Sunday, 27 November, 2022

Topic: depression

Brain stimulation therapy can put an end to drug-resistant depression

Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a noninvasive, pain-free procedure that has minimal to no side effects, and often works.

Feeling winter blues? Small things you can do to tackle seasonal depression, uplift mood

Known as seasonal affective disorder (or Sad), it’s a type of depression that occurs only during specific seasons. But there's a simple way out.

Of mice, and men who stress them out: How scientists’ sex can affect lab mice’s reaction to drugs

Not only do mice prefer women to men, sex of the researcher affects their response to antidepressant ketamine, finds University of Maryland study published in Nature Neuroscience.

Houseplants don’t just look nice—they can also give your mental health a boost

Not having access to nature can affect our health adversely. It’s been linked to symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as other conditions.

Chemical imbalance-depression link is gone. But that doesn’t mean antidepressants don’t work

Chemical imbalance theory wasn't the premise of medicine for depression, it was the opposite. The quest for better treatment must continue.

No, ‘chemical imbalance’ does not cause depression. And antidepressants aren’t the ‘cure’

Serotonin theory of depression started to be promoted by the pharmaceutical industry in the 1990s. New research shows there's no evidence for it.

Now, ‘party drug’ ketamine will work as a quick antidepressant? US researchers tell us how

US study published in 'Nature' shows that ketamine targets a specific group of brain cells to 'restore lost neural connections within hours', reversing depression temporarily.

Here’s a scientific way to beat Covid loneliness, according to a US study

By engrossing us, mental or physical leisure activities like these put us in a state called ‘flow’, and is key to feeling less lonely.

Mental health effects of severe Covid could last up to 16 months, Lancet study finds

Study conducted by team of researchers from University of Iceland, Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet, University of Edinburgh, UK, and Copenhagen University Hospital of Denmark.

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
Representational image | Wiki Commons

How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.