Category «Depression»

A New Way To Understand And Treat Depression

Psychologists Think They Found the Purpose of Depression Photo: Julia Davila-Lampe/Getty Images Depression is pervasive: In 2015, about 16 million — or 6.7 percent of — American adults had a major depressive episode in the past year. Major depression takes the most years off of American lives and accounts for the most years lived with …

Screen all new mothers for depression after giving birth, says watchdog

Doctors should screen all mothers  for depression and anxiety in the weeks after giving birth, according to the NHS advisory body. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence said staff are too often confusing symptoms of mental health disorders, such as sleep disruption and changes to appetite, with “what is considered normal” in postnatal …

Women-Men and the Way We Write About Depression

A woman is standing in her kitchen, making a pot of coffee, spooning out the pungent overpriced ground beans from their snappy little aluminum bag into a paper filter, trying to remember what number tablespoon she was on—four? six? three?—before the dark thoughts began tumbling in, doing their wild and wily gymnastics: You shouldn’t, you …

Moms secretly treating postpartum depression with marijuana

Highlights 28 states allow medical marijuana for a number of conditions including postpartum depression 1 in 7 women battle postpartum depression Newly filed SB 269 looks to cover more debilitating medical conditions under the law including post-traumatic stress disorder AUSTIN (KXAN) — Her long brown hair hangs over her face, her big brown eyes full of wonder, …

TV stars share how they dealt with depression with Noida college students

(L-R)Guncha Dwivedi, Jaswinder Singh and Rahul Chaudhary (BCCL/ Lokesh Kashyap) The students at JIMS Engineering Management Technical Campus, Greater Noida, were quite excited as the lead actors of TV show Karmbhoomi recently visited the campus. The occasion was the launch of a campaign about depression by the show’s makers. Titled ‘How I Won Depression’, the …

A psychedelics expert says magic mushrooms will be approved for depression by 2027 — here’s why

  Shutterstock Ask a healthy person who’s tripped on psychedelics what it felt like, and they’ll probably tell you they saw sounds. The crash-bang of a dropped box took on an aggressive, dark shape. Or they might say they heard colors. A bright green light seemed to emit a piercing, high-pitched screech. In actuality, this …

California: Trump Accused of Inflicting Stress, Depression, and Anxiety on Young Illegal Immigrants

“Advocates, educators, and mental health providers” are stating that President-elect Donald Trump is triggering mental health problems for young people in California. They say Californian youth are distressed by Trump’s policies concerning illegal immigration, and that they feel aimed at by “hate crimes” ascribed — rightly or wrongly — to Trump’s backers. “Around the country, children …

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