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New Postpartum Drug Offers a Wholly Different Approach to Treating Depression

New mothers suffering from postpartum depression finally have a treatment approved specifically for them. It’s the second drug this month approved by the Food and Drug Administration to address depression in a dramatically different way. But the treatment won’t come without serious restrictions on its use, nor will it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Mental Health, Depression, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Postpartum Depression

New Postpartum Drug Is the Second Wholly Different Depression Treatment to be Approved This Month

New mothers suffering from postpartum depression finally have a treatment approved specifically for them. It’s the second drug this month approved by the Food and Drug Administration to address depression in a dramatically different way. But the treatment won’t come without serious restrictions on its use, nor will it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Mental Health, Depression, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Postpartum Depression

'Stop child deaths': medical bodies urge crisis response to wave of Indigenous suicide

Medical organisations want urgent action after four Indigenous suicides in Queensland last week and release of WA reportThree of the country’s most powerful medical organisations are pleading with the federal government to take urgent action to stop the “unspeakable tragedy” of Indigenous youth suicide, following another four Indigenous people taking their own lives in Queensland last week, and in the wake of a major report into child suicides in Western Australia.The Royal Australasian College ...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Mental Health, Queensland, Indigenous Australians, Western Australia, Royal Australasian College of Physicians RACP, New Zealand College

How to Survive the 2020 Presidential Campaign Without Losing Your Mind 

From the makers of Campaign Season 2016, get ready for the not-that-new-and-definitely not improved Campaign Season 2020! This bad boy’s got all the things you hated about the last season, juiced up with even more features scientifically designed to drive you mad, from bad-faith arguments to anti-intellectualism. Plus…Read more...
Tags: Politics, News, Media, Mental Health, Lifehacks, Notifications, Screen Time, Alerts, Election 2020

How Diet & Exercise Can Help Prevent Mental Health Issues and More

While struggling with mental health issues or trying to avoid substance abuse, your emotions are like a roller coaster and they can vary from time to time. This rhythm, when not well handled, can make your situation worse. For people with drug or alcohol addictions, there is a high likelihood of developing mental health issues too. You can control this by managing what you eat and how you work out. Below are ways on how to use your diet and exercise to prevent substance abuse or mental hea...
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Scientists grow 'mini-brain on the move' that can contract muscle

Cambridge researchers grew ‘organoid’ that spontaneously connected to spinal cordScientists have grown a miniature brain in a dish with a spinal cord and muscles attached, an advance that promises to accelerate the study of conditions such as motor neurone disease.The lentil-sized grey blob of human brain cells were seen to spontaneously send out tendril-like connections to link up with the spinal cord and muscle tissue, which was taken from a mouse. The muscles were then seen to visibly contrac...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Neuroscience, Society, Mental Health, Genetics, Schizophrenia, Medical Research, Stem Cells, Cambridge, Epilepsy, University of Cambridge, Motor Neurone Disease

Give Yourself the Gift of Time This Week

One of the greatest pleasures of my new-ish morning routine is that I start many of my days by doing nothing. I lay around for a bit, before getting ready and then sitting with a cup of coffee for a few minutes. Read more...
Tags: Time, Mental Health, Lifehacks, Relax, Priorities, Free Time, Gift of Time This Week

Biglaw Firm Takes Big Steps To Focus On Attorney Mental Health And Wellness

The firm wants to help attorneys and staff create 'lives of meaning and fulfillment.'
Tags: Law, Mental Health, Biglaw, Health & Wellness, Morgan Lewis, ML Well, Focus On Attorney Mental Health And Wellness

First Study To Explore What It’s Like To Live With Avoidant Personality Disorder: “Safe When Alone, Yet Lost In Their Aloneness”

By Christian Jarrett. The findings could prove useful for therapists working with clients diagnosed with avoidant personality disorder.
Tags: Psychology, Mental Health, Therapy, Qualitative, Christian Jarrett

Nutritional psychiatry: can you eat yourself happier?

‘What we stick in our mouths matters to our mental health,’ says a leading light in this new field. So what should we be eating?Felice Jacka’s work showing that junk food shrinks the brain was motivated by personal experience. Growing up in Melbourne, Australia, Jacka struggled with anxiety and panic disorders; by the time she enrolled at art school, she was accustomed to regular bouts of depression, too, leaving her “devoid of happy feelings and unable to experience pleasure”.But in her late 20...
Tags: Health, Food, Society, Mental Health, Jacka, Melbourne Australia Jacka

Social media addiction should be seen as a disease, MPs say

Report suggests sites such as Facebook and Instagram could be harming mental healthSocial media addiction should be considered a disease, MPs have said, in a sign of the pressures facing technology companies and the growing concern over the impact social networks are having on users’ mental health.The politicians called for further research on the effects of social media but said a report suggested there was good reason to believe sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – which are constan...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Social Media, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Digital Media, Young People, Facebook Instagram

