Depression

Depression among heart attack survivors can be deadly, yet is often ignored

Depression - 7 hours 34 min ago

Boyce, 61, survived two strokes and five operations to unblock arteries around his heart , including three procedures in which doctors propped open his blood vessels with stents. He takes 18 pills a day and gets injections every two weeks with a powerful drug to lower cholesterol.

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Depression among heart attack survivors can be deadly, yet is often ignored

Depression - 7 hours 34 min ago

Boyce, 61, survived two strokes and five operations to unblock arteries around his heart, including three procedures in which doctors propped open his blood vessels with stents. He takes 18 pills a day and gets injections every two weeks with a powerful drug to lower cholesterol.

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Mental health chatbot Woebot can help fight depression

Depression - 14 hours 12 min ago

Could an APP help fight depression? World's first mental health chatbot decreases symptoms two times faster than traditional therapy Researchers have created a chatbot that has been shown to decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety two times faster than traditional therapy. Researchers have created a chatbot that has been shown to decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety two times faster than traditional therapy In a randomised study, 70 students were asked to either engage with Woebot, or a self-help eBook over a two-week period.

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Psychiatrists optimistic about use of ketamine to treat depression

Depression - 18 hours 21 min ago

You might associate the drug ketamine, or Special K, with anaesthesia or partying - but Australian researchers say they have evidence that it can treat depression. University of New South Wales researchers at the Black Dog Institute say a pilot program has produced some "astounding" results in a small group of patients over the age of 60. Professor Colleen Loo led the pilot program treating 16 patients with low dose injections of ketamine, the findings of which were published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

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Psychiatrists optimistic about use of ketamine to treat depression

Mental Health - 19 hours 32 min ago

You might associate the drug ketamine, or Special K, with anaesthesia or partying - but Australian researchers say they have evidence that it can treat depression. University of New South Wales researchers at the Black Dog Institute say a pilot program has produced some "astounding" results in a small group of patients over the age of 60. Professor Colleen Loo led the pilot program treating 16 patients with low dose injections of ketamine, the findings of which were published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Bismarck clinic treats pain, depression with ketamine

Depression - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 23:58

A clinic in Bismarck is offering treatments with ketamine, which is growing in popularity as a treatment for depression and pain. Jackie Materi , a certified registered nurse anesthetist and the operator of the Ketamine Care Clinic, administers the drug through a vein, with six infusions over a two-week period, The Bismarck Tribune reported .

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Estrogen may influence women's depression risk

Depression - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 15:12

AIDS-related deaths worldwide have been halved since 2005 as more people were able to get lifesaving drugs, UNAIDS says in a new report. Sophisticated brain scans might be able to detect consciousness in brain injury patients who appear unconscious in the intensive care unit, a new study says.

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ACT mental health system in grip of 'crippling' shortage of psychiatrists

Mental Health - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 11:45

Canberra's mental health system is in the grip of a "crippling shortage" of psychiatrists, after nine left ACT health in the past 12 months and eight vacancies across the system are yet to be filled. The union representing doctors at Canberra Hospital has also raised concerns for patient safety inside the adult mental health unit, which has been forced to operate with only one psychiatrist during some shifts in recent months.

25 pc suicide cases in Goa due to stress and depression: Govt

Depression - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 10:45

Panaji, Jul 23 Nearly one out of every four suicides in Goa is committed due to depression, frustration or stress, reveals the official figures of the state government. The figures also show unemployment, failure in love affairs and financial problems of the family as other major reasons behind the people taking the drastic step of ending their lives in the coastal state.

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Former NRL player Daniel Conn attempt suicide three times

Depression - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 03:53

Fitness fanatic and former model and NRL star Daniel Conn has revealed he tried to kill himself three times. The reality TV star and ex-partner of Geordie Shore's Vicky Pattison battled depression for years after a neck injury ended his rugby league career.

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Looking Back: Growing up as a child of the Great Depression

Depression - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 23:23

Having been born in January of 1927, over 90 years ago, I am definitely a child of the Great Depression. What follows are some of my own memories of that never-to-be-forgotten decade-the 1930s.

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Gay mental health focus

Depression - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 19:00

But Mr Egeberg said it was important to keep issues of mental health and well-being of all men in conversations and the public spotlight. National mental health organisation beyondblue this week launched Wingmen, a support website offering expert advice, resources and an online network of support for gay men who are worried their partner or friend may have anxiety, depression or be suicidal.

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Are micronutrients the answer to NZ's mental health crisis?

Depression - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 14:33

'Caroline's doctor prescribed her Prozac, which her psychologist supported. She was reassured - but once she started taking it she felt worse, with more extreme panic.'

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Postnatal depression patients may have difficult children

Depression - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 10:12

Body of Chester Bennington is removed from his home as his wife is targeted by vile hacker who tweeted disgusting claims from her account hours after the Linkin Park front man's suicide Woman, 30, born with 'half a face' undergoes incredible corrective surgery in the US to fix birth defect that saw her tormented by bullies One-year-old boy dies after his mother left him in a hot car in South Carolina on a 91 degree day Court rules man pay $65,000 of child support to the mother of a teenage girl he's only met once even though he is NOT the father Massive two-ton species of the world's largest bony fish is finally discovered after hiding away in the ocean's depths for centuries Moscow lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. counted the Russian spy agency that replaced the KGB among her clients for YEARS Maria Menounos calls her brain tumor a 'gift' saying she needed to change her life before ... (more)

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Nearly 25% of people carry a gene that increases chances of depression with age

Depression - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 05:51

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Estrogen May Influence Women's Depression Risk

Depression - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 01:30

Women exposed to estrogen for longer periods of time during the reproductive years may have a lower risk of depression, a new study finds. Previous research has suggested that reproductive hormones play a role in depression risk among women, yet hormone fluctuations are something all women experience.

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Help available for those struggling with depression, suicidal thoughts

Depression - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 23:18

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington is believed to have taken his life at his home in California. The band sold more than 70 million albums and won many Grammy awards.

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Residency as a series of mini-interventions against physician suicide and depression

Depression - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 18:42

Just as we have landmarks events that shape us in the adolescence of our personal lives, physicians also have landmark events that shape them in the adolescence of medical training: residency. No longer a child of medical school, needing constant supervision and clinical babysitting by elders, resident physicians start with a refreshingly nascent view of medicine still unmarred by the responsibility death and disease.

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Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry: Autonomy vs. Heteronomy

Mental Health - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 17:27

What is it that distinguishes psychoanalysis from the discipline of psychiatry? For more than fifty years in the United States, the two were joined seemingly as one, with psychiatry--long considered the red-headed stepchild of medicine--benefiting from the power and prestige then afforded to Freudian psychoanalysis. More recently, the fields have diverged, with psychoanalysis retaining a small, but still influential, wing of American psychiatry.

Depression causes alterations in the brain's structure, study finds

Depression - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 14:02

Changes in the brain's structure that could be the result of depression have been identified in a major scanning study. Alterations were found in parts of the brain known as white matter, which contains fiber tracts that enable brain cells to communicate with one another by electrical signals.

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