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Doctors urged to reconsider controversial acne drug

Acne treatment including the highly effective acne medication isotretinoin should be made more readily available despite reports of its association with depression and teen suicide. That's the implication of a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.... Continue Reading →

Breakthrough brain research could yield new treatments for depression

Engineers and physicians at USC and the University of California, San Francisco have discovered how mood variations can be translated, or decoded, from neural signals in a person’s brain — a process that has not been demonstrated before. The study,... Continue Reading →

Ketamine acts fast to treat depression and its effects last — but how?

In contrast to most antidepressant medications, which can take several weeks to reduce depressive symptoms, ketamine — a commonly used veterinary anesthetic — can lift a person out of a deep depression within minutes of its administration, and its effects... Continue Reading →

Brain Structure Governing Emotion Is Passed Down From Mother To Daughter

A study of 35 families led by a UC San Francisco psychiatric researcher showed for the first time that the structure of the brain circuitry known as the corticolimbic system is more likely to be passed down from mothers to... Continue Reading →

Depression speeds up brain ageing, find psychologists

Psychologists at the University of Sussex have found a link between depression and an acceleration of the rate at which the brain ages. Although scientists have previously reported that people with depression or anxiety have an increased risk of dementia... Continue Reading →

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