Depression

New concept

Mental Health - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 23:11

For parents experiencing their son or daughter thrust into psychosis or other forms of psychiatric trauma for the first time, there is almost nothing scarier. I have met dozens of parents who have had no experience in the field of mental illness and suddenly find themselves in the midst of a crisis with their child experiencing some form of psychosis.

How your pet's illness could put your mental health at risk

Depression - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 19:23

Shortly after his father died of kidney cancer in 2010, his mother's beloved black Labrador retriever mix - Mary Margaret, or Maggie - was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma , a rapidly growing tumor of the blood vessels. Maggie had a history of health problems, and Owens' mother was distraught.

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A chatbot for your woes

Mental Health - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 18:42

Woebot is a chatbox that checks in with users chat each day to get in touch with their own feelings and emotions, and do exercises that help alleviate stress, anxiety and depression. Named Eliza, it was able to trick some people into believing it was human.

This Area of the Brain May Explain a Link Between Poor Sleep and Depression

Depression - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 17:02

People whose brains respond strongly to rewards may be less prone to some of the negative effects of sleep deprivation, a new study finds. One of those negative effects is depression , according to the study.

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Why bad sleep doesn't always lead to depression

Depression - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 14:43

Higher activity in the ventral striatum, the brain's reward center, may buffer some individuals against the negative mental health effects of poor sleep. Credit: Annchen R. Knodt, Duke University Poor sleep is both a risk factor, and a common symptom, of depression.

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Brain activity may buffer against insomnia-related depression

Depression - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 14:43

IMAGE: This is a 3-D representation of reward-related ventral striatum activity. Participants with higher activity in this region were less likely to report symptoms of depression when experiencing poor sleep quality.... view Increased activity in a brain region involved in motivation may protect from depressive symptoms associated with poor sleep, according to a large study of young adults published in The Journal of Neuroscience .

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Why bad sleep doesn't always lead to depression

Depression - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 14:43

Poor sleep is both a risk factor, and a common symptom, of depression. But not everyone who tosses and turns at night becomes depressed.

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Early Trauma, Depression, and the Need for Social Connection

Mental Health - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 13:59

Experts said that the frequency and quality of social relationships have a greater effect on mortality than obesity or drinking alcohol, and this commands attention from health systems. And on Sunday, a pair of psychiatrists at the 30th US Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, detailed the science of the importance of social interactions.

Chester Bennington's Widow: 'Depression Doesn't Have a Face or a Mood'

Depression - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:16

This is what depression looked like to us just 36 hrs b4 his death. He loved us SO much & we loved him.

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Men's mental health must be taken more seriously

Depression - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:23

Some of the strongest, sweetest, and most intelligent men I've had the pleasure of meeting have struggled with mental illness related issues. I've had men I care deeply about tell me that they are not going to seek mental health treatment "because I'm a guy," more comfortable suffering through their illness alone than allowing others to view their emotions.

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"Dad, I Think I Have ADHD"

Mental Health - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:06

Your son, Marcus, a college freshman, calls you at the end of September; he is struggling in his courses. In high school, he was involved in several sports and seemed to do well in his classes without much studying.

AffecTech to provide wearable tech for those with mental health issues

Depression - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 02:43

If you're dealing with mental health issues, you're not alone. There will soon be more wearable technology aimed at helping you manage your mental health, thanks to AffecTech.

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New research found antidepressants may increase risk of early death

Mental Health - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 23:34

Psychiatrists 50 years from today may look back and ask, did the drugs they used to treat brains harm the body? But the study's lead author suspects the ubiquitous pills take more lives than they save, and that one way they might take lives is through their effect on platelets, tiny cells in the bloodstream that form clots to stop bleeding. Platelets need the brain chemical serotonin to function properly.

Farmer shares depression story

Depression - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 22:12

Recently awarded a MNZM Queen's Birthday honour in recognition of his services to agriculture and mental health, charismatic Marlborough farmer Doug Avery shared his powerful story in Central Hawke's Bay recently. More than 380 people heard how Doug weathered years of drought and desperation and overcame heart-breaking adversity to live a fruitful life and help others.

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New research found antidepressants may increase risk of early death

Depression - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 22:12

Psychiatrists 50 years from today may look back and ask, did the drugs they used to treat brains harm the body? But the study's lead author suspects the ubiquitous pills take more lives than they save, and that one way they might take lives is through their effect on platelets, tiny cells in the bloodstream that form clots to stop bleeding. Platelets need the brain chemical serotonin to function properly.

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New grant to support mental health services for Baton Rouge region flood survivors

Depression - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 19:46

An estimated 40 percent of children and adults who survive disasters such as flooding experience symptoms of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, according to an organization called Resilient Baton Rouge. But as recovery continues from the 2016 south Louisiana floods that left some survivors with lasting mental health impacts, a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will enable Baton Rouge area health care providers to boost services for impacted residents over the next year.

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VIDEODr Michael Thase: Screening for Depression Has to Be Coupled With Intervention

Mental Health - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 16:36

Screening for depression in the primary care setting can take as little as 30 seconds, but screening is only effective if it actually leads to intervention, explained Michael E. Thase, MD, professor of psychiatry and director of the Mood and Anxiety Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Screening for depression in the primary care setting can take as little as 30 seconds, but screening is only effective if it actually leads to intervention, explained Michael E. Thase, MD, professor of psychiatry and director of the Mood and Anxiety Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Amy Brown: Are baby advice books making mothers depressed and anxious?

Depression - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 15:10

The elephant in the room with many of these books is that actually, despite their popularity, they are not based on evidence. Photo / 123RF Becoming a new parent certainly ranks up there in the exhaustion and anxiety stakes.

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"Be the Light" walk hopes to break stigma of suicide and depression

Depression - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 12:49

Organizers say they want to address the reality of suicide and show that suicide and depression are public health problems which can be prevented through education. "If we can do something together to provide some hope and healing to reduce the stigma that's associated with suicide, it's going to bring this community together.

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Cases Show Complexity of Personalized Treatment in Major Depression

Depression - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 12:49

Changes under the DSM-5 mean that certain "mixed features" create a gray area of characteristics that could signal major depression or bipolar disorder, even if a patient has not exhibited hypomania. Each year at the US Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress, Michael E. Thase, MD, offers a must-attend update on treating major depressive disorder.

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