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Sneaky signs of postpartum depression went unnoticed by this mom

Picture postpartum depression. What do the words mean, really? What do they look like, or feel like? Is it a mother who can't pick up her child? Or a mom who's crying every day in the bathroom?<p>Maybe not. As Tova Leigh, an online blogger and mother of three shared recently on Facebook, it might …

Concerning number of women suffering depression, anxiety: study

"It was really interesting that 60 per cent of women nationwide said they weren't active enough, as that's almost counter-intuitive considering that …

How to Tell If You’re Dating a Psychopath, According to a Woman Who Married One

These are the red flags Jen Waite wishes she knew when she first met her ex.<p>The word “psychopath” sounds scary. It conjures images of Hannibal Lecter …

The Concept of Schizophrenia Is Coming to an End – Here's Why

"The syndrome is already beginning to breakdown..."<p>The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have …

Mental Health

The Overlooked (and Easily Fixable) Reason You're Not Losing Belly Fat

There's no one cure for banishing belly fat. You have to commit to a healthy lifestyle that includes a nutritious, balanced diet and regular fitness. …

5 Ways to Cure Anxiety and Depression Naturally

Anxiety affects 18 percent of Americans. If you’re female, you’re 60 percent more likely to develop an anxiety disorder.<p>Even though younger adults …

Holistic Medicine

How to spot if you’re suffering from mental health issues

<i>On World Mental Health Day, we explain the signs and symptoms that you need to know</i><p>One in three “sick notes” handed out by GPs are now for mental health problems, reported The Telegraph last month, amid soaring levels of anxiety across Britain.<p>The official data – from the first such investigation …

A cap that treats depression? Check the science before getting excited

When scientific breakthroughs are reported, no matter how exciting, journalists and readers alike need to cut through the hype and look at the evidence<p>Yesterday, an article in the Entrepreneurs section of the Guardian purported to reveal a “cloth cap that could help treat depression”. This claim …

The Brain

Detecting Alzheimer's Disease by Drawing a Clock Face with a Digital Pen

<b>Team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab detects dementia using AI and a digital pen.</b><p>For all of the advances in medical …

Machine Learning

What No One Tells You About Depression (But I Will)

Back in 2009, I had my first stay in a psychiatric ward; I was there for a week. At that point in my battle with major depression, my hourly thoughts revolved around various ways to end my life. Since then, my biggest fear has been to ultimately lose.<p>It's 3 a.m. and I'm alone with nothing more than …

Depression

Retailers should ditch “men’s” and “women’s” departments and embrace genderless fashion

Gendered fashion is on the way out. Fashion designers are mixing menswear and womenswear on the runway. Parents are pushing for genderless clothing that allows little girls to, say, wear science-themed t-shirts instead of princess dresses. And Quartz fashion writers are asking: “Sex and gender …

Clothing

Why modern life is making dementia in your 40s more likely

My interest in neurological disease was triggered by a second friend dying of motor neurone disease (MND), which in purely statistical terms was exceptional. It is suggested there is an incidence of about one in 50,000 who are affected by MND and most die. No one knows 50,000 people, so was it a …

Motor Neurone Disease

60 Vintage Cars Worth £12 Million Found After 50 Years Of Neglect On French Farm

It might seem like all the world’s buried treasures have already been found, but turns out there is still reason to go digging, perhaps even in your …