Mental Health

Jim Carrey opens up about his battle with depression

"I had that for years, but now, when the rain comes, it rains, but it doesn’t stay"<p>Jim Carrey has discussed his battle with depression, saying that …

Jim Carrey

Daughter's tribute to father who attempted suicide

<b>It's an innocent picture of a man and his daughter, but the emotional story behind it has been shared by thousands of people online.</b><p>Ellie Wilkie from Edinburgh posted the image on Twitter on Wednesday evening to praise her dad's struggle with mental illness.<p>By Thursday morning, her post had been …

Empathy

Don't Get Out of Bed: Advice from So Sad Today

Some days, it's OK to just do nothing.<p><i>Dear So Sad Today,</i><p><i>I feel so strongly—beyond all the shit that is depression/anxiety—that I am creative (I like writing). Yet when this shit comes up, whether with the arrest of a depressive episode or with the unease of anxiety—all that creative energy is gone</i> …

Self-confidence

Children with mental health problems 'guaranteed' treatment in four weeks

Exclusive: Leaked government paper reveals plan for waiting time cap – but cuts mean it cannot be rolled out for four years<p>Children with anxiety and depression will be guaranteed treatment within four weeks in a new effort to improve mental health care, but lack of NHS staff and funding means the …

Generous homeowners help charity walker Jake put best foot forward for mental health

© Supplied<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Kind locals have rushed to the aid of a charity walker after he appealed for shelter from the Perthshire …

Health

Quetiapine: uses, dosage, side effects, warnings

We look at everything you need to know if you've been prescribed quetiapine to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or depression<p>What is quetiapine …

Depression

How Your Horoscope Habit Impacts Your Mental Health, Is Your Horoscope Habit Impacting Your Mental Health?

Last year, I went through a phase of reading my horoscope every day. Sometimes I'd hunt out four or five versions until I found one that spoke to my …

Scientific Research

Weekly Dose: Champix's effectiveness is questionable and safety record is concerning

Champix was developed by drug company Pfizer as a smoking cessation treatment in 1997. Its active ingredient, varenicline, can block the effects of …

Depression

'Avatar therapy' aims to help those who hear voices

<b>(CNN) —</b> The voices in Keris Myrick's head are "in the kitchen," she says.<p>She's not referring to where food is cooked. The term "kitchen," she said, is how many black women describe the nape of the neck "where our hair is curly and wavy; some people might use the term 'kinky.'"<p>"The hair might look …

Psychiatry

Campaigner: I received rape and death threats after gender-neutral speech

Mental health campaigner Natasha Devon describes online abuse she received after calling for gender-neutral language in schools<p>Leading mental health campaigner Natasha Devon says she has been sent rape and death threats after a speech to head teachers in which she advocated the use of …

Gender

Lily Allen defends Denise Welch over Piers Morgan mental health debate

Lily Allen has hit out at Piers Morgan after he accused actress Denise Welch of using him for publicity.<p>The singer launched a defence of the former …

Lily Allen

Mental health problems on rise in Turkey: Ministry

Turan Yılmaz - ANKARA<p>The number of applications filed to health institutions over psychological complaints jumped 27.7 percent between 2011 and 2016, …

Turkey

I Don't Know How I'll Talk To My Son About Drugs And My Past

This year has been filled with so many amazing memories and celebrations. My mother turned 70, my parents are celebrating 50 years of marriage (which …

Canadian News

Victoria's exhausted top cop Graham Ashton takes six weeks off to recover 'both physically and mentally'

Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton is taking sick leave, saying he is run down physically and mentally.<p>Mr Ashton said on Friday that he …

11 little-known symptoms of depression

Depression isn't one-size-fits-all. Here's what to look for if you think you — or a loved one — might be depressed.<p>Sometimes it's obvious that you, …

Depression

The Manual We Use to Diagnose Mental Illness Is Unreliable and Confusing

“Concentration difficulty” appears as a symptom of depression, anxiety, ADHD, and PTSD.<p>In 2013, about two weeks before the American Psychological Association released the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5; a $25 million project), Tom Insel, then-director of …

Depression

With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there’s a likely culprit

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.<p>In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless – classic symptoms of depression – surged 33 percent in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts increased 23 percent. Even more …

Teens

Why doctors are taking their own lives

They didn’t understand. Chloe had always been brilliant, top of the class and a world championship swimmer as a teenager, before sailing through …

Medical Journals

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy -effective Way To Fight Depression Disorder

Feeling sad and gloomy during difficult time of the life is a normal situation experienced by every human being. But, the constant feelings of …

Depression

My wife and I stopped having sex and I’m frustrated: Ellie

Seventy-five-year-old reader considers speaking to a sex therapist after a difference in sexual desire has caused tension in the marriage for years.

Canadian News

A Disturbing New Trend Involves Teens Cyberbullying Themselves

It's what researchers are calling "digital self-harm."<p>Cyberbullying is a problem. We’ve come to acknowledge this, as part of a wider realization that the “virtual” world is real, and things that happen there have real consequences. A new study suggests there’s another, less studied phenomenon …

Teens

9 Surprising Depression Symptoms

<i>Watch out for these sneaky signs of depression</i><p>Most of us would recognize classic signs, with its heavy veil of sadness and hopelessness. But what if …

Psychology

What is Agoraphobia?

Most people have heard of most phobias. Mention claustrophobia, social phobia, or arachnophobia and everyone pretty much knows what you are talking …

Anxiety

Oral Health V Mental Health

Farion_O via Getty Images<p>Oral Health V Mental Health<p>Without question we all expect to go to the dentist every 6 months for our routine oral health …

Loneliness: the second cruel stigma Britain inflicts on disabled people

The idea that we are different and don’t want to work, laugh in a pub, or go on a date is far too common. The result, for far too many, is stark isolation<p>Increasingly, I feel lucky to leave the house. That’s a strange feeling for someone to have, particularly someone in their early 30s. As a …

Opinion

How Cancer Affects Women's Sex Lives

Both cancer treatment and its aftereffects have huge ramifications on the sex lives of women—and those ramifications aren't discussed often enough.<p>Cancer is a shit diagnosis for anyone, period. It strips a person of their daily life, throwing their relationships, career, and general sanity into …

Cancer

'This Is Us' Breaks Down The Stigma Of Miscarriage

<i>By Christiane Manzella, PhD</i><p>Last night, like many “This Is Us” fans, we at Seleni were anticipating a heart-wrenching episode focusing on miscarriage and loss. As clinicians, we know that this episode may have been especially hard for those individuals, couples and families who have suffered a loss, …

Emotions

Top 10 books about mental hospitals

From the horrors of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest to hopeful stories of recovery, here are some of the best books about these much feared institutions<p>Both real and fictional psychiatric institutions are often described in books as places filled with fear, manipulation and danger. Authors …

Psychology

Are comorbid anxiety disorders a risk factor for suicide attempts in patients with mood disorders? A two-year prospective study

Comorbid anxiety disorders have been considered a risk factor for suicidal behavior in patients with mood disorders, although results are …

Depression

Brain fog: Multiple sclerosis and other causes

Brain fog affects a variety of mental processes, including memory and concentration. It can be a symptom of a medical condition or may be related to …

Medicine