Ivanka Trump opens up to Dr. Oz about postpartum depression

Depression - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:25

The daughter and senior adviser of President Trump opened up about her bouts of postpartum depression on "The Dr. Oz Show" Thursday, detailing her symptoms and the effects it had on all aspects of her life. She said she lived through it after the births of each of her children: Arabella, 6, Joseph, 3, and Theodore, 1. "With each of my three children, I had some level of postpartum depression," Trump told Dr. Mehmet Oz.

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Fighting the Stigma of Depression

Depression - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 05:59

I want to take this opportunity to talk about something that's not often discussed. It's kind of taboo in some circles, and often avoided in most.

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The 'Masked Veteran' Runs Across Iowa for Veteran Suicide Awareness

Depression - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 03:46

On Wednesday, Joshua ran from Albia to Agency. Every step he takes moving forward, he's wearing a military grade gas mask and what it represents.

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Ram joins black dog battle

Depression - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 23:15

Successful bidder and Black Dog Ride volunteer David Russell; successful bidder, Elders representative and BDR volunteer Ross Scott; BDR volunteer Allan Tilby; and ram donor David K ain. Picture: Fiona Duffield After the loss of his fiancee earlier this year, David Kain decided to donate his prized ram to Black Dog Ride Australia to support its work around mental health issues in Australian regional communities.

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Brazil judge rules homosexuality a disease, approves - conversion therapy'

Mental Health - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 20:21

The Gazette is Colorado Springs's most trusted source for breaking news, sports, weather, obituaries, politics, business, art, entertainment, blogs, video, photos. What to watch on TV for the week of September 17 - A new Seinfeld special, 'Gotham' and 'The Good Place' return, and much more A federal judge in Brazil ruled last week that psychologists could consider homosexuality a disease that could be treated with sexual orientation conversion therapies, raising concerns from LGBTQ and mental health advocates.

Study suggests you can 'pick up' a good or bad mood from your friends

Depression - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:37

A team led by the University of Warwick has examined whether friends' moods can affect an individual therefore implying that moods may spread across friendship networks. The team analysed data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health which incorporates the moods and friendship networks of US adolescents in schools.

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Birmingham VA Medical Center works to stop Birmingham's high rate of veteran suicide

Depression - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:22

The Birmingham VA Medical Center held an event on Wednesday, hoping to stop Birmingham's high rate of veteran suicide. The Suicide Prevention Team discussed how family and friends can play a tremendous role in saving a veteran's life.

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Clues to Treat Depression, Autism and Other Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Depression - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:03

Alterations in a naturally occurring chemical in the brain called serotonin have been linked to a number of neuropsychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder as well as autism spectrum disorder . Randy Blakely , Ph.D., executive director of Florida Atlantic University 's Brain Institute and a professor of biomedical science in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine , and his team, have been studying this mood-regulating gene in the brain that carries signals across the synapse, or the gap between nerve cells.

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Midlife depression may stem from tension with mothers and siblings, Iowa State study finds

Depression - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:03

Relationships with our mothers and siblings change as we become adults and start our own families, but the quality of those relationships still has an effect on our well-being, particularly at midlife. A new study led by Iowa State University researcher Megan Gilligan found that tension with our mothers and siblings, similar to our spouses, is associated with symptoms of depression.

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Research provides clues to treat depression, autism and other neuropsychiatric disorders

Depression - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:03

IMAGE: Randy Blakely, Ph.D., executive director of FAU's Brain Institute and a professor of biomedical science in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, and his team, have been studying this... view Alterations in a naturally occurring chemical in the brain called serotonin have been linked to a number of neuropsychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder as well as autism spectrum disorder .

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Rigid gender stereotypes tied to increased depression, violence and suicide in children

Depression - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 09:18

Around the world, gender-specific expectations are placed on children from a young age - going far beyond pink for girls and blue for boys and, new research suggests, creating lasting damage into adulthood. Boys are being taught to be strong and independent while girls are taught to be vulnerable and nurturing, a study published Wednesday in the Journal of Adolescent Health found.

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How to tell if your child has depression

Depression - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 09:18

A study of more than 10,000 young people in the UK revealed that a quarter of girls and as many as one in 10 boys showed symptoms of depression at the age of 14. The comprehensive study asked parents to report on their child's mental health at ages three, five, seven, 11 and 14. Then, after reaching 14, the children themselves were questioned about their depressive symptoms. "Based on the 14-year-olds' reporting of their emotional problems, 24% of girls and nine per cent of boys suffer from depression," the study by the UCL Institute of Education and the University of Liverpool found.

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Reward Sensitivity May Protect Against Sleep-Related Depression

Depression - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 09:18

Poor sleep is a well-known risk factor and symptom of depression , but a new study at Duke University looks at why not everyone who struggles with sleep becomes depressed. The findings show that people whose brains are more attuned to rewards may be protected from the negative mental health effects of poor sleep.

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McGill University scales back its eating disorder program, fails to tell students

Mental Health - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 08:24

McGill administrator Martine Gauthier said she wants to reassure students they will still receive treatment for eating disorders despite changes made to the university's eating disorder program. McGill University is slashing resources for its eating disorder program, which has been a recruiting tool and a support network for students struggling with all forms of eating disorders since 2009.

New Australian work explores the challenges facing performers

Depression - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 06:55

Research conducted in 2016 found suicide attempts for Australian entertainment industry workers was more than double that of the general population while levels of depression symptoms are five times higher. "You put your heart out there to be constantly told no, you aren't good enough, you aren't pretty enough.

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Antidepressants may raise death risk by a third

Depression - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 02:20

A new study suggests that common antidepressants may pose a serious risk to health; they drastically raise the risk of mortality. The use of antidepressants has soared in recent years.

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LN: Places popular among Czech suicides to be checked

Mental Health - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 23:03

Czech psychiatrists are going to analyse data on suicides in the country in order to reveal places in which suicides are often committed and propose measures to decrease the popularity of the suicide hotspots, daily Lidove noviny wrote on Monday. Fences may be built in these places, camera systems may be installed there or guards may monitor them, the paper writes.

Sleep deprivation rapidly reduces depression symptoms in nearly half of depressed patients

Depression - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 21:43

Sleep deprivation -- typically administered in controlled, inpatient settings -- rapidly reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of depression patients, according the first meta-analysis on the subject in nearly 30 years, from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Partial sleep deprivation was equally as effective as total sleep deprivation , and medication did not appear to significantly influence these results.

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New Study Links Playing Youth Football to Later Brain Damage

Depression - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 19:06

The scientists found that playing tackle football before the age of 12 increased the odds of problems with behavioral regulation, apathy and executive functioning later in life by twofold, and the odds of suffering symptoms of depression threefold. . The results held steady for players with different levels of experience.

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OCOP: He's been there, so he can help struggling kids

Mental Health - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:06

When you talk to Dr. Matt Chow, you don't get the sense the psychiatrist is immersed in Freudian theory who will pronounce obscure diagnoses, citing arcane references. "It is a more modern approach, but it's part of my personal style to be very straight-forward with people."

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