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Evidence shows that anti-depressants likely do more harm than good, researchers find

Evidence shows that anti-depressants likely do more harm than good, researchers find | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it

Commonly prescribed anti-depressants appear to be doing patients more harm than good, say researchers who have published a paper examining the impact of the medications on the entire body.

 

What the researchers found is that anti-depressants have negative health effects on all processes normally regulated by serotonin. The findings include these elevated risks: . . .


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Link between fast food and depression confirmed

Link between fast food and depression confirmed | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it

A new study shows that eating fast food is linked to a greater risk of suffering from depression. Results reveal that consumers of fast food, compared to those who eat little or none, are . . .

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Stanford study suggests humans can 'rewire' brains to avoid depression

Stanford study suggests humans can 'rewire' brains to avoid depression | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it

Stanford psychologists used brain imaging and a video game to help girls teach their brains not to overreact to stress.


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Gina Stepp's comment, March 29, 2012 6:02 PM
The new and interesting thing about this is that they've come up with a video intervention. The rewiring of the brain through positive reframing is a long-practiced part of cognitive behavioral therapy, of course--and there is a large body of research in this area. For some other practical tips on rewiring the brain to avoid depression, a Google Scholar search on building resilience will turn up lots of great studies in this same vein. And some articles like this one: http://www.vision.org/visionmedia/depression-trauma-resilience/5816.aspx
Gina Stepp's comment, March 29, 2012 6:27 PM
More evidence-base for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Alice Ruxton Abler's comment, April 8, 2012 5:48 PM
Many thanks!