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• Swimmer Michael Phelps said he hit his lowest after 2012 Olympic Games<br>• The Michael Phelps Foundation incorporates stress management into children's programming<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Far from the familiar waters of an Olympic pool, swimmer Michael Phelps shared the story of his personal encounter with depression at …

Mental Health

ADHD drug tied to heart defects in babies

(Reuters Health) - - Pregnant women who take drugs like Ritalin and Concerta for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely than those who don’t to have babies with heart deformities and other birth defects, a recent study suggests.<p>Researchers examined data on more than 1.8 …

Japan: Serial Killer Murdered, Dismembered Suicidal People He Met on Twitter

Japan’s government is considering new measures to contain social media-driven violence after the arrest of a man found keeping nine bodies in his …

Sleep Apnea May Boost Alzheimer's Risk

If your sleep is continually disrupted by a condition called sleep apnea, you might face a higher chance of developing Alzheimer's down the road.

Sleep

Writing Under Duress

When a writer sits down to compose, the less stress he feels, the better. Every writer knows this. When you’re writing, you sit down and try to go …

6 Kinds of Light Therapy to Treat Seasonal Depression

It’s that time of year again when the highly sensitive types among us who thrive with lots of sunlight begin to wither with the plants as the sun …

Police: 12-Year-Old Boy Attempting Suicide Falls on Car, Killing Driver

A 12-year-old boy who attempted suicide killed a driver Saturday after he leaped from a Virginia highway overpass and landed on her car, police …

Dealing with Depression in Japan

The day of Sep. 25 marked exactly 11 years since I first arrived in Japan. In the years between then and now, I’ve had some amazing experiences and …

Mental Health

Depression: Dopamine vs. Serotonin: Which Is More Important?

Share<p>Pin<p>Reddit<p>Stumble<p>Email<p>724 Shares<p>Based on the symptoms experienced as a result of lower levels of dopamine, it is thought that dopamine plays just …

Too much sugar could increase depression risk in men, study suggests

Researchers say they have found a strong association between consuming higher levels of sugar and depression in men – a link not mirrored in women<p>Men who consume a lot of added sugar in drinks, cakes and confectionery run an increased risk of depression, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from …

Diabetes

This App Tells You — and Maybe Someone Else — When You’re Depressed

A Facebook message pops up on my phone screen. “What’s going on in your world?”<p>It’s from a robot named Woebot, the brainchild of Stanford University …

Botox tested to help treat depression and social anxiety

Army veteran Vivian Cooke has long struggled with debilitating depression. She has tried alternative therapies and medication to cope with her …

Positive thinking could extend your lifespan: Just believing you are healthy cuts your risk of early death by 71%

Many of us accept we're not the healthiest person on the planet.<p>But new research warns this mindset could be dangerous.<p>In fact, according to Stanford …

Stanford University

Taking antidepressants in pregnancy may raise risk of an autistic child, study suggests

Mothers who took antidepressants during pregnancy may be putting their children at risk of autism, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at the University of Bristol found that the children of women who took pills in pregnancy were 41 per cent more likely to be autistic.<p>However the absolute risk is …

ADHD and Adults: How to Create a Routine When You Don't Have a 9 to 5

Maybe you’re an entrepreneur. Maybe you’re a real estate agent or writer. Maybe you’re an artist or a photographer. Maybe you’re a graphic or web …

Gene that gets people hooked on cocaine has been identified and some are more at risk than others

The gene that gets people hooked on cocaine has been found - and certain people could be more at risk than others.<p>Those who have an altered form of a …

Apple patent tracks sleep, adjusts alarms based on device input

A patent granted to Apple on Tuesday details the use of devices like iPhone and Apple Watch — and potentially Beddit — in adjusting morning alarms …

Sleep deprivation can cause brain to start 'eating' itself

A lack of sleep can cause parts of the brain's synapses to be 'eaten' by other brain cells, according to a new study by researchers at the Marche Polytechnic University in Italy.<p>Astrocytes are a cell in the brain that clean out worn-out cells and debris. Scientists studying the brains of mice found …

Facebook will let users livestream self-harm, leaked documents show

Internal manual shows how site tries to strike balance between allowing cries for help and discouraging copycat behaviour<p>Facebook will allow users to livestream attempts to self-harm because it “doesn’t want to censor or punish people in distress who are attempting suicide”, according to leaked …

Will the high-tech cities of the future be utterly lonely?

Humans are inherently social animals, and our health suffers if we're cut off from social ties. So it's no wonder the so-called loneliness "epidemic" …

America’s insomnia problem is even worse than before the Great Recession

Americans are more stressed than ever — and for most of them, their bank accounts are to blame.<p>The majority of Americans (65%) are losing sleep over …

Personal Finance

Michigan boy, 11, hangs himself after social media prank

DETROIT (AP) — Tysen Benz was at home when he saw social media posts indicating that his 13-year-old girlfriend had committed suicide. The posts were …

Social Media

Can ElliQ the robot combat social isolation in the elderly?

When you think of robots designed to help people, you might think of the role of robotics in caring and customer service roles or companion orientated service robots like Pepper, Nao or even Hasbro’s companion pets. Then more recently there’s the emergence of robots as sexual or romantic partners. …

NIH study sheds light on how to reset the addicted brain

News Release<p>Wednesday, April 3, 2013<p>Research suggests that targeted stimulation of the brain’s prefrontal cortex is a promising treatment for …

Neuroscience

Access to nature reduces depression and obesity, finds European study

Trees and green spaces are unrecognised healers offering benefits from increases in mental wellbeing to allergy reductions, says report<p>People living close to trees and green spaces are less likely to be obese, inactive, or dependent on anti-depressants, according to a new report.<p>Middle-aged …

Mental Health

Playing video games may help treat depression

March 27 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University of California Davis are using video games and brain training applications to treat depression.<p>The …

David Pogue tested 47 pill-reminder apps to find the best

You want to hear some numbers that’ll curl your toes?<p>An estimated 187 million Americans (58%) are on at least one prescription drug. (Source: Network …

Port Authority eyeing harness-equipped suicide prevention units on George Washington Bridge

At least one Emergency Service Unit tandem — two cops equipped with harnesses — would be permanently stationed on the George Washington Bridge to …