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The dangers of the chemical imbalance theory of depression

A study at Harvard's McLean Hospital claims that using the language of chemical imbalances worsens patient outcomes. Though psychiatry has largely abandoned DSM categories, professor Joseph E Davis writes that the field continues to strive for a "brain-based diagnostic system."Chemical explanations of mental health appear to benefit pharmaceutical companies far more than patients. The pharmacological revolution began with tranquilizers. Miltown was the country's first "blockbuster" drug. Toute...
Tags: Psychology, Health, America, Neuroscience, Society, Mental Health, Depression, Harvard, Medical Research, Innovation, Davis, Fda, Freud, Derek, Ny Times, Twitter Facebook


Choosing to Make It Through Another Day

There are days when I don’t want to get out of bed or play with my kids or put on real clothes. My mind feels empty and real conversation feels far too hard. I wake from a daze and find myself giving the kids a bath or reading books or playing marbles and I wonder, “How did I get here?” There are days when I can’t sleep at night, where thoughts torment me, and I find myself huddled on the bathroom floor, weeping and wishing life didn’t have to be this way. Nights are filled with Zoom calls, and ...
Tags: Inspiration, Rest, Depression, Anxiety, Racism, Encouragement, Pandemic, Weary


Why are we fascinated by true crime stories?

True crime podcasts can get as many as 500,000 downloads per month. In the Top 100 Podcasts of 2020 list for Apple, several true crime podcasts ranked within the Top 20. Our fascination with true crime isn't just limited to podcasts, with Netflix documentaries like "Confessions of a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes" scoring high popularity with viewers. Several experts weigh in on our fascination with these stories with theories including fear-based adrenaline rushes and the inherent need to understa...
Tags: Psychology, Apple, Nbc News, US, Brain, Depression, Netflix, Innovation, Fear, Violence, Emotions, Mind, Grand Canyon, Curiosity, John Mayer, Rosenberg


Michelle Obama says she is suffering from 'low-grade depression'

Former first lady singles out pandemic, racial issues and unrest in the US and Trump presidency for her ‘dispiriting’ moodMichelle Obama has said she has been suffering from “low-grade depression”, prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, racial problems in the US and what she describes as the “hypocrisy” of the Trump administration.In the second edition of her podcast, which aired on Wednesday, the former first lady reflected on the change her family and others have had to deal with as a result of...
Tags: Obama, US, World news, US news, Mental Health, Depression, Michelle Obama, Trump, Coronavirus outbreak


UCLA Researchers Will Use Apple Gadgets in Study to Detect and Treat Depression

Identifying depression can be a tricky beast. However, UCLA researchers are collaborating with Apple in a three-year study to see if gadgets can help revolutionize how depression is detected and treated. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Health, Wearables, Science, Depression, Apple Watch, Ucla


Unhappy at work? How to find meaning and maintain your mental health

When most of your life is spent doing one thing, it matters if that thing is unfulfilling or if it makes you unhappy. According to research, most people are not thrilled with their jobs. However, there are ways to find purpose in your work and to reduce the negative impact that the daily grind has on your mental health."The evidence is that about 70 percent of people are not engaged in what they do all day long, and about 18 percent of people are repulsed," London Business School professor Dan C...
Tags: Psychology, Work, Happiness, Mental Health, Depression, Work-life balance, Innovation, Emotions, London Business School, Personal Growth, Citrin, Dan Cable, James Citrin


Lockdown having 'pernicious impact' on LGBT community's mental health

UCL and Sussex University study finds younger people confined with bigoted relatives the most depressed ‘I had to hide again’: LGBT community tells of despairCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus lockdown has provoked a mental health crisis among the LGBTQ community, with younger people confined with bigoted relatives the most depressed, researchers found.A study of LGBTQ people’s experience during the pandemic, by University College London (UCL) and Sussex ...
Tags: Health, Gender, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Sexuality, LGBT rights, Ucl, University College London UCL, Sussex University, Coronavirus outbreak


Feel Sad/Start Tearing Up Every time I Think about or See Something to Do with My Sister’s Boyfriend

