Tag Archives: Depression

Increased Identification of Women with Perinatal Depression, But Still Room for Improvement

Over the last decade, public awareness of the mental health challenges women face has grown tremendously, and we can say with certainty that we have succeeded in putting this important topic firmly on the medical map.  Still, the field of women’s mental health faces important challenges. How can we best serve women and the clinicians… Read More »

Major Depression Treated with Transcranial Alternating Current Brain Stimulation

March 12th, 2019 Editors Psychiatry, Rehab There are implantable devices out there that are very effective at treating depression in a lot of patients. These look like pacemakers and they have electrical leads stretching out, usually, to the vagus nerve, and there are transcranial direct stimulation devices with electrodes placed directly onto the brain. Of… Read More »

Smoking cannabis in your teens IS linked to depression in later life as it 'damages brain'

Smoking cannabis in your teens IS linked to depression in later life: Major study reveals drug ‘damages children’s brains’ and half a MILLION adults could avoid mental-health disorder if they had turned down marijuana Largest study of its kind found that 7% of adult depression could be prevented Drug has also been linked to suicidal… Read More »

Insomnia treatment may help ease depression during menopause

Women going through menopause may have fewer symptoms of depression when they get treatment for insomnia than when they don’t, a recent experiment suggests. Researchers recruited 117 menopausal women with insomnia for the study and randomly assigned them to three groups. One group received cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Another group received a component of CBT… Read More »