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Meditation and exercise may help treat depression with no side effects

04-27 | Rachael

Meditation and exercise may help treat depression with no side effects

Individuals with major depressive disorder reported significantly less depressive symptoms and ruminative thoughts when introduced to mental and physical training (MAP), says a study, published in the journal Translational Psychiatry in February 2016. MAP is a novel clinical intervention that combines mental training through meditation and physical training through aerobic exercise. The study, titled “MAP […]

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Patients with late-life depression may respond poorly to treatment

04-08 | Rachael

Patients with late-life depression may respond poorly to treatment

The onset of depression in later life poses other threats than the disease itself. According to a new research, late-life depression is difficult to treat, with elderly people responding differently to antidepressant therapy. The study, titled “Antidepressant Response Trajectories and Associated Clinical Prognostic Factors among Older Adults,” said that patients who have late-life depression with […]

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