switching to a healthier diet, a small study suggests. In a randomized trial, men and women aged 17-35 in Australia who switched to a healthier diet had fewer depression symptoms after three weeks. And those … Read More

Social media linked to higher risk of depression in teen girls

01 January, 2019 9:38 am 9:38 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Teenage girls are twice as likely as boys to show depressive symptoms linked to social media use – mainly due to online harassment and disturbed sleep, as well as poor body image and lower self-esteem, researchers said on Friday. In a study analyzing data from nearly 11,000 young people in Britain, researchers … Read More

ICU stay can lead to depression

11 November, 2018 11:19 am 11:19 am

LONDON (Reuters ) – Patients who are treated in an intensive care unit (ICU) and survive are at increased risk of depression, a new study suggests. And depression in ICU survivors was linked with a higher risk of death in the next two years, researchers found. More than half of former ICU patients reported symptoms … Read More

Anxiety, depression tied to higher risk of heart attack, stroke

08 August, 2018 10:41 am 10:41 am

(Reuters Health) – Adults with mood disorders like anxiety and depression may be more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than people without mental illness, a new study suggests. Researchers enrolled 221,677 people age 45 and older without any history of heart attack or stroke and tracked them for an average of nearly … Read More

Depression in pregnancy may alter babies’ brains

08 August, 2018 10:04 am 10:04 am

NEW YORK (Reuters ) – Women with depression and anxiety during pregnancy may be more likely to have babies with altered brain development that might be linked to behavior problems later in childhood, a small study suggests. Researchers asked 101 women to complete questionnaires about depression and anxiety symptoms during their third trimester of pregnancy. … Read More

Manager support of employees with depression may reduce absenteeism

08 August, 2018 9:16 am 9:16 am

LONDON (Reuters ) – In a working environment where managers feel comfortable offering help and support rather than avoiding employees with depression, absenteeism is lower and presenteeism is higher, according to a study covering 15 countries. On average, this association between supportive managers and less depression-related absenteeism applied on a national level too, the researchers … Read More

Girls with obesity have increased risk of depression

08 August, 2018 9:11 am 9:11 am

LONDON (Reuters ) – Obese girls are more likely to develop depression during childhood and adolescence than their peers who weigh less, a research review suggests. Compared to girls at a healthy weight, girls with obesity were 44 percent more likely to have depression or to be diagnosed with it in the future, the analysis … Read More