knowledge devouring itself

Mental Health - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 18:51

How the Benzene Tree Polluted the World - ""We have been so clever at learning to play with atoms and molecules without ever thinking about what they do once they are out," she told me. "Put a complex molecule into the environment," said Costner, "and it is going to undergo any number of transitions in hard-to-predict ways."

5 signs you should ask your doctor about depression A common...

Depression - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:08

A common perception of someone suffering from depression is a person who's sad and/or crying. Although you certainly may feel this way if you're depressed, the illness may also present itself in more subtle ways that you might not expect.

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5 signs you should ask your doctor about depression

Depression - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:08

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Bright light therapy at midday helped patients with bipolar depression

Depression - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:08

Daily exposure to bright white light at midday significantly decreased symptoms of depression and increased functioning in people with bipolar disorder, a recent Northwestern Medicine study found. Previous studies found morning bright light therapy reduced symptoms of depression in patients with Seasonal Affective Disorder .

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Mental health: A promise left unfulfilled

Mental Health - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 14:13

STATISTICS culled from the Philippine Statistical Authority hold that 88 cases of psychiatric disorders have been recorded for every 100,000 population in the country. On the other hand, the Department of Health has identified schizophrenia as the top mental health problem in the country based on the recent cohort study, which likewise claims that males were mostly afflicted compared to females.

Five words to help reduce stress

Mental Health - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 14:13

Stress is a regular part of our lives but in excess it can have severe detrimental effects. Stress has been shown to be a factor in the progression and severity of disease.

Becky Galloway: The interminable race against depression

Mental Health - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:46

Running on the treadmill at a 9-minute pace, and I am not a runner, I begin to hyperventilate as tears start to stream down my face yet again. I am running for those that are so crippled by depression that they can't even get up off of the couch.

Chris Hughes - thought about suicide' during - terrifying' depression battle

Depression - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:39

Olivia Attwood's boyfriend found fame on the hit ITV show this summer winning over fans with his chiselled good looks and open personality. Teaming up with mental health charity CALM and Topman, Chris is now determined to help men open up about their feelings in a bid to help reduce male suicide rates across the United Kingdom.

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How depression drove this man to the brink - 'I took a fistful of...

Depression - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:39

How depression drove this man to the brink - 'I took a fistful of pills and woke up after 24-hours. No-one had noticed' Glenn Sharp from Grimsby has been battling depression and anxiety for the past 11 years and is now encouraging others to speak out about as we mark World Mental Health Day It is hard to tell when Glen Sharp hit rock bottom.

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World Mental Health Day: depression symptoms and how to tackle them

Depression - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:39

The Derby Telegraph has teamed up with Mind, the mental health charity, to mark World Mental Health Day, with a series of articles throughout this week. Depression is a low mood that lasts for a long time, and affects your everyday life.

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More money, better access needed for mental health in P.E.I.: association

Mental Health - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 07:05

'Lack of access to care has a major impact,' says Dr. Nachiketa Sinha, president of the Canadian Psychiatric Association. It's time P.E.I. started treating mental health the same as physical health, says the president of the Canadian Psychiatric Association.

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.

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