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Senior care agency offering free pet adoptions during October

Depression - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 22:21

In honor of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Always Best Care-Shreveport is partnering up with Pet Savers to give pets to seniors 65 and older for free. "With millions of Americans over the age of 65 struggling with depression, studies have shown that pet ownership helps lower stress levels and blood pressure, while also alleviating symptoms of depression," said Keith Carter, owner of Always Best Care-Shreveport.

Categories: Depression

How Jennifer Garner and Lindsay Shookus Are Supporting Ben Affleck's Recovery

Alcoholism - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 22:20

The father of three has a history of alcoholism and a source tells E! that he is currently "focused on his sobriety." Ben is still going strong with Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus , while his ex-wife Jennifer Garner continues to support his recovery.

Categories: Alcoholism

My anxiety was misdiagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome

Anxiety - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 21:38

It took me years to figure it out. All my life I thought I had some kind of mystery stomach problem.

Do Antidepressants Work Because People Believe They Do?

Depression - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 20:09

People who take antidepressants may report they effectively relieve symptoms merely because they expect them to do so. That's the intriguing finding of Swedish researchers who found that believing in the value of such medications influences their benefits.

Categories: Depression

Video Of The Day - He Said No Smoking

Smoking - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 19:22

A guy wouldn't put out his cigarette so a gas station attendant did it for himwith a fire extinguisher! Great Video Of The Day!! And remember to send us your cool videos because if we use one for our Video Of The Day, you'll win $40 in Domino's Pizza. Watch for Hal's Thoughts at the start of each week on MyToba.

Categories: Smoking

School year 'relative age' causing bias in ADHD diagnosis, says research

ADHD News - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 19:21

Younger primary school children are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than their older peers within the same school year, new research has shown. The study, led by a child psychiatrist at The University of Nottingham with researchers at the University of Turku in Finland, suggests that adults involved in raising concerns over a child's behaviour - such as parents and teachers - may be misattributing signs of relative immaturity as symptoms of the disorder.

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School year 'relative age' causing bias in ADHD diagnosis, says research

ADHD News - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 19:21

Younger primary school children are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than their older peers within the same school year, new research has shown. The study, led by a child psychiatrist at The University of Nottingham with researchers at the University of Turku in Finland, suggests that adults involved in raising concerns over a child's behaviour - such as parents and teachers - may be misattributing signs of relative immaturity as symptoms of the disorder.

Categories: ADHD

DAVIDO: Tagbo's fake autopsy result hits social media

Alcoholism - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 17:50

NIGERIAN pop singer, Davido, is bound to be having sleepless nights at the moment, not because he's sick, but principally, because of the turn of events in his life following the death of his friends, Tagbo and DJ Olu, who both died on different days under mysterious circumstances. And in the midst of the tragic circumstances, a fake autopsy and toxicology report of Tagbo's death went viral on the social media, yesterday, exonerating the pop singer from having any hand in the death of his friend.

Categories: Alcoholism

No Sweat: Small Doses of Exercise May Ward Off Depression

Anxiety - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 17:06

Anyone who has experienced the euphoric "runner's high" that follows a satisfying workout will likely attest to a connection between physical activity and mental health. Studies have long borne this theory out: Endorphins, the opiate-like chemicals that flood the brain after intense or sustained exercise, appear to act as a buffer against depressive thoughts and feelings.

No Sweat: Small Doses of Exercise May Ward Off Depression

Depression - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 15:45

Anyone who has experienced the euphoric "runner's high" that follows a satisfying workout will likely attest to a connection between physical activity and mental health. Studies have long borne this theory out: Endorphins, the opiate-like chemicals that flood the brain after intense or sustained exercise, appear to act as a buffer against depressive thoughts and feelings.

Categories: Depression

Radio host Delilah loses son to suicide

Depression - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 15:45

On air personality Delilah hosts the iHeartRadio Ultimate Valentine's Escape at Brooklyn Bowl at the LINQ in Las Vegas on February 21, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. On air personality Delilah hosts the iHeartRadio Ultimate Valentine's Escape at Brooklyn Bowl at the LINQ in Las Vegas on February 21, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series

Mental Health - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 15:37

The UC Davis MIND Institute kicks off its 2017-2018 Distinguished Lecturer Series this month with Urs Meyer, pharmacology professor at the University of Zurich. Meyer's presentation, "Maternal Infection and Immunity in Neurodevelopmental Disorders," will take place Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. at the MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento.

This hospital banned smoking and this is what happens if you insist on lighting up

Smoking - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 14:51

A hospital in Dartford that has gone smoke-free will "reluctantly" turn patients and visitors away if they persistently break the rules. Darent Valley Hospital banned smoking on site last week and has two wardens patrolling the perimeter to enforce the ban.

Categories: Smoking

Treating ADHD naturally: The science says Omega-3s make a difference

ADHD News - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 14:51

A new study finds that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids can be an option for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder . Researchers at King's College London examined data from seven clinical tests of more than 500 children and teenagers, and data from three other clinical tests of at least 200 children and teenagers.

Categories: ADHD

Chronic pain? Why guided injections might be your best option

Chronic Pain - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 13:20

There are many different treatment options for those suffering from chronic pain, each having different levels of success depending on the person and the underlying condition. MedRay Imaging in Coquitlam is introducing a new therapy called image-guided pain management injections .

Categories: Chronic Pain

2. INSIGHT?Vegas Shooter Described $1M Bets, Valium Use in...

Anxiety - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 12:25

Mandalay Bay gunman Stephen Paddock described himself as someone who gambled all night and slept all day during a 2013 deposition, CNN reported Monday. The testimony was part of a civil lawsuit against Cosmopolitan Hotel, where Paddock claimed he slipped and fell in 2011.

You Can't Do Everything, and If You Try to You'll Do Even Less

ADHD News - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 12:25

Whatever you choose to do, you are by default choosing not to do something else. Getting used to that is part of becoming a leader.

Categories: ADHD

Half of the Serbian Population Suffers from Mild Symptoms of Depression

Depression - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:11

Mental health problems are the second public health problem of the Serb population after cardiovascular disease, the Danas newspaper reported, the day before the World Health Day on 10 October. A survey conducted from 1997 to 2007 shows that every second person in Serbia suffers from mild symptoms of depression.

Categories: Depression

How Music Affects Depression Symptoms

Depression - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:11

Unfortunately, some people are particularly poor at coping with with obstacles and negative emotions, as the study's authors explain: "People with generally maladaptive coping styles tend to report negative outcomes from both listening to music alone and from group interactions around music. It appears that this occurs because such people are more likely to engage in ruminating with music - using music both to intensify negative affect and to focus on negative thoughts and memories.

Categories: Depression

Radio host Delilah reveals son's suicide

Depression - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:11

Radio host Delilah's son Zachariah died by suicide earlier this month, the syndicated host told her fans in a Facebook post Saturday. The New York Daily News reports that Zachariah was 18. "My dear friends, I need to share some devastating news with you," Delilah wrote.

Categories: Depression

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