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Number Of Children Visiting ERs Due To Mental Health Problems Rising At Alarming Rate

A new study found that the number of children heading to the emergency room for mental health concerns has increased significantly from 2012 to 2016. More children, specifically from minority groups, are diagnosed with mental health-related issues.

Public Health November 3, 2018

Large-Scale Study Shows Global Warming Has Adverse Effects On Mental Health

A new study found that global warming might create new and worsened cases of mental illnesses in the United States. The changing climate and the frequency of natural disaster will further cause distress to Americans.

Earth/Environment October 10, 2018

Seasonal Affective Disorder Study Might Explain Why Some People Are Resistant To Depression

A new research found that people who are likely to have seasonal affective disorder but are resilient to the condition can regulate their cerebral serotonin transporter. Researchers hope that this would lead to the treatment of the mental health issue.

Public Health October 9, 2018

Sexual Assault And Harassment Can Have Long-Term Adverse Effects On Women's Health

A study found a link between a woman's experience of sexual harassment and sexual assault to the risk of hypertension, depression, and anxiety. The report came in the wake of the #MeToo movement that rocked Hollywood in the past year.

Public Health October 4, 2018

Mediterranean Diet Good For Preventing Depression: Study

How far do the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet go? A new study finds that the diet is also beneficial in preventing depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 28, 2018

Ketamine May Be Good For Treating Depressions Due To Opioid-Like Characteristics

Scientists warned against the regular use of ketamine, a party drug, for treatment of severe depression. A new study claimed that the known anesthetic activates the opioid system to alleviate symptoms rapidly.

Medicine August 29, 2018

Device That Stimulates Nerves Could Help Improve Quality Of Life For Depressed Individuals

Researchers found that, although it does not alleviate depression symptoms, nerve stimulators can vastly improve the patient's quality of life. A new study claims that the device has seen better responses from treatment-resistant patients.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 23, 2018

Living Near Green Public Spaces Can Reduce Depression By 70 Percent

Previously vacant lots that were cleaned and planted with grass and trees help reduce depression and make people happier. Here are other benefits of exposure to green space.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 21, 2018

Pregnant Millennial Women Have A 50 Percent Higher Chance Of Suffering From Depression Than Their Mothers

Pregnant millennial women are more likely to suffer from depression than their mothers did, a new study found. The research suggested that social media and social changes were to blame.

Public Health July 13, 2018

Physician 'Burnout' Has Led To Over 100,000 Deaths Due To Medical Errors, New Study Suggest

A new study has found that at least 3,574 doctors felt 'burnout', which has led to numerous medical errors. In addition to feeling burnt-out, some physicians felt depressed and have contemplated suicide.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 10, 2018

Loneliness Can Be Linked To A Person's Genes, New Study Suggests

A new study from the University of Cambridge suggested that loneliness is found in a person's genetics. The study also noted that loneliness and obesity could also be linked.

Public Health July 7, 2018

People Who Are 'Early Risers' May Have Lower Risk Of Developing Depression

A team of researchers suggested that people who go to bed early have a lower risk of developing depression. The study stated that people who go to bed late or wake up late have a 6 percent higher risk of developing depression or a mood disorder.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 18, 2018

More High School Students Are Depressed, Attempting Suicide: How To Recognize Signs Of Teen Depression

CDC's National Youth Risk Behavior Survey revealed that fewer teens do sex and drugs but many have persistent feelings of hopeless and sadness. What are the signs of teen depression?

Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2018

6 Steps That Could Help Protect A Person's Mental Health

Health experts suggest six steps that can help bring more happiness and joy among people dealing with mental illness. Spending time with friends, working out, and eating better are a few suggestion experts made.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 14, 2018

Study Finds That 1 In 3 Adults Are On Prescription Drugs With Depression As A Side Effect

A new study revealed that one-third of adults in the United States might be taking prescription medicine that is linked to depression. The researchers found that most people may not be aware of this.

Medicine June 13, 2018

Birth Control Pills, Other Common Prescription Drugs May Cause Depression And Suicide

A study found that more than one-third of adults are unknowingly opening themselves to the risk of depression and suicide by taking some common prescription drugs. The study also noted the increased practice of polypharmacy among adults.

Medicine June 13, 2018

Psychedelics Such As LSD And Mushrooms Could Help Heal Damaged Brain Cells

A new study has revealed that psychedelic drugs such as LSD and DMT may help heal damaged brain cells. The study hasn't been done on humans only rats and flies so far.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 12, 2018

Anti-Stress Vaccine Could Soon Make Brains Resilient To Depression

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder said that immunization for stress might be on the horizon. The team created a possible vaccine from natural bacteria that could buffer the negative effects of stress on the brain.

Medicine June 9, 2018

Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade Die Of Suicide: How To Spot Suicidal Tendencies And What To Do About It

Deaths due to suicide are on the rise in the United States. The U.S. CDC indicated that firearm is the most common method of suicide, followed by hanging and poisoning.

Public Health June 9, 2018

Fashion Designer Kate Spade Death By Suicide At 55 Years Old, Why Seeking Help For Mental Illness Is Important

Fashion designer, Kate Spade, died at the age of 55 years old on June 5, 2018. The designer was allegedly suffering from bipolar disorder and depression for the past few years.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 6, 2018

Michael Phelps On Mental Health: 'I Struggled With Depression And Anxiety'

Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps opened up about his struggles with depression and anxiety in a recent interview. The swimmer previously revealed that he contemplated suicide after his second drunk driving arrest in 2014.

