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It's time to talk about the way we talk about mental illness

Recently, while online shopping, I came across this shirt. While most pass this off as a harmless pun based off the 2008 hit “Blame It” by Jamie Foxx …

Most Expressive Pumpkin Faces Ever!

Just when we thought our pumpkin carvings were creative, we ran across these! We've seen Ray Villafane's expert hand at sand sculpting, but his original expertise lies in pumpkin carving. With Halloween creeping up on us, the New York native's pumpkin sculptures are in season. Each wrinkly, orange …

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Ketamine Is A Fast-Acting Treatment Which Helps The Severely Depressed - PsyBlog

Ketamine can quickly help with ‘treatment-resistant’ depression.<p>A drug being newly tested as a fast-acting antidepressant has shown it can help lift …

Christian Radio Host: Ebola Could Cure America’s Atheism Problem

August 7, 2014 by Hemant Mehta<p>On his show yesterday, Christian radio host <b>Rick Wiles</b> (below) told his listening audience that there’s an upside to the …

Low field magnetic stimulation may be an effective treatment for depression

Brain stimulation treatments, like electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), are often effective for the treatment …

Avoidant Personality

STAYING OPEN TO CHANGE, is the beginning of the realization that we do have THE POWER to change. Let me say it again another way. If we are think …

Impaired self-face recognition described in those with major depressive disorder

Neuropsychological impairment has long been established as a fundamental characteristic of depression, but a specific pattern of impairment that is …

The lasting impact of early life stress

For children, stress can go a long way. A little bit provides a platform for learning, adapting and coping. But a lot of it - chronic, toxic stress …

New findings could lead to rapid-acting antidepressant with fewer side effects

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have generated fresh insights that could aid in the development of rapid-acting antidepressants for …

Ketamine shows 'game-changing' effect on suicide prevention

<b>According to researchers in Australia, the anesthetic and recreational drug ketamine could be effective in preventing suicide and lifting mood in</b> …

Environmental influences may cause autism in some cases

Research by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University may help explain how some cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) …

Clues about chronic fatigue syndrome revealed by brain imaging

A brain imaging study shows that patients with chronic fatigue syndrome may have reduced responses, compared with healthy controls, in a region of …

Depression is detectable in the blood

Researchers at the MedUni Vienna have demonstrated the possibility of using a blood test to detect depression. While blood tests for mental illnesses …

One in three people struggle to cope at work due to depression or stress according to new survey

An omnibus survey of 1,200 people across the UK has shown that a third of people struggle to cope at work because of depression, stress or burn out, …

Breakthroughs could lead to 'powerful treatment for depression'

<b>With approximately 1 in 10 American adults reporting some form of depression, finding new ways to treat the disorder has been a major focus for</b> …

The physiological processes underlying hereditary trauma

The phenomenon has long been known in psychology: traumatic experiences can induce behavioural disorders that are passed down from one generation to …

Childhood experience of family problems affects brain development

New research has revealed that exposure to common family problems during childhood and early adolescence affects brain development, which could lead …

Psychological questionnaires in employment uncover distinct stress hormone profiles

Your answers on psychological questionnaires, including some of the ones that some employers give their employees, might have a distinct biological …

Rebalancing the autistic brain with low doses of antianxiety drugs

New research in mice suggests that autism is characterized by reduced activity of inhibitory neurons and increased activity of excitatory neurons in …

Peptide treatment delivered through nasal passageways to treat depression

A nasal spray that delivers a peptide to treat depression holds promise as a potential alternative therapeutic approach, research from the Centre for …

Research produces strong evidence for a new class of antidepressant drugs

Scientists have shown for the first time that a chemical in the brain called galanin is involved in the risk of developing depression.<p>And the …

'Remarkable but brief antidepressant effect' from party drug Ketamine

<b>The first UK study to test ketamine as a treatment for depression confirms that, when given in low intravenous doses, the "party drug" has a rapid -</b> …

Early depression predisposes young men to sedentary behavior as they age

It now turns out that young men who have experienced depression early on may be especially vulnerable to becoming sedentary later in life. And …

Social isolation leads to telomere shortening as seen in African Grey Parrots in captivity

<b>The long and the short of telomeres</b><p>In captivity, grey parrots are often kept in social isolation, which can have detrimental effects on their health …

25 Quick Jokes That’ll Get You A Laugh The Next Time You Go Out With Your Friends

Found at r/jokes.<p>…when they get pulled over by a police officer.<p>The cop approaches the priests vehicle and says to the driver “Sorry to pull you over …

Dancing in the Rain: Learning to Live With Treatment-Resistant Depression & Chronic Pain

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass … it’s about learning to dance in the rain,” wrote Vivian Greene. Dancing in the rain is the <i>modus</i> …

Why People Hate Atheists

reflection (Photo credit: greg westfall.)<p>Should we respect racist beliefs? How about sexist or misogynist beliefs? Homophobic beliefs which justify …

How to Pitch a Baseball

Baseball is one of the most beloved American pastimes. However, you can still learn to pitch no matter where you are located in the world! Learning …

Surface Pro 3 Review: The Greatest Laptop-Tablet Hybrid You Don't Need

Microsoft's Surface Pro has sized up, embracing its laptop side in an attempt to unseat the MacBook Air as your computer of choice. The Surface Pro 3 …