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'I found a job I love through battling depression'

At her lowest, Catherine wondered whether she would be able to finish her degree.<p>"I lost all concept of the future. I felt I was losing control of my mind.<p>'It was my second year at Manchester University, and early on I began feeling very tired.<p>"Blood tests showed I was anaemic.<p>"Towards Christmas, I …

The Complex Ethics of a Haunted House Starring Psychiatric Patients

A Halloween attraction at a Utah mental-health hospital perpetuated stigmas but benefited residents.<p>One October morning in 1996, Pat Baker was …

The five risk factors for depression

She analysed the data of more than 5500 adults, looking at the association between depression and five previously identified components of …

Why It's Time to Stop Casually Calling People 'Schizophrenic' and 'Bipolar'

Experts point out how offensive and harmful this can be to those who actually live with the conditions.<p>There has been no shortage of insults during …

Mental Health

My Autistic Son Has Been Waiting Over 200 Hours In The ER For A Psych Bed

What I Mean When I Say “My Autistic Son”<p>Liam. He’s 11. From day one, he was different. In fact, the first two weeks of his life were marred by a …

Olympic Figure Skater Gracie Gold Is in Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, and an Eating Disorder

Olympic figure skater Gracie Gold announced in September that she was taking some time off to “seek professional help.” Now, the 22-year-old is …

'I felt so low, I couldn't see a way out'

<b>"To get to my school I had to cross a railway bridge and I would just stand there and think 'I could just jump off'.</b><p>"It felt overwhelming and like I was alone. I just felt so, so low, I couldn't see a way out."<p>Calleigh, now 18, was self-harming when she was 11 and first thought about taking her own …

4 ways to help a loved one who’s coping with depression

More likely than not, someone you love—your significant other, BFF, or family member—is dealing with depression or anxiety. Nearly 50 percent of …

The Key to Overcoming Depression Faster

If I had 30 seconds to explain the key to getting over a bout of depression, I would offer one piece of advice.<p>Depression can have so many manifestations ranging from mild and fleeting waves of melancholia to severe and debilitating months or years of suffering. With that said, among the many ways …

Magic Mushrooms Found to Be "Resetting" Brain Circuits in Depressed People

One person said they felt like their brain was 'rebooted'.<p>Psychedelics like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin are popular for their use …

The Sofa Color That Works With (Just About) Any Decor

The sofa is arguably the most important piece of furniture in your home (based solely on the amount of time you spend on it). It's where you binge …

Most Autism Cases Tied to New Mutations Not Inherited from Parents

Most cases of autism are related to the presence of new mutations in the child not inherited from the parents, according to a new study at the …

Autism

Tripping on mushrooms has promise in treating depression

Psilocybin—the naturally occurring psychedelic compound in hundreds of kinds mushrooms—has been reported to show promise as a treatment for depression. Now researchers are trying to find out more about how that works.<p>Scientists looking at how the brain responds to psilocybin gave 19 patients two …

Las Vegas First Responders Deal With Emotional Aftermath of Mass Shooting

Mental Health<p>The sickening thuds of bodies hitting the concrete, the sound of bullets whistling by, the blood — these are the memories from the Las Vegas mass shooting that Glen Simpson fears will be forever with him.<p>Simpson, an advanced emergency medical technician for Community Ambulance, was one …

Mental Health

Actress Sheridan Smith opens up about her anxiety and depression

Actress Sheridan Smith has opened up about her experience of anxiety and depression, sharing that her father's cancer diagnosis in 2016 triggered a …

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Teens are suffering from anxiety more than depression

<b>The cover story</b> of tomorrow's N.Y. Times Magazine, "More American Teenagers Than Ever [Are] Suffering From Severe Anxiety," is this week's most-read …

Living and Coping with Anxiety and Depression

You have the power to change your life for the better.<p>October 15, 2017<p>Anxiety and depression affect more than 18 percent of the national population. …

How To Talk To A Friend With Depression & Actually Comfort Them, According To Therapists

Depression is a condition that affects over three million Americans a year. Personally, it's something I've dealt with my whole life, and while I've …

Michael Phelps open up about depression, being bullied in film 'Angst'

Swimmer Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian in history. Yet, he has fought his share of battles with depression and other mental health issues just like many of today's youth.<p>In a new documentary about anxiety and its impact on kids, Phelps opens up about experiencing low self-worth when …

We're still relying on antidepressants to cope with the mental health crisis

Way back in the 70s and 80s certain drugs became known as “mother’s little helpers”. They were ­tranquilisers and were seen as the ­answer to women’s …

It's time to quit being mum about maternal mental health

It’s been 11 years since the birth of her daughter, but Elita Paterson vividly recalls struggling with frightening fits of rage, despair and anxiety …

'Black-ish' Addressed Postpartum Depression Head-On

And in doing so, the show highlighted something many others haven't.<p>The latest episode of “Black-ish” took on a topic that hasn’t often been addressed on TV: postpartum depression.<p>Tuesday night’s episode focused on Rainbow Johnson (played by Tracee Ellis Ross) and her emotions after giving birth to …

The Varieties of Anger

Bitterness. Hostility. Rage. The varieties of anger are endless. Some are mild, such as grumpiness, and others are powerful, such as wrath. Different angers vary not only in their intensity but also in their purpose. It’s normal to feel exasperated with your screaming infant and scornful of a …

The Right Way to Get Angry at Work

<i>by Deanna Geddes, Dirk Lindebaum</i><p>Workplace anger often gets a bad rap. It conjures up images of hotheaded bosses who intimidate their employees, or creative types with big egos who can't stand being critiqued. From multiple news outlets, we witness disgruntled coworkers "going postal" and resorting …

Don't Pop Your Top: 5 Thoughts to Keep You Calm in an Angry Moment

This story appears in the May 2016 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>There are 10 or so moments in my career that make me wince when I think of them, and all but one involve a flash of anger. (The other one: an autocorrect in an email to my boss that turned an innocuous thought into “I lift you.”) …

7 Easy Ways To Stop Feeling Angry Right Now

Here are seven easy ways to stop feeling angry.<p>We've all been there...<p>You're late and stuck in stop-and-go traffic with no way out. Your boss dumped another pile of work on you just before for the weekend, and it has to be done by Monday. Your day-at-the-beach plans got canceled by Mother Nature's …

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5 Ways to Zap Negative Thoughts

Plagued by doubts and stresses? Don't try to suppress them. Use these techniques instead.<p>How do you get someone to think about a pink elephant? Just tell them not to think about one.<p>Perhaps you've heard of this classic psychological thought experiment that illustrates the impracticality of simply …

5 Remarkably Powerful Ways to Turn Your Anger Into Success

65 percent of office workers have experienced office rage, and 45 percent of workers regularly lose their temper at work. Turn that powerful emotion into something better.<p>Anger is an emotion we all feel from time to time--sometimes for good reasons, and sometimes not so much. Anger is one of the …