Workplace mental health training could cut sick leave costs

Depression - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 21:10

A four-hour mental health training program for managers could yield fewer employee sick days and a roughly 10-to-1 return on investment, a study in Australia suggests. "Across the developed world, mental health has taken over as the leading cause of long-term work absence," said senior study author Samuel Harvey of the University of New South Wales Faculty of Medicine in Sydney.

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Special Counsel questions VA findings in Albany whistleblower

Mental Health - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 20:01

Valerie Riviello-Drew in July 2016 at Mildred Elley in Albany, where she teaches nursing classes. Valerie Riviello-Drew in July 2016 at Mildred Elley in Albany, where she teaches nursing classes.

Saskatchewan child advocate calls for pot law changes to protect kids

Depression - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 16:22

Saskatchewan's advocate for children and youth says he doesn't think federal legislation to legalize marijuana does enough to protect young people. Corey O'Soup is urging Ottawa to consider changes to the legislation to ensure children and youth are protected from the potential harm of legalized cannabis.

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Diagnosing Trump: Did America elect a madman?

Mental Health - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 15:17

"We warn that anyone as mentally unstable as Mr. Trump simply should not be entrusted with the life-and-death powers of the presidency." Well, then.

Hospitals Will Need Psychiatrists And Mental Health Professionals To Satisfy EMTALA

Mental Health - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 12:44

Hospitals that have emergency departments should call upon their "available resources" to screen and stabilize patients with mental health emergencies as required by the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act according to recent statements by an analyst for CMS and an attorney with the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services. While speaking at the American College of Emergency Physicians annual meeting in Chicago, the CMS representative noted that EMTALA requires hospitals with emergency departments to provide a medical screening within the capabilities of the hospital by a person who is qualified to do the examination, which, if the hospital offers psychiatric services, would include a psychiatrist.

Antidepressants May Not Work for Those with Depression Plus Chronic Illness

Depression - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:31

People who struggle with both depression and chronic kidney disease are highly unlikely to benefit from typical antidepressant drugs, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association . The new findings add to the growing evidence that commonly prescribed antidepressants are ineffective in people facing both depression and a chronic medical disease.

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Digital Storytelling Helps Encourage Latinas to Seek Therapy for Depression and Anxiety

Depression - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 06:55

A UCLA Nursing professor has found that culturally tailored multimedia content holds great promise for encouraging Latina women to seek help for, and address the symptoms of, anxiety and depression. Latinos are the largest ethnic minority group in the U.S., and they receive less mental health care than whites, even if they have insurance, despite more commonly reporting symptoms of depression and anxiety than whites.

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King George III of England suffered a mental illness

Mental Health - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 03:05

King George III of England is most often remembered as being on the throne when the American colonies won their independence. Over the years, there has been much discussion about his physical and mental health.

It's Not Fine

Depression - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 02:26

Referred to as the "silent crisis" by the Canadian Mental Health Association and a relatively new concept in Canada, studies show men have a high rate of mental health issues and difficulty seeking help for it. Statistics Canada's suicide study in 2009 found that men were three times more likely than females to commit suicide.

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Teams of six to eight CAPS staff discuss each student's treatment - often without their knowledge

Mental Health - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 00:55

Counseling and Psychological Services at Penn is comprised of approximately 35 staff members - psychologists, social workers, postdoctoral students, interns, and prescribers - that are organized into five treatment teams of six to eight members. These groups meet weekly to discuss any problems that may surface on any team member's student cases.

Dr. Samadi: Month of 'Movember' is time to address men's health

Depression - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 21:58

Be on the lookout for more men sporting facial hair. It's Movember - also known as No-Shave November or Moustache November, and the next 30 days is meant to bring awareness to men's health.

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Here's How Family Can Contribute to Your Risk of Depression

Depression - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 17:06

Family of origin holds powerful sway over a child's development . That much is clear.

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Life hacks: Dealing with postpartum depression

Depression - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:51

Becoming a parent triggers an array of emotions, from joy and excitement to anxiety and fear. Baby blues are fairly common among new moms, but how do you cope with postpartum depression, a long-lasting and severe mood disorder? Postpartum depression affects around 1 in 7 women .

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Alzheimer's: Preserving neurons may prevent depression, cognitive decline

Depression - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:51

A compound that stopped brain cells from dying in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease could lead to new treatments for people with the condition who live with depression and deterioration in memory and thinking. In a report recently published in the journal Biological Psychiatry , researchers describe how an experimental compound called P7C3-S243 prevented death of brain cells, or neurons, in a rat model of Alzheimer's disease .

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We visited a clinic that offers infusions of a 'party drug' for...

Mental Health - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:03

After a 45-minute infusion of ketamine, clients at a clinic in San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood are not partying. Instead, they're in a state of quiet contemplation - reclining on cushioned chairs, listening to music, or occasionally striking a tranquil yoga pose.

How do we best handle the health concerns of our residents?

Depression - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:13

A resident suffering from depression drinks too much and sleeps through a hospital shift the next morning. Another resident walks out of a patient room in the midst of a panic attack.

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Counselling service launched in Oman as expat students stress out

Mental Health - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 06:40

Muscat: With exam season on, helplines, psychologists and psychiatrists have seen a rise in students battling exam-related stress disorders. "There have been more cases of students complaining of stress and pressure due to exams in recent years.

Common antidepressants may not work for depressed patients with chronic kidney disease

Depression - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 05:53

Scientists are finding more evidence that commonly prescribed antidepressants aren't effective in people battling both depression and a chronic medical disease, raising a critical question of whether doctors should enact widespread changes in how they treat millions of depressed Americans. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found depressed patients with chronic kidney disease did not benefit from a common antidepressant.

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Chronic disease can lead to depression in some patients

Depression - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 01:40

My husband, who is 79, was diagnosed with Grover's disease. I don't know if that's the cause of his depression, but now he just sits in his recliner all day.

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Rosie O'Donnell blames President Trump for suicidal thoughts Rosie...

Depression - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 01:40

Rosie O'Donnell appeared on Monday on Howard Stern's Sirius XM radio program " The Howard Stern Show " and gave what might be her most candid interview to date. Stern and O'Donnell discussed a variety of extremely personal topics, including O'Donnell's history of sexual abuse as a child and the struggles with depression that ultimately led to her having suicidal thoughts.

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