Tag: antidepressant

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Depression: An Overview

In its mildest form depression makes everything harder to do and less worthwhile. At its worst it can be life-threatening making you feel like giving up. Occasional moods of sadness, discouragement are a normal part of day to day living and should not be confused with depression. Depression of a more severe nature is usually…

Major Depressive Disorder: New Research

New research in to Major Depressive Disorder indicates that memory loss and concentration problems caused by the condition may stop the growth of nerve connections forming. US researchers analysed brain tissue from patients who had died and had been diagnosed with the disorder found inactivity in genes known as synapses. These particular genes are known…

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St John’s Wort

Here in the UK there is growing concern amongst the medical profession about the possible unwanted side effects of St John’s wort when mixed with other foods or conventional medications. There has even been a call for tighter controls over the way it and other herbal remedies are sold over the counter unchecked in the…