Depression

Inside the anti-antidepressants movement

opinion<p>By , Lifestyle editor<p>Whenever I write about mental health medication on the internet, I can guarantee I’ll get at least one comment, message, …

Mental Health

Schizophrenia in children: What you need to know

Childhood schizophrenia is a severe but rare mental illness that causes a child to interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia affects behaviors, …

Medicine

Apparently this is the most popular Instagram filter among depressed people

Depression can sometimes be hard to detect, but new research is shining light on a surprising new indicator of mental health status: how you use …

Mental Health

Oprah Winfrey Opens Up About Her Struggle With Depression, Helping Others Remember They're Not Alone

"I felt like I was behind a veil. I felt like what many people had described over the years on my show, and I could never imagine it."<p>Depression is …

Good News

Can a Computer Recognize Signs of Depression from Social Media Photos?

Identifying people with depression can be difficult even for trained professionals.<p>Now, researchers are looking at the possibility that a computer …

Health

What Is Situational Depression? Oprah Opens Up About Extreme Sadness

In a new interview with <i>Vogue</i>, Oprah Winfrey reminded us that yes, she really <i>is</i> human and even she is susceptible to bouts of extreme sadness.<p>“I shall never forget Saturday morning, October 17,” Winfrey told <i>Vogue</i>. It was the day after the movie version of <i>Beloved</i>, staring Winfrey, opened in theaters …

Mental Health

Brain discovery could lead to therapy for depression and PTSD

Australian scientists have made an "exciting" discovery about the human brain that they say could lead to new treatments for numerous mental health …

Australian News

More Men Are Taking Antidepressants Than Ever Before

Nearly 1 in 10 men report taking the pills in the last month, a new report finds<p>Do you pop a pill to beat the blues? If so, you’re not alone: More men are taking antidepressants than ever before, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).<p>After combing …

Antidepressants

The Surprising Link Between Being Bullied and Sleep Dysfunction

A new study finds a surprising link between being bullied and poor sleep—but is the idea that bullying could have health implications really surprising?<p>Those who are bullied may be at risk for a serious health issue: New research that appears in <i>Neuroscience</i> has found a link between bullying and …

Parenting

Hyperactivity of brain regions observed during ruminative thinking in teens recovering from depression

The process of rumination activates additional regions of the brain in adolescents recovering from major depressive disorder compared to healthy …

The Brain

Know a friend who only uses the "inkwell" filter on Instagram? They might be depressed.

A new study suggests that Instagram users who favor grays, blues and few faces in their photos are more likely to be depressed.<p>Researchers analyzed …

San Diego

Study: Playing smartphone app aids concussion recovery in teens: App helps teens improve their symptoms and optimism after suffering a concussion

App helps teens improve their symptoms and optimism after suffering a concussion<p>Generally, after suffering a concussion, patients are encouraged to …

The Brain

What causes depression? What we know, don’t know and suspect

The term and even diagnosis of “depression” can have different meanings and consequences. Depression can be a normal mood state, a clinical disorder, …

Mental Health

Tip: The Real Cause of Depression

It's as much biological as it is mental. Here's a way to possibly fix it.<p>Sometimes depression is a common-sense response to an existential shitstorm …

Workouts

13% of Americans Take Antidepressants

Antidepressants are one of the most popular classes of drugs in the United States, and their usage shows no signs of waning.<p>A new report from the …

Antidepressants

Will Ketamine Treat Your Depression? Check Your Activity Monitor

<i>Summary: A new study reports depressed people who responded to ketamine found their activity increased during earlier parts of the day. Researchers</i> …

Neuroscience

Laura Miller On Depression, Pregnancy, And Motherhood

Finding out you’re pregnant unexpectedly can throw anyone through a loop. Add in the fact that you are already in the middle of a deep depression, …

Mental Health

Study: Yoga Can Help Reduce Symptoms of Depression

Fatigue, irritability, reduced appetite, back problems, anxiety and the inability to make decisions are subtle symptoms of depression. Any founder …

Mental Health

Alzheimer's: Low serotonin levels may drive development

Could Alzheimer's disease be caused by low levels of serotonin, the brain chemical known to affect mood and sleep? New research investigates.<p>It is …

Neuroscience

August Blues Are Like Sunday Blues, But for a Full Month

August is hell. Yes, the calendar is a construct, and no, the weather isn’t necessarily all that different between July 27 and August 3, but each …

Mental Health

Hairstylists Create A Stunning Makeover For Client With Depression

Heartbreaking yet inspiring.<p>Depression can be a debilitating, defeating nightmare that makes even the simplest tasks seem insurmountable. Iowa-based hairstylists Kayley Olsson and Mariah Wenger witnessed this firsthand when a client came into their salon with matted hair and revealed she hadn’t …

Healthy Living

Oprah Reveals She Dealt With A Bout Of Depression

"I felt like I was behind a veil."<p>Oprah Winfrey recently revealed she is one of the millions of people who has felt the crippling effects of depression.<p>Winfrey opened up about her experience with the mental health condition in Vogue for their September issue. In the extensive interview, she …

Healthy Living

Instagram photos can reveal signs of depression, study suggests

If your Instagram is filled with photos with darker, bluer and grayer hues, you may want to check the state of your mental health, as a recent study …

Mental Health

Federal government urged to act on veteran suicide

Senators from all sides of politics are urging the Turnbull government to urgently overhaul the care provided to veterans following a long-running …

Australian News

How to know if it’s time to change or increase your mental health medication

By , Lifestyle editor<p>Last week, I went to my GP and admitted I was struggling… again.<p>I’ve been on antidepressants since January – the lowest dose, …

Mental Health

'What I Wish I Knew About Switching Antidepressants'

"I wanted to curl up under the covers and hide."<p>I felt, to be blunt, like sh*t.<p>My brain felt foggy and numb. At work, I struggled to put together a coherent thought. Small hiccups—a spilled cup of coffee, a burnt slice of toast—left me in tears. I wanted to curl up under the covers and hide. …

It electroconvulsive therapy barbaric or life saving? Here’s my experience with ECT

<b>When electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) was featured on Call The Midwife, I was involved in a thread on Facebook initiated by a friend who stated they</b> …

Mental Health

Study conducted to detect depression amongst Instagram users through social media tools

Instagram posts have been used to look for signs of mental illness amongst users. User settings, time of the day the photograph was taken, filters …

Social Media

An Algorithm Can Tell If You're Depressed or Not Just by Looking at Your Instagram Photos

The filter you choose for an Instagram photo might be saying a whole lot more about your mental health than you know. In a new study, a team of …

Machine Learning

How Instagram posts can help spot depression

MANILA - The kinds of photos and filters posted in an Instagram feed can provide hints that a person may be suffering from depression, according to a …

Mental Health