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    Quercetin regulates depression-like behavior in CUMS rat models via TLR4/NF-κB signaling


    BIOCELL, Vol.48, No.5, pp. 731-744, 2024, DOI:10.32604/biocell.2024.048820

    Abstract Background: Depression is becoming increasingly prevalent around the world, imposing a substantial burden on individuals, families, as well as society. Quercetin is known to be highly effective in treating depression. However, additional research is needed to dissect the mechanisms of its anti-depressive effects. Methods: For this study, Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomized into the control, model, quercetin, or fluoxetine group. The latter three groups were exposed to chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) for 42 d. The first two groups received saline solution daily via oral gavage. Meanwhile, the quercetin group was orally administered a quercetin suspension (52.08 mg/kg) every day,… More >

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    Factor Structure and Longitudinal Invariance of the CES-D across Diverse Residential Backgrounds in Chinese Adolescents

    Yanjing Cao1, Chenchen Xu1,2, Qi Li1, Shan Lu1,2,*, Jing Xiao1,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.4, pp. 261-269, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.043729

    Abstract Background: Valid and reliable measures of depressive symptoms are crucial for understanding risk factors, outcomes, and interventions across rural and urban settings. Despite this need, the longitudinal invariance of these measures over time remains understudied. This research explores the structural components of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) and examines its consistency across various living environments and temporal stability in a cohort of Chinese teenagers. Method: In the initial phase, 1,042 adolescents furnished demographic details and undertook the CES-D assessment. After a three-month interval, 967 of these participants repeated the CES-D evaluation. The study employed Confirmatory factor analysis… More >

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    The Influence of Internet Use on Women’s Depression and Its Countermeasures—Empirical Analysis Based on Data from CFPS

    Dengke Xu1, Linlin Shen1, Fangzhong Xu2,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.3, pp. 229-238, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.046023

    Abstract Based on China Family Panel Studies (CFPS) 2018 data, the multiple linear regression model is used to analyze the effects of Internet use on women’s depression, and to test the robustness of the regression results. At the same time, the effects of Internet use on mental health of women with different residence, age, marital status and physical health status are analyzed. Then, we can obtain that Internet use has a significant promoting effect on women’s mental health, while the degree of Internet use has a significant inhibitory effect on women’s mental health. In addition, the study found that women’s age,… More >

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    Relationships among Sedentary Time, Electronic Product Addiction, and Depression in Adolescents during the COVID-19 Epidemic: A Cross-Lagged Study

    Feng Sheng1,*, Chen Kong2, Chao Li3

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.3, pp. 221-228, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.030209

    Abstract Objective: This study was conducted to explore the relationships among sedentary behavior (SB), electronic product addiction (EPA), and depression (D) in adolescents during the COVID-19 epidemic. Methods: A total of 604 adolescents (including 309 girls and 295 boys aged 12–18) were selected from Qufu City, Shandong Province, China for three rounds of investigation. The model was constructed using AMOS 23.0 software, and cross-lagged analysis was conducted. Results: SB at T1 can significantly positively predict SB and EPA at T2 (p < 0.05). EPA at T1 can significantly positively predict SB and D at T2 (p < 0.05). Physical activity level… More >

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    Research on the Intervention Effect of Vibroacoustic Therapy in the Treatment of Patients with Depression

    Xiaodan Wang1,*, Zheng Xie2, Guiping Du3

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.2, pp. 149-160, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.030755

    Abstract Research purpose: This study implemented somatosensory music therapy on patients with depressive disorders, and explored the effects of somatosensory music therapy on the degree of depression, positive and negative emotions, intuitive stress and autonomic nervous function of patients. Research method: We collected 66 patients diagnosed with depression from the Department of Psychological Medicine of Henan Provincial People’s Hospital, and divided them into a control group and an intervention group according to the random number table, with 33 people in each group. The control group received routine psychiatric treatment and nursing. On the basis of the control group, the intervention group… More >

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    Depression Intensity Classification from Tweets Using FastText Based Weighted Soft Voting Ensemble

    Muhammad Rizwan1,2, Muhammad Faheem Mushtaq1, Maryam Rafiq2, Arif Mehmood3, Isabel de la Torre Diez4, Monica Gracia Villar5,6,7, Helena Garay5,8,9, Imran Ashraf10,*

