We Need to Talk About Kids and Smartphones

Depression - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 07:00

She had a great group of friends, lived in a prosperous neighborhood, and was close with her parents. Like most 16-year-olds at her Connecticut high school, Nina spent much of her free time on her smartphone.

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World Mental Health Day: Scientific techniques to fight depression

Depression - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 02:36

New Delhi , Oct 9 : Is the loss of a loved one taking a toll on your health or are you often feeling guilty and miserable because of your own actions? The feeling of being deprived, losing hard-earned money on the stock markets, constant health issues, moving to a new city, retirement and several such stressful life events can leave a person vulnerable to depression. "As per WHO estimates, nearly five crore Indians are suffering from depression and over 300 million people are living with it globally.

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Art to aid the fight against depression

Depression - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 00:26

Naomi Greaves and her family are continuing their fundraising crusade by holding an art exhibition to add to the $100,000 they have already raised for Lifeline WA. Picture: Cecilia Allen Safety Bay resident Naomi Greaves and her family have organised the annual Ladies lunch for Lifeline and Leg it for Lifeline charity events in the area for five years.

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Donald Trump mental illness diagnosed by untrained public

Mental Health - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 22:24

Witch doctors are not necessarily more skilled than psychiatrists and psychologists, but they're sometimes harder on the pocketbook. A group of "mental-health professionals" have offered to resolve the Donald Trump "problem" for free.

Senior care agency offering free pet adoptions during October

Depression - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 22:21

In honor of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Always Best Care-Shreveport is partnering up with Pet Savers to give pets to seniors 65 and older for free. "With millions of Americans over the age of 65 struggling with depression, studies have shown that pet ownership helps lower stress levels and blood pressure, while also alleviating symptoms of depression," said Keith Carter, owner of Always Best Care-Shreveport.

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Do Antidepressants Work Because People Believe They Do?

Depression - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 20:09

People who take antidepressants may report they effectively relieve symptoms merely because they expect them to do so. That's the intriguing finding of Swedish researchers who found that believing in the value of such medications influences their benefits.

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No Sweat: Small Doses of Exercise May Ward Off Depression

Depression - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 15:45

Anyone who has experienced the euphoric "runner's high" that follows a satisfying workout will likely attest to a connection between physical activity and mental health. Studies have long borne this theory out: Endorphins, the opiate-like chemicals that flood the brain after intense or sustained exercise, appear to act as a buffer against depressive thoughts and feelings.

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Radio host Delilah loses son to suicide

Depression - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 15:45

On air personality Delilah hosts the iHeartRadio Ultimate Valentine's Escape at Brooklyn Bowl at the LINQ in Las Vegas on February 21, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. On air personality Delilah hosts the iHeartRadio Ultimate Valentine's Escape at Brooklyn Bowl at the LINQ in Las Vegas on February 21, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series

Mental Health - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 15:37

The UC Davis MIND Institute kicks off its 2017-2018 Distinguished Lecturer Series this month with Urs Meyer, pharmacology professor at the University of Zurich. Meyer's presentation, "Maternal Infection and Immunity in Neurodevelopmental Disorders," will take place Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. at the MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento.

Half of the Serbian Population Suffers from Mild Symptoms of Depression

Depression - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:11

Mental health problems are the second public health problem of the Serb population after cardiovascular disease, the Danas newspaper reported, the day before the World Health Day on 10 October. A survey conducted from 1997 to 2007 shows that every second person in Serbia suffers from mild symptoms of depression.

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How Music Affects Depression Symptoms

Depression - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:11

Unfortunately, some people are particularly poor at coping with with obstacles and negative emotions, as the study's authors explain: "People with generally maladaptive coping styles tend to report negative outcomes from both listening to music alone and from group interactions around music. It appears that this occurs because such people are more likely to engage in ruminating with music - using music both to intensify negative affect and to focus on negative thoughts and memories.

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Radio host Delilah reveals son's suicide

Depression - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:11

Radio host Delilah's son Zachariah died by suicide earlier this month, the syndicated host told her fans in a Facebook post Saturday. The New York Daily News reports that Zachariah was 18. "My dear friends, I need to share some devastating news with you," Delilah wrote.

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My child's depression swallowed her whole. I took the steps to get her help. Then the bills came.

Mental Health - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:01

Eighteen months ago, our pre-teen daughter's depression and anxiety swallowed her whole. We watched her sink deeper and deeper each passing week, powerless to pull her back.

World Mental Health day: Breaking the silence on suicide and depression

Depression - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:52

According to the World Health Organisation , between 10 and 20% of children and adolescents worldwide experience mental health disorders. And, said Life Healthcare in a recent statement, half of all mental illnesses began by the age of 14 or the mid-20s.

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Let them fidget: Children with ADHD seem to learn better when they're moving

Mental Health - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 06:23

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may fidget, tap and swivel around in a chair much more than normally developing children because it helps them to learn complex material, psychologists have found. ADHD is often perceived as a behavioural problem because it can result in symptoms such as inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity that can affect social interaction and learning.

'She had everything to live for': Mum's anguish at loss of daughter who battled depression

Depression - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 02:12

Brought back from the bring by doctors, Ziggy's brain damage mean she needed round the clock care for years. She died from cancer last year.

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'The True Story' of Wonder Woman's Marston Menage a Trois

Mental Health - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 02:05

How much does anyone really know about the psychologist who created Wonder Woman or the women who shared his household and inspired him? Not nearly as much as a lot of people seem to think. There Dr. William Moulton Marston was both a psychologist and a lawyer, often called the inventor of the lie detector.

Two-day workshops on psychodrama therapy to be held in Delhi, Mumbai and Madurai

Mental Health - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 02:05

Two-day psychodrama workshops "Golden Repair: Psychodrama Workshop on Inner Healing and Catharsis" are going to be held in October-November in Delhi, Mumbai and Madurai which would be open to teachers, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, HR professionals, therapists and others interested in the use of psychodrama in the well-being and healing processes, informs the World Storytelling Institute, Chennai. In Delhi, Mumbai and Madurai, the workshops are going to be held on 11th & 12th October; 21st & 22nd October; and 11th & 12th November respectively.

Kid Cudi returns to Cleveland for some 'Passion, Pain and Demon...

Depression - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 11:14

Kid Cudi is a Cleveland guy. The boundary-busting hip-hop artist and actor was born Scott Mescudi in Cleveland and raised in Shaker Heights and Solon.

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Teen son of 'Delilah' host takes his own life

Depression - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 07:09

Radio personality Delilah Rene is taking a leave of absence from her syndicated show after the death of her 18-year-old son. The self-proclaimed "Queen of Sappy Love Songs" penned a somber note to Facebook saying her son, Zachariah, died on Tuesday.

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