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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While we're ditching norms and rules, how about the Goldwater Rule?

Mental Health - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 05:11

I don't know about you, but among all the ways the White House staff has to work overtime to deal with the unfit imbecile they work for, this is the most disturbing: One defining feature of managing Trump is frequent praise, which can leave his team in what seems to be a state of perpetual compliments. The White House pushes out news releases overflowing with top officials heaping flattery on Trump; in one particularly memorable Cabinet meeting this year, each member went around the room lavishing the president with accolades.

'Magic Mushrooms' Might Ease Depression Symptoms

Depression - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 01:34

The research had a small sample size - only 20 patients - and no control group who got a placebo for comparison's sake. That makes it hard to draw firm conclusions about if or how well the hallucinogenic compound really works at fighting depression .

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Jennifer Rankin has supported a GP recruitment campaign. Picture: Patrick Olner

Mental Health - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 00:58

Jennifer Rankin, 34, has said she supports the Welsh Government initiative to promote Wales as a place for doctors to train, work and live and new incentives for psychiatrists. The trainee, who specialises in psychiatry and mental health at St Cadoc's Hospital, relocated from London because of the more affordable cost of living and better work life balance it offered.

Magic mushrooms chemical Psilocybin for treatment of hard-to treat depression

Depression - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 23:14

A new study from UK has found efficacy of psilocybin a chemical found in "magic mushrooms", in severe depression. The study involved 19 patients with severe depression.

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Can 'magic mushrooms' kick-start depression treatment?

Depression - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 23:14

Twenty patients received psilocybin -- the psychoactive compound in a group of mushrooms that cause hallucinations. Nineteen who completed the study showed improvement in their depression symptoms for up to five weeks after treatment, according to the researchers at Imperial College London.

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Early start times put students at risk of developing anxiety, depression: study

Depression - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 23:14

Research shows that teenagers who start school before 8:30 a.m. are at a higher risk of developing anxiety and depression symptoms. That sleepy morning-time refrain from many high school students may have more wisdom than we once thought.

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Shrinks toss aside medical ethics to protest Trump

Mental Health - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:20

Critics complain that America's 45th president has debased the White House. They say he has brought an attitude and spirit with him that is far below the nobility of the office of the president.

The five risk factors for depression

Depression - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 18:11

With a background in statistics and epidemiological research, Dipnall wanted to see if she could do something to "help circumvent these tragedies". "I felt I could try and make a difference," says Dipnall, a lecturer in the Department of Statistics, Data Science and Epidemiology at Swinburne University.

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Trilobites: Fish Depression Is Not a Joke

Depression - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 18:11

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. His name was Bruce Lee, according to a sign beneath his little bowl.

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