Can an app prevent teenage suicides? This startup thinks so

Many of the factors that lead to teenage depression are amped up in East Asia. The hyper-competitive school environments in places like Hong Kong, Singapore, and mainland China are enough to throw anyone's life out of balance. If you add in the ...

Nov 19

Categories: Depression, Suicide Prevention, Teenage Issues

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Depression too often reduced to a checklist of symptoms

How can you tell if someone is depressed? The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) -- the 'bible' of psychiatry -- diagnoses depression when patients tick off a certain number of symptoms on the DSM checklist.

Oct 26

Categories: Depression

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Using Facebook When You're Living With Depression

Not everyone feels Facebook is an upbeat and pleasing social past time. Though Facebook can elicit warm feelings of nostalgia and connectedness, it can also spur jealousy and feelings of inadequacy too.

Oct 16

Categories: Depression

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Think your child suffers from Depression?

"A secure, warm, loving relationship with a parent can be a protective factor against depression, especially for girls," Beresin said.

Oct 14

Categories: Depression, Parenting

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This Way of Socialising Increases Risk of Depression

Research has long-supported the idea that strong social bonds strengthen people’s mental health. But this is the first look at the role that the type of communications in safeguarding people from depression.

Oct 13

Categories: Depression

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Lack of face-to-face contact almost doubles depression risk for ...

"Phone calls and digital communication, with friends or family members, do not have the same power as face-to-face social interactions in helping to stave off depression," says Dr. Alan Teo assistant professor of psychiatry at Oregon Health & ...

Oct 7

Categories: Adult psychological development, Depression

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Expectant dads get depressed too

“The mental health of men remains a neglected area of research and one that is not adequately addressed during the transition to parenthood,” says senior author, Dr. Deborah Da Costa.

Oct 6

Categories: Depression

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The Difference between Sadness and Depression

Confusion can lead us to neglect a serious psychological condition that requires treatment (depression) or on the other end of the spectrum, overreact to a normative emotional reaction (sadness).

Oct 3

Categories: Depression

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Is online therapy for depression beneficial?

MoodGYM was controversial when it first came out. “People did feel threatened,” said Christensen. “They said it’s unethical, harmful – you’re doing damage and you don’t know it. Or you’re stopping people from getting the real help ...

Sep 28

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression

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Why Depression Needs a New Definition

Many psychiatrists believe that a new approach to diagnosing and treating depression—linking individual symptoms to their underlying mechanisms—is needed for research to move forward.

Sep 28

Categories: Depression

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Depression Symptoms

The Mediterranean Diet has taken the market by storm. It could be called the new healthy way of living. Eating a Mediterranean diet or other healthy dietary patterns comprising of fruit, vegetables, legumes and nuts can prevent the onset of ...

Sep 23

Categories: Depression, Mood Swings / Bipolar

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Do You Feel Emotions Deeply? These Tips Might Help

Do you get overwhelmed by your emotions? You might be going about your day, and suddenly, an interaction sparks a strong feeling. Your fight, flight or freeze response kicks in. Your heart starts pounding, your muscles tense and your breath becomes ...

Sep 14

Categories: Anger Management, Anxiety, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Depression, ...

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Pressure to be available 24/7 on social media causes teen anxiety, ...

The need to be constantly available and respond 24/7 on social media accounts can cause depression, anxiety and decrease sleep quality for teenagers says a study presented at a British Psychological Society conference in Manchester.

Sep 12

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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Depression study seeks to predict treatment response

Treating depressed individuals and figuring out who will and won’t respond to antidepressants is mostly trial and error, but a new study may shed some light on predicting the response of a group of depressed individuals age 60 and older.

Sep 11

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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Common Antidepressant May Change Brain Structures Differently in ...

A commonly prescribed antidepressant may alter brain structures in depressed and non-depressed individuals in very different ways, according to new research.

Sep 8

Categories: Depression

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