Tag: Depression

When Teen Depression Eases With Treatment, So Does Parent’s

New research shows that when a teen’s depression improves through treatment, so did depression experienced by the parent. “More young people today are reporting persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness and suicidal thoughts,” said Kelsey R. Howard, M.S., of Northwestern University, who presented the findings at the 2018 annual convention of the American Psychological Association. […]

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The Major Personality Trait Linked To Depression Risk

The conclusion comes from 21,000 Swedish twins who completed personality tests. Negative emotionality is the strongest risk factor for depression among personality traits, research finds. Negative emotionality is essentially being highly neurotic and involves finding it hard to deal with stress and experiencing a lot of negative emotions and mood swings. People who are neurotic […]

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Intensive Outpatient Program Shown to Ease Vets’ PTSD Symptoms

A three-week intensive outpatient therapy program (IOP) has been found to significantly reduce post-traumatic stress disorder and depression symptoms among military veterans. The intervention adds to the growing evidence that suggests providing several hours of therapy over several consecutive days is an effective method to address the unmet mental health needs of military veterans. Over […]

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Tip-Dependent Female Workers May Be at Greater Risk for Depressive Symptoms

Female hospitality workers who rely on tips in addition to base pay are more likely to report symptoms of depression compared with those who work in non-tipped positions, according to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The analysis is based on data from a nationwide health study that tracked thousands of individuals […]

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For Many with Severe Mental Illness, Spirituality Plays Role in Well-Being

A majority of young adults with severe mental illness, such as major depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, consider religion and spirituality relevant to their mental health, according to a new study published in the journal Spirituality in Clinical Practice. For the study, researchers from Baylor University interviewed a racially diverse sample of 55 young adults […]

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3 Strange and Surprising Ways Music Affects Your Well-Being

Ask any busy student prepping for finals week or a stressed executive taking a breather at the local spa – music can change your mood. You don’t need to be told so, of course. You’ve experienced the incredible mood-altering powers of music first-hand. But beyond amplifying your existing emotions, are there any scientifically proven benefits […]

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Half of Female Students in Ontario Show Psychological Distress

A new study shows that just over 50 percent of teenage female students in Ontario, Canada, show signs of moderate to serious psychological distress. Psychological distress, which refers to symptoms of anxiety or depression, has been rising steadily among all Ontario students in Grades 7 to 12 since it was first monitored in 2013, according to […]

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Steven Adams Opens Up About His History Of Depression In A New Book

Getty Image Steven Adams is known as one of the more entertaining big men in the NBA, but there’s a side to the big man that, until recently, was rarely discussed by professional athletes. Adams wrote an autobiography that comes out on Monday in New Zealand, and in it he details times he’s dealt with […]

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Warming Temps May Hike Suicide Rates in US, Mexico

Suicide rates are likely to increase as the earth gets warmer, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. The findings suggest that projected temperature increases through 2050 could lead to an additional 21,000 suicides in the United States and Mexico. “We’ve been studying the effects of warming on conflict and […]

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Black Celebs Suffering From Drug Addiction Deserve The Same Support as Demi Lovato

Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images What was your initial reaction when you first heard that Demi Lovato was checked into a hospital after a suspected heroin overdose? Public opinion seemed to be split between people who were genuinely concerned for the pop star, and another group of people asking, “Who the hell is Demi Lovato?” You […]

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Brain Link Identified Between Depression and Poor Sleep

A new study may help shed light on why so many people with depression suffer from poor sleep. Researchers from the University of Warwick (UK) and Fudan University (China) found a strong connection between the areas of the brain associated with short-term memory, one’s sense of self, and negative emotions in people with depression. This […]

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Turning Vacant Lots Into Green Spaces Shown to Reduce Depression

Turning vacant urban land into green spaces significantly reduces feelings of depression and improves overall mental health for the surrounding residents, according to a new study. The findings have implications for cities across the United States, where 15 percent of land is deemed “vacant” and often blighted or filled with trash and overgrown vegetation, according […]

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Psychology Around the Net: July 21, 2018

Whether you read this with your Saturday morning coffee or while winding down after a busy weekend, you definitely want to make some time to catch up on the latest in this week’s mental health news! This week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at the so-called “narcissism epidemic” of Western culture, whether or […]

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App, Brief Intervention May be Lifesaver for Suicidal Teens

The first few weeks after a hospital discharge are the most critical for teens who were admitted for suicidal thoughts. A new study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, reveals that participating in an intervention program followed by the use of a personalized app, called BRITE, can significantly reduce suicide attempts in teens after […]

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New Algorithm Can Predict Response to Antidepressants

Researchers have developed a statistical algorithm that identifies patients who may best respond to antidepressants — before they begin treatment. Investigators from McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, used data from a recently completed multi-site clinical trial called Establishing Moderators and Biosignatures of Antidepressant Response in Clinical Care (EMBARC). The paper by Christian […]

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