Sitting still linked to increased risk of depression in adolescents

Too much time sitting still — sedentary behaviour — is linked to an increased risk of depressive symptoms in adolescents, finds a new UCL-led study.advertisement The Lancet Psychiatry study found that an additional 60 minutes of light activity (such as walking or doing chores) daily at age 12 was associated with a 10% reduction in depressive […]

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New online therapy for lingering depression symptoms could fill important gap in care

An online version of a pioneering therapy aimed at reducing the lingering symptoms of depression can offer additional benefits for patients receiving care, according to a new U of T Scarborough study.advertisement When added to regular depression care, the online version of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) can help treat depression symptoms and help prevent its […]

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Brain differences detected in children with depressed parents

The largest brain imaging study of children ever conducted in the United States has revealed structural differences in the brains of those whose parents have depression.advertisement Depression is a common and debilitating mental health condition that typically arises during adolescence. While the causes of depression are complex, having a parent with depression is one of […]

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