Public Health May 24, 2018

If Your Body Clock Is Messed Up, Your Mental Health Is At Risk

A new study established a link between biological clock disruptions and increased risk for mental health issues. People with increased nighttime activity, decreased daytime activity, or both were more likely to have symptoms of major depression or bipolar disorder.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2018

Depression Skyrockets By 33 Percent, On The Rise Among Teens And Millennials

A Blue Cross Blue Shield Association report found that depression spiked by 33 percent in 2013-2016. In particular, it was high among adolescents and millennials.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2018

Exercising And Weightlifting Can Help Relieve Depression Symptoms

A new study showed that resistance exercise training can help improve a person's mental health. Certain activities such as weightlifting had a positive effect on people who were dealing with depression symptoms.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 9, 2018

New App May Help Teens Battle Depression: Could Games Be The Solution?

A new app that was created by a London-based start-up company could help teens battle depression. According to statics, young adults suffer the most from depression, anxiety, and several mood disorders.

Public Health May 2, 2018

Young Adults In America Are 'Lonelier' Than Elderly People And Social Media Could Be The Reason, Study Says

Health insurance company Cigna conducted a nationwide survey which found that young adults feel lonelier than older people. The survey also showed that half of the participants felt 'alone’ in general.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 1, 2018

Certain Medications Including Antidepressants May Increase Dementia Risk By Up To 30 Percent

Researchers identified the classes of drugs that carry high risk for dementia. These medications include those used for treating depression, urinary incontinence, and Parkinson’s disease.

Neuroscience April 27, 2018

Scientists Identify 44 Genetic Risks For Depression, And Everyone Carries At Least Some Of Them

Some people regard depression as just a feeling that can be solved by positive thinking. As a new large-scale study proves, it ties in with our genetics.

Neuroscience April 27, 2018

People With Allergies At Higher Risk For Psychiatric Disorders

Findings of a study conducted in Taiwan showed that Individuals with allergic diseases such as asthma, eczema, and hay fever are at higher risk for depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders. Why?

Public Health April 25, 2018

Transcripts Detail Prince’s Concerning Weight Loss, Mood Swings, And Supper Before Death

Transcripts of different interviews with Prince’s acquaintances were made public on April 17 along with search warrants and other related documents. The documents detailed the observation of Judith Hill, Meron Berkure, and Ray Roberts among others.

Medicine April 21, 2018

Study Links Depression to Nearly 80 Genes That Could Shed Light On The Condition

A new study suggested that depression could partly be a genetic disorder after analyzing more than 300,000 DNA datasets from 23andMe. Scientists said this widens the understanding as to why certain individuals develop this condition.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 17, 2018

Party Drug Ketamine May Help Relieve Suicidal Symptoms In Patients With Major Depression

A study revealed that anesthetic Ketamine, which is used as a recreational drug, can also be used to treat depression. The Ketamine appeared to act much faster than other anti-depressants in the treatment of symptoms including suicidality.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 16, 2018

Stress And Grief During Pregnancy Increases Chances Of Mental Health Illness In Children: Study

A study has shown that stress is a potent indicative factor of adults being depressed or children having ADHD. This data explains one of the possible causes of the increasing purchase of mental health prescription drugs.

Public Health April 9, 2018

Scientists Discover That LSD Blurs The Line Between You And Others

A recently published study shows that LSD can manipulate the barrier between you and other people. These findings could help find a treatment for people living with a mental disorder.

Neuroscience March 19, 2018

Popular Diet For Hypertension Also Reduces Depression Risk: How To Start The DASH Diet

The DASH diet can reduce cholesterol levels and help prevent hypertension and reduce risk of depression. Here are tips on how to start this diet that limit intake of food high in salt, sugar, and saturated fat.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 27, 2018

Birth Control Doesn’t Cause Depression, Says Study

Women have raised concerns about the link between depression and different types of hormonal birth control. A new study found that birth control doesn't cause depression and here's everything you need to know.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 27, 2018

Pediatricians Recommend All Kids 12 To 21 Years Old To Undergo Depression Screening

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued guidelines recomming that all kids between 12 and 21 years old undergo depression screening. Pediatricians are urged to talk to their parents alone.

Public Health February 27, 2018

Fruits, Whole Grains, And Vegetables May Help Fight Depression: Study

Eating healthy diets may reduce risks of depression among the elderly, a new study suggests. Participants who stuck with the DASH diet were found to be less likely to suffer from depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 26, 2018

Most Popular Antidepressant Among Least Effective In Treating Depression

A popular antidepressant drug is found to be among the least effective of the medicines used for treating depression. What were the best antidepressants based on efficacy and tolerability?

Medicine February 23, 2018

Antidepressants Work On Treating Major Depression, New Study Says

The largest study on the effectiveness of antidepressants has just been published, showing that they do work on treating major depressive disorders. However, depression remains a mystery.

Medicine February 22, 2018

People Who Suffer From Acne May Be At Risk For Depression, Says Study

A new study has found that people who suffer from severe acne may be at high risk for depression. Researchers also found that acne may contribute to depression, suicidal thoughts, and low self-esteem.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 21, 2018

Eating Grapes Can Help Improve Symptoms Of Anxiety And Depression: Study

Every year, almost 18.8 million men and women suffer from depression in the United States. A new study has found that eating grapes can drastically improve symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 13, 2018

More Than Skin Deep: Acne May Increase Risk For Major Depression

People with acne are at greater risk of suffering from major depression compared with those without the skin condition. Experts have advice on how to deal with the emotional effects of acne.

Public Health February 7, 2018

Study Finds Smartphone Usage Causes Depression In Teens

There's been an increase in depression among teens as smartphone usage increases. According to a new study, smartphones are affecting the mental health of teens.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 5, 2018

Dogs More Likely To Bite Emotionally Unstable People, Study Shows

A new study revealed that the number of dog bite incidents in the United Kingdom might be much higher than official estimates. This is because dogs are more likely to bite emotionally unstable people, who will not report such incidents.

Public Health February 4, 2018

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