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Is Everything You Think You Know About Depression Wrong?

In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, because its implications were too inconvenient, and too explosive. American psychiatrists had produced a book that would lay out, in detail, all the symptoms of different mental illnesses, so they could be identified and treated in the same [...]

By | 2018-01-08T15:04:13+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: Depression|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

$100m Funding Boost for Mental Health Programs

Young Australians seeking help for depression and anxiety will get further assistance with an injection of more than $100 million into school mental health programs and a range of new Headspace centres. Key points: Major funding boost for kids mental health $75 million for new Headspace centres and student mental health programs More funds for [...]

Mission Australia Youth Survey Results

Mission Australia have released results from the 16th Youth Survey, in which 24,055 young people aged 15 to 19 took part. Young people identified mental health, alcohol and drugs and equity and discrimination as the most important issues in Australia today, with around one third of young people identifying mental health (33.7%) or alcohol and [...]

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

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

Mediterranean Diet Can Help in Fight Against Depression

The Mediterranean diet is well known for its physical health benefits and it is now being hailed as the latest weapon in tackling mental health problems. Key points: The diet improved the mood of about a third of participants Researchers say it highlights the need for better diet support for patients But they warn the [...]

By | 2017-07-10T15:29:44+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Sleep Important For Recovery In Comorbid Depression

BOSTON — Patients with comorbid depression and insomnia who sleep at least 7 hours nightly are more likely to benefit from cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI) and achieve depression remission, preliminary results from the Treatment of Insomnia and Depression (TRIAD) Study show. Sleeping 7 hours or more nightly before starting treatment increased the chances of [...]

By | 2017-07-03T16:48:38+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Depression, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

When Anxiety or Depression Masks a Medical Problem

It’s perfectly normal for someone to feel anxious or depressed after receiving a diagnosis of a serious illness. But what if the reverse occurs and symptoms of anxiety or depression masquerade as an as-yet undiagnosed physical disorder? Or what if someone’s physical symptoms stem from a psychological problem? How long might it take before the [...]

By | 2017-07-03T15:44:30+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments