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How social media is affecting teens

Social Media: Too Much of a Good Thing? | Samia Khan | TEDxTerryTalks

How can we think about our own and other's mental health on social media? Join in for the #bufferchat discussion on August 23! https://t.co/eUqY8nVLbM

Internet overuse may lead to neuropsychiatric dysfunction, says research

Internet overuse has risen to epidemic proportions and people are becoming vulnerable to many neuropsychiatric dysfunctions such as irritation, …

Loneliness even unhealthier than obesity, should be a public health priority: psychologist

Loneliness is a major health risk, like obesity or smoking, and public health programs should address it in the same way, says a psychologist.<p>New …

8 common myths about mental health

Sadness is not the same as depression and OCD is not all about cleanliness<p>According to research by Time to Change, 63% of references to mental health …

Mental Health

Antidepressant use jumps 65 percent in 15 years

The number of Americans who say they've taken an antidepressant over the past month rose by 65 percent between 1999 and 2014, a new government survey finds.<p>By 2014, about one in every eight Americans over the age of 12 reported recent antidepressant use, according to a report released in August by …

CDC

Bipolar disorder: Brain mechanism could be key for prevention

Scientists have found that many siblings of people with bipolar disorder, who should themselves be susceptible to it, are made resilient by an …

In an affluent suburb of Boston, Beth, the mother of a teenage girl, started to notice changes in her daughter’s behavior. Abby, 17, an ordinarily …

Adolescent Mental Illness in Boston: One Family’s Story<p>Presented by: Franciscan Children's<p>Photo credit: Getty Images<p>In an affluent suburb of Boston, …

Mental Health

Constant Anxiety Won't Save the World

Spreading fear and worry about issues you care about on social media can lead to burnout rather than action.<p>When <i>New York Magazine</i> published a story about the apocalyptic dangers of climate change last month, it was shared widely, and with alarm. People tweeted things like “Read this and get very, …

Brain discovery could lead to therapy for depression and PTSD

Australian scientists have made an "exciting" discovery about the human brain that they say could lead to new treatments for numerous mental health …

The Brain

Can a Computer Recognize Signs of Depression from Social Media Photos?

Identifying people with depression can be difficult even for trained professionals.<p>Now, researchers are looking at the possibility that a computer …