Serotonin may affect our sense of fairness

June 6, 2008  
Filed under Depression, mental health

UCLA release – The neurotransmitter serotonin, which acts as a chemical messenger between nerve cells, plays a critical role in regulating emotions such as aggression during social decision-making, new research by scientists at England’s University of Cambridge and UCLA suggests. Their findings appear June 6 in the peer-reviewed journal Science. Read more

Precious herb ‘Tian Ma’ fights depression

March 2, 2008  
Filed under Depression, mental health

CM NEWS – An ancient, precious and expensive Chinese herb might possess anti-depressant effect, according to a new study by scientists at the National Taiwan University. Read more

Magnolia bark acts like antidepressant

January 8, 2008  
Filed under Depression, mental health

CM NEWS – The two active ingredients of the bark of magnolias that have generated research interests to their anti-tumour and anti-inflammatory activities also exhibits antidepressant-like effects, a new study says.

Honokiol (???) and magnolol (????) are the main constituents simultaneously identified in the barks of Magnolia officinalis, which have been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a variety of respiratory and intestinal disorders. Read more

Highland herb treats depression, new trial confirms

January 4, 2008  
Filed under Depression, mental health

CM NEWS, Medicinal News Today – A new clinical trial has found that an extract of Rhodiola rosea (hong jing tian in Chinese, ???) roots and rhizomes demonstrated anti-depressive activity in patients with mild to moderate depression. Read more

Mood herb found to increase lifespan

December 30, 2007  
Filed under Depression, mental health

CM NEWS, University of California, Irvine release – The herbal extract of a yellow-flowered mountain plant indigenous to the Arctic regions of Europe and Asia increased the lifespan of fruit fly populations, according to a University of California, Irvine study. Read more

700-year-old Chinese medicine can treat depression, study says

July 7, 2007  
Filed under Depression, mental health

CM NEWS – An ancient traditional Chinese medicine “wandering free” formula which is at least 700 years old has been proven scientifically to be effective in treating depression. The results of the study will be published in August.

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Yoga can be possible treatment for depression

June 6, 2007  
Filed under Depression, mental health, Exercise

Boston University release — Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and McLean Hospital have found that practicing yoga may elevate brain gamma-aminobutyric (GABA) levels, the brain’s primary inhibitory neurotransmitter.

The findings, which appear in the May issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, suggest that the practice of yoga be explored as a possible treatment for depression and anxiety, disorders associated with low GABA levels. Read more

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