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Winter season brings SAD

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 14:18

Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is depression that's tied to the seasons. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, most people with SAD have symptoms in the winter - which include low energy, wanting to sleep all the time or having trouble sleeping, craving carbs and overeating.

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Clarke Carlisle celebrates arrival of his fourth child

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 05:40

Ex-footballer Clarke Carlisle celebrates arrival of his fourth child three weeks early - just months after being reported missing by his wife as he contemplated suicide Retired footballer Clarke Carlisle has celebrated the arrival of his fourth child just months after going missing during a battle with mental health issues. The Burnley defender has endured a public and high profile fight with depression and tried to take his own life by jumping in front of a lorry in December 2015.

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How Light Therapy Could Help You Fight the Blues This Winter

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 01:51

Anyone feeling blue during the shorter, darker days of autumn and winter has good reason. The sunlight-or at this time of year, the lack of it-has a huge effect on your physical and emotional wellbeing.

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High Morning Cortisol Tied to Long-term Anxiety in Family Members of ICU Patients

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:02

When a patient enters intensive care for critical illness, his or her family members often suffer from long-term anxiety , depression , post-traumatic stress, or other negative effects. A new study published in the journal Critical Care Medicine finds that a biomarker may help identify which family members will be most emotionally impacted by their loved one's ICU stay.

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Tips for spotting suicide warnings this season

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 17:28

Suicide affects everyone: teens, adults, elderly, and our veterans. There is no single cause for suicide, but the risk of suicide often rises during holidays.

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Depression's causal mechanisms identified with new method

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:50

People with major depressive disorder have alterations in the activity and connectivity of brain systems underlying reward and memory, according to a new study by the University of Warwick. People with major depressive disorder have alterations in the activity and connectivity of brain systems underlying reward and memory, according to a new study by the University of Warwick.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Chinese and Studying in America

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:34

In the fall of 2015, as I began my last year of graduate school, I sensed something was wrong. I woke up in the mornings with a pounding heart.

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Millennial on medication: time to break the silence about using antidepressants

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 06:12

About 18 months ago, when I was 20, I started taking medication - a combination of antidepressants and anti-anxiety pills. It was a long and arduous process - full of CAT scans, dieticians and psychologists - before I could even admit to my depression and anxiety.

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Woman died after taking fatal cocktail of drink and drugs

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 02:06

A WINCHESTER woman who described herself as an alcoholic and was diagnosed with depression died after taking a mixture of drink and drugs. Laura Birch, 49, of Wales Street, was found at her home by her son several hours after she had died on May 1, an inquest heard.

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Heart disease linked to depression, loneliness, unemployment and poverty

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 21:54

Social stress factors such as loneliness and being unemployed, in addition to conventional risks such as smoking and high blood pressure, are associated with higher risks of developing heart disease, according to a new UCL-led study. The study, published by PLOS Medicine this week, analysed cohort data from three eastern European countries and found that heart disease incidence is more likely among people who rarely see their friends and relatives, are single, unemployed, less wealthy, and have depression-like symptoms.

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Peter Thiel is betting on magic mushrooms to treat depression - and he's not the only one

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:35

A for-profit company that Peter Thiel invests in has plans to start clinical trials of magic mushrooms for depression within the first three months of 2018. When Clark Martin tripped on magic mushrooms for the first time, he felt as though he'd been knocked off a boat and left for dead.

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VIRAL: Bullied Boy Makes Heartbreaking Video & Celebs Come To His Defense

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 15:28

Bullying has been going on forever but the way bullies go about is worse today then ever, especially with social media bullying to add to it. The effects of bullying can last a lifetime and completely the change the course of a child's life.

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Steve Vai: The Way To Cure Your Depression Is To Realize What's Causing It [News]

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:54

During a recent News18 interview, Steve Vai talked about musicians struggling with depression. Asked "how do you think this can be cured?", the guitarist replied: "The thoughts in your head about yourself and the world are the only things that cause depression.

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Roy Exum: The Last You'd Suspect

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 06:21

Back when Bill Lenz launched Christ the Rock Community Church, the idea was to spread the gospel in Menasha, Wisc.

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Blue brooches raise cash to help beat depression and anxiety

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 01:52

Blue brooches were all the rage at Ballarat Grammar this term with a ceramics project making a very visual stand to increase awareness about depression and anxiety, and raise funds for beyondblue. Ceramics teacher Ruby Pilven and a team of students and teachers spent lunchtimes making hundreds of blue brooches which were sold for $10 each around the school and through businesses in the region.

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Alzheimers Q&A: As a health care professional caring for Alzheimer's...

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 23:32

Caring for individuals with Alzheimer's is highly stressful at times, and you may be experiencing some symptoms of depression. However, these signs also may reflect a condition known as "compassion fatigue."

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Study Suggests Patients Can Treat Depression on Their Own

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 19:04

Roughly 8 million people suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder each year, and these patients are often treated using imagery techniques. Imagery techniques empower PTSD sufferers to replace negative mental images with positive ones and deal more effectively with negative emotions.

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Suchitra on cloud nine with award for 'The Valley'

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 10:11

Mumbai, Dec 10 - Actress Suchitra Pillai, who won the Best Lead Actress honour at the Milan International Filmmaker Festival earlier this month, is ecstatic about the recognition. Suchitra couldn't make it to the festival, so the American indie movie's director Saila Kariat received it on her behalf.

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Son found mum dead after she took drink and drugs cocktail

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 01:17

A WINCHESTER woman, who described herself as an alcoholic and was diagnosed with depression, died after taking a mixture of drink and drugs. The body of Laura Birch, 49, of Wales Road, was found at her home by her son on May 1, an inquest heard.

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Dr. A.J.: Mental health is more than the absence of mental illness

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 20:56

The World Health Organization defines mental health as "a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community." Corey Keyes is an American sociologist and psychologist who teaches at Emory University in Georgia and is known for his work on positive psychology.

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