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Tyrese Blames Depression Medication for Online Meltdown

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 17:11

Tyrese has offered an explanation for his erratic behavior in recent weeks -- he says a new medication is to blame. Tyrese claims his online meltdown a couple weeks ago was caused by the drug Rexulti used to treat depression having an adverse effect on him ... but he's off it now and getting back to normal.

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Gale Supports Teen Mental Health and Wellness with Debut of Cameron's Collection

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 12:42

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich: With one out of every five teens suffering from mental illnessi, Gale, a Cengage company, in collaboration with the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation, an organization that cultivates awareness and understanding of teenage depression and anxiety, are introducing Cameron's Collection. This new set of eBooks provide schools and public libraries with resources and tools to help teens who are battling with depression and anxiety.

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Depression still widely misunderstood, even stigmatized disease, says Bautista

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 08:16

Depression remains a misunderstood disease that is why it is no longer surprising when someone makes fun of it or gives insensitive comments about it. This was noted by Dr. Tomas Bautista, psychiatrist from ManilaMed; saying that depression "is still a widely misunderstood and even stigmatized disease."

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Understanding Depression

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 06:08

Recent data from the CDC indicates in the United States 20-26% of women and 8-12% of men will experience an episode of clinical depression at some point in their lives. What's more, there are an estimated 40,000 annual, suicide deaths attributable to it .

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Researchers find low levels of neuroactive steroid in both obese and anorexic women

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 02:01

Women at opposite extremes of the weight spectrum have low levels of the neuroactive steroid allopregnanolone, according to new research published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology . Previous research has linked low levels of allopregnanolone -- known to scientists as "allo" -- to depression and anxiety, which are common mood disorders associated with anorexia nervosa and obesity.

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Simple steps may reduce depression triggers during the holidays

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 21:53

It is no secret that the holiday season can be a stressful time. With family gatherings, office parties, gift exchanges, and other demands on our time and attention, the final month of the year can be a trying time for even the most optimistic and enthusiastic people.

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Well, that's depressing: Mental illness proven to increase risk of early death

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 19:34

A new study proves that mental illness, particularly depression, increases the risk of premature death, as reported by the Science Daily . "There is less stigma associated with depression, better treatments are available, but depression's link to mortality still persists," said Stephen Gilman of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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Patients with depression and advanced cancer survive longer with palliative care intervention

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 15:00

IMAGE: Kaplan-Meier survival curves for patients with relatively low versus high depression separated by intervention group: usual care , delayed... view A new Dartmouth-led study finds that patients with depression and advanced cancer live longer when exposed to palliative care interventions designed to improve quality of life. Published in Health Psychology as an online first publication, the findings provide new insight on the relationship between depression and survival.

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Mental Health Patients Want To Use Exercise As Treatment

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 12:32

People with mental health issues want to exercise more, and they want their doctors' help to use physical activity to relieve their anxiety, according to a new study. Researchers who surveyed almost 300 patients at a mental health clinic found that about 85 percent of them felt that physical activity improved their mood or their anxiety level, according to a study in the journal General Hospital Psychology .

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The Used's Bert McCracken: Chester Bennington Saved My Life When ...

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:39

The Used vocalist Bert McCracken has spoken out on Chester Bennington in a new interview. While speaking with Forbes , McCracken revealed Chester had saved his life in 2004 during a time when Bert was "deadly suicidal."

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Study Shows Rising U.S. Depression Rates, Especially Among Teens

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 03:03

The incidence of depression is increasing in the U.S., according to researchers, and has risen more rapidly in young people. A study, conducted through Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, and CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, looked at the last decade's depression trends by income, gender, and education.

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Childhood spanking linked to depression, study finds

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 03:03

Children getting spanked may feel depressed, attempt suicide, drink at moderate-to-heavy levels or use illegal drugs when they grow up, a study by the University of Michigan shows. The study used data from the CDC-Kaiser ACE study, which sampled more than 8 300 people aged from 19 to 97. Study participants completed self-reports while seeking routine health checks at an outpatient clinic.

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Spotting signs of teen depression, anxiety

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 00:55

Being a teenager can be difficult, from the stages of puberty to the pressure of fitting in with groups in school, there's a lot of stress they can go through in their lives. With all this stress and pressure, a teenager can experience anxiety and depression .

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Kaitlin Reeves says she struggles with anxiety and depression.

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 20:25

It's being called a crisis on campus - colleges and universities struggling to meet the growing demand for mental health services for their students. It's such a big problem that the American College Health Association is holding a national symposium on the issue next month in Washington, D.C. College senior Kaitlin Reeves, who struggles with anxiety and depression, says when things get bad, she knows there's help close by at the mental health center at her school.

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Mom's suicide ignites son's passion to enlighten others about mental illness

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 15:49

She had to be strong, DiGiso said. She was a single mother raising three young boys in Brooklyn while simultaneously battling depression and undiagnosed bipolar disorder.

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UPDATE 1-Sage Therapeutics postpartum depression drug meets goal in two trials

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:59

Sage Therapeutics on Thursday said its drug to treat moderate and severe postpartum depression succeeded in reducing symptoms in patients enrolled in two late-stage trials, sending its shares up 50 percent in pre-market trade. Sage said it plans to submit an application for marketing approval of the injectable drug, brexanolone, to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2018.

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Sage Therapeutics stock bounces 50% after positive results for depression treatment

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:59

Mere months after Sage Therapeutics Inc.'s brexanolone therapy failed in a different disease area, the company and its drug had an improbable comeback in postpartum depression, reporting positive results in two late-stage clinical trials. Part of the excitement over the brexanolone results stem from the lack of treatments for postpartum depression, which is characterized by such symptoms as depressed mood, crying, anxiety and feelings of worthlessness or shame and affects an estimated 10% to 20% of women giving birth in the U.S. But investors have also got their eyes on an another prize: Sage's other therapy, SAGE-217, which is in mid-stage trials for major depressive disorder, also known as depression.

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Sage's Postpartum Depression Drug Succeeds in Two Phase III Studies

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:59

Brexanolone provided a rapid and durable reduction over 30 days in depressive symptoms as measured by HAM-D in both placebo-controlled multi-center trials CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-- -- SAGE Therapeutics , a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel medicines to treat life-altering central nervous system disorders, today announced positive top-line results from two Phase 3 clinical trials with its proprietary i.v. formulation of brexanolone ; Study 202B in severe postpartum depression and Study 202C in moderate PPD. Brexanolone achieved the primary endpoint in both trials, a mean reduction from baseline in the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression total score compared to placebo at 60 hours .

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Sage Therapeutics postpartum depression drug meets main goal

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 08:29

Sage Therapeutics on Thursday said its drug to treat moderate and severe postpartum depression met the main goal in two late-stage studies.

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Tai Chi found to be pleasant and effective rehab for heart attack patients

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 06:12

Lovingly called "meditation in motion" by those who regularly practice it, the noncompetitive martial art of Tai Chi is now being validated as an effective and alternative rehabilitation treatment for heart attack patients. Tai Chi is comprised of a series of gentle physical movements that can be increased in pace over time.

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