Perspective: Teens' smartphones in their hands, social media sadness in their hearts

Depression - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 05:32

Jean Twenge had never seen anything like it. The San Diego State University professor in personality psychology had been studying generational differences for 25 years, since she was a 22-year-old Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan.

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P.E.I. adds weekend mental health walk-in clinics in Charlottetown

Mental Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 04:30

Islanders who attend the clinic will be able to meet with a registered community mental health therapist for up to an hour. Health PEI is adding additional mental health walk-in clinics on weekends, which it says will help Islanders get the services they need despite an ongoing shortage of psychiatrists in the province.

Are Depression Naps Actually Helpful or Just a Meme?

Depression - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 01:08

Scroll through your social media feed and you'll see what I'm talking about when I say "depression nap." The Twitterati talk about is no stranger to my couch.

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Why Friday the 13th Is a Real Nightmare for Some People

Mental Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 00:05

Millions of people in the world, including prolific horror writer Stephen King, have an irrational fear of the number 13. The phenomenon is so widely reported, it even has its own hard-to-pronounce name: triskaidekaphobia. Those who suffer from triskaidekaphobia associate the number 13 with bad luck or danger due to superstitions.

Psychiatrists and counselors host a dozen town halls citing 'a duty ...

Mental Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 00:05

The question of President Donald Trump's fitness to "discharge the powers and duties of his office" will be a topic for public discussion during town hall meetings on the 25th Amendment in ten states Saturday, Vice's Tonic reports . The dozen town hall meetings are being organized by the group A Duty to Warn, which is lead by clinical psychologist John Gartner, PhD and launched by Dr. Brandy X. Lee, a Yale psychiatry professor.

'Psychotic nympho' Halloween outfit criticised by psychiatrists

Mental Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 00:05

Escapade's "psychotic nympho" dress has straitjacket sleeves, a lace-up collar and optional face paint for the "seductive goth" look. The Royal College of Psychiatrists said it was one of the worst examples of such an outfit it had seen.

Scientists treat depression with magic mushroom that can 'reboot' the brain

Depression - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 22:04

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Can 'Magic Mushrooms' Kick-Start Depression Treatment?

Depression - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 22:04

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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Magic mushroom compound may treat severe depression

Depression - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 22:04

Researchers find that the psychoactive compound in mushrooms may be helpful for patients with severe depression who did not respond to conventional therapy. Prof.

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St. John's Wort Extract Market Size and Forecast, 2017-2025 by PMR

Depression - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 17:31

St. John's Wort Extract Market: Introduction St john's wort, also known by its botanical name hypericum perforatum, is a flowering plant which is grown commercially in the parts of Europe, North America, Latin America, North Africa and Western Asia. St. John's Wort has been used traditionally for its medicinal properties as it promotes healthy emotional balance, wound healing, muscle pain and, positive mood.

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After suicide attempts, man finds hope and reasons to live

Depression - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 13:45

Editor's note: This is the fourth and final installment of a series of articles on depression and suicide awareness and prevention in Tooele County.Not once, but twice, Mike Pearson was ready to take his own life.Only intervention by a neighbor, his wife, his family, and local law enforcement stopped him."

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How Glassblowing Helped One Artist Open Up About Mental Health

Depression - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 09:57

"In Between Light and Shadow" is a glass installation by Kazuki Takizawa comprised of 1100 paper-thin glass shards. The installation sheds light onto an invisible illness and aims to spread awareness about mental illness and suicide prevention.

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Why We All Have Clutter and How to Get Rid of It

Mental Health - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 06:56

I feel like a massive hypocrite writing this piece, because substantial messes are found in virtually every square foot of my home. In fact, the last time I broached the topic of clutter in a blog, I posted a photo of my book piles and nut collection and was immediately contacted by a hoarding show to be "fixed" by an expert.

Diagnosis can't define me

Depression - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 06:05

Mental health battles have been part of Cassidy Anderson's life for 20 years. Now studying mental health, she's here to tell those who need help that it's OK.

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NYU Professors at Horizons Conference Share Psychedelic Research

Mental Health - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 02:59

Should psychedelic therapists be required to try their own medicine? NYU professor Elizabeth Nielson brought up the issue in her talk at the annual Horizons Conference held at Cooper Union on Oct. 6-8. Should psychedelic therapists be required to try their own medicine? NYU professor Elizabeth Nielson brought up the issue in her talk at the annual Horizons Conference held at Cooper Union on Oct. 6-8.

Daily 'Light Therapy' May Help Some With Bipolar Disorder

Depression - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 02:08

People afflicted with bipolar disorder may find some relief from depression with daily doses of light therapy, new research suggests. With light therapy, people spend time sitting in close proximity to a light-emitting box -- in this case, bright white light -- with exposures increasing from 15 minutes per day to a full hour over a period of weeks.

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Amendment to Allow Healthcare Professionals in Corporate Park...

Mental Health - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 22:42

A doctor is in the house. More specifically, a group of psychiatrists could soon occupy a portion of the Corporate Park District in the Post Road West Corporate Parks District , thanks to a new Planning and Zoning Commission Amendment.

New Treatment for Depression Offers Hope for Those Suffering

Depression - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 21:47

About 16 million Americans suffer from a major depressive disorder and nearly a third don't find relief from traditional treatments. An old drug is offering new hope for people who've struggled to feel better.

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Psychiatry prize given to Cambodian

Mental Health - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 18:08

Sotheara Chhim, a psychiatrist and executive director of the Transcultural Psychosocial Organization , was awarded the 2017 Dr Guislain "Breaking the Chains of Stigma" award on Tuesday. The $50,000 prize honours Sotheara's efforts to develop mental health services in Cambodia and his Operation Unchain initiative, which treats patients with mental illness who have been chained or caged by their caretakers.

Workshop to highlight teen depression

Depression - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:13

Connections Family Support Program is hosting guest speaker Portia Purcell from noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 at the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church, 410 E. Washington St., Rockingham. Purcell will speak on the topic of teenage depression and anxiety, explaining the signs and symptoms of each diagnosis, sharing coping strategies, and discussing depression and suicide awareness and prevention.

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