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Living with depression: how a carer copes

Living with depression: how a carer copes

While depression is no longer a taboo topic, the role of the carer is still often overlooked.
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Working is better than taking a sick day for depression: study

Working is better than taking a sick day for depression: study

If your friends or family are feeling a bit down today, it might also be worth gently encouraging them to go back to work instead of staying at home.
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Have we got the cause of depression all wrong?

Have we got the cause of depression all wrong?

For years, doctors have attributed depression to an imbalance of serotonin, a chemical messenger that is thought to keep our moods balanced.
No shame in seeking help: top psychologist

No shame in seeking help: top psychologist

A patient needs to trust their psychologist on a similar level to a child's trust for a parent, says a visiting professor.
'Resilient' people get high naturally

'Resilient' people get high naturally

When naturally resilient people are rejected, their brains release a powerful drug-like natural painkiller that eases their discomfort, according to US...
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Musicians suspect to depression, anxiety

Musicians suspect to depression, anxiety

A University of Sydney study has found 50 per cent of classical musicians suffer performance anxiety, while almost a third showed signs of depression.
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NZ suicide numbers up 'seven-fold': DHB

NZ suicide numbers up 'seven-fold': DHB

District health boards have reported 134 suspected suicides in the past year - a significant increase on 17 last year due to better data collection.
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Antidepressants linked to diabetes

Antidepressants linked to diabetes

Research from the UK shows people taking antidepressants are at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, and has called for further study.
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Gardeners are happier than most: survey

Gardeners are happier than most: survey

A British survey has found people who garden are less likely to suffer depression.
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Carers suffering mental distress: report

Carers suffering mental distress: report

A new report has found that many people who care for someone with depression are suffering from high levels of psychological distress.
Good bacteria may help with depression

Good bacteria may help with depression

Christchurch researchers believe probiotics, recommended for digestive problems, may also make depressed people feel happier.
Christchurch residents still grieving lost city

Christchurch residents still grieving lost city

Many people living in Christchurch's red zone are finding life "unbearable", a survey of 800 residents has revealed.
Winter blues identified as health issue

Winter blues identified as health issue

A team of researchers has used the internet to identify a significant increase in mental health issues in winter compared with summer.
Magic mushrooms could treat depression

Magic mushrooms could treat depression

The psychedelic ingredient found in magic mushrooms could be an effective depression treatment, according to a leading UK psychiatrist.
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What causes depression?

What causes depression?

No-one really knows what causes depression. Most likely it is caused by a combination of factors including your genes, brain chemistry, certain medical...
How to live without regret

How to live without regret

Want to live a life free of regrets? While this may sound like an impossible ideal, it could actually be easier than you think.
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Breastfeeding wards off depression: study

Breastfeeding wards off depression: study

Adults who were breast-fed as infants are less likely to suffer from depression, according to a German study.
Mild depression and anxiety shorten lifespan

Mild depression and anxiety shorten lifespan

People who suffer depression and anxiety have a 20 per cent higher risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a new study.
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Depressed people act differently online

Depressed people act differently online

Imagine if your computer or phone could advise you that you need to see a psychologist.
Seven steps to get through difficult times

Seven steps to get through difficult times

You can never be fully prepared when a traumatic experience occurs, but there are strategies to help you weather the emotional storm, writes Patricia Flokis.

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