Narcissist…the evil other

The below is a response to this article and others like it: How Narcissists Play the Victim and Twist the Story All I ever see in these articles about the evil narcissists are massive amounts of projection and an incapacity to actually look at oneself. Meaning the author is not looking at themselves or so-called […]
Tags: Health, Mental Health, Narcissism, Infertility, Narcissist

On Prophetic Wisdom and Speaking to Children in Times of Distress

By Rania Awaad, M.D. A remarkable trademark of the Prophet Muhammad, may peace be upon him, was that he spoke to children at their age-appropriate levels. To draw inspiration from the Prophetic wisdom on how to speak to young people, particularly in times of distress, one need only reference the Prophet’s gentle interaction with his young companion, Abu ‘Umayr, upon recognizing the child’s grief about the death of his pet. Perhaps the most striking lessons we learn from this interaction was that...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Life, Relationships, Stanford, Religion, Mental Health, Terrorism, Prophet, Stanford University, San Francisco Bay Area, Muhammad, Berkeley CA, Damascus Syria, Stanford University School of Medicine, Shafi

Does Calling Depression an Illness Worsen Stigma?

I plead guilty to expounding on the biochemical vulnerabilities and abnormalities in neural wiring of depression to make the case that it is a legitimate illness alongside lupus, breast cancer, or psoriatic arthritis. I thought I was doing a good thing by quoting experts like Peter Kramer, M.D, who believes that because depression can be associated with the loss of volume in parts of the brain, it is the “most devastating disease known to mankind.” My intention, like so many other mental health ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Research, Mental Health, Self-help, Depression, Treatment, Psychiatry, Mental Illness, Stereotypes, Stigma, Joe, Mental Health And Wellness, Brain And Behavior, Mood Disorder, Hahn

Speed kills…

by Paul Woodward: Social media has fueled a contagious desire for being heard and seen, creating a rush onto a public stage where presence takes on more importance than performance. ...
Tags: Health, Social Media, Blogging, Mental Health, Infertility, Paul Woodward

Nicci Gerrard: ‘Dementia is more scary when you try not to think about it’

The Observer journalist on her father’s dementia, caring for campaigners, and facing her fears in her new book• Read an extract from What Dementia Teaches Us About LoveNicci Gerrard is a journalist and campaigner, who writes bestselling novels with her husband under the name Nicci French. She won the 2016 Orwell prize for exposing Britain’s social evils, for her reporting on the care of dementia patients in the UK.What compelled you to write this book?I didn’t want to write a memoir about my fat...
Tags: Health, Books, UK, Society, Mental Health, Culture, Britain, Dementia, Autobiography and memoir, John, Orwell, Nicci Gerrard, John Gerrard, Nicci, Mind And Body Books, LoveNicci Gerrard

There Are Sex Differences In The Trajectory Of Depression Symptoms Through Adolescence, With Implications For Treatment And Prevention

By Matthew Warren. The study provides the most detailed study yet of the trajectory of depression symptoms through adolescence.
Tags: Psychology, Gender, Sex, Mental Health, Developmental, Matthew Warren

Teens and Young Adults Are More Depressed Now Than in the Mid-2000s

Teens and young adults are in the midst of a unique mental health crisis, suggests a new study out Thursday. It found that rates of depressive episodes and serious psychological distress have dramatically risen among these age groups in recent years, while hardly budging or even declining for older age groups.Read more...
Tags: Science, Teens, Smartphones, Mental Health, Depression

6 Ways Social Media Negatively Affects Mental Health

You're reading 6 Ways Social Media Negatively Affects Mental Health, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. When was the last time you were with family or friends and didn’t check your Facebook or Instagram feed? When you’re at a nice restaurant, do you pay more attention on clicking a picture of the food than eating it? When you upload photos, do you feel stressed if you don’t get a s...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Featured, Relationships, Social Media, Communication, Mental Health, Addiction, Portsmouth, Annie, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Wellbeing, Social Media Tips, Social Media Detox, Annie Button

‘I could be myself, not a patient’: the Norwegian hospital offering respite in a woodland cabin

Patients at Oslo University hospital can escape the gruelling reality of medical treatment at a custom-built woodland retreatIt’s a cold snowy winter’s day in Norway, but the Skogen Tangeraas family sitting around a bonfire in some woodland don’t seem to care. They’re too busy drinking hot chocolate and cooking sausages. Their dog is splashing around in the stream. The three daughters – aged 7, 10 and 12 – alternate between chopping wood, archery and popping into a nearby cabin to practise gyota...
Tags: Health, Europe, Children, Cancer, Society, World news, Mental Health, Hospitals, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Society Professionals, Norway, Albertine, Oslo University, Maren Østvold Lindheim

Report: Amazon Warehouses Called 911 for Mental Health Crises At Least 189 Times in Five Years

