COVID could boost risks for seasonal affective disorder

An expert explains seasonal affective disorder and why this year could be especially tough. She also outlines steps you can take to feel better.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
Nov. 19, 2020 ~9 min

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COVID’s impact on health and finances lasts after recovery

Many COVID-19 patients report having trouble with daily activities, jobs, mental health, and finances 60 days after leaving the hospital, a new study shows.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
Nov. 17, 2020 ~6 min

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Antipsychotics for kids are down, but risks remain

Though prescriptions for antipsychotic medications for kids have declined, doctors are still giving children these prescriptions for off-label conditions.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 10, 2020 ~4 min

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Stuff in ‘magic mushrooms’ could treat major depression

Psilocybin, the key hallucinogenic ingredient in "magic mushrooms," could be a treatment for major depression, research suggests.

Vanessa McMains-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Nov. 5, 2020 ~8 min

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Antipsychotics for depression may come with higher death risk

Adults who added an antipsychotic to their depression treatment had a death risk compared to patients who added an antidepressant, a new study finds.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Oct. 1, 2020 ~4 min

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More popular teens report fewer signs of depression later

Teens with more friends may be less likely to face depression later in their lives, researchers report. The finding is particularly true for women.

Michigan State • futurity
Sept. 29, 2020 ~5 min

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Positive messages about Blackness buoy Black girls

New findings link positive messages—and positive feelings about being Black—with a decreased likelihood of depression symptoms in Black teen girls.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~4 min

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Too few social media ‘likes’ can amp up teen depression

Getting fewer "likes" on social media can lead to depression and anxiety in young people, a new study shows.

Rachel White-UT Austin • futurity
Sept. 22, 2020 ~5 min

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Dementia caregiver depression grows over time

A new diagnosis of Alzheimer's or related dementia is associated with a 30% increase in depression symptoms for the caregiver, research finds.

Liz Goodfellow-Futurity • futurity
Sept. 4, 2020 ~6 min

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More than 25% of Americans face depression during COVID

One in four American adults is now likely to be experiencing symptoms of depression, a threefold increase from last year.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
Sept. 3, 2020 ~5 min

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