Yoga effective at reducing symptoms of depression

Depression - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 15:54

People who suffer from depression may want to look to yoga as a complement to traditional therapies as the practice appears to lessen symptoms of the disorder, according to studies presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. "Yoga has become increasingly popular in the West, and many new yoga practitioners cite stress-reduction and other mental health concerns as their primary reason for practicing," said Lindsey Hopkins, PhD, of the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, who chaired a session highlighting research on yoga and depression.

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'Difficult People' star Julie Klausner: making it look easy

Depression - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 13:34

Perhaps no show in TV history ever had a title that was better suited to it: "Difficult People." In this Hulu comedy, 30-something best friends Julie and Billy form a pushy, shameless united front as they wage war with New York and the world of show business they half-heartedly are trying to break into.

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Scientists Use Light to Turn Off Autism Symptoms in Mice

Mental Health - Scientific American - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:30
The findings hint at treatments that could restore the balance of brain activity

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Why everyone - " LGBT or not - " should watch Olly Alexander: Growing up Gay

Depression - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 08:33

Sean speaks of that night slowly, his expression vacant, voice subdued. It's the same muted manner he uses to describe how his mother swore he would go to hell for being gay and how his depression led to the drug habit that ultimately resulted in that sexual abuse by a gang who had provided him with crystal meth.

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State, hospital reach settlement over psychiatric staffing

Mental Health - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 06:15

Dartmouth-Hitchcock has agreed to credit the state $75,000 and pay up to $77,500 on an independent review in order to "buy peace" and settle allegations that it understaffed New Hampshire's state-run psychiatric facility. The state signed a $36 million contract with Dartmouth-Hitchcock, a private hospital, last August to provide services at New Hampshire Hospital, the state hospital for mental health services.

Lifestyle: Signs from a Psychologist that tell how depression in men looks like

Depression - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 03:59

A recent conversation with my husband sparked me to write this piece on depression in men. We had talked about the recent suicide of Linkin Park lead singer, Chester Bennington.

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More NJ residents seeking psychiatric help, but booking appointments not easy

Mental Health - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 01:41

Unfortunately, there's already a shortage of psychiatrists in the Garden State, and experts say the problem is getting worse "The demand for mental health services has been growing exponentially, and the lack of psychiatrists is also growing," said Debra Wentz, president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies. She said there are many reasons for this, including the fact that "much of the current psychiatric workforce is aging out, there were many baby boomers."

Is our Western happiness fetish causing depression?

Depression - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 23:24

Depression is listed as the leading cause of disability worldwide, a standing to which it has progressed steadily over the past 20 years. Yet research shows a rather interesting pattern: depression is far more prevalent in Western cultures, such as the US, Canada, France, Germany and New Zealand, than in Eastern cultures, such as Taiwan, Korea, Japan and China .

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Maternal Instinct, or O.C.D.?

Mental Health - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 21:04

Did I really see the baby? How can I be sure? How do I know that this moment is real, and that I didn't leave his car seat on the hot asphalt of the driveway? I don't stop checking when I drop my infant son off with his grandma for the day. I need to make sure I haven't left him in the back seat by mistake, where he might roast to death in the car.

Trying To Understand 'What Made Maddy Run'

Depression - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 18:51

Madison Holleran ran track at the University of Pennsylvania. She was popular, and beautiful - and raised in a big, supportive family in a New Jersey suburb.

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'Burnout' is a thing, doctors say. Here are the symptoms

Mental Health - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 16:30

"Burnout" isn't a term you'll find in the manual that psychiatrists in North America use for a standard classification of mental disorders. Technically, there is no such diagnosis.

Science Of UsThe Link Between Frequent Nightmares and Suicide...

Depression - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 14:27

The first teenage patient I ever saw as a medical student was 16, thin, had long brown hair, and a long-sleeved flannel shirt. I remember thinking it was strange, when she walked into the clinic, that she would choose to wear something so heavy in the middle of July.

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Science Of UsThe Link Between Frequent Nightmares and Suicide...

Mental Health - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:43

The first teenage patient I ever saw as a medical student was 16, thin, had long brown hair, and a long-sleeved flannel shirt. I remember thinking it was strange, when she walked into the clinic, that she would choose to wear something so heavy in the middle of July.

The Voice of Depression

Depression - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 09:46

There are those that say depression is a choice. There are others that say depression is a medical illness with biological triggers and treatments.

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Scientists research gene linked to depression

Depression - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 07:34

Although there are medications to treat depression, many scientists aren't sure why they're effective and why they don't work for everyone. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine believe they may have found a key to the puzzle of major depression that could lead to therapies for those who don't respond to medications already on the market.

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School district works toward suicide prevention

Depression - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 03:13

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Dr. Keith Ablow Joins Holistic House Management as Psychiatric Advisor

Mental Health - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 02:36

The Holistic Sanctuary today announced that world-renowned psychiatrist Keith Ablow, MD has joined its team as Psychiatric Advisor. In this role, Dr. Ablow will work with The Holistic Sanctuary to bring its all natural, holistic, ancient plant-based addiction cures into mainstream awareness.

Turnbull shakes up mental health reform

Depression - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 22:58

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has stepped up the government's response to mental health by demanding regular updates from its peak mental health body. Mr Turnbull says the National Mental Health Commission will provide him with six-monthly updates and will now report directly to Health Minister Greg Hunt in a bid to strengthen accountability.

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In the Ozone

Mental Health - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 22:26

Spokespersons representing a half-dozen news and media outlets participated yesterday in a panel discussion before an audience of psychiatrists and psychologists to raise public awareness regarding what they consider a critical issue facing their professions. "We are simply too close to running out of psychiatric diagnoses to adequately capture and describe the erratic and often malicious self-centered behavior of our president," said one panel member.

How Birth Control Might Protect You From Depression Later in Life

Depression - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 18:32

Women are at increased risk for depression during periods of hormonal fluctuation, such as pregnancy , after childbirth, and at the end of their childbearing years. Now, a new study suggests that women exposed to more estrogen over their lifetime-including those who use hormonal birth control for many years-may be somewhat protected from that increased risk during and after menopause .

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