E-commerce giant Amazon has long been reported to be an unpleasant place to hold down a job. Article after article has relayed claims of an ultra-competitive workplace culture, employees being treated like soulless robots, sweatshop-esque performance requirements, and long hours of monotonous work. That includes …Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Labor, Suicide, Mental Health, Jeff Bezos, E Commerce, Amazon Warehouses, Least 189 Times

The Personality Type Linked To Poor Mental Health

This personality type affects around one in six people in the US. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, US, Mental Health, Personality, Jeremy Dean, Poor Mental Health

Researchers say humor is a powerful tool against depression

A new study examined 55 individuals recovering from major depression to see how well humor worked as a coping mechanism against stress.Individuals at risk for depression often fall into depressive episodes because of faulty coping mechanisms. Research indicates that humor works as a powerful defense against depression. None In 1894, Mark Twain had good reason to feel depressed. He owed $100,000 due to some poor investments, the equivalent of about $2.9 million today. To get out from under this d...
Tags: Psychology, Mental Health, Depression, Innovation, Emotions, Mark Twain, Twain, Anna Braniecka, Braniecka

Grenfell children ‘didn’t know where to turn’, says damning report

Equality Commission finds local and national government failed children affected by the disaster, offering disjointed or no supportChildren affected by the Grenfell Tower fire “slipped through the cracks” in the aftermath of the tragedy, Britain’s equality body warns this week in a damning report that criticises local and national government.In a hard-hitting assessment of how the state responded to the disaster, the Equality and Human Rights Commission highlights a lack of co-ordination among s...
Tags: London, Children, Mental Health, Britain, Local Government, Inequality, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Equality And Human Rights Commission, Grenfell, Equality Commission, Grenfell Tower, Grenfell Tower fire, Grenfell tower inquiry

“Trip of Compassion” — The Most Compelling Movie I’ve Seen In The Last Year

“I felt like I went through 15 years of psychological therapy in one night.”  — Actual patient featured in “Trip of Compassion” This post is about the most compelling movie I’ve seen in the last year. I first watched “Trip of Compassion” about six months ago, when I was sent a link to a private […]
Tags: Maps, Science, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Ptsd, Trauma, Mdma, Psychedelics, Practical Philosophy,, Trip Of Compassion

Mental Health and Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is defined as abnormally excessive sweating unrelated to heat or exercise. If you have this condition you might find yourself sweating so much that it soaks through your clothes or drips off your hands. Hands, feet, underarms and the face are areas that are typically affected, and the sweating usually occurs on both sides of the body. The most common form of hyperhidrosis is known as primary focal (essential) hyperhidrosis. The nerves responsible for signaling sweat glands be...
Tags: Psychology, Mental Health, Dehydration, Sweat, Mental Health And Wellness, Glaser, Sweating, Hyperhidrosis, International Hyperhidrosis Society, Dee Anna Glaser

A New Study Has Investigated Who Watched The ISIS Beheading Videos, Why, And What Effect It Had On Them

By Emma Young. The work raises some important questions, not least: how should news programmes handle coverage of such horrific events?
Tags: Psychology, Isis, Media, Mental Health, Terrorism, Emma Young

Freud is renowned, but his ideas are ill-substantiated

Sigmund Freud stands alongside Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein as one of history's best-known scientists.Despite his claim of creating a new science, Freud's psychoanalysis is unfalsifiable and based on scant empirical evidence.Studies continue to show that Freud's ideas are unfounded, and Freud has come under scrutiny for fabricating his most famous case studies. None Few thinkers are as celebrated as Sigmund Freud, a figure as well-known as Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein. Neurologist an...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Science, Sex, Memory, Bbc, Mental Health, Brain, Vienna, Innovation, Consciousness, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Darwin, Ati

Call for aged care homes to have regular screening for depression

Co-author of study finding 140 suicides from 2000 to 2013 says transition programs needed for new nursing home residentsAn aged care expert is calling for nursing homes to introduce special programs to help new residents settle in as well as regular screenings for depression.A study released last year by Monash University researcher Briony Murphy and Professor Joseph Ibrahim uncovered 140 nursing home suicides in Australia between 2000 and 2013. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Mental Health, Depression, Monash University, Aged Care, Royal commission into aged care quality and safety, Briony Murphy, Joseph Ibrahim

FDA approves esketamine nasal spray, the first new major depression drug in more than 30 years

In one of the most significant milestones for depression treatment in decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it has approved a new drug with esketamine, a derivative of ketamine. Made by Johnson & Johnson under the brand name Spravato, the drug is meant to be taken as a nasal spray in conjunction with an oral antidepressant and is targeted to patients who have not responded to other treatments. Spravato is the first major new depression treatment to be approved by...
Tags: Health, TC, Medical, Tech, Mental Health, Depression, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, U S Food and Drug Administration, Johnson Johnson, Esketamine, Spravato