depression

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An online program used to treat insomnia can also significantly reduce anxiety and depression with improvements persisting for at least six months, new research shows.

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We should resist pressure to prescribe ketamine to treat depression until clinical trials on the drug's long-term safety and effectiveness are completed, a leading UNSW mental health expert says.

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A $2.1 million grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council announced today will see UNSW Professor Colleen Loo lead Australia’s largest clinical trial of ketamine as a new treatment for major depression.

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Melancholia needs to be recognised as a distinct psychiatric condition – not simply as a more severe expression of depression – if clinical and community awareness is to be improved, writes Gordon Parker.

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Electroconvulsive therapy remains one of the most effective treatments for severe depression, but new UNSW research shows the gentler ultra-brief pulse stimulation can be just as effective.

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While there may be a connection between inflammation and depression, one doesn’t necessarily lead to the other, write Gordon Parker and Ute Vollmer-Conna.

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Unless you’re Pollyanna, you know how it feels to sink into the doldrums. But when does dwelling on the negative go too far?

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New app technology being developed at UNSW means your mobile phone could soon know you’re depressed before you do. 

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Transcranial direct current stimulation delivered by an expert offers an effective and safe alternative treatment for depression, write Colleen Loo and Kerrie-Anne Ho.

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Falls are common in elderly people but the risk increases markedly when they have depressive symptoms and use antidepressants, new research shows.

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