Depression

Can Facebook Help Predict And Monitor Disease? Study Says "yes"

A new study reveals Facebook posts alone can predict some 21 diseases and conditions, many of them interrelated such as diabetes and hypertension, and anxiety and depression.
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Medical Research, Diabetes, Hypertension, Anxiety

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People Are Sharing Their Worst Depression Meals And I'm Gagging

We've all got that one, go-to heinous "meal" we eat at the kitchen counter illuminated only by the light of the fridge.  Twitter user @hayley_hud asked her followers to share "the worst depression meal you’ve ever made." She then...
Related topics: Social Media

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'i Saw The Body Of A Brother And A Best Friend.' How College Player Deals With...

In an open letter, Ball State's Trey Moses writes about losing his friend and teammate Zach Hollywood to suicide and confronts his own depression.       

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Bisexual Individuals Can Suffer From Identity Denial, May Increase Risk For Depression

Bisexual individuals may feel discriminated against and have high rates of stress and depression because they believe that their sexual identity is often questioned or denied by others, according to a Rutgers study.
Related topics: Stress, Medical Research

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Antidepressants Can Reduce The Empathic Empathy

Depression is a disorder that often comes along with strong impairments of social functioning.
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Antidepressants Can Reduce The Empathic Empathy

Depression is a disorder that often comes along with strong impairments of social functioning. Until recently, researchers assumed that acute episodes of depression also impair empathy, an essential skill for successful social interactions and...
Related topics: Antidepressants, Medical Research

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Why Do Young Women Get Addicted To Indoor Tanning?

TUESDAY, June 18, 2019 -- A combination of depression and genetic risk may fuel an addiction to indoor tanning. That's the conclusion of a new study out of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington, D.C. For the study,...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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Common Antidepressants Increase Risk Of Falls In Older Adults

Falls and depression go hand-in-hand as serious health concerns for those over 65. But what if a common treatment for one leads to an increased risk of the other? That is exactly what UConn’s School of Pharmacy faculty William L. Baker and Diana...
Related topics: Antidepressants

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Medical News Today: What To Know About Overdosing On Antidepressants

Antidepressants can help treat a wide range of mental health conditions. It is possible to take too many, with symptoms including nausea, vomiting, and tremor. Learn more about overdosing on antidepressants here.
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The Big Number: 22 Percent Of People In Conflict-affected Areas Have Mental Disorders

The health conditions included depression and anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorders, and the percentage far exceeds the general population.
Related topics: Anxiety, Stress

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‘teen Mom Og’ Catelynn Lowell Opens Up About The Anxiety And Depression She Suffered

Teen Mom OG star Catelynn Lowell recently gave birth to her daughter Vaeda and she and her husband Tyler are doing great after their brief separation. However, despite the fact that things are going great for Cate now, she recently opened up about...
Related topics: Anxiety

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How A Patient Saved This Physician From Losing Her Passion For Medicine

I left a full-time academic position five years ago because I was literally, “check-all-the-boxes,” burned out. In looking back during that time prior to my decision to leave, I recall months of feeling overwhelmed, emotionally exhausted,...

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Depression Symptoms Greater In Mothers With Prior Eating Disorders

THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 -- Women with eating disorders experience persistently greater depressive symptoms across the life-course, according to a study recently published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. Yu Wei Chua, Ph.D., from the...
Related topics: Medical Research

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A Two-hour Dose Of Nature Each Week Could Make You Happier And Healthier

Forget your complicated and expensive wellness regime and just… go outside. If you’re feeling stressed and want to take advantage of the health benefits of spending time in nature—which studies say can reduce depression and...
Related topics: Anxiety

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Comedian Stands Up For Mental Heath By Talking Openly About Postpartum Depression

Most women find it hard to talk about depression and anxiety during or after giving birth. But not Angelina Spicer.
Related topics: Anxiety

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Weighing Risks And Benefits Of Drug Treatment For Major Depression

For some people, medication is an effective part of treatment for depression. However, when considering whether to prescribe antidepressant medication for older adults, healthcare providers must weigh the safety risks these medications pose against...
Related topics: Antidepressants

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Indoor Tanning May Be An Addiction Abetted By Both Genetic And Psychiatric Factors

A combination of elevated symptoms of depression along with modifications in a gene responsible for dopamine activity, important to the brain's pleasure and reward system, appear to influence an addiction to indoor tanning in young, white...
Related topics: Genetics

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Poor Physical Performance Tied To Depression, Anxiety In Midlife Women

TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 -- Weak physical performance on tests of the upper and lower body is associated with depressive and anxiety symptoms in midlife women, according to a study published online June 3 in Menopause. Shamini Ganasarajah, from the...
Related topics: Anxiety, Medical Research, Menopause

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Insomnia Can Kill You

Chronic insomnia is linked to an increased risk of developing hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, heart attack, depression, anxiety and premature death.
Related topics: Insomnia, Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Anxiety

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Medical News Today: Cbt May Be Effective In Managing Menopause Symptoms

New research suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy may be useful for managing several symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and depression.
Related topics: Menopause, Medical Research, Hot Flashes

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