About 1.5 years ago, my older sister was talking to our parents on the phone going somewhere and then said the person driving her was her boyfriend. This was the first time she had mentioned him to any of us and my initial reaction was running to my room and crying. At the time, I honestly didn’t even know why that reaction came out of me, and still, now I’m not completely sure. Especially since I was in my mid to late teens, I don’t know why I had such a childish reaction. On that day, my paren...
Tags: Psychology, Usa, General, College, Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Jealousy, Siblings, Abandonment, Teenager, Adolescence


Depression: Causes, Features and Treatment

Depression is a feeling that we get when something bad happens and we are unable to deal with it. Typically, people are prone to depression when something bad or what they perceive as bad occurs in their lives, such as the death of a loved one, financial trouble, work pressure, marital discord or the breaking up of a relationship. This type of depression tends to decrease over a period of time and... Source
Tags: Health, Depression, Psychiatry, Better You


My Boyfriend Has Problems Communicating with Me

My boyfriend and I have been together for two years. I’m an American and he is originally from Portugal, so English isn’t his first language. I met him a week after he came to America and we have been together ever since. I have always struggled with communicating with him, not so much because of a language barrier, but because I think he’s so passive or submissive in life, nothing is ever an issue to him. When we “fight” it’s always because of something that annoys me, and it’s never a discussi...
Tags: Usa, General, Relationships, America, Communication, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Dating, Portugal


Videogame to treat ADHD available by prescription

EndeavorRx is a first-person racing videogame designed to help children with ADHD and this summer, the FDA approved it as a "prescription treatment." Meanwhile, other researchers are developing videogames that can help lift depression and reduce anxiety by interrupting the feedback loops of negativity and fear. “It’s a well-known fact that so many mobile games use all sorts of psychological tricks to get people to give them money,” Harvard psychology postdoc Chelsey Wilks told IEEE Spectru...
Tags: Gaming, Post, News, Boston, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Harvard, Adhd, Fda, Videogames, University of California San Francisco, Akili Interactive Labs, Adam Gazzaley, Lancet Digital Health, Chelsey Wilks


Is Childhood Sexual Abuse Always Traumatic?

Hi, I’m wondering if it’s possible that a childhood trauma I experienced didn’t actually traumatize me. Here are some details for context: I was 7 and in an art program with my best friend and another girl (age 14ish). This older girl was nice to me; she played games and helped with art projects. As nice as she seemed, I think I was uncomfortable around her. One day when it was just me and her in the room, the other girl made me sit on her lap and touched me inappropriately. It didn’t last very ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Sex, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Borderline, Self-esteem, Personality, Parenting & Children, Abuse, Trauma, Childhood Trauma, Child Sex Abuse, American Psychological Association


How Do I Ask My Parents for Help?

From a young man in Poland: I was university student but since quarantine started I couldn’t force myself to work and I dropped out university. I had no reason, I was just sad and I felt it’s going nowhere. I didn’t tell my parents because I felt that maybe I’ll be able to fix everything and I didn’t want to worry them, also they have their own problems. But now it’s near to end of academic year and I can’t hide it anymore. I don’t want to disappoint them but I had to. They think I’m good child ...
Tags: School, General, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Parenting & Children, Poland


Mental Health Issues

I’m very sorry if this is all out of place, I’m not sure how to state it. Firstly, I’ve never visited a therapist and i think I should but I’m too scared to ask for one. So, it all started 2 years ago when I was having issues with school, I am already diagnosed with anxiety by a professional so I struggle a lot with social situations and can be very awkward, this causes me to not have many friends. I moved school at the start of 2020 and have many friends I suppose. But I have trust issues due t...
Tags: School, Suicide, Depression, Irritability, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Anger, Teenager, Adolescence, Emotional Numbness


Divorced Dad Worried about His Daughter

From an adult in the U.S.:  My daughter is twelve, turning thirteen in a few weeks. She is diagnosed with severe depression and ASD. My daughter has had increasing levels of anxiety culminating into suicidal ideations over the last year. Her mother moved her to her grandmother’s house four years ago, and ever since then she has been able to come out to California to visit. After the increases in self harm behavior I began a custody case to have my daughter move here for the majority of the year....
Tags: General, Parenting, California, Relationships, Divorce, Depression, Therapy, Parenting & Children, Self Harm, Autism, Teen Depression, Teenager, Alex, Adolescence, Campbell, Suicidality


