Topeka VA's emergency department to embark on $4.5 million modernization project this fall

Mental Health - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 21:40

The Topeka VA's emergency department is expected to break ground on a modernization project this fall. However concerns about staffing levels at the hospital persist.

Suicide: Tributes to musician Toby Parkinson

Depression - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 19:20

Joy Parkinson says her son Toby, 20, struggled with bouts of depression but chose to keep the extent of his daily torment private until he was unable to cope anymore. She says her "witty and lively" son was passionate about music and had a good group of friends, but admits he had been feeling low in the lead up to his death on June 1. The Canterbury College student was living in Forrester Close on the Poets' Estate, where his body was found in nearby woodland.

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No, Smartphones are Not Destroying a Generation

Depression - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 17:04

A recent article in the Atlantic warns that "the twin rise of the smartphone and social media has caused an earthquake of a magnitude we've not seen in a very long time, if ever" and that "it's not an exaggeration to describe iGen as being on the brink of the worst mental- health crisis in decades. Much of this deterioration can be traced to their phones."

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Studies Show Yoga's Promise for Easing Symptoms of Depression

Depression - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 12:29

Yoga-based interventions show significant promise for treating patients with depression , including those with chronic, treatment-resistant symptoms, according to findings of several studies presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association . In one of the studies, researcher Lindsey Hopkins, Ph.D., of the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, focused on the acceptability and antidepressant effects of hatha yoga, the branch of yoga that emphasizes physical movement, along with meditative and breathing exercises, to enhance well-being.

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Out of a young athlete's suicide story comes hope, in the form of help

Depression - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 09:57

The new book "What Made Maddy Run" shares the story of U Penn track star Madison Holleran, and shares remedies The news of University of Pennsylvania track star Madison Holleran's death touched ESPN writer Kate Fagan from the moment she heard about it. Fagan, herself a former collegiate athlete, identified with the pressures and anxiety Holleran faced leading up to her death by suicide.

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Eating processed sugar found to cause depression... but magnesium reverses it

Depression - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 03:10

Men are 23 percent more likely to develop depression or anxiety if their diet consists of a lot of high-sugar food such as soft drinks and desserts. Researchers at the University College London are stating conclusively that diet impacts mental health , and that high-sugar food can contribute to an increased risk of a mood disorder.

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26-year-old diagnosed with - binge watching addiction'

Depression - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 22:35

A 26-year old marketing executive, who came to a hospital complaining of "depression and anxiety", has been diagnosed with an "addiction of online binge watching". A 26-year old marketing executive, who came to a hospital complaining of "depression and anxiety", has been diagnosed with an "addiction of online binge watching".

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Mental illness: A heavy burden on the labour market

Mental Health - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 20:23

A fairly recent study conducted by the World Health Organization identified depression as the leading cause of disability. According to a report on The Independent, in 1998 WHO's estimate of mental patients in Bangladesh with a population of about 130 million had nearly 1.2 million and 12 million severe and mild mentally ill patients, respectively.

Take more than a few key strokes to let someone know they matter

Depression - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:05

In 2012, the suicide of former Chargers linebacker Junior Seau rocked the San Diego sports world. Immensely charismatic, he'd had a great football career, and opened a popular restaurant after retiring.

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Trump presidency is destroying marriages across the country

Mental Health - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 16:03

President Trump's divisive rhetoric is wreaking havoc on relationships across the nation, with more couples than ever divorcing over political differences. The President's polarizing rhetoric is wreaking havoc on relationships from coast to coast, with his rise to the White House casting a dark shadow over once-happy couples.

The Real Reason You Should Laugh Today

Depression - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 13:54

Laughter has long been regarded as a healing remedy of sorts. Laugher is not only beneficial for the soul, and one's spirit, but laughter therapy is currently being utilized alongside traditional therapy and/or medication for those suffering from anxiety , and other depressive symptoms.

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3 Signs Your Teen Needs Therapy

Depression - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 09:19

Some kids pass through adolescence swiftly, with little turmoil. For others, puberty detonates like a time bomb; once it goes off, nothing is the same.

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder Market is Driven by Increasing Incidence of Anxiety Disorders Worldwide

Depression - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 04:43

Major driving factors to propel the generalized anxiety disorders market are increasing incidence rate due to more stressful life, and presence of strong pipeline. Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by excessive anxiety and worry about everyday life events with no apparent reason.

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Are Smartphones Making A Generation Of Kids Isolated And Depressed?

Depression - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 00:28

Adults know well enough how depressing it can be to see your friends cavorting about some beautiful international locale on Facebook while you're stuck at work too poor to travel. And we've also been trying to navigate the new etiquette around when it's OK to check your phone during in-person conversations, and when we should stop playing games on our phones and go to bed.

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