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Good and bad moods can be 'picked up' from friends

Researchers at the University of Warwick found that mood does spread over friendship networks, as do different symptoms of depression such as helplessness and loss of interest.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Source: National Institute of Mental Health - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: news
Social media groups that bring together patients, family, friends and healthcare providers can improve patients ’ outlook and reduce their anxiety and depression, a recent U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news
Authors: Xing CY, Zhang DX, Gui SQ, Tao MF Abstract Kidney-replenishing herb is a traditional medicine formula in China which has been widely used for clinical treatment of recurrent miscarriage. Our previous study showed that Kidney-replenishing herb could promote proliferation and inhibit apoptosis of the human first-trimester trophoblasts. In the present study, we further explored the potential mechanism and signal pathway of Kidney-replenishing herb on human trophoblast cells. Our research showed that Kidney-replenishing herb stimulated proliferation and reduced apoptosis of human trophoblast cells in vitro, an...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Authors: Yang X, Guo Z, Lu J, Zhao B, Fei Y, Li J, Jiang H, Sun L, Wang Y, Sun Y, Bao T Abstract Acupuncture has demonstrated the function in ameliorating depressive-like behaviors via modulating PKA/CREB signaling pathway. To further confirm the antidepressant mechanism of EA on the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and dopaminergic synapse signaling pathways, 4 target proteins were detected based on our previous iTRAQ analysis. Rats were randomly divided into control group, model group, and electroacupuncture (EA) group. Except for the control group, all rats were subjected to 28 days of chronic restraint s...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: The extract of Albizia zygia exhibited an antipsychotic-like activity in mice. PMID: 29234443 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
In conclusion, the MSP/RON signalling pathway plays an important role in the pathogenesis of UC by involving the inflammatory response and improving intestinal barrier function. QCWZD appears to attenuate DSS-induced UC in rats by upregulating the MSP/RON signalling pathway. PMID: 29234405 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a mood disorder that affects behavior and impairs cognition. A gene potentially important to this disorder is the brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) as it is involved in processes controlling neuroplasticity. Various mechanisms exist to regulate BDNF's expression level, subcellular localization, and sorting to appropriate secretory pathways. Alterations to these processes by genetic factors and negative stressors can dysregulate its expression, with possible implications for MDD. Here, we review the mechanisms governing the regulation of BDNF expression, and discuss how disease‐as...
Source: American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research
A study from Columbia University in New York found that ketamine rapidly diminished suicidal thoughts. There is currently no rapid relief drug to quell suicidal thoughts and behavior.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Abstract Our aim is characterize mental health therapists’ self‐efficacy pertaining to working with patients at risk for intimate partner violence (IPV) and suicide at a community mental health center (CMHC), where these issues intersect. Consistent with community‐based participatory research, a multidisciplinary team partnered with an urban CMHC in New York to conduct 3 focus groups comprising 23 therapists. We iteratively coded and mapped prevalent themes according to self‐efficacy theory. Therapists described multiple sources of self‐efficacy: successful achievement of tasks such as demonstrating a mastery...
Source: Journal of Community Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: ARTICLE Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Correlations of BDNF serum levels with metabolic parameters were observed. PMID: 29235396 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nord J Psychiatry Source Type: research
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