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Avoiding Brain Fog with Provasil

Do you often find yourself in a state of confusion? Are you starting to forget little things – your grocery list, the title of a movie you have recently seen, or your car keys? Are you becoming increasingly fuzzy-headed, unable to think clearly? If you find yourself confused at times …

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Is Depression a Disease or an Opportunity?

A depression diagnosis does not have to be a life sentence. Often, it is a sign that our lives are out of balance and that we�re stuck. It is a wake-up call and, potentially, the start of a journey that can help us become whole and happy, a journey that …

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Boys are facing double the risk of depression, Hong Kong study shows

Chinese culture blamed, with families having higher expectations than for girls, expert says   Teenage boys are twice as likely to suffer from depression as girls, a survey shows. The finding is opposite to that of similar surveys conducted in Western countries. One of the researchers says traditional Chinese culture …

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The Cognitive Symptoms of Depression

The cognitive symptoms of depression tend to receive less attention than other symptoms of this difficult illness. Namely, symptoms such as sinking mood, fatigue and loss of interest garner more recognition. Yet cognitive symptoms are quite common. “[They] are actually significantly prominent in depression,” said Deborah Serani, Psy.D, a clinical …

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Risk of Depression Influenced by Quality of Relationships

The mantra that quality is more important than quantity is true when considering how social relationships influence depression, say U-M researchers in a new study. After analyzing data from nearly 5,000 American adults, the researchers found that the quality of a person’s relationships with a spouse, family and friends predicted …

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Late-life depression may boost dementia risk

U. PITTSBURGH (US) � Late-life depression is associated with an increased risk for all-cause dementia, Alzheimer�s disease, and, most predominantly, vascular dementia, a new study shows. Previous research has shown a link between depression and Alzheimer�s disease, but this is the first meta-analysis that specifically addresses the risk of Alzheimer�s …

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Rat Study Suggests Even Mandatory Exercise Lessens Anxiety, Depression

New research using rats suggests that even when individuals are forced to exercise, they still benefit from reduced anxiety and depression. Prior research has shown that voluntary exercise is a method to relieve stress, but experts were uncertain as to the mental benefit of exercise when exercise is mandated. Specifically, …

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