Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Effects of Exercise on Depression

From CNN: Exercise may help in reducing depression. Click here for a video on the benefits of exercise for people struggling with depression, including one man's...

The Virtues of Boredom

From The Atlantic: Like loneliness, boredom is an emotion that almost everyone feels, but almost no one talks about. Boredom may be useful in revealing...

A Suicide Therapist’s Secret Past

In this piece for The New York Times, suicidologist and psychotherapist Stacey Freedenthal tells her story of having struggled with suicidality and discusses the importance...

Music Therapy Interventions Reduce Depression Symptoms in Dementia

Therapists can use music to meet the emotional and social needs of individuals with dementia.

We Need Ecstasy and Cocaine in Place of Prozac and Xanax

From Aeon: While psychiatric drugs are often ineffective and can have serious side effects, there are many psychedelics and other illicit substances that have proven...

The Truth About Long-Term Antidepressant Use

From The Guardian: As antidepressant prescriptions rise and have doubled in the past decade, mental health experts are becoming increasingly concerned about adverse effects and...

Food Insecurity Linked to Mental Health Globally

Global analysis of 149 countries finds food insecurity is associated with poorer mental health.

Researchers Search for Subgroups Where Antidepressants Are More Effective

The researchers theorized that this increased effectiveness was due not to “antidepressant” properties, but rather to the drug’s side effects, which include insomnia, drowsiness, and nausea.

Brain Stimulation Research Lacking in Reproducibility and Scientific Integrity

Questionable research practices and poor reproducibility in electrical brain stimulation (EBS) studies.

Gut Feelings on Parkinson’s and Depression

From Cerebrum: Modulating the gut microbiota may be an effective strategy to treat both Parkinson's disease and depression. Article →­

Minimal Exercise Protects Against Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults

Study of older adults shows those who consistently exercised as little as 15 minutes, 3 times/week are less likely to develop depressive symptoms.

Why Social Media can Never Fill the Void in our Depressing Lives

From VICE: According to Marcus Gilroy-Ware, author of Filling the Void: Emotion, Capitalism & Social Media, society's widespread use of social media stems from and is exploited...

Staggering Levels of Health Spending in U.S.

From the Center for Health Journalism: In 2015, the U.S. spent a staggering $3.2 trillion on health care. This budget is often spent ineffectively; our spending...

Childhood Adversity May Increase Risk of Suicide

Swedish study suggests experiencing adversity in childhood is linked to dying by suicide as an adolescent or young adult.

New Review Highlights Dangers of Electroconvulsive Therapy

Data shows that over a third of users experience permanent memory loss and that approximately half report not receiving adequate information about the risks from their doctors.

Friends, Family Waiting for Man’s Depression to Subside

From The Onion: "Fearing that in his current state he was too fragile to withstand the harsh criticism they wished to level at him, friends...

Nonprofit Matches Dogs With People in Need of Support

In this piece for MinnPost, Andy Steiner recounts the story of Carrie Gallagher, a young girl who struggled with the crippling trauma of being sexually...

Does Depression run in Families?

From U.S. News: A variety of research shows that children of parents diagnosed with depression are more likely to experience depression themselves. However, it is...

Providing Trauma Informed Brief Counseling to College Students

Recommendations on how to provide trauma-informed, short-term counseling to college students who have experienced sexual assault and interpersonal violence.

Could ‘Treatment Resistance’ be an Effect of Antidepressants?

Previously taking antidepressants could make individuals less likely to respond to treatment for bipolar II depression.

Researchers Question Link Between Genetics and Depression

A new study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, found no link between genetics and the occurrence of depressive symptoms.

The Original Natural Remedy for Burnout: Nature

From Science of Us: Studies show that spending time in nature has a number of positive effects on mental health, including decreased rumination, reduced depression...

New Findings Suggest Masculinity is a Risk Factor for Suicidal Thinking

Men who report being self-reliant may be at greater risk of suicidal thinking.

How Long Should you Stay on Antidepressants?

From The Guardian: Antidepressants may be addictive; many people experience withdrawal symptoms after stopping them. Some psychiatrists suggest that long-term usage may be harmful and...

Added Evidence for Yoga for Major Depression

Randomized controlled trial finds yoga intervention reduces depression severity.

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