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Depression may not be caused by a lack of serotonin, study reveals

By Meredith Engel, www.nydailynews.com
 
A lack of serotonin might not be entirely to blame for depression, new evidence suggests.
 
It's widely believed that people with depression don't make enough serotonin - a messenger in the brain. But mice lacking serotonin did not exhibit symptoms of depression, reports a study in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience.
 
When Prozac - which works primarily by increasing the amount of serotonin in the brain - was introduced in the 1980s, scientists thought that upping serotonin levels was

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02 | 09 | 2014
Why is mental health such a low priority for the UN?

By Graham Thornicroft and Vikram Patel, Centre for Global Mental Health, King's College London, Guardian Professional
 
Imagine a health

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02 | 09 | 2014
Could Xenon Gas Help Prevent PTSD Symptoms?

By Kathleen Lees, Science World Report

Researchers from McClean Hospital have found that xenon gas could help prevent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),

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01 | 09 | 2014
I have been clinically depressed since I was 11...but I've never told Dad: Fifi Geldof reveals the trauma of her mental illness, her parents' divorce and death of sister Peaches

By Amy Oliver, MailOnline

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01 | 09 | 2014
Venice Film Festival: Al Pacino Speaks About Depression

By Ariston Anderson, Yahoo! Movies
There’s a trend in Venice films this year of aging men, in particular aging actors, dealing with the depression that comes with

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01 | 09 | 2014
Ruby Wax: Being human - or not

By Ruby Wax, The Huffington Post
 
To be human is not in fashion these days. Successful people like to think of themselves as an extension of their

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29 | 08 | 2014
Three quarters of Brits 'suffer sleep problems due to stress'

By ITV News
 
Some 72% of Britain's adults have their sleep damaged by everyday stress, a study has revealed.
 
Data from the

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29 | 08 | 2014
Mental health stigma hasn't gone away

By Pete Etchells, the Guardian. Illustration by Chloe Cushman for the Guardian.
 
In the Observer last Sunday,

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29 | 08 | 2014
Mental health research

A large new study of 14,000 new mothers has shown that breastfeeding can halve the risk of

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27 | 08 | 2014