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Depressed women twice as likely to have a stroke: Health risk applies to those in their 40s and 50s warns major new study

Women in their 40s and 50s with depression  are more than twice as likely to suffer a stroke, warns a landmark  study.

Striking evidence suggests that the condition  makes them more vulnerable in this age group – younger than previously  expected.

In the 12-year study of thousands of women  aged 47 to 52, it was found those with depression were 2.4 times more likely to  suffer a stroke compared to those without.

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Posted by: on May 17th, 2013 @ 08:33 AM
Tagged with: depression health Nurse stroke

Brain scans show cause of seasonal affective disorder

Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

People with Sad have an unhelpful way of controlling the "happy" brain signalling compound serotonin during winter months, brain scans reveal.

As the nights draw in, production of a transporter protein ramps up in Sad, lowering available serotonin.

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Posted by: on October 21st, 2014 @ 10:42 AM
Tagged with: depression sun

Suicide risk reduced after talk therapy, study suggests

Talk therapy sessions can help reduce the risk of suicide among high-risk groups, suggests a US study.

Researchers from John Hopkins University tracked more than 5,000 Danish people who had attempted suicide and later received psychosocial counselling.

They found suicides went down by 26% after five years, compared to people who had no therapy sessions.

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Posted by: on November 24th, 2014 @ 10:14 AM
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