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Our genes have always had an affect on how we function, but according to new research, the activity level of one specific gene may have a great impact on depression.   A study performed by Mary Kay Lobo, Ph.D, with other researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, showed that the…

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Jul

12

Jul

If you have depression and find that an alcoholic beverage actually “numbs” the pain, you’re not wrong. According to research, consumption of alcohol has the same type of chemical effects on the brain that antidepressants do, but in a much more rapid manner (although it is highly advised to not depend on this method, or…

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Jul

11

Jul

It is typical to associate high stress with negative outcomes – but according to new research, children who grow up in high-stress environments develop an entirely new set of skills to adapt to the world. When children live in high-stress environments (such as ones that involve abuse, violence, or financial difficulties), they are at a…

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Jul

06

Jul

Depression affects everyone in many unique ways, but according to a new study, our brains have a much more formulated view of what our depression really is. According to a new study, there are four distinct biotypes (biotypes relating to biological means) of depression. These types were found by evaluating the brain scans of 1,100…

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05

Jul

In today’s society, almost every individual has a smartphone, allowing them to surf the web, take videos, or play games from their fingertips. While our phones may be “smart”, the people that own them may not be so lucky. According to a new study, having a smartphone near us, regardless of it being on or…