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3 hrs ago | Examiner.com

First blood test for depression proven to work

Young women walk with cabbages on leashes at the street of Xiaozhai on May 15, 2014, in Xi'an, Shannxi Province of China. 'Walking' cabbages on leashes were allegedly doing so as a means to deal with loneliness and depression.

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4 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Are menopause and depression really connected?

As women enter the beginning of menopause , known as perimenopause, their risk for depression increases. Is this a coincidence or does it means that menopause is to blame for this condition? Research has shown that there are certain chemical changes that occur within the body at this stage of life that can trigger symptoms that range from mild mood swings to overwhelming and sometimes debilitating episodes of depression.

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Related Topix: Menopause, Medicine, Health

6 hrs ago | WHEC-TV Rochester

Roc City Interview: East House's Greg Soehner on substance abuse and depression

They are subjects that many don't like to talk about, but the deaths of celebrities like Robin Williams and Phillip Seymour Hoffman are bringing issues like substance abuse, depression and suicide out into the public spotlight. News10NBC's Lia Lando spoke with East House President Greg Soehner about those issues and about what we can do to help ourselves and those we may know who are suffering.

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Related Topix: Health, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Celebrities

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Stawell Times-News

Liptember in Stawell - Kiss away the blues

YOU probably didn't know it but suicide is the biggest single cause of death for Australian women aged 18 to 34. Team Sealed Lips from the Stawell Medical Centre, supporting Liptember Carol, Tina, Kerryn, Bec, Sarah; Jocelyn, Pam, Ummu, Gaby and Jess. Picture: KERRI KINGSTON.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Oceania, Health

Langley Times

Laughing in the face of depression

Sunee Dhaliwal is among the lineup of comedians gathered by Chief Sepass Theatre manager Kevin Statham, for LOL for Life. The comedy show, which takes place at the Fort Langley theatre on Friday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Health, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Non-Profit

Daily Herald

Health Department's suicide hotline is a life-saver

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week and the DuPage County Health Department would like to remind residents about the importance of suicide prevention and the services that are offered through the Health Department. Suicide is something that can affect anyone, from celebrities like the recent death of Robin Williams, to a member of your own community, including relatives and friends.

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Related Topix: Health

Darien News-Review

The state Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services has launched a new website -- www.TurningPointCT.org -- that was designed by and for young people as a resource for mental wellness. The statistics concerning suicide, depression, eating disorders, binge drinking, drug use, bullying and other mental-health issues are alarming, affecting children as young as those in elementary school, according to a news release from the department.

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Related Topix: Health, Norwalk, CT, Education Etc.

Examiner.com

Recognizing warning signs and symptoms of depression

It is common to feel sad or "blue" as we experience the normal ups and downs of life. However, if there is a feeling of emptiness and loss of hope that is taking toll in your life for a period exceeding two weeks, probably you are suffering from depression.

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Related Topix: Health

Patch.com

Kate's Blog

The recent suicide of the brilliant Robin Williams has once again put depression and addiction into the spotlight. After the similar loss of Phillip Seymour Hoffman, the public seems to be taking a harder look at depression and other forms of mental illness and the havoc that they can wreak.

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Related Topix: Blog News, Health

Medical News Today

Sunshine can act as a 'driver' for suicide

Long spells of sunshine - as proven by many scientific studies - can have a positive impact on the human mind and can have a helpful effect for people with depression . Things are very different at the start of a spell of nice weather, however.

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Related Topix: Health

The Michigan Daily Online

Michael Schramm: The oppression of poverty, part 2

It was fourth grade when my mom sat me on our living room couch to talk. I set my feet on the edge of our dilapidated coffee table as she said that we couldn't pay our "house bill" this month.

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Related Topix: Mortgage, Opinion

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Psychology Today

Treating The Ailing Doctor-Patient Relationship

The practice of medicine is probably almost as old as the human race. An important part of the Shaman's job was the diagnosis and treatment of the physical and mental symptoms afflicting sick members of the tribe.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Wall Street Journal

Fears Rise of Medication Misuse by the Elderly

Prescription-drug abuse and misuse by seniors doesn't get much attention. But with the senior population steadily growing, it's getting harder to ignore.

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Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, University of Pennsylvania, Geriatric Medicine, Medicine

Examiner.com

the Perks of Being a Wallflower is a thing of beauty

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a teen film which simply refuses to succumb to the forced sentiment, easy answers, and one-note characterizations so common to films of this particular ilk. Then again, perhaps placing it in the "teen film" category may very well lead some astray.

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Related Topix: The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Health

Korea Herald

1 in 8 Koreans had depression

One out of 8 South Korean adults said they have experienced depression at least once, but less than 10 percent of them received professional help, a survey released Sunday said. The findings by the Centers for Disease Control were derived from a nationwide poll of 3,840 households throughout 2012, focusing on adults aged 19 or older.

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Related Topix: Health, Asia, South Korea, World News, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mirror.co.uk

Trisha Goddard drugs confession: TV chat queen opens up about 4 year...

Chat queen: Trisha is used to discussing other people's problems, but she's opened up about her own TV chat queen Trisha Goddard has admitted just one puff on a joint would tip her back into the "big black hole" of her drug addiction misery, writes Olivia Buxton in the Sunday People . The TV presenter who made a career out of listening to people's problems was hooked on cannabis and ecstasy for four years as she battled her own troubles.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Marijuana

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Independent.ie

Heroes talk depression - teenagers do listen

A talk by a singer and a GAA star on their teen experiences with mental illness left my children utterly transfixed Life is not fair. An understatement? Yes, life can be terribly, cruelly, horrifically unfair.

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Related Topix: Health, Family, Teenagers, 2012, Opinion

The New Zealand Herald

Ways to help someone with depression

Depression is a serious illness. The recent deaths of high profile people such as Robin Williams and Charlotte Dawson have started conversations around this topic, but we still have a long way to go.

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Examiner.com

Contrave approved by FDA to fight obesity despite numerous health warnings

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Contrave to help manage chronic obesity in adults with a body mass index of more than 27, provided that they also suffer from weight-related health issues such as Tupe2 diabestes, high cholesterol and/or hypertension . Contrave is a combination of two FDA-approved drugs, naltrexone and bupropion, in an extended-release formulation.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration, Law, Medicine, Alcoholism, Health, Hypertension

PsychCentral

Low Serotonin Levels Don't Cause Depression

One of the leading myths that unfortunately still circulates about clinical depression is that it's caused by low serotonin levels in the brain . This is a myth because countless scientific studies have specifically examined this theory and have come back universally rejecting it.

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Related Topix: Health, Marketing, Medicine, Paxil, Paxil CR, Paroxetine (generic)

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