Depression

The power of facial expressions-influence on competitions

Mental Health - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:08

Facial expressions influence competitions. They do so in Music and Miss/Mister elections as well as leadership assessments.

Transgender youth at higher risk for mental health issues

Depression - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 05:38

In a study published this month, UT researchers found that transgender adolescents are twice as likely to have thoughts of suicide and are up to four times as likely to be involved in substance abuse when compared to the general population. "Unfortunately, the findings were not surprising," said co-author Stephen Russell, a Human Development and Family Sciences professor.

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Qatar-Based Journalists Work with Wish and Carter Center to Improve Reporting on Mental Health

Depression - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 01:24

Individuals living with mental health issues continue to be misunderstood, discriminated against, and stigmatized by society. In the Middle East, a perceived lack of societal support and understanding for mentally ill people means that those dealing with mental health issues often suffer in silence or refuse treatment.

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How sleep deprivation can improve depression

Mental Health - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 22:57

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Teenage suicide is extremely difficult to predict. Thata s why some...

Depression - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 21:09

Researchers from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center are testing an app in schools that analyzes language to determine whether teens are at risk for suicide. They call it Spreading Activation Mobile or "SAM."

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Misophonia: The sound sensitivity syndrome

Mental Health - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 18:28

The sound people make while chewing sugarcane makes my eyes water. In fact I am almost convinced that if I was tied to a chair and made to listen to that sound for 10 minutes, I would have a heart attack.

Dealing with Depression

Depression - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 16:34

Rachel has a tattoo of a semicolon - similar to this - on her wrist. Its message ... the sentence hasn't ended.

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Kids Who See Hollywood Gunplay More Likely to Pull the Trigger

Mental Health - Scientific American - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:45
A randomized experiment suggests movie exposure to firearms boosts chances of holding gun longer, using it

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Drugs Taken By 1 in 8 People Increase Risk of Death 33%

Mental Health - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 13:58

What is less well-known is that serotonin is also used in the heart, kidney, lungs and liver - indeed all the major organs. I think people would be much less willing to take these drugs if they were aware how little is known about their impact outside of the brain, and that what we do know points to an increased risk of death."

Papakostas Gives Update on Adding Therapy in Treatment Resistant Depression

Depression - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:59

With so many options for treatment-resistant depression, expert George Papakostas, MD, said all things being equal, the patient's preference counts. If a patient with major depressive disorder fails to respond to therapy, what comes next? The answer is more complex than it once was, because the list of treatment choices is growing, according to George I. Papakostas, MD, the scientific director for Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Trials Network and Institute and an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

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Fourfold increase in likelihood of anxiety or depression treatment if ...

Depression - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 09:40

A study led by a team at Keele University has found that when one partner of a couple consults their GP about depression or anxiety, the other partner is much more likely to do the same. Common mood disorders like anxiety and depression are a major priority for healthcare, with an estimated 12 percent of NHS funding spent on mental health services in 2014-15.

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Depression: Is brain inflammation tied to suicidal thoughts?

Depression - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 05:09

A new study confirms the link between inflammation of the brain and the prevalence of suicidal thoughts in people diagnosed with major depression. This is the first study of its kind to measure relevant biomarkers in living individuals.

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Depression expression of feelings in portraits

Depression - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 05:09

DEPRESSION: Daniel Butterworth uses self portraits to put a voice to the words that depression sufferers use to describe the condition in his new exhibition showing at The Lost Ones Gallery until October 8. Picture: Lachlan Bence Daniel Butterworth pushed himself to the brink for his new exhibition - a graphic representation of the words that sufferers use to express their feelings of depression. The Archibald finalist created 20 works featuring his reactions to the words supplied from people living with the black dog of depression.

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Recovering addict now assists others fighting same battle

Depression - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 02:52

He was drowning himself in booze and living with anxiety and depression. He had reached a point where he began seriously contemplating suicide, the Winona Daily News reported .

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'Treated like animals': Woman describes mental health unit seclusion

Mental Health - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 02:25

A Riverina woman has described in a public submission how she was stripped of her clothes, drugged to a dangerous level and unfairly isolated at a Wagga Wagga mental health unit. One patient ended his life in the hospital's emergency department in 2007, while another died when on leave from the Wagga Wagga Mental Health Unit in 2011.

Sexual harassment by colleagues may be associated with more severe depression

Depression - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 22:29

Employees who experience sexual harassment by supervisors, colleagues or subordinates in the workplace may develop more severe symptoms of depression than employees who experience harassment by clients or customers, according to a study involving 7603 employees from across 1041 organizations in Denmark. The research is published in the open access journal BMC Public Health .

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Sexual harassment by colleagues may be associated with more severe depression

Depression - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 22:29

Employees who experience sexual harassment by supervisors, colleagues or subordinates in the workplace may develop more severe symptoms of depression than employees who experience harassment by clients or customers, according to a study involving 7603 employees from across 1041 organizations in Denmark. The research is published in the open access journal BMC Public Health .

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This Social Media Behaviour Triples Depression Risk

Depression - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 15:50

The study asked about the 11 most popular social media platforms: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, Snapchat, Reddit, Tumblr, Pinterest, Vine and LinkedIn. "This association is strong enough that clinicians could consider asking their patients with depression and anxiety about multiple platform use and counseling them that this use may be related to their symptoms.

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Asheville agencies address complexities of opioid addiction and treatment

Depression - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 13:33

STUNNING REVERSAL: Jesse Smathers of Vaya Health, right, shows Gov. Roy Cooper how to assemble a Narcan kit during Cooper's recent visit to the agency's administrative office. Narcan reverses the effects of opiate overdose.

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Is Trump Mentally Ill? Or Is America? Psychiatrists Weigh in

Mental Health - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 13:04

THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President By Bandy X. Lee . Thomas Dunne Books.

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