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Birmingham VA Medical Center works to stop Birmingham's high rate of veteran suicide

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:22

The Birmingham VA Medical Center held an event on Wednesday, hoping to stop Birmingham's high rate of veteran suicide. The Suicide Prevention Team discussed how family and friends can play a tremendous role in saving a veteran's life.

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Clues to Treat Depression, Autism and Other Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:03

Alterations in a naturally occurring chemical in the brain called serotonin have been linked to a number of neuropsychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder as well as autism spectrum disorder . Randy Blakely , Ph.D., executive director of Florida Atlantic University 's Brain Institute and a professor of biomedical science in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine , and his team, have been studying this mood-regulating gene in the brain that carries signals across the synapse, or the gap between nerve cells.

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Midlife depression may stem from tension with mothers and siblings, Iowa State study finds

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:03

Relationships with our mothers and siblings change as we become adults and start our own families, but the quality of those relationships still has an effect on our well-being, particularly at midlife. A new study led by Iowa State University researcher Megan Gilligan found that tension with our mothers and siblings, similar to our spouses, is associated with symptoms of depression.

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Research provides clues to treat depression, autism and other neuropsychiatric disorders

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:03

IMAGE: Randy Blakely, Ph.D., executive director of FAU's Brain Institute and a professor of biomedical science in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, and his team, have been studying this... view Alterations in a naturally occurring chemical in the brain called serotonin have been linked to a number of neuropsychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder as well as autism spectrum disorder .

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Rigid gender stereotypes tied to increased depression, violence and suicide in children

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 09:18

Around the world, gender-specific expectations are placed on children from a young age - going far beyond pink for girls and blue for boys and, new research suggests, creating lasting damage into adulthood. Boys are being taught to be strong and independent while girls are taught to be vulnerable and nurturing, a study published Wednesday in the Journal of Adolescent Health found.

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How to tell if your child has depression

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 09:18

A study of more than 10,000 young people in the UK revealed that a quarter of girls and as many as one in 10 boys showed symptoms of depression at the age of 14. The comprehensive study asked parents to report on their child's mental health at ages three, five, seven, 11 and 14. Then, after reaching 14, the children themselves were questioned about their depressive symptoms. "Based on the 14-year-olds' reporting of their emotional problems, 24% of girls and nine per cent of boys suffer from depression," the study by the UCL Institute of Education and the University of Liverpool found.

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Reward Sensitivity May Protect Against Sleep-Related Depression

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 09:18

Poor sleep is a well-known risk factor and symptom of depression , but a new study at Duke University looks at why not everyone who struggles with sleep becomes depressed. The findings show that people whose brains are more attuned to rewards may be protected from the negative mental health effects of poor sleep.

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New Australian work explores the challenges facing performers

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 06:55

Research conducted in 2016 found suicide attempts for Australian entertainment industry workers was more than double that of the general population while levels of depression symptoms are five times higher. "You put your heart out there to be constantly told no, you aren't good enough, you aren't pretty enough.

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Antidepressants may raise death risk by a third

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 02:20

A new study suggests that common antidepressants may pose a serious risk to health; they drastically raise the risk of mortality. The use of antidepressants has soared in recent years.

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Sleep deprivation rapidly reduces depression symptoms in nearly half of depressed patients

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 21:43

Sleep deprivation -- typically administered in controlled, inpatient settings -- rapidly reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of depression patients, according the first meta-analysis on the subject in nearly 30 years, from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Partial sleep deprivation was equally as effective as total sleep deprivation , and medication did not appear to significantly influence these results.

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New Study Links Playing Youth Football to Later Brain Damage

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 19:06

The scientists found that playing tackle football before the age of 12 increased the odds of problems with behavioral regulation, apathy and executive functioning later in life by twofold, and the odds of suffering symptoms of depression threefold. . The results held steady for players with different levels of experience.

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How Google's new depression diagnosis tool is a Big Pharma plot to...

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 14:09

How Google's new depression diagnosis tool is a Big Pharma plot to mass diagnose the public with depression Experts warned that Google's depression screening tool will lead to over-diagnosis, over-prescribing, and misuse of data, as reported by T he Daily Mail . A Google search for the query "Am I depressed?" on mobile phones or computers will suggest a link to the self-assessment quiz called the patient health questionnaire , which is used by doctors to assess the severity of depression and response to treatment.

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Leicester mother's plea for 'mental health awareness' after daughter's suicide

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 09:18

A grieving mother has spoken of a lack of understanding of mental health issues in the Indian community following her daughter's suicide. Baljit Sahota, 42, hanged herself in her family home in Bradgate Hill in Groby, Leicester, on July 12 last year and told mental health workers she thought some relatives believed she should "snap out" of her depression.

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Study investigates depression treatment among older people with dementia

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 04:36

A high prevalence of depression among older individuals with dementia is prompting researchers at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Banner Alzheimer's Institute to investigate depression treatment among this population. The objective of the study is to provide real-world evidence for health-care providers, patients and caregivers to make informed decisions about treating depression among older adults with dementia.

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Linking depression, insomnia, and the brain's reward center

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 04:36

Breaking research finds that increased activity in a brain region responsible for reward-related functions reduces the risk of depression related to sleep problems. Major depression is responsible for almost 4 percent of the disease burden in the United States.

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Antidepressants found to be "death pills" that dramatically raise the risk of early death

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 02:19

The researchers analyzed data from 17 previous studies involving almost 380,000 people. The studies showed that people who took antidepressants acquired a greater risk of death by suicide or via other life-threatening issues.

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Risk Factors and Warning Signs for Suicide

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:02

While there's no single cause, suicide most often occurs when stressors exceed a child or adult's ability to cope. Generally, untreated or undiagnosed mental health issues, particularly depression , greatly influence suicide.

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How your pet's illness could put your mental health at risk

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 19:23

Shortly after his father died of kidney cancer in 2010, his mother's beloved black Labrador retriever mix - Mary Margaret, or Maggie - was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma , a rapidly growing tumor of the blood vessels. Maggie had a history of health problems, and Owens' mother was distraught.

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This Area of the Brain May Explain a Link Between Poor Sleep and Depression

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 17:02

People whose brains respond strongly to rewards may be less prone to some of the negative effects of sleep deprivation, a new study finds. One of those negative effects is depression , according to the study.

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Why bad sleep doesn't always lead to depression

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 14:43

Higher activity in the ventral striatum, the brain's reward center, may buffer some individuals against the negative mental health effects of poor sleep. Credit: Annchen R. Knodt, Duke University Poor sleep is both a risk factor, and a common symptom, of depression.

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