Understanding the Reason Behind Staying in Abusive Relationship

Prior to getting involved with my current boyfriend of four years, we were the best of friends for almost six years. He treated me with the utmost respect and was kind and genuine. However, since becoming sexually involved and entering a romantic relationship, things have taken a turn for the worst. He does not respect me anymore and is in fact physically abusive. I’m a smart woman with a college degree. I know what he does is wrong. I know our relationship is toxic and should end immediately. Y...
Tags: Family, Usa, General, Bullying, Relationships, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Personality, Abuse, Domestic Violence, Domestic Abuse, Abusive Relationship, Toby Goldsmith


Want to Help Girlfriend with Her Depression

My girlfriend suffers from anxiety and depression. When I ask how she’s been feeling she will say she’s been sad but doesn’t know why or what triggered it. I don’t know how to respond to that so I just say yeah and then it’s silent. I want to help her, but I don’t know how to get her to talk about it. She helps me with my problems and I want to help her. It’s good that you want to help and support your girlfriend, but it’s important to remember only trained mental health professionals should be ...
Tags: Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Dating, National Alliance


I Think I’m that Toxic Friend

Most of my life I’ve been unhappy. I am struggling to see what’s good in my life and I am focusing too much on whats bad and I think I’m turning into one of those grumpy persons nobody likes. Before I get on what’s bothering me, I’m gonna share some informations to give you the context. I didn’t have the most idealistic childhood, my family were (still is) really poor, and I never had what other kids were having, no toys, no school trips, no nice clothes which made me feel like I am less worth w...
Tags: Psychology, Friendship, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Perspective, Toxic People, Abraham Maslow, Frankl, Viktor Frankl


Therapists and teachers warn of looming mental health crisis

Many people avoided seeking care during the pandemic, but experts warn of an ‘explosion’ in referrals in the autumn Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage“Talking therapies” services run by the NHS will be overwhelmed in the autumn when almost 500,000 people who did not get treated during the lockdown finally seek help, according to a major therapy provider. The warning comes as teachers predict a wellbeing crisis among children when schools return full-time in September.An...
Tags: Health, England, Science, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Ieso Digital Health, Coronavirus outbreak


I Developed Feelings for My Friend with Benefits

We dated for a month or so in Jan. but cut it off when we realized neither of us wants a relationship Took a week apart and got back as friends with benefits. It’s been 4-5 months and we hooked up twice We both know we still had feelings for each other but agreed to keep it as FWB because she does not want a relationship I developed stronger feelings as time went on and she just told me today she lost feelings for me a few weeks ago I was so hurt and I felt betrayed and as she lied to me, gaslig...
Tags: General, Sex, Relationships, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, FWB


I Can’t Relate to People and I Lie for Attention

I feel alone and isolate myself more because of anxiety and depression. I have no close friends. The ones I have either left me because I compulsively lie to get attention or sympathy or I don’t know how to open up or get close enough to people to make friends. I have a constant fear of not being good enough and feeling worthless. I don’t know what it is that I’m doing with my life if I’m on the right path. I take everything that people say as an attack and get angry and lash out because of this...
Tags: Family, Usa, General, Relationships, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Lying, Self-esteem, Personality, Medina, Attention Seeking, CBT, Johnna Medina


What is counterfactual thinking?

There are two types of counterfactual thinking: upward and downward.Both upward and downward counterfactual thinking can be positive impacts on your current outlook - however, upward counterfactual thinking has been linked with depression. While counterfactual thinking is a very normal and natural process, experts suggest the best course is to focus on the present and future and allow counterfactual thinking to act as a motivator when possible."To some extent, your life can be thought of as the ...
Tags: Psychology, Identity, Life, Relationships, Happiness, Mindfulness, Depression, David, Innovation, Emotions, Exploration, Curiosity, Self, Personal Growth, Goal-setting, State University of New York


LGBTQ+ community sees spike in first-time depression in wake of coronavirus​

Anxiety and depression rates are spiking in the LGBTQ+ community, and especially in individuals who hadn't struggled with those issues in the past. Overall, depression increased by an average PHQ-9 score of 1.21 and anxiety increased by an average GAD-7 score of 3.11. The researchers recommended that health care providers check in with LGBTQ+ patients about stress and screen for mood and anxiety disorders—even among those with no prior history of anxiety or depression. In the midst of the COVID...
Tags: Lgbt, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Innovation, Human Rights Campaign, Hanneman, Flentje, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Annesa Flentje, JGIM, Tari Hanneman


Am I Really as Crazy as My Parents Make Me Feel?

