Depression

When a Sibling Dies by Suicide

Depression - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:44

"As far back as I can remember, Michael was always good at being silly. He could make me laugh harder than anyone.

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Personality disorder expert explains why Trump's 'downward mental ...

Mental Health - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:42

A personality disorders expert warns that President Donald Trump's mental stability could have dire consequences for both the United States and the entire world. In an editorial co-written with former Bush White House ethics attorney Richard Painter, clinical psychologist Leanne Watt draws on her experience in treating adults with personality disorders to map out what could happen if Trump's mental health continues to deteriorate.

Taika Waititi responds to being labelled 'treasonous' by Duncan Garner

Depression - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 05:11

The Thor: Ragnarok director took to Twitter this evening to 'apologise' for comments he made in an interview with Marae regarding New Zealand's waterways, suicide rates and child poverty, among other things. "I'm sorry NZ!" he tweeted.

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#9: The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President

Mental Health - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 05:07

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Indoor tanning dependency common in young women, especially in those with depression

Depression - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 00:55

A survey of young, white women who have used indoor tanning at least once in the past year showed that more than one in five of them have signs of being addicted to the high dose of ultraviolet radiation from tanning beds. In addition, women with symptoms of depression were three times more likely to meet the criteria for having a tanning dependence.

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Indoor tanning dependency common in young women, especially in those with depression

Depression - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 00:55

A survey of young, white women who have used indoor tanning at least once in the past year showed that more than one in five of them have signs of being addicted to the high dose of ultraviolet radiation from tanning beds. In addition, women with symptoms of depression were three times more likely to meet the criteria for having a tanning dependence.

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Nashville doctor using new treatment to combat depression

Depression - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 20:42

Most recent statistics show the rate of suicides is the highest in Davidson County. In 2014, more deaths were the result of suicide than automobile accidents and homicide.

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City of San Fernando celebrates Mental Health Month

Depression - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:08

THE City Government of San Fernando, in partnership with the Department of Health -Central Luzon, celebrated National Mental Health Awareness Week over the weekend at Heroes Hall here. Dubbed "Kumusta ka? Tara Usap Tayo!" the whole day program sought to raise mental awareness among the youth by giving them lectures and activities on how to overcome depression and stress that can lead to suicide.

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Why emotional intelligence is key in the digital age

Depression - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:42

But the definition of happiness can be misunderstood - often it is seen as the presence of positive emotions and the absence of negative ones, which can lead to work cultures that pressure people into faking positive emotions. Research has shown this "faking" can result in long-term physical and emotional illness.

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Can Instagram Photos Suggest Who Might Have Depression?

Depression - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 07:05

More than 16 million American adults suffer at least one major depressive disorder every year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Most people with depression don't have access to quality psychiatric care, says Chris Danforth, associate professor of mathematics and statistics at the University of Vermont.

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The link between migraines and depression

Depression - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 03:01

Scientists have established a link between the frequency of migraines and the severity of anxiety and depression in people who people who suffer both The root causes of migraines are unclear, but researchers think there may be a genetic link between the predispositions for migraines and mood disorders How frequently someone gets migraines is linked to how intense their bouts of anxiety and depression are, according to a new study. The study also found that those that did not sleep well were also more likely to get more frequent headaches.

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New Stanford study takes steps toward integrating brain imaging into psychiatric care

Mental Health - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 01:01

Leanne Williams , PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford, envisions a time when a clinician can order a brain scan to help with the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders, much like a orthopedic surgeon now orders X-rays or MRIs for a broken bone. In a study that appears in Translational Psychiatry , Williams and other colleagues at Stanford say they have taken an important first step toward achieving that goal by developing a standard metric for healthy brain network functioning that can be compared against individual patients' scan results.

Fish depression is no laughing matter

Depression - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 23:09

Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer View text version of this page Help using this website - Accessibility statement Join today and you can easily save your favourite articles, join in the conversation and comment, plus select which news your want direct to your inbox. Can a fish be depressed? This question has been floating around my head ever since I spent a night in a hotel across from an excruciatingly sad-looking Siamese fighting fish.

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Ghana has only 18 psychiatrists; experts beg government for more funds

Mental Health - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:50

The Department of Psychiatry of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital has appealed to government to support the training of more psychiatrists. The Acting Head of Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Ruth Owusu Antwi bemoaned the small number of psychiatric doctors in the country and called for more funds from government to increase the number.

Depression in seniors: Not normal, not necessary

Depression - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 18:37

Taking care of your body, mind and spirit is an important part of healthy aging. We treat physical pain and discomfort, but when it comes to mental and emotional symptoms, many people suffer in silence.

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Are natural remedies effective for depression?

Depression - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 14:18

Rochester, Minnesota - So-called natural remedies for depression aren't a replacement for medical diagnosis and treatment. However, for some people certain herbal and dietary supplements do seem to work well, but more studies are needed to determine which are most likely to help and what side effects they might cause.

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Why Parents Need to be Aware of Smartphone Danger

Depression - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:01

"I wake up in cold sweats every so often thinking, what did we bring to the world?" -Tony Fadell, former Senior Vice President at Apple Fadell said this on the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone. He realized how smartphones had changed society, and saw their addictive qualities in his own children.

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Probiotics could be the solution to postnatal depression: study

Depression - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:01

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UK psychiatrists issue a oemilestone apologya for doing harm to gay people by aversion therapy

Mental Health - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 09:21

Last month, BuzzFeed ran an interview with a British gay man who was sent to NHS psychiatrists in the 1970s as teenager to be "cured" of his homosexuality. Jeremy Gavins recalled how shock treatment - which saw him strapped to a chair while electrical currents ran through his body - destroyed his life.

David Walsh: Not wrong to take pills for depression - some need them

Depression - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 05:43

One of the clearest memories I have from my early battle with depression is the squeak of shoe leather on waiting room linoleum. I was absent-mindedly bouncing my right leg while my head swirled with the thoughts of being prescribed antidepressants.

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