Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute receives NIH grant to study depression in TBI

Depression - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 19:27

Dr. Amanda Rabinowitz, PhD, Director of the Brain Injury Neuropsychology Laboratory at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute has received a $93,000 grant from the National Institute of Health to learn more about depression in people who have sustained traumatic brain injury . Specifically, she and her team are hoping to understand whether depression or a lack of participation in one's usual activities comes first--what Dr. Rabinowitz refers to as a "chicken-or-the-egg" problem.

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Doctors call depression treatment "breakthrough"

Depression - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 17:10

The unique and effective katemine treatment at Montana Psychiatry is the only one of its kind in the state, according to psychiatrist, Dr. Erin Amato. Ketamine patient, Mackenzie Martin, says she's seen the IV infusion make a difference in her life in several ways.

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Goldwater Rule 'gagging' psychiatrists no longer relevant, analysis finds

Mental Health - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 15:05

The rationale for the Goldwater Rule -- which prohibits psychiatrists from publicly commenting on the mental health of public figures they have not examined in person -- does not hold up to current scientific scrutiny, a new analysis finds. Perspectives on Psychological Science is publishing the analysis, which concludes that the Goldwater Rule is not well-supported scientifically and is outdated in today's media-saturated environment.

GMA's Ginger Zee Gets Candid About Depression Battle & Suicide...

Depression - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:48

These days, Ginger Zee 's forecast might be bright and sun-shiney - but when she was 21, Good Morning America 's future chief meteorologist saw nothing but stormy skies. In an interview with People , the ABC weather woman got candid about her depression battle - and suicide attempt - to promote new book Natural Disaster: I Cover Them.

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Naomi Judd reveals she considered suicide while in - dark hole of depression'

Depression - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:30

Naomi Judd is a Grammy-winning legend who's been a part of the fabric of country music for decades. And while her life has been full of challenges and tragedies along with the triumphs, she's always bounced back.

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Digital Revolution: A Double-Edged Sword

Depression - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 07:35

The digital revolution is a double-edged sword. Researchers are developing computer-controlled brain implants to help treat mental health disorders.

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Is Allergan The Best Buy If You (Or Your Portfolio) Are Depressed?

Depression - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 03:08

Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, directly impacting 6.7% of the adult population in a given year. It is twice as common in women compared to men.

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Towards a better mental health

Mental Health - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 01:25

Finals are approaching, bringing with them high levels of anxiety and stress. From first-year students nervous for their first bout of Duke final exams to seniors worried about uncertain post-graduation plans, finals week is a period of heightened mental exhaustion.

Quebec to spend $35-million a year on psychotherapy program

Mental Health - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 23:23

Karima Velji's story is all too familiar: desperate visits to the emergency room, wait lists that stretched on endlessly, a questionable prescription for anti-depressants offered after a rapid-fire doctor's appointment. But there's one difference - Ms.

I'm a Celebrity 2017: Rebekah Vardy accused of 'ganging up' on...

Depression - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 22:42

Critics slammed her for being a "hypocrite" after she revealed her own struggles with post-natal depression and a suicide bid as a teenager. The pair called Iain, 44, a "game player" to his face on Saturday's show as he becomes increasingly cast aside in the Jungle camp.

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5 ways to help your friend with depression

Depression - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 18:23

Three to 17 percent of the world's population suffers from depression, but trying to explain it to the other 83 percent can be difficult. Normal people have bad days and sad moods, but "normal" means they're actually able to deal with those bad days, whereas depressed people can't - not in an adequate manner.

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Teens' increased use of smartphones linked to depression, suicide

Depression - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:11

The researchers emphasized their research does not prove that screen time causes depressive symptoms or suicide-related behaviors, but the findings do show a link. Screen time should be considered a modern-day risk factor for depression and suicide, said Florida State University Professor Thomas Joiner, who co-authored a study published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science.

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More Time On Smartphones Linked To Higher Suicide Risk In Teens, Study Says

Depression - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:10

Parents commonly struggle finding ways to pry their children away from smartphones and other digital devices but a disturbing new study is giving them new incentive. Researchers at Florida State University say there's a link between an increased risk of suicide in teens and the time spent using mobile devices.

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'Drinking alcohol not panacea for Depression'

Depression - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 13:59

Popular motivational speaker and medical doctor, Dr Deji Osasiene, has said that engaging in alcohol drinking would only worsen depression contrary to the thinking that it could help to suppress it. Osasiene, popularly known as `Dr Osas`'', made the assertion in an interview on the sidelines of the International Drink Festival in Lagos.

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Doctors still grapple with how to treat depression

Depression - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:43

Here are four facts about depression. Here are four facts about depression. Depression afflicts an estimated 16 million Americans every year, many of whom go to their doctors in despair, embarking on an often stressful process about what to do next.

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Case Study: 'The pressure and pain in my skull is so overwhelming'

Mental Health - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 08:09

Ann Kelly at her caravan home at Rosneath. Ann believes she has been severely physically damaged by taking antidepressants over a prolonged period.Picture by John Young / ANN Kelly, 54, said she has been left "chemically slaughtered" by withdrawal from antidepressants which were first prescribed to her aged 15. She had suffered traumas, including the death of her father, but said the medication plunged her into an "emotional deep freeze" which left her feeling detached and unable to sustain friendships and relationships.

World's first robot therapist has 2m conversations a week

Depression - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 07:13

Rise of the robot therapists: World's first mental health chatbot now has more than 2 million conversations a week through Facebook Messenger For those suffering from anxiety or depression , taking the first step of speaking to someone about it can seem an impossible task. 'Woebot' engages in 2 million conversations a week, but some experts have cited privacy fears as chatbot 'patients' are not protected by US confidentiality laws.

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What you need to know when choosing a mental health professional

Mental Health - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 01:38

We're better able to navigate these periods when we are able to access the right support, medication or services. Sometimes the right treatment is lifesaving.

We Must Stop Sad Tweeting

Depression - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 00:41

If you've scrolled through any social media platform at some point during 2017, you've probably been bombarded by alarming phrases such as "I want to die," or posts that otherwise present depression, anxiety and other serious mental illnesses in a joking manner. Joking about depression on social media has become increasingly common in our generation, with many of these posts racking up hundreds of thousands of reblogs and retweets.

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Why do so many veterinarians attempt suicide?

Depression - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 16:02

Veterinarians experience these and other difficult situations on a daily basis, and it is affecting their emotional and mental health. Local advocates have taken notice and are implementing a number of initiatives focused on educating veterinarians about the risk of depression and the things they can do to maintain their well-being.

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