Many mental illnesses reduce life expectancy more than heavy smoking

Oxford researchers say figures should galvanise governments to make mental health more of a priority

Aug 7

Categories: Addictions, Depression, Mental Health in Asia, Schizophrenia, Smoking ...

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First UK study of ketamine for people with severe depression

The first UK study of the use of ketamine intravenous infusions in people with treatment-resistant depression has been carried out in an NHS clinic by researchers at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Oxford.

Aug 7

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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Researchers find potential new predictor of stress-related illnesses

Scientists studying depression in teens have discovered that subtle changes in a gene can predict how the brain reacts to stress, which can cause such health issues as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and obesity.

Aug 6

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ...

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Phases of clinical depression could affect treatment

Research led by the University of Adelaide has resulted in new insights into clinical depression that demonstrate there cannot be a "one-size-fits-all" approach to treating the disease.

Aug 5

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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Depression in early childhood can persist into adolescence

Children diagnosed with depression as preschoolers are likely to suffer from depression as school-age children and young adolescents, new research shows.

Aug 5

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Depression, Post ...

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Teen insomnia is linked with depression and anxiety

A study of high school students has shed new light on the links between insomnia-related mental health conditions among teens. "People with insomnia find it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep for as long as they need to. This is a widespread ...

Aug 1

Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Teenage Issues

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Photography as a Balm for Mental Illness

Two years ago, on one of Danielle Hark's worst days, something different happened. "I was literally on the bathroom floor, bawling," she said. "But I picked up my phone and started taking pictures - paint peeling on the door, reflections in the ...

Jul 31

Categories: Depression

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Using Storytelling to Decrease ...

Sometimes a pencil is just a pencil. And sometimes, a pencil is a great deal more. Writing is a powerful tool for those dealing with mental health issues. It might be especially important in cases of trauma where integrating memory is a critical ...

Jul 23

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Complex PTSD, Depression, Post ...

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Low Strength Brain Stimulation May Be Effective for Depression

Brain stimulation treatments, like electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), are often effective for the treatment of depression. Like antidepressant medications, however, they typically have a delayed onset. For ...

Jul 23

Categories: Depression

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Can you feign depression?

SINGAPORE - Someone has allegedly got himself discharged from the army by feigning depression. Many Singaporeans would have taken the person's Facebook confession with a pinch of salt. "Not easy to feign depression," said Ang Yong Guan, a retired ...

Jun 27

Categories: Depression

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Why Am I So Tired?

"Tired" is a slippery word. There's physically tired: heavy limbs, moving through metaphorical mud, or drowsy eyes. But there's also emotionally tired: lack of motivation, feeling unable to deal, and the most common: "I just don't feel like it."

Jun 26

Categories: Anxiety, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Depression, Workplace Issues

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Tiny Molecule Could Help Diagnose and Treat Mental Disorders

According to the World Health Organization, such mood disorders as depression affect some 10% of the world's population and are associated with a heavy burden of disease. That is why numerous scientists around the world have invested a great deal of ...

Jun 23

Categories: Depression

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A tiny molecule may help battle depression

Levels of a small molecule found only in humans and in other primates are lower in the brains of depressed individuals, according to researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Institute. This discovery may hold a key to improving treatment ...

Jun 11

Categories: Depression

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Depressed Mice Have Excitable Neurons

Most people handle stress well, but some find it difficult to cope and as a result develop depression and other mood disorders. Researchers have previously been able to identify the part of the brain that controls this response, but not exactly how ...

May 31

Categories: Depression

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Overlap of research and clinical practice is finding new ways to ...

Linda (not her real name) was living a model life. An executive overseeing 300 staff with a supportive family, the 46-year-old was flying high. Then one day everything changed. Seemingly out of the blue she could not focus, could not concentrate and ...

May 7

Categories: Depression

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