Tag Archives: depression

Just adding saffron may help tackle depression

New research published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology has shown that when taken in conjunction with antidepressants, saffron may assist adults with depression. According to Dr Adrian Lopresti from Murdoch University, this is the largest study of its kind and the first to look at the effects of saffron as an …

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Anti-inflammatory agents can help curb depression

Anti-inflammatory agents, such as aspirin, paracetamol, statins and antibiotics, can curb the symptoms of major depression, according to analysis of the available evidence. With an estimated one third of people who are clinically depressed not responding well to current drug and talking therapies, and drug side effects relatively common, researchers …

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Antidepressant use: risk of gestational diabetes?

Taking antidepressants while expecting a baby is linked to a heightened risk of developing gestational diabetes, a condition specifically related to pregnancy, say Canadian researchers. Gestational diabetes affects up to one in five pregnant women worldwide, typically leading to pregnancies prone to complications, including overweight babies and prolonged labour due …

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Research project focus on PTSD in emergency units

UNSW Sydney and insurer EML will undertake a three-year project to better understand and treat the links between post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety in NSW emergency services personnel. The research, to be funded by an Australia Research Council grant, will evaluate an NSW emergency services rehabilitation program …

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Depressing problem of sleep apnoea

Latest research from Monash University shows one in five people with sleep apnoea suffer from clinical depression and almost a quarter use antidepressants. The study explored the prevalence of depression and antidepressant use in 109 patients with untreated obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and found 22.7 per cent had clinical depression. …

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Mental health dual winners

Mental health consumer advocate Janne McMahon and retired clinician Emeritus Professor Gavin Andrews are the 2018 Australian Mental Health Prize winners. They received their awards from youth mental health advocate and former Australian of the Year Professor Patrick McGorry at UNSW Sydney last week in recognition of their major contributions …

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