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Let's talk, she said, and everybody listened

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 07:12

Chennai: When the Indian Medical Association, Tamilnadu Chapter, conducted a competition to celebrate Doctors Day and selected the topic 'Depression - Let's Talk', Varshini Thiruvadi, a second-year student of Thanjavur Medical College, decided to participate in it. She says opportunities like these were rare once you entered college and she was determined to exercise her writing skills as she had when she was a student of A V Meiyappan Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai.

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Ontology-Based Approach to Social Data Sentiment Analysis: Detection of Adolescent Depression Signals

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 03:20

Social networking services contain abundant information about the feelings, thoughts, interests, and patterns of behavior of adolescents that can be obtained by analyzing SNS postings. An ontology that expresses the shared concepts and their relationships in a specific field could be used as a semantic framework for social media data analytics.

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US: Protecting interns and other physicians from depression and suicide

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 23:24

This month, more than 25,000 medical school graduates will begin working at hospitals and medical centers across the United States. By the end of September, nearly one-third of these new doctors could become depressed and 24 percent could have thoughts of suicide.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Let's Talk About Suicide

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 19:15

Chester Bennington , the lead singer of the band Linkin Park, was found dead on Thursday in his home near Los Angeles. The coroner's office has confirmed that the 41-year-old died of suicide.

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Depression among heart attack survivors can be deadly, yet is often ignored

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 14:56

Boyce, 61, survived two strokes and five operations to unblock arteries around his heart , including three procedures in which doctors propped open his blood vessels with stents. He takes 18 pills a day and gets injections every two weeks with a powerful drug to lower cholesterol.

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Depression among heart attack survivors can be deadly, yet is often ignored

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 14:56

Boyce, 61, survived two strokes and five operations to unblock arteries around his heart, including three procedures in which doctors propped open his blood vessels with stents. He takes 18 pills a day and gets injections every two weeks with a powerful drug to lower cholesterol.

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New trial shows ketamine's effectiveness to treat geriatric depression

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 12:37

Australian researchers have completed the world's first randomized control trial assessing the efficacy and safety of ketamine as a treatment for depression in elderly patients. The results, published in the latest American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry , provide preliminary evidence suggesting ketamine's effectiveness as an antidepressant when delivered in repeated intravenous doses.

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Mental health chatbot Woebot can help fight depression

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 08:17

Could an APP help fight depression? World's first mental health chatbot decreases symptoms two times faster than traditional therapy Researchers have created a chatbot that has been shown to decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety two times faster than traditional therapy. Researchers have created a chatbot that has been shown to decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety two times faster than traditional therapy In a randomised study, 70 students were asked to either engage with Woebot, or a self-help eBook over a two-week period.

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Psychiatrists optimistic about use of ketamine to treat depression

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 04:08

You might associate the drug ketamine, or Special K, with anaesthesia or partying - but Australian researchers say they have evidence that it can treat depression. University of New South Wales researchers at the Black Dog Institute say a pilot program has produced some "astounding" results in a small group of patients over the age of 60. Professor Colleen Loo led the pilot program treating 16 patients with low dose injections of ketamine, the findings of which were published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

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Bismarck clinic treats pain, depression with ketamine

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 23:58

A clinic in Bismarck is offering treatments with ketamine, which is growing in popularity as a treatment for depression and pain. Jackie Materi , a certified registered nurse anesthetist and the operator of the Ketamine Care Clinic, administers the drug through a vein, with six infusions over a two-week period, The Bismarck Tribune reported .

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Brain Scan Study: Depression May Change Brain Structure

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 19:37

Depression may result in structural changes to the brain, according to a new major scanning study conducted by scientists at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. In people with depression, the researchers found differences in the brain's white matter, a part of the brain which contains fiber tracts that allow brain cells to communicate with one another by electrical signals.

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Estrogen may influence women's depression risk

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 15:12

AIDS-related deaths worldwide have been halved since 2005 as more people were able to get lifesaving drugs, UNAIDS says in a new report. Sophisticated brain scans might be able to detect consciousness in brain injury patients who appear unconscious in the intensive care unit, a new study says.

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25 pc suicide cases in Goa due to stress and depression: Govt

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 10:45

Panaji, Jul 23 Nearly one out of every four suicides in Goa is committed due to depression, frustration or stress, reveals the official figures of the state government. The figures also show unemployment, failure in love affairs and financial problems of the family as other major reasons behind the people taking the drastic step of ending their lives in the coastal state.

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Former NRL player Daniel Conn attempt suicide three times

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 03:53

Fitness fanatic and former model and NRL star Daniel Conn has revealed he tried to kill himself three times. The reality TV star and ex-partner of Geordie Shore's Vicky Pattison battled depression for years after a neck injury ended his rugby league career.

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Looking Back: Growing up as a child of the Great Depression

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 23:23

Having been born in January of 1927, over 90 years ago, I am definitely a child of the Great Depression. What follows are some of my own memories of that never-to-be-forgotten decade-the 1930s.

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Gay mental health focus

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 19:00

But Mr Egeberg said it was important to keep issues of mental health and well-being of all men in conversations and the public spotlight. National mental health organisation beyondblue this week launched Wingmen, a support website offering expert advice, resources and an online network of support for gay men who are worried their partner or friend may have anxiety, depression or be suicidal.

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Are micronutrients the answer to NZ's mental health crisis?

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 14:33

'Caroline's doctor prescribed her Prozac, which her psychologist supported. She was reassured - but once she started taking it she felt worse, with more extreme panic.'

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Postnatal depression patients may have difficult children

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 10:12

Body of Chester Bennington is removed from his home as his wife is targeted by vile hacker who tweeted disgusting claims from her account hours after the Linkin Park front man's suicide Woman, 30, born with 'half a face' undergoes incredible corrective surgery in the US to fix birth defect that saw her tormented by bullies One-year-old boy dies after his mother left him in a hot car in South Carolina on a 91 degree day Court rules man pay $65,000 of child support to the mother of a teenage girl he's only met once even though he is NOT the father Massive two-ton species of the world's largest bony fish is finally discovered after hiding away in the ocean's depths for centuries Moscow lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. counted the Russian spy agency that replaced the KGB among her clients for YEARS Maria Menounos calls her brain tumor a 'gift' saying she needed to change her life before ... (more)

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Nearly 25% of people carry a gene that increases chances of depression with age

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 05:51

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Estrogen May Influence Women's Depression Risk

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 01:30

Women exposed to estrogen for longer periods of time during the reproductive years may have a lower risk of depression, a new study finds. Previous research has suggested that reproductive hormones play a role in depression risk among women, yet hormone fluctuations are something all women experience.

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