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Depression Abounds

Depression is one of the most debilitating diseases to strike a human being. It's a confusing and painful disease that needs to be understood.


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2 hrs ago | PsychCentral

Helping Children Avoid Depression

Today's children are at a higher risk for depression than any previous generation. Almost one in 10 children will experience a major depressive episode by the time they are 14 years old, and almost one in five will experience a major depressive episode before graduating from high school.


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5 hrs ago | Trend Hunter Magazine

Struggling Suicide Photography - Fatalistic Tendency Chronicles a...

For his latest series, 'Fatalistic Tendency,' Tushikur Rahman explores the realm of his own depression and suicidal impulses. His images are violent, unsettling and confined, illustrating the hopeless, panicked feelings of an anxiety attack or a bout of insomnia.


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9 hrs ago | CNN

Can psychedelic drug treat depression?

Think of psychedelics and you'll likely think of bright colors, hallucinations, spirituality, and an overall "mystical" experience. For centuries these drugs have been used in social, religious and medicinal contexts by cultures across the globe.


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11 hrs ago | Oxford Mail

Health trust trying to learn lessons from mum's death

A SON has said his mother may still be alive today if mental health staff had been better at communicating. Jacqueline Gulliford, below, was treated at Headington's Warneford Hospital for depression but went missing in January, a week after she was discharged from their care.


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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Southland Times

Ex-All Black to speak on battle with depression

Sir John Kirwan, who fronts mental health organisation, will be hosted by the Otago Suicide Prevention Trust, to give a lunchtime talk at the Alexandra Bowling Club next Thursday. Knighted for his services to mental health and rugby in 2012, the former All Black winger and depression sufferer is actively involved in national awareness campaigns in New Zealand, to share his message about the importance of resilience and mental wellbeing.


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Medical Daily

Depression Blood Test Designed To Help Improve Treatment And Diagnosis

Depression is a mind-altering mental disorder that steals life away from the untreated and misdiagnosed - imagine if one blood test could change all of that through a screening process. Researchers from Northwestern University have developed the first blood test designed to detect clinical depression in adults, and published their groundbreaking findings in the journal Translational Psychiatry .


Related Topix: Health, Northwestern University, Family, Teenagers, Genetics, Medicine

The Leader

Town Hall meeting focuses on suicide awareness

The Northern Box Elder County Suicide Prevention Coalition sponsored the second annual town hall meeting to help people better understand mental illness. About 100 people were in attendance to learn about depression and anxiety from mental health professionals, as well as individuals who have faced these issues.


Related Topix: Box Elder County, UT, Health

Science Daily

Sport, physical activity help against depression

Depression is the most frequently diagnosed mental illness. In the western industrial nations, at least every tenth person suffers from depression once in the course of their life.


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Post and Courier

MUSC dentist recruiting patients with burning mouth syndrome for ongoing study

"Burning mouth syndrome is a painful, frustrating condition often described as a scalding sensation in the tongue, lips, palate, or throughout the mouth ... the exact cause of burning mouth syndrome cannot always be identified with certainty." A Japanese dentist conducting research on a condition called burning mouth syndrome at the Medical University of South Carolina is recruiting patients for a ongoing study.


Related Topix: University of South Carolina, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, Health

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

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.


Related Topix: Suicide, Health

Chicago Tribune

Blood test for depression devised at Northwestern

Eva Redei, Northwestern University professor and scientist, helped develop a blood test that will diagnose depression in adults. A group of Northwestern University professors and researchers have developed a blood test to diagnose depression in adults, the school revealed in a study set to be published today.


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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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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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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.


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.


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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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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Darien News-Review

The state Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services has launched a new website -- -- 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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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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