High Poisoning Rates Among Teenage Girls, and Other News May 20, 2016 . 7 Comments
Teenagers are poisoning themselves at increasing rates, with teenage girls significantly more likely than teenage boys to self-poison, according to new research published in the journal ... Read More
Yoga Superior to Brain Training to Combat Dementia May 17, 2016 . 5 Comments
Both yoga and brain training games can reduce symptoms of pre-Alzheimer’s cognitive decline, but yoga may be more effective at improving spatial reasoning, according to a small study ... Read More
Is Depression an Illness? Or Part of the Human Condition? May 13, 2016 . 43 Comments
Recently, I’ve found myself somewhat annoyed at the Pinterest mental health community. I know some may consider it taboo to disagree with other mental health professionals or, worse, ... Read More
Exercise, Activities May Reduce Dementia-Related Depression May 4, 2016 . 4 Comments
Exercise and group activities can reduce depression symptoms and provide support to people facing a dementia diagnosis, according to two new studies. One study, a dissertation from Umeå ... Read More
The (Sometimes Harmful) Ways People Cope with Depression April 27, 2016 . 11 Comments
Depression can be difficult to tolerate. It can run the spectrum from a gnawing feeling of low and constant fatigue and worry to feeling hopeless, despairing, trapped, and desperately alone. ... Read More
Marriage Boosts Cancer Survival Rates, and Other News April 15, 2016 . 2 Comments
Married people may survive cancer longer, according to a study published in Cancer that analyzed data from nearly 800,000 people. The study looked at men and women of various races and ... Read More
Depression Linked to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes April 14, 2016 . 3 Comments
Depression—accompanied by other risk factors—may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in Molecular Psychiatry. Research cited in the study indicates ... Read More
Change and Growth: Learning to Thrive, Not Just Survive April 13, 2016 . 6 Comments
I am fascinated by orchids. Their colors are beautiful; when they bloom, their flowers last for weeks; and I’m intrigued by the way they take their nutrients from the air and rain, growing ... Read More
Effects of Antidepressants on Pregnancy, and Other News April 8, 2016 . 8 Comments
A new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry suggests the children of mothers who took selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)—a ... Read More
Environment May Influence Depression More Than Genes April 4, 2016 . 4 Comments
Even in rats genetically modified to be more vulnerable to depression, the environment can override their genetic predisposition, according to a new study published in Translational Psychiatry. According ... Read More
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