Opinion: Depression - men far more at risk than women in deprived areas

Deprivation affects men and women differently, writes Olivia Remes, PhD candidate at the Cambridge Institute of Public Health, with men more likely to experience depression.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 27, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience mental-health depression socioeconomic-differences

Antidepressant use more than doubles among over 65s in two decades

The proportion of people aged over 65 on antidepressants has more than doubled in two decades, according to new research led by the University of Cambridge and University of East Anglia (UEA).

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 7, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: spotlight-on-public-health mental-health depression mrc-cognitive-function-and-ageing-study-cfas ageing antidepressants

Inflammation links heart disease and depression, study finds

People with heart disease are more likely to suffer from depression, and the opposite is also true. Now, scientists at the University of Cambridge believe they have identified a link between these two conditions: inflammation – the body’s response to negative environmental factors, such as stress. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 19, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience heart-disease cardiovascular-disease-cvd depression inflammation immune-system

Recalling happy memories during adolescence can reduce risk of depression

Recalling positive events and experiences can help protect young people against depression in later life, suggests new research published today.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 14, 2019 ~4 min

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Marmoset study gives insights into loss of pleasure in depression

‘Anhedonia’ (the loss of pleasure) is one of the key symptoms of depression. An important component of this symptom is an inability to feel excitement in anticipation of events; however the brain mechanisms underlying this phenomenon are poorly understood.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 4, 2018 ~7 min

Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience animal-research mental-health depression

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