Aged care residents are three times more likely to have suicidal thoughts than their house-bound peers.
More than half (52%) of aged care residents have symptoms of depression, compared with 10-15% of older people living in the community.
A difficult place to come down from.
Out on a high, but what the road to retirement for top sports stars can be quite a come down.
A diagnostic label such as borderline personality disorder, with its stigma and propensity to invalidate the person’s suffering, clearly has many negative impacts.
Diagnostic labels usually describe symptoms, attempt to answer the question of what is wrong, and lead to a treatment plan. But "borderline personality disorder" fails on all three counts.
Combination drugs are considered an innovation of India's medicines industry but they are not as safe as they should be.
Women planning a family who abruptly stop using antidepressants may be putting themselves in harm’s way.
Research published today has found an association between commonly used antidepressants and birth defects. But pregnant women face greater harms from stopping their medication abruptly.
MRIs of 9,000 people have shown that depression shrinks parts of the brain.
Brain damage is caused by persistent depression rather than being a predisposing factor for it, researchers have finally concluded after decades of unconfirmed hypothesising.
Depression isn’t a single condition with a single cause.
While there may be a connection between inflammation and depression, one doesn't necessarily lead to the other.
How happy days can be remembered as they really were.
A study has shown that it is possible to lift rats out of depression by reactivating happy memories. But could it work in humans?
School shootings have future consequences for kids.
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What happens to kids who survive school shootings? What are some of the damaging effects they are left to cope with?
Two-thirds of mothers who had mental health problems in their teens and 20s also had postnatal depression.
Postnatal depression affects around one in six women. In this sense, it's the most common complication of pregnancy.
School bullying takes its toll later in life too.
Children who were bullied had more than a two-fold increase in odds of depression later in life compared with children not victimised by their peers.
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The mindfulness technique is being blindly sold and we are buying it hook line and sinker.
Teens need help not only with school work, but with their emotions as well.
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There is lot on the minds of teens other than school, grades and friends. Research shows being asked "prying" questions could make a real difference to their mental health.
Suicides are the second leading cause of death on college campuses.
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Suicidal thoughts among college students are more common than we think. Graduate students, especially those in the humanities, are at a greater risk.
That good? Amen to that.
Ever felt depressed just from scrolling through Facebook? This might be why.
Frank and open discussions.
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Doctor sick notes could be disclosed to employers without endangering confidentiality.
The process of therapy is challenging and takes courage.
If you or someone you care about experience an emotional problem it won't be long before you hear that cognitive behaviour therapy, or CBT, is probably the treatment of choice.
Germanwings crash appears to have been caused deliberately by the co-pilot.
Tabloid assumptions that depression lay behind the Germanwings tragedy are damagingly premature.
Make some time.
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