Depression

Narrow networks get even tighter when shopping for mental health specialists

Mental Health - 6 hours 17 min ago

If you've got a plan offered on the federal health law's insurance marketplace and you're looking for a therapist, you may have to look really hard: The average provider network includes only 11 percent of all the mental health care providers in a given market, according to a recent study . An average marketplace plan's network, the study added, includes just under a quarter of all psychiatrists and 10 percent of all non-physician mental health care providers.

You are not alone

Depression - 12 hours 30 min ago

EVERYONE experiences being happy and also being sad. Problems come and go. Some stay and make our lives miserable.

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Dem to join mental health group advocating Trump's removal

Mental Health - 15 hours 5 min ago

A House Democrat is slated to appear next month at a gathering of mental health professionals who are questioning President Trump's fitness for office, adding to a line of lawmakers openly suggesting he is not psychologically able to serve. A spokeswoman confirmed that Rep. Jamie Raskin is scheduled to speak at a town hall organized by Duty to Warn, a group of mental health professionals calling for Trump's removal from office under the Constitution's 25th Amendment because they think he is not psychologically fit.

A Dedicated Epilepsy Unit Opens at NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn

Mental Health - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 21:28

Newswise - NYU Langone Hospital Brooklyn recently opened a new unit specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, the fourth most common neurological illness and one that is newly diagnosed in more than 2 million individuals annually in the U.S. "The need for epilepsy care in the community is immense. To facilitate access at NYU Langone Hospital Brooklyn we have opened a dedicated epilepsy monitoring unit," says Blanca Vazquez, MD , director of clinical trials in the Department of Neurology at NYU Langone Health and head of the epilepsy program in Brooklyn.

Learn the symptoms in the four stages of CTE

Depression - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 19:46

A statement released by the BU CTE Center stated that Hernandez was found to have Stage 3 CTE, with Stage 4 being the most severe. According to a 2012 BU study , CTE begins with simple symptoms such as headaches and difficulty concentrating, but as the disease progresses, other, much more worrying conditions appear.

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Asthma Drug Tied to Nightmares, Depression

Depression - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:13

The asthma medication Singulair appears linked to neuropsychiatric side effects, such as depression, aggression, nightmares and headaches, according to a new review by Dutch researchers. "In our study, we give prescribing physicians the advice to be alert for signs and symptoms for allergic granulomatous angiitis [a rare complication associated with the drug] and for severe neuropsychiatric symptoms," said study lead author Dr. Meindina Haarman.

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Study links brain inflammation to suicidal thinking in depression

Depression - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:13

Patients with major depressive disorder have increased brain levels of a marker of microglial activation, a sign of inflammation, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry by researchers at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. In the study, Dr. Peter Talbot and colleagues found that the increase in the inflammatory marker was present specifically in patients with MDD who were experiencing suicidal thoughts, pinning the role of inflammation to suicidality rather than a diagnosis of MDD itself.

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Sleep deprivation has been found to reduce depression symptoms but is the treatment sustainable?

Depression - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:45

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Ivanka Trump opens up to Dr. Oz about postpartum depression

Depression - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:25

The daughter and senior adviser of President Trump opened up about her bouts of postpartum depression on "The Dr. Oz Show" Thursday, detailing her symptoms and the effects it had on all aspects of her life. She said she lived through it after the births of each of her children: Arabella, 6, Joseph, 3, and Theodore, 1. "With each of my three children, I had some level of postpartum depression," Trump told Dr. Mehmet Oz.

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Fighting the Stigma of Depression

Depression - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 05:59

I want to take this opportunity to talk about something that's not often discussed. It's kind of taboo in some circles, and often avoided in most.

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The 'Masked Veteran' Runs Across Iowa for Veteran Suicide Awareness

Depression - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 03:46

On Wednesday, Joshua ran from Albia to Agency. Every step he takes moving forward, he's wearing a military grade gas mask and what it represents.

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Ram joins black dog battle

Depression - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 23:15

Successful bidder and Black Dog Ride volunteer David Russell; successful bidder, Elders representative and BDR volunteer Ross Scott; BDR volunteer Allan Tilby; and ram donor David K ain. Picture: Fiona Duffield After the loss of his fiancee earlier this year, David Kain decided to donate his prized ram to Black Dog Ride Australia to support its work around mental health issues in Australian regional communities.

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Study suggests you can 'pick up' a good or bad mood from your friends

Depression - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:37

A team led by the University of Warwick has examined whether friends' moods can affect an individual therefore implying that moods may spread across friendship networks. The team analysed data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health which incorporates the moods and friendship networks of US adolescents in schools.

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Birmingham VA Medical Center works to stop Birmingham's high rate of veteran suicide

Depression - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:22

The Birmingham VA Medical Center held an event on Wednesday, hoping to stop Birmingham's high rate of veteran suicide. The Suicide Prevention Team discussed how family and friends can play a tremendous role in saving a veteran's life.

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Clues to Treat Depression, Autism and Other Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Depression - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:03

Alterations in a naturally occurring chemical in the brain called serotonin have been linked to a number of neuropsychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder as well as autism spectrum disorder . Randy Blakely , Ph.D., executive director of Florida Atlantic University 's Brain Institute and a professor of biomedical science in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine , and his team, have been studying this mood-regulating gene in the brain that carries signals across the synapse, or the gap between nerve cells.

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Midlife depression may stem from tension with mothers and siblings, Iowa State study finds

Depression - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:03

Relationships with our mothers and siblings change as we become adults and start our own families, but the quality of those relationships still has an effect on our well-being, particularly at midlife. A new study led by Iowa State University researcher Megan Gilligan found that tension with our mothers and siblings, similar to our spouses, is associated with symptoms of depression.

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Research provides clues to treat depression, autism and other neuropsychiatric disorders

Depression - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:03

IMAGE: Randy Blakely, Ph.D., executive director of FAU's Brain Institute and a professor of biomedical science in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, and his team, have been studying this... view Alterations in a naturally occurring chemical in the brain called serotonin have been linked to a number of neuropsychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder as well as autism spectrum disorder .

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Rigid gender stereotypes tied to increased depression, violence and suicide in children

Depression - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 09:18

Around the world, gender-specific expectations are placed on children from a young age - going far beyond pink for girls and blue for boys and, new research suggests, creating lasting damage into adulthood. Boys are being taught to be strong and independent while girls are taught to be vulnerable and nurturing, a study published Wednesday in the Journal of Adolescent Health found.

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How to tell if your child has depression

Depression - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 09:18

A study of more than 10,000 young people in the UK revealed that a quarter of girls and as many as one in 10 boys showed symptoms of depression at the age of 14. The comprehensive study asked parents to report on their child's mental health at ages three, five, seven, 11 and 14. Then, after reaching 14, the children themselves were questioned about their depressive symptoms. "Based on the 14-year-olds' reporting of their emotional problems, 24% of girls and nine per cent of boys suffer from depression," the study by the UCL Institute of Education and the University of Liverpool found.

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Reward Sensitivity May Protect Against Sleep-Related Depression

Depression - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 09:18

Poor sleep is a well-known risk factor and symptom of depression , but a new study at Duke University looks at why not everyone who struggles with sleep becomes depressed. The findings show that people whose brains are more attuned to rewards may be protected from the negative mental health effects of poor sleep.

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