Depression

Talking To A Therapist Can Literally Rewire Your Brain

These changes in brain connectivity may be responsible for a patient's long-term recovery from mental illness.<p>If you can change the way you think, you can change your brain.<p>That’s the conclusion of a new study, which finds that challenging unhealthy thought patterns with the help of a therapist can …

The Brain

Mental Health Treatment Associated With Fewer Depressive Symptoms for Teens

Science says so.<p>Just like physical health, our mental well-being requires attention, but according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), only 41% of adults who need mental health care access it. Even worse, about half of all chronic mental illnesses develop by the time we're 14, but …

Mental Health

What To Do When Medication Means Choosing Between Your Mental Health And Your Sex Drive

I began taking anti-anxiety medication my sophomore year of college. I was lucky enough to have found a type that worked for me immediately, and as far as I knew, I wasn't experiencing any side effects. Then, I went through a breakup.<p>A few months after, I was ready to move on. Or so I thought. …

Life Sciences

These Stunning Looks Show What Anxiety and Depression Feel Like

By nature, most of our battles with anxiety and depression happen in our heads—and it’s really, really tempting to keep them hidden there. But beauty blogger Yasaman Ghedi wants to make those mental health struggles visible. That's why she started the #InsideOutChallenge on Instagram, which …

Life Sciences

Teenager paints Van Gogh's 'Cafe Terrace at Night' on her leg instead of self-harming

A student at the University of Manchester has attracted praise after sharing a Van Gogh painting she recreated on her leg in order to prevent herself …

The Arts

Treating Depression the Natural Way

<i>Scenario:</i> You’re feeling anxious. You’re gnawing at your nails. You’re either sleeping constantly or awake all night counting the fibres on your …

Omega 3

New you: Personality may change after therapy

Personality, once thought to be fundamental and resistant to change, can shift in response to therapy, new research finds.<p>The study synthesizes data from 207 published research papers that measured personality traits as one outcome of various psychotherapies. Though most of the research was …

Life Sciences

Heightened Risk of Birth Defects With Antidepressants Prescribed During Pregnancy

<i>Summary: A new study links antidepressant use during pregnancy with birth defects.</i><p>Source: University of Montreal.<p><b>A new Université de Montréal study</b> …

Antidepressants

Does bullying cause emotional problems? A prospective study of young teenagers

• Lyndal Bond, head, research unit (bond{at}cryptic.rch.unimelb.edu.au)a,<br>• John B Carlin, directorb,<br>• Lyndal Thomas, PhD scholarb,<br>• Kerryn Rubin, medical …

Life Sciences

Psychopathic Symptoms: Spotting the Symptoms of a Psychopath

Font Size:<p>Do you know how to spot true, psychopathic symptoms? While many people would likely see a serial killer as necessarily a psychopath, not …

Narcissism

What To Do When AA Isn't Working

Bill Wilson and the early writers of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous were very careful not to take a stand on medical matters or run at …

Addiction

Youth with ADHD often given antipsychotic drugs, study finds

A new study found that almost 12 per cent of kids and youth aged 1 to 24 with ADHD were prescribed antipsychotics.

ADHD

Florence Leung’s husband urges other new moms to talk about feelings

The husband of a New Westminster woman found dead two months ago has written an emotional plea on Facebook encouraging women who can’t breastfeed to …

Pregnancy

Pharmaceutical industry financial ties linked to 'positive' outcomes in clinical trials for new drugs

A new study has found links between medical researchers' financial ties with pharmaceutical companies and "positive" results in clinical trials.<p>The …

Life Sciences

We NEED to talk about #Depression for a minute

It’s occurred to me that I need to speak to you about Depression. Even in this day and age, there is still so much misinformation and stigma floating …

A mum who had post-natal depression tells you how to help your partner through PND

Post-natal depression (PND) is a bitch. And not one you want to cross anytime soon. But it happens. Too often. It's now a staggering one in seven …

Mental Health

One young Canadian in 7 has had suicidal thoughts: survey

Nearly a quarter of a million Canadians between 15 and 24 have had depression and also suicidal thoughts at some point, Statistics Canada reported …

Mental Health

New avenue for anti-depressant therapy discovered

Researchers have made a ground-breaking discovery revealing new molecular information on how the brain regulates depression and anxiety. In so doing, …

Life Sciences

Body Image of Women ......Depression, Eating Disorders, Self-Esteem

Negative body image of women is a very hot topic these days! The female body image and what a person should or could look like in marketing and …

Body Image

How telling people about the side effects of a drug can make them sick

The phrase "First, do no harm" doesn't actually appear in the text of the Hippocratic Oath, yet it's frequently considered a fundamental principle of …

Life Sciences

What Seasonal Affective Disorder Is, and How to Manage It

It's more common than you'd think.<p>Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, is a mood disorder related with changes in the seasons. And although it’s definitely possible to have a spring or summer version, most people associate it with winter.<p>Unfortunately, that winter association means many …

Life Sciences

7 Facts About Depression That Will Blow You Away

by Kelly Brogan, MD<p>Adapted from A Mind of Your Own by Kelly Brogan, MD<p>A silent tragedy in the history of modern health care is happening right now in …

Antidepressants

What's Wrong With Anti-Depressants

Radio 5Live chose to mark "Blue Monday" by questioning the prescription of antidepressants and whether or not they are overused.<p>Anyone who has lived with depression (and let's be clear, that's a very generic term for a host of conditions and experiences) knows that even when you feel better and …

Antidepressants

A single dose of psychedelics might act like a 'kick-start' for the brain

Estalyn Walcoff arrived at the nondescript beige building in Manhattan's Grammercy Park neighborhood on a balmy August morning, hours before the city would begin to swell with the frenetic energy of summer tourists. She was about to face a similar type of chaos — but only in her mind.<p>Pushing open …

Lsd

This All-Too-Accurate Analogy For Depression Is Going Viral

If you've been fortunate enough to have never experienced depression in your life, it can be hard to understand what it really feels like. And if you've had depression, it's often difficult to describe to someone who doesn't understand it.<p>But one post on Tumblr offers a pretty accurate analogy for …

Life Sciences

Why Adults Diagnosed with Asthma May Not Actually Have It

Many adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the disease, a new study from Canada suggests.<p>Researchers found that about one-third of …

Life Sciences

Move Over Meditation

With a 32% increase in diagnosed mental health conditions in adults since 2007 and 92% of students feeling mentally distressed, it is of significant importance that we are constantly exploring different ways in which societies mental well-being can be improved as a whole.<p>There's no denying …

Spirituality

Depression is as deadly as obesity and it’s worse for men

Depression is almost as likely to cause heart disease in men as obesity, according to new research.<p>Roughly 15 per cent of cardiovascular deaths are …

Life Sciences

Getting Over Anxiety, One Kombucha At A Time

In Vedic traditions like yoga, the solar plexus chakra (located behind the navel) is said to govern our life force, willpower, and mental abilities. And just anecdotally, who hasn't been told to listen to their gut? Our stomach and brain are known to intimately communicate through pathways between …

Wellness

11% of Canadians aged 15-24 met criteria for depression: StatsCan

Knowing more about risk and protective factors may facilitate early intervention<p>About 11 per cent of Canadians aged 15 to 24 experienced depression …

Life Sciences