Even though honesty felt like a struggle, I started to like how it felt. Research from the University of Notre Dame has shown that when people consciously stopped telling lies, including white lies, for 10 weeks, they had fewer physical ailments (like headaches) and fewer mental health complaints (like depression) than a control group that Read more
According to one study, depression costs the U.S. economy $210 billion annually. It strikes every race, social class, and geographical region. It affects highly accomplished professionals, children, and the elderly. Its human toll can be seen in work days lost, in its high co-occurrence with substance use disorders, and in the fact that suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death for Americans. Depression is the most common serious mental illness, and every advance in our understanding of its causes, treatments, and societal impact is deserving of attention.
A quarter of first responders suffer from depression, according to preliminary results from an ongoing study from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The study aims to gather information about how firefighters and emergency medical technicians view mental health services.
Genomewide association studies are the method of choice to identify genetic underpinnings of diseases that could make for new drug targets, which are a prerequisite for diagnostic tests. Depression, though, has been notoriously resistant to attempts to identify genetic risk factors.
It starts off so innocent, like the smell of the earth before it rains. “I feel fine, I feel OK, I feel content.” But I know how you really feel. I know the heaviness that creeps over your body when you lie down at night. I know the thoughts that start to linger in your Read more
It is one thing to hear in the abstract that America suffers from a stubbornly high rate of suicide and suicide attempts. But when it hits home—as it did for me years ago when a young neighbor, struggling with serious mental illness, died from suicide—we realize we have to ask some tough questions.
A conference held in conjunction with Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day drew mental health professionals and lay people to USC Verdugo Hills Hospital where they learned about the biology of the suicidal brain, how genetics are involved, and ways one can support a deeply depressed individual.
Did you know that Latino children are far more likely than their peers to suffer from depression and other mental health issues that often go untreated? This has big implications for San Antonio, which has a majority Latino population.
Ms. Dolin’s lawsuit, however, has lifted the curtain on data from early clinical trials of Paxil, renewing concerns that older adults, who use antidepressants in far greater numbers than young people, may also be at greater risk of self-harm when taking the drugs.
Evidenced by elevated rates of depression and suicide, Northeast Texas residents generally have poorer mental health than elsewhere in the state, new research has found. A lack of treatment facilities is among the reasons. mental health in East Texas
Screening for Mental Health, best known for such events as National Depression Screening Day, is launching an effort Tuesday to disseminate a new questionnaire intended to detect the precursors of psychosis, the condition of suffering from delusions and hallucinations.
The researchers believe their updated model could have implications for treating recalcitrant mental health conditions, including depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and addiction, and could exploit the therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs.
Loneliness and depression are the new killers. In fact, recent studies show that either one (or both) can be more dangerous to your life than obesity or using tobacco products.
Host Brian McDonough speaks with Dr. John Huber, Chairman for Mainstream Mental Health, about the reasons why millennials are struggling with depression and anxiety, and tips for helping these patients handle the unique stressors in life they are facing.
“We need to pay attention to aspects that make streets more appealing and walkable,” writes psychiatrist Dr Paul Keedwell in Headspace: The Psychology of City Living, a timely exposition of how bad environmental design can cause creeping stress, alienation and even depression.
Through the ups and downs, Blue ― as her fans call her ― has relied on art to help her express her pain, fears and other difficult thoughts and feelings. The East London-based artist has accumulated a large following on the site DeviantArt, where she posts her colorful, imaginative and deeply emotional drawings.
I was lucky enough to speak with Golzar Selbe Naghshineh about how and why she started Network for the Advancement of Perinatal Support (NAPS) and to get the scoop on how the program works. Inspired by her extensive experience as a postpartum doula, Golzar started NAPS following an experience supporting a mom with postpartum depression.
While it might seem unrealistic for parents to restrict the time their children spend on their devices, “The correlations between depression and smartphone use are strong enough to suggest that more parents should be telling their kids to put down their phone.”
A prominent medical consultant and Chairman of the Society of Family Physicians of Nigeria, Ekiti Zone, Dr. Olabode Shabi, has said that about seven million Nigerians are currently suffering from mental health problems associated with stress and depression.
Given existing antidepressants don’t work for many people, the excitement surrounding the development of a new class of treatments from recreational drugs such as magic mushrooms is understandable. But there are strong reasons to doubt they will have the kind of impact hoped for.
Each book gives a unique perspective into the disorder that these experts feel may be helpful and informative to someone with depression, a friend or relative looking to help someone else or anyone just trying to gain better understanding into this difficult and troubling disease.
Suicide and self-harm is the leading cause of death for indigenous Canadians up to the age of 44. Selena Randhawa talks to young First Nations people about the shocking deprivation and deep despair that lie behind this epidemic.
Hurricanes and flooding generate additional anxiety, depression and stress. The storms can exacerbate existing mental health problems or lead to new ones.
Those who feel rejected from their heritage culture can be left feeling alone and unsupported. This has been linked with depressive symptoms, poor well-being and greater stress.
Although it is commonly acknowledged that pregnancy can lead to postpartum mood disorders (PPMDs), over twenty percent of new moms do not discuss their symptoms with healthcare providers.
The search engine now offers a tool which will allow US users to test if they’re clinically depressed. It’s hard not to have mixed feelings about the initiative.
As per the National Mental Health Survey, 2015 conducted by WHO, 1 in 20 people in India suffer from depression. The prevalence of mental disorders in the 13-17 age group was 7.3%.