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Testosterone Needs Estrogen's Help to Inhibit Depression

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In popular culture, the phrase “battle of the sexes” seems to pit the male hormone (testosterone) against the female (estrogen). Now a Florida State University College of Medicine researcher has documented a way in which the two hormones work together to protect low-testosterone males from the effects of anxiety and depression.

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Roseroot Herb Shows Promise as Potential Depression Treatment Option

Rhodiola rosea (R. rosea), or roseroot, may be a beneficial treatment option for major depressive disorder (MDD), according to results of a study in the journal Phytomedicine led by Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE, associate professor of Family Medicine, Community Health and Epidemiology and colleagues at the Perelman School of Medicine of University of Pennsylvania.

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“Prairie Doc” Is a Strong Advocate for Vitamin D to Fight Depression, Other Ailments

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Family Institute Research Highlights the Benefits of Difficult Moments Between Therapist and Client

New research from The Family Institute at Northwestern University, conducted by researchers including Jacob Goldsmith, PhD, Assistant Clinical Director at The Epstein Center, highlights the benefits of difficult moments between therapist and client.

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Sleep Loss Tied to Emotional Reactions

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A new book summarizes research on the interplay of sleep and various components of emotion and affect that are related to mood disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder and depression.

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Prenatal Exposure to Common Air Pollutants Linked to Cognitive and Behavioral Impairment

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Researchers have found a powerful relationship between prenatal polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) exposure and disturbances in parts of the brain that support information processing and behavioral control.

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Mental Health Disorders Complicate Standards Used by ACA to Penalize Hospitals for ‘Excessive’ Readmissions

Co-existing psychiatric illness should be considered in assessing hospital readmissions for three common medical conditions used by Medicare and Medicaid to penalize hospitals with “excessive” readmission rates. That was the conclusion of a newly published collaborative study by 11 major U.S. healthcare providers – including Henry Ford Health System – affiliated with the nationwide Mental Health Research Network.

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