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Norman Aniston (Jen’s dog) treated for depression

Categories Jennifer Aniston’s fifteen year old dog Norman has reportedly been diagnosed with depression. Jen took him to a specialist canine therapist after the dog disappeared for a night and started acting unusually upon his return. A friend said, “Jen became seriously worried about Norman’s mental health after his disappearance.

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Yale University study may have identified a depression gene

Categories Researchers at Yale University say they have identified a gene as a possible cause for depression. The discovery could yield a new version of antidepressants that could target the specific gene known as MKP-1.The study conducted genome scans on tissue samples from 21 dead people who had depression and compared

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Mischa Barton’s Struggle With Depression

Categories Mischa Barton, most known for her role as Marissa Cooper on The O.C., has been struggling with depression.She checked into a psychiatric hospital last year, but now she says that she feels that she is in a better place. After admitting that she does suffer with depression, Mischa wants to put

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Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai Denies He’s Manic Depressive

Categories In an interview with Larry King set to air Monday, Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai laughs at the idea that he’s manic depressive. The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Karl Eikenberry, is quoted in Bob Woodward’s new book, Obama’s Wars as saying that Karzai has received treatment for depression, and the assertion seemed to

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Who is Matt Dobek and why did he commit suicide?

Categories You probably haven’t heard of Matt Dobek. Few outside of the NBA’s Detroit Pistons basketball team had, until he took his own life. He worked as a liaison between the players and the press in the PR department. He was terminated a few months ago as part of a

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The efficacy of Hypericum perforatum (St John’s wort for the treatment of premenstrual syndrome: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

Categories St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) shows promise in aiding those suffering from premenstrual syndrome.  In a recent study from the University of Leeds researchers found that St John’s Wort was “statistically superior to placebo in improving physical and behavioral symptoms of PMS (p<0.05).”  Other outcomes of the study including

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What is St. John’s Wort and How does it Work?

Categories St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) St. John’s Wort is a bushy plant with a turpentine-like odor, with yellow flowers whose petals have red and white dots in the margins. An extract of the flowering portion (napthrodianthrones) is a powerful antibacterial and has been used in various folk remedies and

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Cameron Diaz takes acting job to fight depression

Categories London: Cameron Diaz admits she accepted the offer to appear in movie `Knight and Day` to battle the grief of her father`s death. The 37-year-old actress is paired opposite Hollywood hunk Tom Cruise in the James Mangold`s directorial venture. Diaz was devastated when her father Emilio died of pneumonia

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Omega 3 fatty acids can help treat depression unaccompanied by anxiety

Categories A new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, has found that using omega-3 supplements is an effective treatment for patients with major depression who do not have anxiety disorders. Researchers studied 432 male and female participants with major depression for the randomized, double-blind study. For eight weeks,

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Christina Aguilera depression can be seductive

Categories Christina Aguilera has admitted that she struggles with depression and that sad feelings can be “seductive”. The ‘Not Myself Tonight’ singer said that she suffers from the disorder, but often finds that some of her most creative moments come during her darker days. Speaking on VH1’s Behind The Music,

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St. John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum) for the Treatment of Premature Ejaculation

Categories ABSTRACT UroToday Int J. 2010 Jun;3(3). doi:10.3834/uij.1944-5784.2010.06.21 INTRODUCTION: Premature ejaculation (PE) is one of the most prevalent forms of male sexual dysfunction. The benefits of Hypericum perforatum for treatment of PE are unknown, although it is hypothesized that its effect on depression and neurotransmitter activity may be beneficial. The authors assessed the

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Depressed kids earn less money later

Categories Study: Psychological disorders can cause long-lasting harm Children with psychological disorders, such as depression, are less likely to marry and will earn less on average as adults than their mentally healthy counterparts, a new study suggests. The lost income adds up, as the researchers calculated $2.1 trillion in economic

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St. John’s Wort Collection Mined for Its Medicinal Value

Categories A unique collection of St. John’s wort (Hypericum) curated by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Ames, Iowa, is providing university collaborators with genetically diverse, well-documented sources of this herb to use in studies examining its medicinal potential. Established in 1948, the ARS Ames crop genebank curates more than

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Overindulging in chocolate could be a marker for depression

Categories Crave chocolate? You may be depressed. Of nearly 1,000 adults studied, those diagnosed with depression ate an average of 60% more chocolate (8.4 servings of chocolate versus 5.4 servings consumed per month)  The most depressed ate over 100% more (11.8 servings per month) of chocolate. What is behind the

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