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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)

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Friends and family of suicide victims push to end stigma in Indiana

For the second time this school year, students at Cathedral High School are mourning the loss of a fellow student because of suicide. It comes during Suicide Prevention Week, when advocates and family members are working to spread awareness about depression and mental illness.

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Related Topix: Health, Indianapolis, IN

Malaysian National News Agency

Ethan Hawke Knew Robin Williams Was In Pain

Ethan Hawke has admitted he knew the late actor Robin Williams was in pain and praised his co-star and friend's "sensitive heart". Sept 13 -- Ethan Hawke knew Robin Williams was in pain.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Dead Poets Society, Celebrities, Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Suicide, Health

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Independent.ie

Majella's book tells of battle with depression and cancer

MAJELLA O'Donnell will tell of her struggles with marriage break-up, crippling depression and breast cancer in a "searingly moving" autobiography to be published next month. 'It's All In The Head: My Story' charts the tale of a music-loving child growing up in Tipperary with "dreams of a future full of hope and excitement".

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Related Topix: Health, Daniel o'donnell, Country

WIS-TV Columbia

Widow raises veteran suicide awareness after husband kills self in front of her

Nearly one in five suicides nationwide is a veteran, according to a recent study conducted by The Center for Public Integrity. "He held a gun up to his head and then he shot himself," she recalled.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Benning, US Army, Suicide, Chattahoochee County, GA, Fort Benning, GA, Health

HON

Sunny Skies Tied to Suicide Rates

In a study of more than 69,000 suicides spanning 40 years, Austrian researchers found two distinct correlations between sun-filled days and suicide rates. In the short term, sunny days were linked with an increase in suicide, but after two weeks of sunshine, the number of suicides dropped.

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Related Topix: Suicide, Health

PhysOrg Weblog

Drugs for depression linked with failure of dental implants

A team from McGill University has discovered that people who take the most common antidepressants are twice as likely to have dental implants fail as those who are not taking SSRIs. "Because antidepressants, which are widely used around the world, are reported to increase the risk of bone fracture and reduce bone formation , we were curious to see how they might affect dental implants," says Prof.

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Related Topix: Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Canada

York Press

Tristan Powell, aged 17, who took his own life last month after suffering depression

THE family of a York teenager who suffered from depression have urged young people to seek help with their feelings as soon as possible. Tristan Powell was 17 when he took his own life last month after struggling with depression, and his parents, Kevin and Pia-Mari, are determined to raise awareness of the illness while remembering their son at an event in York this weekend.

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Related Topix: Health, Suicide, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom

Examiner.com

Scott Disick suicide update: Refuses rehab after drug overdose hospitalization

Scott Disick won't go to rehab despite being hospitalized recently for an alleged suicide attempt by drug overdose. Disick's pregnant girlfriend, Kourtney Kardashian, desperately wants Disick to seek treatment for his longtime alcoholism, depression and drug problems, but Scott doesn't think rehab will help him.

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Related Topix: Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Reality TV, Entertainment, Television, Health, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Medicine, Anxiety

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Science Daily

Sunshine can act as '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

Examiner.com

Mariah Carey needs rehab for depression, alcoholism amid Nick Cannon split

Mariah Carey may be heading to rehab to treat her depression and alcohol dependency following her recent split from husband Nick Cannon. Sources said friends are worried because Carey been drinking alcohol to excess and is taking anti-depressants since splitting from Cannon a few months ago.

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Related Topix: Health, Dance, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Mariah Carey, Hip-Hop

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