Questions tagged [depression]

A mood disorder causing a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.

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Can eating more fats, carbohydrates and sugar improve mood?

There seems to be a lot of research cautioning people with anxiety and depressive disorders to limit their intake of refined carbohydrates, sugars and fats. A person who has suffered dysthymia and ...
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Meaning of “potential pharmacogenetic characterisation might also be evaluated so that these syndromes are treated at an earlier age.”

This could be offtopic because this might be just a case of sloppy phrasing and a case of "asking to guess what the authors really meant". A quote from an abstract (GTP-cyclohydrolase deficiency ...
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Any drug interactions between Ginkgo Biloba and psychotropics?

What are the interactions, if any, and their effects to mood/health/wellness, between Ginkgo Biloba and psychotropics? I'm interested in answers covering at least these drug types: Selective ...
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Does stress level goes down or up while sleeping?

Given we are in the same situations, same circumstances and a person is able to sleep fine without any issues. Are we more stressful at night while we are sleeping or during day when we are up in ...
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Ritalin for treating lack of focus in Major Depression Disorder

I’d like to know if there’s research about the use of ritalin for treating attention deficit in Major Depression Disorder. I couldn’t find anything about it, so, I can’t indicate my previous reading ...
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Is transcranial magnetic stimulation a medically proven treatment for major depressive disorder?

Is TMS a legitimate treatment for major depressive disorder? What research has demonstrated this? I see some evidence for its effectiveness, but I also see people flagging it as suspect or ...
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Is there any data about the significance of a blood serotonine level test and links to depression or other psychiatric diseases, or simply mood?

What does low or high blood serotonine levels tell us. Is there any data on the link between certain conditions and serum serotonine concentration?
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Does melatonin supplementation affect depression?

Is there any evidence that melatonin supplementation contributes to, or reduces, depression? I have asked two experts about this, and got two different answers. One said that melatonin ...
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Does physical stress on vagaus nerve cause depression?

I usually suffer from palpitations due to stimulation of vagus nerve from gastric problems and sitting/lying posture. Recently I've been experiencing some abnormal mental stress patterns such as slow ...
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Is vitamin D a very passive xenogenic factor to major depressive disorder?

Are the biosynthesis, utilisation and catabolism systems of vitamin D, especially the pathways of neural cells' vitamin D response, altered by the pathophysiological condition of major depressive ...