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Escaping the Matrix of Depression – The Truth About Depression Shall Set You Free

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World<p>If life is meant to be joyful, why are we faced with a global pandemic of depression?<p>The combination of seven …

7,000 bodies could be buried on UMMC campus

CLOSE<p>Up to 7,000 bodies are buried on 20 acres of the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus. They are former patients of state's mental …

Talking about mental illness is no substitute for offering real help | Rachel Kelly

The latest high-profile campaign is welcome and stigma is declining but the NHS must provide better treatment<p>Last week, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry joined other notable names, including the rapper Professor Green and the former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell, to record …

Mental Health

The Use of Ketamine as an Antidepressant

Over the last decade, increasing evidence has indicated that ketamine can have rapid, but short-lived, antidepressant effects when administered …

When you’re working on your mental health, one bad day can make you feel like a failure

Nearly three months after I finally asked for help with my mental health issues (depression, anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive worries – you know, …

If ketamine helps treat depression, why can’t doctors prescribe it? | Marc Lewis

The benefits of illegal drugs such as ketamine are widely known, yet the focus is still on antidepressants of doubtful value<p>Antidepressants are among the most commonly prescribed drugs throughout the western world. In fact, they are prescribed more than any other drug for Americans aged 18 to 44, …

Depression

Treating depression is guesswork. Psychiatrists are beginning to crack the code.

Brain scans and machine learning programs are paving the way for a breakthrough.<p>Here’s a frustrating fact for anyone who has been prescribed medication or therapy for depression: Your doctor doesn’t know what treatment will work for you.<p>“It is currently complete primitive guesswork,” Leanne Maree …

24-year-old student's suicide should be a wake up call to raise the dialogue on depression

Minutes before jumping off the 19-storey room of Hotel Taj Lands End in Bandra on Monday, 24-year-old Arjun Bhardwaj streamed a Facebook Live video …

Common antibiotic could help treat PTSD

Taking a common antibiotic doxycycline can help reduce negative thoughts and may provide a new approach to treat people suffering from posttraumatic …

Australian scientists begin world’s largest genetic study into depression - Hack - triple j

If you’ve ever been treated for depression, your saliva sample and survey responses could help inform the world’s biggest genetic investigation into …

I lost the job I loved because I was unable to trust others with my demons

I was a top civil servant but by the time I found the courage to open up about my mental health, I was ill with depression and had to take early retirement<p>As the third anniversary of my early retirement from the civil service approaches, I have decided to share my experience of breakdown in support …

£87 Million Earmarked For Mental Health Care For New Mothers And Children Remains Unspent, Labour Claims

Millions of pounds of cash promised for new mothers and children suffering from mental illness has been left unspent by the Tory government, HuffPost …

Mental Health

What No One Tells You About Life After Mental Illness

No one ever really "recovers" from a mental illness, but we need to get better at talking about how you get your life back.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>When I was 17, I developed an anxiety disorder that intensified when I moved to London at 21. It caused agoraphobia, claustrophobia, …