Depression

Linkin Park legend's death major blow to world of rock

Depression - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 04:11

New Delhi, July 30 - Linkin Park legend Charles Chester Benington, who committed suicide last week, had apparently been suffering from poor health and depression for quite some time. Benington, best known as the frontman and lead vocalist of the American alt rock/nu Metal band Linkin Park, was found hanging in his home Palos Verdes Estates, California, on July 20. His housekeeper discovered the body.

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Death Rate Doubles For Depressed Heart Patients

Depression - Sat, 07/29/2017 - 19:42

People who are diagnosed with coronary artery disease and then develop depression face a risk of death that's twice as high as heart patients without depression, according to a new study. The increased risk of death from any cause holds true whether the depression immediately follows the heart disease diagnosis or occurs even years later, according to Heidi May, Ph.D., a cardiovascular epidemiologist at Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City and the study's lead author.

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University of Maryland scientists research gene linked to depression

Depression - Sat, 07/29/2017 - 15:34

Dr. Mary Kay Lobo and her colleagues have been examining the gene known as Slc6a15 and researching the role it plays in either protecting from stress or contributing to depression. Dr. Mary Kay Lobo and her colleagues have been examining the gene known as Slc6a15 and researching the role it plays in either protecting from stress or contributing to depression.

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Nature vs Nurture and Depression

Depression - Sat, 07/29/2017 - 13:34

I know that doesn't sound that exciting, but this paper manages to link nature , nurture, and depression in one elegant demonstration, and it was later replicated. It was one of the earliest genetic clues as to the possible causes of depressive disorders .

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Shrinks Free to Say Trump is Crazy

Mental Health - Sat, 07/29/2017 - 10:23

The American Psychoanalytic Association just repealed its so-called "Goldwater Rule," that forbids psychiatrists from opining on the mental health of politicians they have not examined. Now, shrinks will be able to opine on-and perhaps diagnose from afar on MSNBC and similar professional outlets-about President Trump's supposed mental illness .

Jim Carrey praised for depression honesty

Depression - Sat, 07/29/2017 - 09:25

The 'Daily Show' host revealed that he never even knew he suffered from the mental illness until he heard his comedic hero discussing his own struggles and it helped him to understand his conflicted feelings. Speaking at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, he said: "You can't win at comedy.

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Jim Carrey praised for depression honesty

Depression - Sat, 07/29/2017 - 09:25

The 'Daily Show' host revealed that he never even knew he suffered from the mental illness until he heard his comedic hero discussing his own struggles and it helped him to understand his conflicted feelings. Speaking at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, he said: "You can't win at comedy.

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Women Should Beware Of The "New" Libido Drugs

Depression - Sat, 07/29/2017 - 05:25

A new libido drug CLAIMS it can bump up the number of "satisfying s*xual events" women experience. But not without side effectsa What happens to drugs that fail to work against the diseases they're supposed to treat? In the case of one chemical, the manufacturer has tried to repurpose the pharmaceutical for another health problem it allegedly might alleviate.

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'Chester Bennington's death feels like a friend's loss'

Depression - Sat, 07/29/2017 - 01:36

Over the years, Linkin Park has been praised for cutting-edge music videos and Chester Bennington's cathartic anger. The powerful vocalist could screech as well as hum a melody, creating a wave of disciplined devastation.

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Late psychiatrist Fuller the choice for Westboro road name

Mental Health - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 22:27

Prompted by a request from Town Manager James Malloy, the renaming of Hospital Road has reached a final contender: the Dr. Solomon Fuller Parkway. The public hearing to finalize the decision will be held Aug. 15 during the Town Hall meeting.

Other Views: Foxconn deal comes with risks

Depression - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 21:42

The Taiwanese electronics supplier Foxconn has announced plans to invest as much as $10 billion to build a factory for flat-panel display screens in Wisconsin. But before the euphoria over this unfinished deal overtakes us, there are some factors we should consider.

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Three Kinds of Human Smiles

Mental Health - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 18:12

There are three basic types of human smile: "reward", "affiliative" and "dominance" smiles. That's according to a new paper by psychologists Magdalena Rychlowska and colleagues.

Head of Gloucestershire deafness charity weighs in on study which...

Depression - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 17:23

A RECENT study revealed that hearing loss contributes to the risk of getting dementia, the head of a Gloucestershire deafness charity has weighed in with her thoughts. A study published last Thursday by The Lancet - an independent general medical journal - showed that hearing loss is the top contributing factor to the risk of dementia.

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Company news: Jessica Aslam joined St. Joseph's Health as a psychiatrist

Mental Health - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 13:51

Aslam earned her doctor of medicine from Saba University School of Medicine, Netherlands Antilles and an undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry from University of Maine. Aslam is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has presented her research on hereditary hemorrahagic telangiectasia internationally HHT International Scientific Conference.

Depression, schizophrenia may become redundant terms

Depression - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 12:59

Labelling patients with conditions like schizophrenia or depression might become a thing of the past as doctors and scientists look beyond the symptoms to develop a new generation of psychiatric treatments. Antidepressant use has doubled in the developed world since 2000, according to data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, yet no-one really understands how they target the underlying mechanisms that cause depression.

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Provider and patient perception of psychiatry patient health literacy.

Mental Health - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 11:32

Inadequate health literacy in adults is a nationwide issue that is associated with worse health outcomes. There is a paucity of literacy regarding rates of inadequate health literacy in psychiatric populations.

Study finds increased risk of death in patients who develop depression after heart disease diagnosis

Depression - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 08:47

People who are diagnosed with coronary artery disease and then develop depression face a risk of death that's twice as high as heart patients without depression, according to a major new study by researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City. The increased risk of death from any cause holds true whether the depression immediately follows the heart disease diagnosis or occurs even years later, according to Heidi May, PhD, a cardiovascular epidemiologist at Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute and the study's lead author.

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Death Rate for People with Heart Disease and Depression Double Than...

Depression - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 08:47

People who are diagnosed with coronary artery disease and then develop depression face a risk of death that's twice as high as heart patients without depression, according to a major new study by researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City. The increased risk of death from any cause holds true whether the depression immediately follows the heart disease diagnosis or occurs even years later, according to Heidi May, PhD, a cardiovascular epidemiologist at Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute and the study's lead author.

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Somewhere I belong

Depression - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 04:36

It was one of those "do you remember where you were and what you were doing when it happened?" moments. I was out having dinner with family when I found out that Chester Bennington was dead.

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'Bright and popular' engineering student took her own life in chemical incident at uni halls

Depression - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 00:41

Thirty-year-old engineering student Jennifer Martha Lander was found dead in the bathroom of her accommodation at the Student Village in Gillett Road, Poole on January 12 this year. The incident resulted in the student accommodation block being evacuated while a specialist chemical team from Poole assessed the scene and removed the substances.

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