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Can Early-Life Depression Increase Dementia Risks As You Age?

A recently published UCSF study found evidence that depression experienced early in life may increase the risk of dementia later on. While similar previous research has described how poor cardiovascular health can increase the risk for dementia, this new study suggests that poor mental health may also harm cognition as we age. In the study,…

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Apple’s Recent Research May Help Diagnose Depression

According to recent tech and medical publications, Apple Inc. is developing technology with the intent to help diagnose depression and cognitive decline, vying for new tools with the potential to expand the scope of the company’s increasing health portfolio. With a wide range of sensor data that addresses mobility, physical activity, sleep trends, typing behavior…

Managing Medication Side Effects For Anxiety and Depression

Managing Medication Side Effects For Anxiety and Depression Living with anxiety or depression is already difficult for millions of people, but taking prescribed medications with strong or regularly-occurring side effects can make life challenging in other ways. While it’s true that every drug has side effects, some are more consistent and severe for people who…