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Protein that shrinks depressed brains identified

By Michael Slezak, New Scientist Health.
Could preventing the brain shrinkage associated with depression be as simple as blocking a protein?
 
Post-mortem analysis of brain tissue has shown that the dendrites that relay messages between neurons are more shrivelled in people with severe depression than in people without the condition. This atrophy could be behind some of the symptoms of depression, such as the inability to feel pleasure. As a result, drugs that help repair the neuronal connections, like ketamine, are under investigation.
 
But how this shrinkage occurs has remained a mystery,

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24 | 04 | 2014
Exam stress: Keep calm and you'll be able to carry on

By Magdalene Abraha, The Independent.

'Tis the frightful season of exams, where all students welcome with open arms the long library shifts, the endless amount of

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24 | 04 | 2014
The wide awake club: fighting insomnia

By Richard Wiseman, The Guardian. Photo: Tony Stone.

On any given night, many of us are desperate for sleep, unable to switch off. Richard Wiseman

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23 | 04 | 2014
Anna-Marie Crossan is getting into the community spirit for SANE!

On Tuesday 29th April, SANE supporter Anna-Marie Crossan is hosting a coffee morning to raise money for mental health recovery. As well as playing hostess, she will be selling luxury

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23 | 04 | 2014
Listening to hymns can ease anxiety about death

By Agencies, The Telegraph. Photo: Alamy

Religious music can help promote psychological well being in later life, study finds.

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23 | 04 | 2014
MP blames Government for depression epidemic as figures show North is anti-depressant capital of Britain

By Graeme Whitfield, Chronicle Live

Easington MP Grahame Morris says there is a link between the Government’s austerity measures and mental health problems.

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23 | 04 | 2014
Ruby Wax talks mindfulness and lowering anxiety levels in her one woman show

By Molly Kersey, The Reporter.

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22 | 04 | 2014
Jonathan Trott quits cricket again after suffering mental health relapse

By Patrick Sawer, The Telegraph. Photo: AFP.

Jonathan Trott has announced he is again withdrawing from cricket, only one match into a recovery from the mental health

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22 | 04 | 2014
Childhood bullying 'can lead to depression and unemployment in adulthood'

By Charlie Cooper, The Independent. 

Childhood bullying can continue to damage mental and physical health long into adulthood, a new study has said, with

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22 | 04 | 2014
Under 16s 'refused access to mental health safe havens'

By BBC News

Children suffering a mental health crisis are forced into police custody because 35% of NHS "places of safety" in England ban under 16s, figures show.

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17 | 04 | 2014
On Depression - A Suggestion

Ruby Wax, The Huffington Post
I'm wary about harping on about depression. People glaze over; you can see them thinking, 'Oh here she goes again, jawing on about "

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17 | 04 | 2014