Simple EKG can determine whether patient has depression or bipolar disorder

Depression - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 16:34

A groundbreaking Loyola Medicine study suggests that a simple 15-minute electrocardiogram could help a physician determine whether a patient has major depression or bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder often is misdiagnosed as major depression.

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Teen Suicide

Depression - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:09

The movie "MASH" had a song called "Suicide is Painless." In real life, suicide is painful for the relatives and friends left behind.

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Bilateral tinnitus in men may be hereditary

Mental Health - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:19

European researchers have discovered that genetic factors play a role in some cases of tinnitus, particularly in men who have the condition in both ears. "This result is surprising and unexpected as it shows that, unlike the conventional view of tinnitus being driven by environmental factors , there is a genetic influence for bilateral tinnitus which is more pronounced in men," says Dr Christopher R Cederroth at Karolinska Institutet's Department of Physiology and Pharmacology.

With teen mental health deteriorating, there's a likely culprit

Depression - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 09:25

In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless - classic symptoms of depression - surged 33 percent in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts increased 23 percent.

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Coleen O'Connor named Public Health Award honoree

Depression - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 04:52

"I think that our job as adults is to become the people we needed when we were children," Coleen O'Connor said. O'Conner has been named the Public Health Award honoree for the Bloomington-Normal community as a result from her dedication to suicide prevention.

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Could raising our body temperature treat depression?

Depression - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 00:30

Major depressive disorder affects nearly 16 million Americans a year, including me. Like many other Americans, I have been advised by a doctor to follow a routine of psychotherapy and medicine, which together are referred to as the most effective treatment for major depressive disorder.

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Depression 'hitting 10pc' of primary kids

Depression - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 22:28

Children as young as six were found to be developing symptoms of depression, while the youngest case to be diagnosed with the mental illness was 10, according to Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service.The non-government organization surveyed 1,301 primary school students aged nine to 13 from 14 schools in Hong Kong in the first three months of the year. Almost 10 percent of the students showed serious de... Children as young as six were found to be developing symptoms of depression, while the youngest case to be diagnosed with the mental illness was 10, according to Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service.

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Blue Christmas? For Teens, Depression Can Worsen This Time Of Year

Depression - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 18:23

Secret Santas and ugly sweater parties might seem like the highlight of the year, but when you're suffering from depression, the holiday season can be anything but merry and bright - particularly if you're a teen. For adolescents, depression is on the rise.

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On The Interconnectedness of All Things:

Depression - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 14:26

"In the lives of the saddest of us, there are days like this, when we feel as if we could take the great world in our arms and kiss it. Then come the gloomy hours, when the fire will neither burn on our hearts nor in our hearts; and all without and within is dismal, cold, and dark."

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Mistajam: a Men dona t talk about our feelings a " ita s OK to say youa re not OKa 11:51 am - Nov 19, 2017

Depression - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 10:10

To mark International Men's Day , DJ and BBC Radio 1 presenter Mistajam has called upon males to have no shame in discussing their feelings and break the stigma around opening up about depression . As an advocate of mental health charity CALM , Mistajam spoke to us about breaking down barriers of opening up about mental health, and what help is available.

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We have to start recognising male post natal depression

Depression - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 06:00

Male Postnatal Depression is so under represented that there genuinely wasn't an option to use a picture of a man here. You see, I thought that if a woman carried a baby for nine months and then went through the stress and pain of birth, she was the one who was likely to suffer afterwards.

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QIGONG: the art of self-healing

Mental Health - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 02:08

As alternative healing modalities become increasingly popular in the west, the ancient art of qigong is emerging as the simplest but most effective method for combating mental, physical and physiological challenges. An eclectic group of artists, wellness professionals, doctors, media personalities, educators, homemakers and entrepreneurs listened to a brief history of qigong in the west, the many forms and styles of the art, the difference between qigong and tai chi, the benefits of controlled breathing, balance and coordination, and standing meditation.

The All Blacks guide to team work and mental health

Depression - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 01:45

If your work culture isn't as great as you might wish for, former All Blacks coach Graham Henry is your man. Under his watchful eye, the All Blacks became more professional and soared to greater heights, spurred on by a mantra to always be better.

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Suicide survivors gather for International Suicide Loss Day

Depression - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 21:14

Holeman was the keynote speaker as people who have lost a loved one gathered together for the International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. People gathered at 350 locations in 18 different countries, including the one at The University of Central Oklahoma hosted by the Central Oklahoma Suicide Prevention Task Force.

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Survivors Of Suicide Loss Gather In Edmond

Depression - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 21:14

Oklahoma ranks in the top ten when it comes to the number of suicides. On Saturday, families worldwide gathered to share their stories during Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.

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'We took anorexia to Australia, and we brought Libby home'

Depression - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 18:44

"You'll end up wishing your child has cancer," was the stinging diagnosis given to Tauranga couple Owen and Liz in May this year as they sat in a paediatrician's office. Their 13-year-old daughter Libby had just been diagnosed with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa and the doctor was forewarning the family about the war that was about to consume them.

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Study of 500,000 Teens Suggests Association Between Excessive Screen Time and Depression

Depression - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 14:14

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Depression and suicide rates in teenagers have jumped in the last decade -- doubling between 2007 and 2015 for girls -- and the trend suspiciously coincides with when smartphones became their constant companions. A recent study places their screen time around nine hours per day.

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Why you struggle to access mental health services in Gloucestershire

Mental Health - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 12:27

Anorexia sufferer Simon Rickards revealed that he has waited nine months for help for Gloucestershire's mental health services - and he is now at his lowest ever weight. And questions were asked at Shire Hall this week about the number of vacancies for psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses and child psychologists in the county - and the impact this is having on people who need help.

What Every Parent Needs To Understand About Teens' Mental Health

Depression - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 09:32

A new report is painting a bleak picture when it comes to teens' mental health, as well as their access to professional support for those issues. Data published by the nonprofit Mental Health America shows that rates of severe youth depression have increased from 5.9 percent to 8.2 percent over a five-year period.

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'Teen Mom OG's' Catelynn Lowell Heads To Treatment Over Suicidal Thoughts

Depression - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 04:51

"Teen Mom OG" star Catelynn Lowell Baltierra has announced on Twitter that she's seeking medical treatment after struggling with suicidal thoughts. The 25-year-old Michigan mom, married to Tyler Baltierra since 2015, was the only teen mother in the original "16 and Pregnant" MTV series to put her baby, Carly, up for adoption.

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