From a teen in Wales:  My parents have always blamed me for my issues. I was abused by my father and his girlfriend from the age of 8-12. My mother’s boyfriend and his sons abused me when I was 8-10. I developed serious anger issues and had to have multiple different counsellors when I was 10. I was always called a psychopath by my parents and told I felt no remorse. I was an outcast and my mother and father would always blame me for my issues, nothing I did was ever their fault. When I got olde...
Tags: General, Wales, Depression, Therapy, Teen Issues, Parenting & Children, Abuse, Trauma, Don


Suicide in modern society : Is suicide a selfish act or a last call for help?

It’s often difficult to imagine what led a friend, family member, or a celebrity to commit suicide. There may have been no clear warning signs, and you may wonder what clues you might have missed. Often, many factors combine to lead a person to the decision of taking their own life. It’s often an act made during a storm of strong emotions and life stresses rather than after a careful consideration. Source
Tags: Health, Suicide, Depression, Psychiatry


I Feel So So Scared When I See Another Depressed Person

I have been depressed for around 4 years now i tried killing myself multiple times but failed the only thing stopping me now for committing suicide is the lack of an effective method i sleep all day i never meet other people i dont feel like this life is real at all nothing feels real i just feel nothing everyday is the same i am severely depressed to a bad extent but recently i have a strange problem , whenever i see a sad person like a family member or anyone talk about anything suicide or dea...
Tags: Suicide, Empathy, Depression, Therapy, Denial, Frankl, Viktor Frankl, Highly Sensitive Person, Kevin Hines, Dani Fernandez, HBO Max


Childhood sleeping problems may signal mental disorders later in life

We spend 40 percent of our childhoods asleep, a time for cognitive growth and development. A recent study found an association between irregular sleep patterns in childhood and either psychotic experiences or borderline personality disorder during teenage years. The researchers hope their findings can help identify at-risk youth to improve early intervention. Sleep is a critical activity in our mental and physical health. Sufficient sleep is necessary for learning, productivity, and emotional r...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Parenting, Sleep, Children, Youth, Depression, Innovation, Emotions, Birmingham, Personal Growth, JAMA Psychiatry, Avon England, University of Birmingham s School of Psychology, Steven Marwaha, Morales Muñoz


Can Delusions Be Felt as Physical Pain?

the U.S.: Is it possible for a person with persecutory delusional disorder to feel actual physical pain that they believe is being inflicted upon them by a distantly located source?  This would consist of burning sensations, poking, and (electrical) shocks, all of which they are experiencing (wincing and trying to shake off the pain when they occur, and being extremely sleep-deprived), not to mention, this supposed source is also “spying” on their every move. Thank you very much, Family trying h...
Tags: Family, General, Sleep, Depression, Medical issues, Medication related questions, Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Delusional Disorder, Delusions, Dementia, Neurological Disorder, Chronic Pain, Sleep Deprivation


Why Does My Mom Behave So Irrationally?

From a young woman in the U.S.:  When my mother has had issues with someone in the past, even if it was almost a decade ago, she’ll state that they have issues and everyone else is just acting like everything is okay when it’s not. She’ll also states things like them being secretly jealous of her and discount that person’s looks in favor of her own. Also, she comes from a heavy Christian background, but when she tends to rant about these things she tends to get very explicit in her verbiage. The...
Tags: Family, General, Relationships, Depression, Therapy, Irrational Behavior, Don, Sally, Pessimism


5 Ways to Help Deal with Depression

Depression is something that millions of peoples are dealing with on an everyday basis. With the change of times, people are putting more of an emphasis on treatment and getting help. When growing up in the late-80s to early 90s this was something no one talked about. As I’ve looked back to my younger years, depression is something that was experienced by myself as a pre-teen. Unfortunately, a knee injury prevented me from playing sports anymore and it was heartbreaking. Seeing all your friend...
Tags: Health, Mental Health, Depression, Jazz