'Dear Friend' Is An Fraught And Unusual Memoir

Depression - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 11:54

First, know that Yiyun Li is not exactly a comforting author. Those who have read her fiction may recognize her tone: calm, but not soothing, matter-of-fact, yet dreamlike; a voice dedicated to seeing the world clearly and without sentimentality.

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Keep clicking! Your Instagram posts may help you overcome the pain...

Depression - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 07:37

New York, Feb 24: While the fear of being stigmatised prevents many of us from making sensitive self-disclosures, one way people in pain are overcoming silence is by using the photo-sharing app Instagram, a study says. Some Instagram users are using pictures to help explain the feelings and experiences that are often too painful or complicated to put into words, the researchers said.

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Doctor focuses on depression

Depression - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 03:28

"Depression is the number one reason for disability worldwide," said Dr. Raja Sohail Abbas, a psychiatrist with Blue Mountain Health System. Abbas says a clinic that treats mental health issues, medical issues and has outpatient treatment for depression and substance abuse will reduce the strain on hospital emergency rooms, reduce health care costs and reduce the interruption on the patient's life.

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Prominent Utah family shares their struggles with depression

Depression - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 23:41

Les Olson started his company in 1956. The third generation now runs the business: a heritage of success.

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Cambridge Cognition, Takeda team up for depressive-disorder study

Depression - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 21:38

Shares in Cambridge Cognition rose more than 9% on news it has teamed with Japanese pharmaceutical Takeda to pilot the use of an Apple Watch app to monitor and assess cognitive function in patients with major depressive disorder. The collaboration is the first contract signed by Cognition Kit Ltd, the joint venture with Ctrl Group, since launching the wearable cognitive technology in 2016.

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Anorexia: Deep brain stimulation may be an effective treatment

Depression - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 17:24

Anorexia can cause severe health issues, and the illness can sometimes be fatal. New research suggests a surgical technique can stimulate the patient's brain into improving their mental health and overall well-being.

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Northwest kids in crisis; Self-harm, suicide rates largely higher than Ontario average

Depression - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 13:03

"Staggeringly" high rates of mental-health problems among youth in the Kenora district, such as depression and suicide, should be a catalyst for action, says one of the agencies behind a new report. "What this underscores is a need for services in our local communities," Karen Ingebrigston, chief executive of Kenora's Firefly mental-health agency, said this week.

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SPIN hosts speaker on how social media can exacerbate mental illness

Depression - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 08:46

The Suicide Prevention Implementation Network is hosting Edmonton's Wade Sorochan, media personality, mental health advocate and author in Brandon in March. Sorochan's title of his presentation and book is "Un-Social Media - Virtual World Causing Real World Anxiety."

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MfD: Number of autistic babies doubles in CR in ten years

Mental Health - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 04:41

The number of children suffering from autism has doubled in the Czech Republic in the past decade, daily Mlada fronta Dnes writes yesterday, adding that one in 68 newborn babies were autistic last year, compared with one in 150 in 2007. A sharp increase has been confirmed by child psychiatrists as well as experts from the National Institute for Autism that provides help, including early intervention, to autistic children and their families.

Divorced Chinese women stare death in the face to regain control of their lives

Depression - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 04:40

A divorcee in southwest China has started a down-to-earth movement that helps women recover from failed marriages by lying in mock graves to combat suicidal thoughts as they recover from their heartbreak, a national newspaper reported. On a hillside in Chongqing on Monday, 13 women took turns to lie in freshly dug pits as part of the "grave classroom" programme.

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Data on depression suggest possibility of personalized treatments

Depression - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 00:46

Depression is a complex disorder, characterized by clusters of symptoms that respond to treatment with varying degrees of success and are likely to reoccur after initial remission. However, a group of Yale researchers, combing through data on 9,000 depressed patients, found evidence that it may be possible to develop personalized treatments and maintain a successful clinical response, they report in two separate studies published this month.

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Drug overuse

Mental Health - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 20:35

With many communities still struggling to manage the opioid epidemic, the last thing the nation needs is a new drug-related problem -- the overprescribing of psychiatric and other medications to senior citizens. A new report in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine raises a red flag about the trend, saying it appears to be particularly common in rural areas where patients with symptoms of mental illnesses may have less access to talk therapy and other non-drug treatments.

New non-medicinal treatment helps with depression Read Story Sonia Azad

Depression - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 20:25

Fifteen million Americans live with depression. The most common way they're treating it is with anti-depressant drugs, but half of them either can't tolerate the medicine, or they aren't responding to it.

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Trump expected to return to Palm Beach next weekend

Mental Health - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 16:13

Donald Trump has owned Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach estate built by cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, since the 1980s. Trump turned it into a private club and is using it as his Weekend White House.

The Common Spice That Can Reduce Depression

Depression - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 16:02

"In animal-based studies curcumin has been consistently shown to have antidepressant effects and it has been hypothesised that curcumin would have antidepressant effects in people with major depression. "The findings from this study suggest that depression can be treated with an agent that has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

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Over 5 crore Indians suffer from depression: WHO study5 min ago

Depression - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 13:47

New Delhi, Feb 23 Over five crore Indians suffered from depression, a major contributor to global suicides which occurred mainly in low- and middle-income countries like India in 2015, a WHO study has said. The World Health Organisation in its new global health estimates on depression for 2015 said while over five crore Indians suffered from depression, over three crore others suffered from anxiety disorders.

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Depression top cause of disability, strikes young and old: WHO

Depression - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:31

More than 4 percent of the world's population lives with depression, and women, youth and the elderly are the most prone to its disabling effects, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. An estimated 322 million people suffered depressive disorders in 2015, a rise of 18.4 percent in a decade, as people live longer, the United Nations agency said in a report.

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Depression in Psoriasis Patients Ups Risk of Arthritis

Depression - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:31

Psoriasis is a lifelong inflammatory skin disease characterized by red, itchy and scaly patches of skin. Those who suffer from this disease are also at increased risk for many major medical disorders, including psoriatic arthritis, a type of arthritis characterized by psoriasis plus inflammation of and around the joints.

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PODCAST: Understanding Depression - What It Is and What It Isn't

Depression - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 09:18

In this episode of the Psych Central Show , hosts Gabe and Vincent discuss depression and why so many people don't understand this insidious disease. They speak of their own versions of depression and why terminology matters.

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Suicide survivors beating the black dog

Depression - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 07:10

Kristy Steenhuis and Jane Fitzgibbon would not recognise each other on the street, but they share the kind of bond you would not wish on your worst enemy. Their stories are different, but the pain they have experienced, and its ripple effect on their families and communities across country Victoria, is universal.

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