Everything you need to know about drinking alcohol when you're on antidepressants

Depression - Sun, 11/05/2017 - 13:45

When I started taking antidepressants, the only advice I received about booze was my doctor telling me not to drink 'too much'. How much is 'too much'? I genuinely have no idea.

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These Women Prove Running Can Help You Get Through Tough Times

Depression - Sun, 11/05/2017 - 09:18

What's the first thing you think of when you hear the word "running"? For many women, it brings back terrible memories of high school gym class or punishing weight-loss routines. But running doesn't need to be about sweat, grit, and pain.

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Mental Health Problems Rife in the Music Industry

Depression - Sun, 11/05/2017 - 04:53

William Doyle, formerly known as East India Youth, spoke of the prevalent mental health problems in the music industry in a conference talk held as part of Iceland Airwaves 2017. William has battled with mental health issues throughout his career as touring, album promotions, and social media have taken its toll.

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The winter blues can be avoided with these simple tips

Depression - Sun, 11/05/2017 - 00:38

WEBVTT it's getting dark earlier in theday, many Iowans feel likeDaylight Saving Time is reallymessing with their internal clock.As Iowans set their clocks back tonight, they have mixedfeelings on Daylight Saving Time. Some say the timechange messes with theirinternal clocks.

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Psychiatrist vacancies 'double in four years' in England

Mental Health - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 20:38

One in 10 consultant psychiatrist roles is currently unfilled in NHS organisations in England, says a report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Wales is also struggling to fill posts, with vacancies of 9%, while Scotland and Northern Ireland have vacancy rates of 6% and 2% respectively.

Science says children will grow up happier if you teach them a habit...

Depression - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 20:10

Growing up, when your parents stressed to always say "thank you", who would've thought they were also teaching you the secret to lasting happiness-not just proper manners? It turns out, sincere gratitude is a key factor in reducing depression, not to mention increasing happiness and life longevity. Research by Sara Algoe, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina, explains one of the most significant keys to well-being is being able to acquire and maintain relationships.

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8 things you probably do without realizing they're toxic to your mental health

Depression - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 15:54

People often confuse high achieving behavior with perfectionistic behavior. High achievers are dedicated, determined individuals who have a strong desire to accomplish something that's important to them.

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Racial differences in link between depression and early death in kidney disease patients

Depression - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 11:24

In white patients with chronic kidney disease, those with depressive symptoms had a higher risk of early death than those without depressive symptoms. This risk was much lower after accounting for use of anti-depressants, however.

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The Eight Basic Qualities in All Personality Disorders

Mental Health - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 09:26

From the earliest attempts by psychiatrists to diagnose longstanding deficits in adaptive functioning known as personality disorders, to the most recent revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual in 2013, there remains confusion and controversy. How many of these disorders are there, how distinct are they from one another, do they show stability over time, and- importantly- can people who have them be cured? Some of the personality disorders seem to provide sources of endless fascination to professionals and laypersons alike, such as narcissistic , antisocial , and borderline personality disorders.

EXCHANGE: An artist copes with autism

Depression - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 09:04

When she finally picked up a paintbrush again in February of last year, the first few canvases were filled with dark images - including one titled "Demon Lore." "It's art therapy.

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Great article, but it was in the wrong place

Mental Health - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 04:42

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette printed an excellent article about the Razorback men's and women's cross country SEC championship won on Oct. 27. It was the fifth consecutive sweep of titles by our storied programs. Too bad it was printed on Page 8, the last page of the sports section! What covered the front page were stories on the World Series and the upcoming football game.

Suicide leaves lasting impact on family

Depression - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 04:23

"I've always been the type that has to take pictures for everything," said Ruiz. "I'm glad I did, because it's all I have left now."

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Undercover Illnesses: An in depth look at misunderstood medical conditions

Depression - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 23:48

ABC 7's Jess Doudrick is taking a look at five 'Undercover Illnesses.' She's exposing what they really are and how those around us are affected.

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How to Manage Decreased Libido While on Antidepressants

Depression - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 19:18

HelloFlo is a womens health company committed to normalizing the conversations we have about womens bodies so that we can all live healthier lives. For some people with depression, antidepressants can be lifesaving.

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Loudoun parents to discuss assistance for children with mental health challenges

Mental Health - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 17:18

The Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents is meeting Nov. 8 to discuss ideas to help children who have missed school due to mental health difficulties.

South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust took home three awards on the night

Depression - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 14:43

South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust took home two awards on a successful evening last night. Wandsworth Behaviour and Communication Support Service and The Lotus Assessment Suite received the London Health Innovation Award and Nursing in Mental Health Award on November 2 respectively.

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In 14-year-old's stark obit, family confronts 'silent illness of depression'

Depression - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 14:43

MILLBURN -- The family of 14-year-old Lauren Liu knows she would have wanted the honesty reflected in her obituary. "Despite her God given gift of bringing love to people, deep inside she was suffering in the darkness, privately battling a deep inexplicable pain," her obituary reads.

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Depression treatment needs overhaul

Depression - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 10:03

The way depression is diagnosed and treated needs a major overhaul, say authors of a new review article in the scientific journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity . A new theory for depression and its treatment is proposed in the article "Depression subtyping based on evolutionary psychiatry: Proximate mechanisms and ultimate functions," authored by Markus J. Rantala, from University of Turku in Finland; Severi Luoto, from the University of Auckland in New Zealand; Indrikis Krams from the University of Tartu in Estonia and University of Latvia; and Hasse Karlsson from the University of Turku.

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Indiana doctor reveals his own "dark days" to help others who are suffering

Depression - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 05:22

"My name is Adam. I am a human being, a husband, a father, a pediatric palliative care physician, and an associate residency director.

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This May Be the Reason You Can't Get Out of Bed in the...

Depression - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 01:11

It's perfectly normal to feel groggy the morning after a late night-or if you don't get enough rest for any reason . But if you struggle to climb out of bed after logging a full seven to nine hours of Zs, one possible reason may surprise you: Excessive sleepiness is a common symptom of what's known as atypical depression.

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