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.78, No.2, pp. 2047-2066, 2024, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2024.037347

    Abstract Predicting depression intensity from microblogs and social media posts has numerous benefits and applications, including predicting early psychological disorders and stress in individuals or the general public. A major challenge in predicting depression using social media posts is that the existing studies do not focus on predicting the intensity of depression in social media texts but rather only perform the binary classification of depression and moreover noisy data makes it difficult to predict the true depression in the social media text. This study intends to begin by collecting relevant Tweets and generating a corpus of 210000 public tweets using Twitter… More >

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    Associations of Domain and Pattern of Sedentary Behaviors with Symptoms of Mental Disorders in Saudi Adults: ‘The Sedentary Behavior Paradox’

    Abdullah B. Alansare*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.1, pp. 11-20, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.044656

    Abstract Emerging evidence suggests the existence of ‘paradoxical’ relationships between domain-specific sedentary behavior (SB) and health outcomes. This study assessed the associations of total and domain-specific SB, by pattern, with symptoms of mental disorders in Saudi adults. Participants (n = 554) completed a web-based survey between January 18th, 2023 and February 5th, 2023. Total SB was measured by using the Sedentary Behavior Questionnaire. Total SB was then partitioned into leisure, occupational, and commuting SB during weekdays and on weekend days. Symptoms of mental disorders including symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress were evaluated by using the DASS-21 questionnaire. Adjusted linear regressions… More >

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    L’atteinte psychologique des patients marocains suivis pour hémopathie maligne et son impact sur leur qualité de vie

    Maha Ouazzani1,2,*, Zineb El Khammar2, Nawal Oubelkacem2, Youssef Aboussaleh1, Hajar Masrour2, Moncef Maiouak3, Rhizlane Berrady2

    Psycho-Oncologie, Vol.17, No.4, pp. 235-244, 2023, DOI:10.32604/po.2023.044831

    Abstract Introduction : la qualité de vie des patients suivis pour une hémopathie maligne dépend non seulement du type de la maladie, de ses caractéristiques cliniques, biologiques et thérapeutiques, mais aussi de la santé mentale du patient. L’objectif de notre étude est d’évaluer l’état psychologique des patients au diagnostic, de rechercher les facteurs associés à son altération et de préciser son impact sur la qualité de vie des patients. Méthode : nous avons mené une étude monocentrique transversale qui évalue la dépression, l’anxiété et la qualité de vie d’une population de patients atteints de syndromes lymphoprolifératifs sur une période de 22mois.… More >

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    A Clinical Study on the Effect of Group Nostalgia Therapy on Quality of Life and Cognitive Function in Elderly Patients with Depression

    Yan Huang1,*, Xiaoye Liao2, Fen Cai3

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.12, pp. 1313-1321, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.030558

    Abstract Background: Elderly people with depression require special care and attention. However, nostalgia is a complex emotional situation for a person who recalls the missing past. To improve mental health, quality of life, and attitudes toward aging in institutional care, group nostalgia therapy can be a nursing intermediary for the elderly. This study aimed to analyze the effect of group nostalgia therapy on quality of life cognitive function in elderly patients with depression. Methods: A total of 89 participants were enrolled in this study, which was further categorized into a control (n = 40) and a nostalgia therapy group (n =… More >

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    Gender Differences in the Incidence and Related Factors of Low Social Support among Adolescents with Subthreshold Depression

    Yi Shi, Fangfang Shangguan*, Jing Xiao*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.12, pp. 1257-1263, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.030516

    Abstract Background: Social support is related to depression, but the gender differences and related factors that contribute to low social support among adolescents with subthreshold depression remain to be elucidated. This study explores the relationship between social support and depression, in addition to the gender difference in the incidence of low social support among adolescents with subthreshold depression and its related factors. Methods: A total of 371 Chinese adolescents with subthreshold depression were recruited. All subjects were rated on the Social Support Scale for Adolescents, the Response Style Scale, the Self-Perception Profile for Children, the Individualism-collectivism scale. Results: Binary logistic regression… More >

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