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Depression Not a Single Disease

A group of researchers say depression would be better treated if it was classified into 12 different disorders. There are calls for a major overhaul of the way depression is diagnosed and treated to better recognise its triggers. A group of international psychologists have challenged the classification of 'major depression' and argue it would be [...]

By | 2017-11-13T09:26:47+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Science & Research, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Twitter Posts May Reveal Onset of Depression

Here’s a phrase that psychiatrists will either love or hate: “State-space temporal analysis suggests that onset of depression may be detectable from Twitter data several months prior to diagnosis.” Indeed, a team of researchers from the University of Vermont, Stanford, and Harvard found that depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can often be detected by [...]

By | 2017-11-13T09:26:45+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Society & Culture, Technology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Tragic Truth: Why Regional Kids Are Taking Their Lives

Regional youth are unable to access needed mental health services despite higher rates of mental illness and suicide than their city cousins. A Griffith University study revealed 142 regional Queenslanders aged between 15 and 24 years killed themselves between 2011 and 2013. The study found in regional areas 18 people aged 15-24 died for every [...]

By | 2017-11-06T15:14:36+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Mental Illness, Society & Culture, Suicide|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Building Student Confidence and Self-Esteem

Online learning environments have been a game changer for Australian distance educators whose ‘classrooms’ cover thousands of square kilometres, but it’s more than just a case of being able to reach isolated areas. The technology is also allowing teachers to provide one-to-one support and immediate feedback to students who are struggling with issues such as [...]

Teenagers Engaging In ‘Digital Self-Harm’

In past decades, teenagers struggling to deal with their emotions might have coped by taking a razor blade to their forearm or extinguishing cigarettes on their skin. Today’s teens, products of the internet era, have found an additional outlet. Approximately 6% of adolescents between 12 and 17 years old engage in a practice known as [...]

Teens Test Magnetic Therapy for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Something changed and getting out of bed was no longer the "hardest thing in the world" for this teenager. The depression had hung heavy over Courtney, sapping her of motivation for years despite the medications and therapy. Then last year – aged 17 – she joined a world-first trial that is beaming magnetic fields onto the brains [...]

By | 2017-10-16T12:51:40+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Science & Research|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Seven Red Flag Signs Your Child Could Be Depressed

Ignoring your Whatsapp messages and six other red flag signs YOUR child could be depressed (and what to do about it) Around 800,000 five to 17-year-olds suffer mental health disorders in the UK, according to a recent report. IT'S easy to shrug off and blame on "those difficult teenage years". But, if your kid goes [...]

By | 2017-10-06T12:17:23+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Teen Moods: They Are Not About You

My 13-year-old daughter literally cringes when I touch her. Any attempt at showing affection to my once cuddly and affectionate daughter is now met with resistance. You know, the I’m-a-teen-and-I’m-way-too-old-for-this attitude that consumes our children sometime between the ages of 11 and 16. When I fall victim to this melancholy temperament, I’m quickly driven into [...]

By | 2017-09-29T14:11:26+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

6 Guiding Principles for A Successful Co-Parenting Partnership

Divorce was never supposed to happen to us or to our kids. It takes us off the path we envisioned for our families. Once we get through the initial shock and awe that follows the divorce, divorcees struggle to define the new family relationships, including the ones with our ex-spouses. We are also left to [...]

Alarming Long-Term Effect Of Teen Sleep Deprivation

Teaching kids sleep hygiene may be an easy way to reduce crime. People comparing current crime rates with those of past decades tend to agree that today’s numbers should be lower. And new research points to a relatively easy way to do that: Help teens get more sleep. Researchers found that teens who reported feeling drowsy in [...]

By | 2017-09-11T16:31:05+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: |0 Comments