Depression

Diagnosing Depression

Speaking to patients about depression is difficult because the word depression is used in different ways. One commonly speaks of being depressed when …

Mental Health

The Darkness Of Depression Through Conceptual Photography

You live in a room full of darkness. The room inside your head. It’s lonely<p>The darkness wraps around you – you can’t wash it off with soap… You are …

Art

You May Soon Be Able To Take A Drug To Prevent Depression

At TED, neuroscientist Rebecca Brachman talked about pharmaceutical methods of preventing stress as a way to stop depression before it starts.<p>Right now, someone with depression has only two clinical options: antidepressants (that often don’t work particularly well) and therapy. But there soon may …

Mental Health

Dozens of psychiatry experts say Trump has 'dangerous mental illness'

Amid backlash, a group of psychiatrists claimed on Thursday at a conference at Yale University that President Donald Trump has a "dangerous mental …

AOL

3 Yoga Poses That Can Reduce Depression

When you're feeling down in the dumps, you might be tempted to throw on your sweats and curl up on the couch, but sweating it out will make you feel …

Yoga

How TV Taught Me to Cut Myself

I cut myself for the first time at age 18, in the closet of my freshman dorm room. It was late afternoon, and my roommates weren’t around. I snuck …

Mental Health

People who smoke weed every day ‘have more suicidal thoughts’, study finds

People who smoke cannabis heavily – as in, every day – could be putting their mental health at risk, a new study warned.<p>Man kills his baby daughter …

Cannabis

PTSD Heritability Evidence Discovered | GEN Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News - Biotech from Bench to Business | GEN

Click Image To Enlarge +<p>New evidence from the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium provides the first molecular evidence that genetic influences play a …

Genetics

Taking the Contraceptive Pill Could Make Your Life More Miserable

A new study from Sweden has found that the conceptive pill has a negative impact of women’s quality of life. The double-blind study looked at 340 …

Mental Health

The Smartest Way to Combat Stress, According to a Neuroscientist

Mental issues are often mistakenly tied to genius, but neuroscientist and TED Speaker Dr. Rebecca Brachman shares ways entrepreneurs can be inspired with less stress.<p>Dr. Rebecca Brachman has dedicated her life to exploring the connection between mental illness and stress. As she gears up to speak …

Mental Disorders

The way doctors treat pregnant women with depression has to change

A large-scale study looking at the much-discussed relationship between autism and antidepressant use in pregnancy has found no evidence of a link between the two.<p>Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Sweden’s Karolinska Institute looked at nearly 1.6 million babies born …

Antidepressants

Here's what magic mushrooms do to your body and mind

There's evidence that tripping on magic mushrooms could actually free the mind.<p>Several small studies have linked the psychoactive ingredient in shrooms (which are illegal) with several purported health benefits, including the potential to help relieve anxiety and depression. But, as with any drug, …

Lsd

Use of µ-opiate agonists oxycodone and oxymorphone to treat major depression

To the Editor: Substantial evidence supports the antidepressant efficacy of opiates (1). This report summarizes our open-label experience using the …

Mental Health

Bowel Disease Cannabinoid Therapy Ends Boy's Problems, Study Shows

A 13-year-old boy whose Crohn’s disease and colitis had failed to respond to standard treatments became symptom-free with a combo therapy that …

Medical Marijuana

Antidepressants, meditation, the Goddess, and antibiotics. Making up your healing path. There’s a time and place for everything. Knowing the right time and the right place is how you become your own healer.

True wisdom usually holds and transcends opposing points of view. Wisdom knows that there is always an exception to the rule, that there is a time …

Antidepressants

There's still not enough help for mums with postnatal depression

A few weeks ago I was asked to do a phone-in about postnatal depression (PND) on ITV’s This Morning . I was dismayed to find mental health in …

Babies

15 Tactics to Cope with Anxiety, Insomnia, or Depression

You’re always tired, but not sleepy. You find yourself breaking down for no apparent reason while getting ready in the morning. Simple tasks like …

Wellness

Dustin Pedroia is considered day-to-day after having left knee and ankle examined Monday at Massachusetts General Hospital, suggesting there wasn't any structural damage found.

Dustin Pedroia is considered day-to-day after having left knee and ankle examined Monday at Massachusetts General Hospital, suggesting there wasn't …

Mental Health

How Poor Sleep Hinders Those With Anxiety & Depression

Sleep deficits can make focusing, finishing assignments and coping with everyday stress seem daunting. To make matters worse, people with anxiety and …

The Brain

How This Mom Learned Her Child's Mood Swings Might Be Linked to PANDAS Condition

Her 5-year-old daughter's temper tantrums were more than just a phase.<p>Crystal Henry always thought her daughter Violet was a happy kid—she'd even …

Parenting

Bipolar Depression and Having to Escape | bpHope - bp Magazine Community

During my dark days I tried to work. I wanted to work. I started working at 14. I had always worked. And I wanted out of the hell I was in. But time …

Mental Health

Mumbai couple, teenage child hang themselves, leave behind three suicide notes

In an apparent case of suicide, a couple and their teenage daughter were found hanging in their rented home at Kamothe on Sunday morning.<p>The woman …

Suicide

Serious physchological distress rises as resources for treatment drops

New analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Health Interview Survey shows that serious psychological …

Mental Health

How To Treat Depression: Sadness, Anxiety, Helplessness Lowered With Dairy Diet Of Yogurt, Milk

Low-fat foods were all the rage in the 90s, but in recent years, many nutritional experts have touted the benefits of full-fat products. A new piece …

Dairy

The 100% Free Thing Science Says Can Improve Your Anxiety, Mood, and More

It turns out that the most natural solution to a gamut of health concerns has been literally right under your nose. Yes, <i>breathing</i>, the simple act …

Wellness

Albertan with same mental illness as Adam Maier-Clayton had doctor-assisted death

When Adam Maier-Clayton died last week at the age of 27, he had been waging a controversial fight, arguing that those like him with untreatable …

Psychosis

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …

Happiness

A Blood Test May Help Pinpoint the Right Antidepressant for You

When doctors determine the best medication for a person with depression, they generally rely upon little more than guesswork and patient …

Mental Health

Treating Depression by Training Your Amygdala

In a remarkable study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Kymberly Young and colleagues report that depressive symptoms can be …

Mental Health

National Alliance on Mental Illness | Depression is an Illness, Not a Weakness

Depression is an Illness, Not a Weakness<p>While growing up, boys learn what it means to “be a man.” Unfortunately, some of these “manly” teachings can …

Mental Health