Depression

Long-Term Effects of Antipsychotics

Mental Health - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 14:34

Donald Goff, Jeffrey Lieberman, and colleagues recently published a review article entitled "The Long-Term Effects of Antipsychotic Medication on Clinical Course in Schizophrenia " in the American Journal of Psychiatry. In this paper, the authors review the use of antipsychotics for initial treatment of psychosis associated with schizophrenia as well as the effects of long-term use, including clinical outcomes and relapse prevention.

Adult Onset ADHD is Usually Something Else

Mental Health - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:12

Among the many debates and questions that exist about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is the question about whether or not its symptoms can begin in adolescence or even adulthood. With a few exceptions, like in cases of traumatic brain injury, the behaviors and thought patterns of ADHD are generally thought to be evident fairly early in childhood .

Salary Spotlight: Which Jobs Pay Over $100,000?

Mental Health - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:12

Money is a sensitive subject. Many of us are taught from an early age that it's impolite to talk about it, while in the workplace, negotiating a salary is also a delicate matter.

More Screen Time Tied to Depression, Suicidal Behavior in Teens

Depression - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:51

A new study suggests that greater screen time - whether in the form of computers, cell phones or tablets - may have contributed to a spike in depression and suicide-related behaviors and thoughts among American teens, particularly girls, between 2010 and 2015. The study, led by a researcher at San Diego State University , sheds new light on the need for parents to monitor how much time their children are spending in front of media screens.

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Minneapolis chases a nude yoga group back underground

Depression - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:51

Soma had been chronically depressed since the time he'd graduated from Bethel College in the late 1970s. The next couple decades he recalls "not doing much."

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P.E.I. doctor says psychiatrist shortage putting patients, staff at risk

Mental Health - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 09:48

A P.E.I. psychiatrist says the ongoing shortage of psychiatrists in the province is putting mental health patients and staff at considerable risk. "It seems like a very unsafe situation,'' says Dr. Rob Jay, who works out of a mental health outpatient clinic at McGill Centre.

Climber scales Ben Nevis every day to help combat depression

Depression - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 09:23

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Dr Manpinder Singh Sahota gives advice on the best ways to tackle stress and depression

Depression - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 09:23

Nearly everyone who reads this article will relate to stress and depression. You may have suffered from stress, anxiety or depression or know someone who is going through a tough time mentally.

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Focus on fun: 5 easy tips for a relaxed Thanksgiving

Mental Health - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 07:16

While Thanksgiving is supposed to be a heartwarming time for appreciating family and friends, it's no secret the traditionally food-filled holiday can be less than relaxing for those making the preparations. In fact, studies show that 71 percent of Americans feel stressed rather than overjoyed at some point during the holiday season.

Teens beware! Risk of depression increases with time spent in front of screens

Depression - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 06:52

Symptoms of depression and suicide in teens, especially girls, increase with the time spent in front of a screen- be it computers, cell phones or tablets- a recent study has suggested. The research examined questionnaire data from more than 500,000 U.S. teens and also looked at data suicide statistics kept by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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One in 10 five-year-olds show signs of developing mental illness: study finds

Mental Health - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 02:40

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Top StoryChina uses "Conversion Therapy" to cure homosexuality, according to Human Rights Watch

Mental Health - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 02:40

A new report from the watchdog group Human Rights Watch says that China still uses electric shock therapy to "cure homosexuality". Homosexuality is no longer illegal in the country, but there are still no laws that protect its citizens from any form of discrimination.

Social media & depression: Helpful or harmful?

Depression - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 02:21

One picture, one thought at a time; the world particularly runs off social media, but for the medical community, this is unchartered territory. How does social media affect your mental health? Can social media fuel anxiety, depression and even suicidal thoughts? Can what you post online be used to help expose potential mental health issues? "This is very new.

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Psychedelic Amazonian Drug, Ayahuasca, Might Ease Symptoms of Depression, Alcoholism

Mental Health - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 22:07

A powerful psychedelic drug out of South America might help battle both depression and alcoholism , a new British survey suggests. Ayahuasca is a brew made from a combination of Amazonian plants, including the Psychotria viridis bush and the Banisteriopsis caapi vine, said study author Will Lawn.

This alarming study just sparked a fierce debate about screen time and teen mental health

Depression - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 21:42

Being a teen today means wrestling with how social media and screens shape the very essence of your identity. The anecdotal truth is that both can tear you down as quickly as they build you up; friends and followers can turn into enemies while the promise of human connection can give way to profound loneliness.

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Legal implications of neuroscience research - Harvard Review of Psychiatry presents update

Mental Health - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 16:59

Nov. 14, 2017 - New research on the biological basis of psychiatric disorders has important implications for legal proceedings as well as mental health treatment, according to a special issue on "Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and the Law," presented in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer .

47 Ways to Cheer Someone Up

Mental Health - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 16:59

When your bestie is down in the dumps, you'd do anything to lift their spirits. We've got tons of ideas for how to cheer someone up, whether they're stressing about finals, going through a breakup, or just can't shake the blues.

Psychedelic Amazonian Drug Might Ease Symptoms of Depression, Alcoholism

Depression - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 16:44

A powerful psychedelic drug out of South America might help battle both depression and alcoholism, a new British survey suggests. Ayahuasca is a brew made from a combination of Amazonian plants, including the Psychotria viridis bush and the Banisteriopsis caapi vine, said study author Will Lawn.

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Caregivers of child support beneficiaries at risk for depression

Depression - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:04

IMAGE: Prof Leila Patel, South African Research Chair for Welfare and Social Development and Director of the Centre for Social Development in Africa at the University of Johannesburg led the study... view In South Africa, the Child Support Grant , a cash transfer for poor children, reaches a third of children under eight years. It is one of the country's most successful poverty reduction programmes with positive benefits for children, but by itself it cannot address all the socioeconomic and developmental needs of children and their families.

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Hair cortisol levels predict which mothers are more likely to suffer postpartum depression

Depression - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 07:14

Researchers from the University of Granada , who belong to the Brain, Mind and Behavior Research Center and the Faculty of Psychology, have proven that cortisol levels present in the hair of pregnant women during the first or third trimesters of pregnancy may indicate which of them are more likely to suffer postpartum depression. Their work, published in PLoS ONE , showed that hair cortisol levels in women who developed postpartum depression were higher throughout pregnancy than those seen in women who hadn't developed it, being that difference statistically more significant during the first and third trimesters.

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