Screen time increases teen depression, thoughts of suicide, research suggests

Depression - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:13

An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link. Hour after hour spent in front of phones, computer screens and tablets might aid depression and thoughts of suicide in teenagers, new research finds.

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Del Rosario: Depression

Depression - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:45

If you are like me and almost everyone else, chances are you have "felt depressed" at certain times in your life. Who wouldn't feel depressed when something tragic, devastating or calamitous happens? Extreme sadness, sudden loss, great uncertainty, impending disaster or feelings of hopelessness cause feelings of depression.

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Isodiol International Acquires Global Rights to produce products...

Mental Health - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:55

Isodiol International Inc. , a global Bioactive Phytoceutical innovator specializing in the development of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products, announced today that it has acquired international licensing rights for IsoDerma as well as five other proprietary pharmaceutical compounds to be delivered by the patented Direct Effects Technologya , a back of the neck delivery system from its developer Dr. Ronald Aung-Din, MD. Dr. Aung-Din is a board-certified neurologist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a recognized leader in Cannabidiol research and its neurological benefits.

NATO apologizes to Turkey over reports Erdogan shown as foe

Depression - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:14

Erdogan, who al... New Jersey's most influential Democratic officials are standing up for Sen. Bob Menendez and say they'd back him if he runs for re-election next year. New Jersey's most influential Democratic officials are standing up for Sen. Bob Menendez and say they'd back him if he runs for re-election next year.

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New Study: Too much screentime can lead to depression

Depression - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 05:19

Reeves is the executive director of Greenville Family Partnership. She said what if the devices we think keep us in touch, are the exact things making us less social and more depressed? A new study says just that.

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Failing our children

Mental Health - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:39

The statistics revealed before the Joint Select Committee on mental health services and facilities provided for children in Parliament on Wednesday, were deeply troubling, but not surprising. During the session it was revealed that approximately five per cent of our country's school population, that is some 12,500 students, face serious mental challenges, including suicidal tendencies.

Brong-Ahafo records 98 cases of attempted suicide - Survey

Depression - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:08

Brong-Ahafo Region has recorded 98 cases of attempted suicide, a field survey conducted by MIHOSO International, a health centered Non-Governmental Organisation, has said. The survey, which was conducted in 11 districts, between 2015 and 2016, also confirmed three cases of suicide involving two females and one male, with 270 people suffering from depression.

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New study shows possible link between electronics and depression in teenagers

Depression - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 22:34

A study published just this week in the journal Clinical Psychological Science finds that increased time spent with electronic devices might have contributed to an uptick in symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts over the last several years among teens, especially young girls. The research team found an increase in suicidal thoughts based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which showed an increase in suicide deaths among teens from 1,386 in 2010 to 1,769 in 2015.

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Round the Bridges: Walking to make a difference

Depression - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 20:12

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Ketamine, 'Special K,' is a party drug now being used to treat depression, PTSD, and more

Depression - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:29

Military veteran Kevin Dunaway served in the Army for 26 years, and today he works as a high school honors chemistry teacher. He's proud of his role as a former soldier, father, and teacher, but admits he struggled with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder .

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Older adults may be at a higher risk of suicide, study says

Depression - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:12

Researchers at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work found that untreated depression and physical health issues are to blame for greater suicide among older Americans in a recent study published in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine. "Untreated depression can lead to hopelessness and despondency, or feeling that life is no longer worth living," professor of social work Diana DiNitto said.

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"To Write Love On Her Arms"

Depression - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 08:21

More than 600 students filled the Marillac Auditorium to hear Jamie Tworkowski talk about his foundation "To Write Love On Her Arms" last week. The event, sponsored by The Division of Student Affairs, Student Government, Inc. and Student Veterans Association as part of Veterans Week events at the University, also covered topics such as depression and suicide.

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Paving the way to a drug for post-partum depression

Depression - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 03:52

In basic research, "you accept that you won't likely see the impact during your lifetime," said Jamie Maguire. "That my research efforts contributed to a successful clinical trial in such a short period of time is so gratifying."

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Q&A with... Dr. Wendy Wolfson, a board-certified psychiatrist

Mental Health - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 02:04

Dr. Wendy Wolfson was first interested in neuropsychological research, but shifted toward a premed route when she realized she was looking for a more patient-centered profession. Though the New Canaan resident recognizes medication is an essential asset in psychiatry, Wolfson said nutrition, exercise and relationships are essential for developing a healthy lifestyle.

Shortage of psychiatrists being felt in Cape Breton

Mental Health - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 23:52

A memo outlining what local doctors and nurse practitioners should do in the face of a worsening psychiatrist shortage in Cape Breton has upset a local MLA who is demanding an immediate solution to the problem. "This is unacceptable.

Cape Breton doctors worried over state of psychiatric care

Mental Health - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 23:52

A shortage of psychiatrists in Cape Breton has doctors alarmed that only about half the number needed are practising on the island, according to a Nova Scotia Health Authority memo released Wednesday by the provincial NDP. There are supposed to be 16 psychiatrists working in Cape Breton, but only seven full-time and one part-time psychiatrist are currently operating there.

Another natural remedy for alcoholism and depression? South American...

Depression - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 23:20

A new study has found that a traditional psychedelic herb from South America can potentially be used as a natural remedy for alcoholism and depression and can promote feelings of well-being. In the study, researchers from the University of Exeter and University College London examined the effects of the psychedelic herb known as ayahuasca and the well-being of its users by analyzing the data of 96,901 individuals around the world, which came from the Global Drug Survey .

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Psychiatrist shortage forcing shutdowns of mental health beds at QEH

Mental Health - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 21:35

Kerry Campbell is the provincial affairs reporter for CBC P.E.I., covering politics and the provincial legislature. P.E.I.'s Health Minister Robert Henderson says the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, one of the province's main referral hospitals, has been shutting down beds in its mental health unit because it doesn't have enough psychiatrists some days to properly staff the unit.

Teenage depression linked to father's depression

Depression - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 21:04

Adolescents whose fathers have depressive symptoms are more likely to experience symptoms of depression themselves, finds a new study led by UCL researchers. While the link between mothers' depression and depression in their children is well-established, the new Lancet Psychiatry study is the first to find an association between depression in fathers and their teenaged children, independent of whether the mother has depression, in a large sample in the general population.

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Pregnant women can reduce their risk of post-partum depression by half with probiotics

Depression - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:28

A new study suggests that probiotics can reduce the risk of postpartum depression in pregnant women by about 50 percent, according to a report by . Researchers at the University of Auckland and the University of Otago analyzed the relationship between Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 and postpartum depression and anxiety in women.

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