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Finding the Right Medication: Gene Test May Help Treat Depression

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 16:44

Patients with depression often struggle through weeks or months of trial-and-error to find the right antidepressant. Now the burgeoning field of pharmacogenomics - how genes affect a person's response to drugs - is helping more patients avoid debilitating and all-too-common side effects of psychiatric medications.

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Mental illness, suicide and violence creating lost generation in the Middle East

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 12:00

There has been a sharp increase in non-communicable diseases and mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Depression and anxiety disorders were the most common mental conditions, according to a study led by Ali Mokdad of the University of Washington in the US.

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Mental illness, suicide, creating 'lost generation' in Middle East

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 12:00

Suicide, homicide, and sexual assault are increasing much faster in the Eastern Mediterranean Region than any other region in the world, according to a new scientific study. These violent acts accounted for 1.4 million deaths in 2015 in the region, on top of the deaths from wars, which added another 144,000.

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Stressed Out? Here are 10 Herbs Good for Stress

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 06:55

Stress is such a major component of so many people's lives - most people are stressed out to the max. Stress is not good for the health, as it can cause many health problems.

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Troops at risk for suicide not getting needed care, report finds

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 02:20

Troops at risk for suicide not getting needed care, report finds The Pentagon needs to take better care of troops with depression and PTSD, particularly those at risk of suicide. Check out this story on WASHINGTON - Pentagon health care providers failed to perform critical follow-up for many troops diagnosed with depression and post-traumatic stress syndrome who also were at high risk for suicide, according to a new study released Monday by the RAND Corp. Just 30% of troops with depression and 54% with PTSD received appropriate care after they were deemed at risk of harming themselves.

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Brock Bastian: So many in the West are depressed because they're expected not to be

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 00:00

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Suicide: Tributes to musician Toby Parkinson

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 19:20

Joy Parkinson says her son Toby, 20, struggled with bouts of depression but chose to keep the extent of his daily torment private until he was unable to cope anymore. She says her "witty and lively" son was passionate about music and had a good group of friends, but admits he had been feeling low in the lead up to his death on June 1. The Canterbury College student was living in Forrester Close on the Poets' Estate, where his body was found in nearby woodland.

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No, Smartphones are Not Destroying a Generation

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 17:04

A recent article in the Atlantic warns that "the twin rise of the smartphone and social media has caused an earthquake of a magnitude we've not seen in a very long time, if ever" and that "it's not an exaggeration to describe iGen as being on the brink of the worst mental- health crisis in decades. Much of this deterioration can be traced to their phones."

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Studies Show Yoga's Promise for Easing Symptoms of Depression

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 12:29

Yoga-based interventions show significant promise for treating patients with depression , including those with chronic, treatment-resistant symptoms, according to findings of several studies presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association . In one of the studies, researcher Lindsey Hopkins, Ph.D., of the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, focused on the acceptability and antidepressant effects of hatha yoga, the branch of yoga that emphasizes physical movement, along with meditative and breathing exercises, to enhance well-being.

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Out of a young athlete's suicide story comes hope, in the form of help

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 09:57

The new book "What Made Maddy Run" shares the story of U Penn track star Madison Holleran, and shares remedies The news of University of Pennsylvania track star Madison Holleran's death touched ESPN writer Kate Fagan from the moment she heard about it. Fagan, herself a former collegiate athlete, identified with the pressures and anxiety Holleran faced leading up to her death by suicide.

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Eating processed sugar found to cause depression... but magnesium reverses it

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 03:10

Men are 23 percent more likely to develop depression or anxiety if their diet consists of a lot of high-sugar food such as soft drinks and desserts. Researchers at the University College London are stating conclusively that diet impacts mental health , and that high-sugar food can contribute to an increased risk of a mood disorder.

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26-year-old diagnosed with - binge watching addiction'

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 22:35

A 26-year old marketing executive, who came to a hospital complaining of "depression and anxiety", has been diagnosed with an "addiction of online binge watching". A 26-year old marketing executive, who came to a hospital complaining of "depression and anxiety", has been diagnosed with an "addiction of online binge watching".

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Take more than a few key strokes to let someone know they matter

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:05

In 2012, the suicide of former Chargers linebacker Junior Seau rocked the San Diego sports world. Immensely charismatic, he'd had a great football career, and opened a popular restaurant after retiring.

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The Real Reason You Should Laugh Today

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 13:54

Laughter has long been regarded as a healing remedy of sorts. Laugher is not only beneficial for the soul, and one's spirit, but laughter therapy is currently being utilized alongside traditional therapy and/or medication for those suffering from anxiety , and other depressive symptoms.

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3 Signs Your Teen Needs Therapy

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 09:19

Some kids pass through adolescence swiftly, with little turmoil. For others, puberty detonates like a time bomb; once it goes off, nothing is the same.

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder Market is Driven by Increasing Incidence of Anxiety Disorders Worldwide

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 04:43

Major driving factors to propel the generalized anxiety disorders market are increasing incidence rate due to more stressful life, and presence of strong pipeline. Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by excessive anxiety and worry about everyday life events with no apparent reason.

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Are Smartphones Making A Generation Of Kids Isolated And Depressed?

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 00:28

Adults know well enough how depressing it can be to see your friends cavorting about some beautiful international locale on Facebook while you're stuck at work too poor to travel. And we've also been trying to navigate the new etiquette around when it's OK to check your phone during in-person conversations, and when we should stop playing games on our phones and go to bed.

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Chester Bennington Collaborators Detail Relapse & Downplay Chris Cornell's Role in His Death

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 20:06

Linkin Park co-lead vocalist Chester Bennington poses for a photo at the band rehearsal studio on May 29, 2008 in Los Angeles. The story details Bennington's lifelong battle with depression and addiction and zeroes in on his final days, which had outwardly and even privately been marked by many positives.

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Smartphones Destroying Generation, Psychology Professor Says

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 15:34

Writing for The Atlantic , Jean M Twenge noted that smartphones and tablets have far-reaching effects on younger generations who grew up using these devices and whose lives have been shaped by the rise of social media. "The arrival of the smartphone has radically changed every aspect of teenagers' lives, from the nature of their social interactions to their mental health," she noted.

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a I tried to kill myself 3 timesa : Suicide rate for teenage girls hits 40-year high

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 10:47

Between 2007 and 2015, suicide rates for teenage boys and young men increased by over 30 percent and doubled among girls. Whitfield told ABC6 that she endured bullying for years because she is Muslim - and that the torment she endured worsened her depression and anxiety.

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