Older adults more likely to disclose suicidal thoughts as they age

Depression - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 17:59

More than one in five older adults who commit suicide disclose their intention to kill themselves before taking their own lives, a U.S. study suggests. More than one in five older adults who commit suicide disclose their intention to kill themselves before taking their own lives, a U.S. study suggests.

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Depression symptoms and treatment

Depression - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 15:57

Most adults with depression might not be receiving treatment, a new study suggests. And many who do undergo treatment might not have the disorder.

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Mohamed Ramadan's Gonna Go Crazyyy

Mental Health - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 15:23

The actor is again under fire by his Instagram followers for showing-off a plane with the letters "MR" imbued-an acronym his followers took to mean "Mohammed Ramadan." Fans were angry: angry that he is rich, angry that he is successful, angry that he shows-off his wealth and success.

BoJack Horseman: the Smartest TV Show About Major Depression

Depression - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 11:26

BoJack Horseman presents the titular character as a washed-up sitcom star in the Netflix animated series that also includes anthropomorphic dogs with clothes and jobs. It's not a huge surprise that my sensitive and kind-hearted spouse could be left sobbing by an episode of a popular TV show.

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Starting school before 8.30am causes depression

Depression - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 09:19

Was Marilou Danley a bigamist?: Girlfriend of Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock 'was married to two men at once and had two Social Security numbers' Early start times are thought to put pressure on children to get plenty of shut eye, which hinders their ability to sleep and puts them at greater risk of mental health conditions, the researchers believe. Lead author Dr Jack Peltz from the University of Rochester Medical Center, said: 'Earlier school start times seem to put more pressure on the sleep process and increase mental health symptoms, while later school start times appear to be a strong protective factor for teens.

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Lourdes offering depression screenings Thursday

Depression - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 05:03

Lourdes' Behavioral Health Services will conduct free depression screenings on Thursday in honor of National Depression Screening Day and Mental Health Awareness Week.

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Fishers' mental anguish findings

Depression - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 03:09

Australian fishermen are enduring levels of psychological distress almost double that of the general population, according to a new study. Deakin University researcher Dr Tanya King released the initial findings of her study this week, the first nationwide examination of the health of Australia's fisher workers.

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UST Global Malaysia Partners With NGO Befrienders to Aid Suicide Prevention

Depression - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 23:08

UST Global Malaysia, a subsidiary of US-based UST Global Inc., a leading digital technology services company, today launched its digital intelligence platform to assist a Non-Profit Organization, Befrienders , in their record retention and data management of those battling with personal crisis or emotional distress or even suicidal tendencies who reached for their services.

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'Extremely shorthanded:' P.E.I. lacks psychiatrists for ER care

Mental Health - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 20:23

Dr. Heather Keizer, the chief of mental health and addictions, listens during the presentation to the province's health and wellness committee. Prince Edward Island doesn't have adequate psychiatric care, the chief of mental health and addictions told the province's health and wellness committee Tuesday.

Keizer says shortage of psychiatrists in P.E.I. ERs is 'extremely onerus'

Mental Health - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 20:23

Chief mental health and addictions officer Dr. Heather Keizer and Health Minister Robert Henderson provided update Tuesday on the province's mental health and addictions strategy to the legislative health committee.

How One Woman Is Using Instagram to Remind Us Depression Doesn't Have a 'Look'

Depression - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 18:58

"You don't look suicidal'... I remember these words coming from the Dr's mouth right after I'd just told him that I was having thoughts of suicide," Milly Smith, a 24-year-old student based in the U.K. wrote in the caption of The post features two photos side-by-side. The one on left shows Smith with her hair up and no makeup looking stereotypically "sad," while the one on the right shows her in a dress with her hair down, smiling, with makeup on.

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Patients' expectations influence effectiveness of SSRI antidepressants

Depression - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 14:47

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are commonly prescribed for depression and anxiety but their superiority over placebo has been questioned, generating considerable debate among researchers and clinicians. In a new study, Uppsala University researchers show that the way in which the treatment is described to the patient can be as important as the treatment itself.

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Mind-altering medicine: psilocybin therapy to combat depression

Depression - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:36

The UK-based firm is conducting clinical trials of the psychoactive compound to respond to unmet medical need for patients who have previously failed anti-depressant drug or therapy trials. Spokesperson Tracy Cheung said psilocybin can boost patients' sense of agency - the feeling of control over actions and their consequences - and provide long-lasting relief.

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Mike King Helps Moana NZ Tackle Mental Wellness Head-on

Depression - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 08:33

Today Moana New Zealand is taking the first practical step to putting its people's mental wellness first, with a roadshow for staff, their whanau and the communities they work in to help deal with the growing issue of mental illness across the country. Chief Executive Carl Carrington says the focus on mental wellness is a result of alarming national statistics, and a desire to ensure Moana's people are better equipped and have effective tools to handle stress, depression and mental illness.

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Sleep deprivation might ease the blues

Mental Health - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 07:41

Sleep deprivation might offer a new treatment for depression. An analysis of 36 years of studies by the University of Pennsylvania suggests temporarily depriving patients of sleep can be effective in the short-term.

Mental health: The 'major issue' small business owners are facing in silence

Depression - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 04:37

Before Leanne Faulkner walked into her office each morning, she sat in the car to reapply the makeup that had smeared from crying. It was March in 2011 and the mum of two sons and three step children was sliding and did not know how to stop.

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Fascinating: Schools are using brain science to guide edtech decisions

Mental Health - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 04:00

What happens when a school district uses the latest in brain science to inform its edtech purchasing decisions? Students become more engaged and test scores go up, according to school district officials who shared their experiences at a brain science conference. "Brain Futures" was a two-day event that attracted high-profile neurologists, psychiatrists, and researchers from all over the country.

One hour of exercise a week can prevent depression

Depression - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 00:51

A landmark study led by the Black Dog Institute has revealed that regular exercise of any intensity can prevent future depression - and just one hour can help. Published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry , the results show even small amounts of exercise can protect against depression, with mental health benefits seen regardless of age or gender.

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Minds Behind the MIND Lecture Series

Mental Health - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 00:19

Beginning in October, the UC Davis MIND Institute will host Minds Behind the MIND, a lecture series featuring leading researchers and clinicians who will present their current research and new treatment findings. Lectures will be held Wednesday evenings in the MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento beginning Oct. 4. The first lecture, "Navigating a New Autism Spectrum Diagnosis," will be presented by MIND Institute program coordinators Catharine Mikitka and Elizabeth Morgan, child life specialist Erin Roseborough and Aubyn Stahmer, associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Depression And Mood Disorders

Depression - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 20:58

Most of us have felt sad or low at some point in our adult lives but have learned coping strategies that have kept us from becoming overwhelmed by these feelings. Some of us, however, have reached an unusual point in our lives marked by a depressed mood most of the day.

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