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Celebrities need to be more open about depression stories, says Adwoa Aboah

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:32

Model Adwoa Aboah has said celebrities should be more open about receiving treatment for depression and substance abuse to help combat the stigma surrounding the issues. The model, who founded online platform Gurls Talk to empower young women and enable discussion and mental health, sexuality and body image, said being open about her own struggles with drink, drugs and depression is an important part of who she is.

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We must address young patients' pain and suffering from the start of their cancer journey

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 08:15

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, overwhelmed parents and patients are often laser-focused on the path to cure. Even though parents do not welcome pain or discomfort for their child, they may feel that symptoms are a necessary cost of curative care.

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Renting for longer increases risk of depression and lowers wellbeing

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 03:45

A team of researchers from The University of Manchester have found that people who rent their homes for longer have more symptoms of depression and lower levels of wellbeing, while the opposite is true for those who live in owned homes for a longer part of their lives. Buying a house used to be a key development in people 's lives in the UK, providing a way to accumulate wealth as well as psychosocial benefits in terms of long-term security.

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Teenagers' anxiety and depression on the rise

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 23:27

You're not just imagining it. More and more teenagers are suffering from anxiety and depression.

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Student pressures led to my body dysmorphia

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 19:06

When I was 15, I began the New Zealand curriculum, called NCEA. When I was 17, I left school and was diagnosed with bouts of depression.

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27 Facts About the Best Ways to Treat Depression

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 14:33

Major depression can be a devastating-even life-threatening-condition. Thousands of studies have examined what works in restoring hope and vitality.

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Four Different Biotypes Of Depression

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 09:54

According to the CDC , as of 2012, 7.6% of Americans over the age of 12 had significant depression, which was higher among women, and worse in people 40-59 years of age. Only 35% of people reporting severe depression had met with a mental health professional within the last year, and over 40% reported depression had caused serious difficulty with function for less severe depression, and almost 90% for severe depression.

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Fund-raiser Stuart Rowe is ready to get muddy for charity to help prevent male suicide

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 05:19

A FITNESS enthusiast hopes to raise awareness and cash for charity to help men battling anxiety and depression after losing a friend to suicide. Stuart Rowe, aged 34, of Cheddleton, is taking part in JCB's Mud Run on Saturday, July 1, to raise money for Campaign Against Living Miserably , a charity that offers support to men suffering with anxiety and depression in the hope of preventing suicide.

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Dear Abby: Suicide rate among older men is overlooked tragedy

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 01:03

My elderly father's dearest friend committed suicide yesterday. He shot himself in the head.

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Food allergies linked to higher prevalence of childhood anxiety

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 20:33

Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Albert Einstein College of Medicine studied the link between food allergy and childhood anxiety and depression among a sample of predominantly low socioeconomic status minority children. The results showed that children with a food allergy had a significantly higher prevalence of childhood anxiety.

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Record 64.7m anti-depressant prescriptions handed out in 2016

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 15:47

Prescriptions for the drugs across England rose by 3.7 million items in 2016, from 61 million to 64.7 million, according to data from NHS Digital. The number of anti-depressant prescriptions has more than doubled in the last decade - in 2006 there were 31 million such prescriptions.

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As depression, anxiety and suicide skyrocket, the GOP wants to gut our mental health coverage

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 15:47

President Trump is flanked by Sens. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski during a healthcare meeting with Senate Republicans on Tuesday. President Trump is flanked by Sens. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski during a healthcare meeting with Senate Republicans on Tuesday.

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The Doctor Game: What are you doing to grandma?

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 13:28

Is Grandma's doctor slowly harming her by over-medication? I'm being facetious here, as no doctor wants to injure patients. But remember, today is not the horse-and-buggy era of medical practice.

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Magnesium Shows Promise for Treating Mild-Moderate Depression

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 08:30

A reported 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression , and current pharmacological approaches using selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors carry a hefty price tag and the risk of side effects. A recent study published in the journal PLoS One , shows that over-the-counter magnesium appears safe and effective to treat mild to moderate depression.

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Two California families claim "13 Reasons Why" triggered teens' suicides

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 08:30

Bella Herndon was a 15-year-old who loved to read and write and was earning straight As as a sophomore in high school. Both teenagers died by suicide in April.

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Bipolar disorder: Signs, symptoms, and diagnosis

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 03:58

When not well managed, experiencing bipolar disorder can have a disruptive impact on a person's life. However, if diagnosed and properly treated, people with bipolar disorder can lead happy lives and achieve as much as anyone else.

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Electric Brain Stimulation No Better Than Meds For Depression: Study

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 23:41

For people who battle depression and can't find relief, stimulating the brain with electric impulses may help. But a new study by Brazilian researchers says it's still no better than antidepressant medication.

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'We should not falter': Julia Gillard announces mental health reform plans

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 23:40

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard says improving counselling services, early childhood education and changing the conversation around men's mental health will be her top priorities as beyondblue's new leader. Speaking at Perth's Curtin University on Wednesday evening, Ms Gillard delivered her John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library Anniversary Lecture entitled 'Great reform requires courage', and took the opportunity to outline her strategic priorities as incoming chair for the mental health organisation.

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Be vigilant in the fight against depression

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 21:32

In recent months, I lost two great personal and professional friends to depression and, ultimately, suicide - Raul Valdes-Fauli and Ervin Gonzalez. Both seemed to have the world in the palms of their hands: loving families, financial security, and professional success as a banker and lawyer, respectively.

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Spotlight on suicide and depression

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 19:16

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa meets with the Nadi Centre for Special Education children during the international Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Awareness yesterday. Picture: REINAL CHAND THE spotlight was on depression and suicide as students of Nadi Centre for Special Education marked International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking yesterday.

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