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What if depression serves a purpose?

A new hypothesis sheds light on an age-old mental health issue.<p>Depression is so common — about 1 out of every 6 people experience it during their …

Selfies

The End has come: Black Sabbath perform triumphant final gig in Birmingham

Heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath have brought down the curtain at their final show.<p>Nearly half a century since their first gigs, the Birmingham rockers returned to their home town with indomitable frontman Ozzy Osbourne for their swansong set.<p>Thousands of fans from around the world descended on …

100 Genius Hacks Guaranteed To Make A Parent’s Job Easier

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Depression Steals Your Soul and Then it Takes Your Friends

It's so easy to cut off a friend who is persistently difficult, self-absorbed, nasty, and decidedly "other." Especially if they cut themselves off first.<p>Depression is a thief. It'll rob you of your time, your thoughts, and your sense of self. But before all of that, it'll take your friends.<p>Unlike …

Mental Health

Signs Of Depression And Anxiety Can Be Seen In Newborns

Depression and anxiety can take root as early as the very first moments of life.<p>Certain patterns of brain connectivity seen in newborn babies can predict the baby’s likelihood of showing early symptoms of mental illness ― including sadness, excessive shyness, nervousness and separation anxiety, …

Depression Steals Your Soul and Then It Takes Your Friends

It's so easy to cut off friends who are persistently difficult, self-absorbed, nasty, and decidedly "other." Especially if they cut themselves off first.<p>Depression is a thief. It'll rob you of your time, your thoughts, and your sense of self. But before all of that, it'll take your friends.<p>Unlike …

Gratitude

Alleviate Anxiety With This Do-Anywhere Grounding Exercise

Mindfulness and meditation are well-known ways to combat anxiety and stress, but they can be hard to fit into a busy schedule. If you need a quick …

Mindfulness

Understanding Emotions and How to Process Them

The mental health of our society is far from ideal. Rates of stress, depression and anxiety are increasing.The data on college students is especially …

Psychology

How It Actually Feels to Live with Severe Anxiety

My anxiety disorder can make me feel like I'm trapped in a cyclone of negative thoughts and fear. But like many mental health conditions, with the right treatment and techniques, life is very liveable.<p>As part of the human body's acute stress system, the "fight-or-flight" response works by …

Mental Health

How to Spot the Signs of Psychosis in Teens

Although no parent wants to imagine their teen could have a mental illness, psychosis can occur during adolescence. Knowing how to spot the signs of …

Mindfulness Meditation May Help Treat Anxiety Disorders

Our understanding of the ways in which meditation works in the body and brain is becoming more and more nuanced with every study that comes out. Not only does a meditation practice seem to change the structure of the brain in certain ways, but it also seems to affect the way it functions. One way …

Mindfulness

Why Mental Health Disorders Emerge in Your Early Twenties

Drugs, casual sex, leaving home and getting a job – being a young adult is fucking stressful.<p><i>Illustration by Joel Benjamin</i><p>There's a reason the image of the floundering, scared, shaky post-teen struggling to enter adulthood is a cliché. Between moving out of your parents' home, going to university …

Mental Health

Flashback: The Ormondville murders of 1884

The Ordmondville church, near to where the killings took place.<p><b>Love, lunacy and liquor lead to one of New Zealand's most horrific mass murders. Tommy</b> …

Crime

Postpartum depression and anxiety distinct from other mood disorders, brain studies suggest

On the surface, postpartum depression (PPD) looks much like other forms of depression. New mothers struggling with it often withdraw from family and …

Mental health crisis among children as selfie culture sees cases of anxiety rise by 42 per cent in five years, NHS figures show

Soaring numbers of children are being admitted to hospital suffering from anxiety, official figures show.<p>NHS data shows the number of young patients being treated on hospital wards has risen by 42 per cent in just one year, with thousands of pre-teen children receiving such a diagnosis.<p>Experts said …

The 10-Minute "Lifestyle Trigger" That Relieves Anxiety and Depression

I have 2 questions for you…<p>Are you anxious or depressed?<br>• Do have a spare 10-20 minutes every day?<p>If the answer to these 2 questions is yes, then read …

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Depression

It’s been two years since beloved actor Robin Williams died by suicide, and one major legacy of his passing has been a continued conversation about the serious effects of psychological and neurological disorders.<p>While we’ll never know what factors and conditions led to Williams’ death, he suffered …

Mental Health

6 things not to say to someone with depression — and 7 things we should say and do.

There are many, many things we'd never say to someone with a serious physical illness like cancer.<p>Things like:<p>"A lot of people are worse off than …

New York City

Youth with ADHD often given antipsychotic drugs, study finds | Toronto Star

An Ontario study shows one in 20 children and youth have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and many are prescribed antipsychotic drugs, …

Mental Health

Depression Can Make You Hear Voices

Many people think psychosis only strikes people with schizophrenia. In fact, about one in five people with severe depression also experience breaks …

Depression

‘What should be pristine white is littered with blue’ – Timo Lieber’s Arctic photography

His aerial shots of the lakes forming on the Arctic ice cap are a beautiful but chilling reminder of the impact of climate change<p>I’ve always had a passion for the ice. I’d been to Iceland seven or eight times, to Arctic Norway and to Greenland. Greenland’s contribution to global sea-level rise is …

Global Warming

This tiny house has its own rock climbing wall — take a peek!

This home might be tiny, but it houses some very large-scale ideas both inside and out. That’s the idea behind this home crafted for a Mississippi couple who wanted to downsize but also stay active with their passion for rock climbing. They enlisted luxury tiny home builders Tiny Heirloom to create …

Climbing

Magical Photos of the World’s Oldest Lake Frozen Over

Thought to be the world’s oldest lake, Lake Baikal in southern Siberia is also one of the world’s deepest, and one of the clearest. These combined characteristics make it a prime location for photographers on any occasion. But photographer Kristina Makeeva took things a step further when she …

Siberia

This Tiny House Has More Charm Than Most Mansions

Let's just say, it spares no details.<p>Tiny house dwellers usually have to make some sacrifices, like giving up a cozy Saturday morning in front of a fireplace or a Sunday night bathtub soak. But not in the "Urban Craftsman." This small abode was built by Handcrafted Movement in a craftsman style and …