depression

People, heal thyselves: Nigeria's new mental illness approach

People, heal thyselves: Nigeria's new mental illness approach

With 200m people but only 150 psychologists, Nigeria needed a new idea. So Victor Ugo started somethingIt was a most unusual consultation. Dr Ayo Ajeigbe received the patient at his private practice
I've Lived With Depression For Much of My Life, but You Would Never Know by Looking at Me

I've Lived With Depression For Much of My Life, but You Would Never Know by Looking at Me

As someone who has lived with depression since adolescence, I've often felt misunderstood. Some people seem to believe that depression is something you can easily turn off, while others assume those
Stories About My Brother

Stories About My Brother

When my brother died, I was too shattered to write his obituary. There is little record of his 29 years of life; it simply vanished. When I type “Yush Gupta,” Google autofills “Yush Gupta death,” a
Stories About My Brother

Stories About My Brother

When my brother died, I was too shattered to write his obituary. There is little record of his 29 years of life; it simply vanished. When I type “Yush Gupta,” Google autofills “Yush Gupta death,” a
Air Pollution May Impact Kids’ Mental Health

Air Pollution May Impact Kids’ Mental Health

Emerging research suggests air pollution may be linked to a variety of mental health issues in children. Three new studies by scientists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, in
Stories About My Brother

Stories About My Brother

When my brother died, I was too shattered to write his obituary. There is little record of his 29 years of life; it simply vanished. When I type “Yush Gupta,” Google autofills “Yush Gupta death,” a
Why Protecting Your Kid's Down Time Is So Important

Why Protecting Your Kid's Down Time Is So Important

We know that kids are over-scheduled and over-worked. We know they have less down time, less time to be bored and less time to play than we did as kids. But what we may not have realized is that all
Stories About My Brother

Stories About My Brother

When my brother died, I was too shattered to write his obituary. There is little record of his 29 years of life; it simply vanished. When I type “Yush Gupta,” Google autofills “Yush Gupta death,” a

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AI May Help Predict Who Responds to Antidepressants

AI May Help Predict Who Responds to Antidepressants

Artificial intelligence (AI) has identified specific brain activity patterns in depressed individuals who are less responsive to certain antidepressants, according to two new studies led by
Low-Level Contact With the Law More Harmful Than Thought

Low-Level Contact With the Law More Harmful Than Thought

New research shows that being convicted of a crime may lead to a significant decline in one’s physical health, even if the conviction doesn’t lead to jail time. The study,...
My Therapist Helped Me Realize That It's OK Not to Be OK, and It Changed My Life

My Therapist Helped Me Realize That It's OK Not to Be OK, and It Changed My Life

Since I started going to therapy years ago, I've learned many things: how to talk myself out of an anxiety attack, how to instill boundaries, and how to better express my feelings, just to name a few.
Selena Gomez's Mental Health Struggles Led to "One of the Scariest Moments of My Life"

Selena Gomez's Mental Health Struggles Led to "One of the Scariest Moments of My Life"

Image Source: Getty / Axelle/Bauer-Griffin / Contributor While accepting an award earlier this month for her work as a mental health advocate, Selena Gomez got real about her own mental health journey
Smartphone Addiction in Late Adolescence May Increase Risk for Depression, Loneliness

Smartphone Addiction in Late Adolescence May Increase Risk for Depression, Loneliness

A new study suggests young people who are hooked on their smartphones may be at an increased risk for depression and loneliness. University of Arizona investigators designed the study to...
Birth Control Pills Might Be Making Teens Depressed

Birth Control Pills Might Be Making Teens Depressed

The pill is an amazing feat of medicine, but it's shocking that science doesn’t really know how hormones affect developing brains.
Wide-Ranging International Study Finds Antidepressants Are Safe

Wide-Ranging International Study Finds Antidepressants Are Safe

A new international study published in JAMA Psychiatry looks at 45 meta-analyses, covering some 1,000 studies, and finds that antidepressants are generally safe. There has been a sharp growth of...
Kids with Asthma and Mental Health Issues Need Close Follow-Up

Kids with Asthma and Mental Health Issues Need Close Follow-Up

A new study finds that children with asthma have a higher likelihood of also suffering from anxiety and depression. Moreover, when all three conditions are present, patients are almost twice...
New Study Shows Impact of Pay, Schedule Flexibility, and Job Security on Mental and Physical Health

New Study Shows Impact of Pay, Schedule Flexibility, and Job Security on Mental and Physical Health

A person’s overall pattern of employment, including pay, hours, schedule flexibility and job security, influence mental and physical health as well as the risk of being injured on the job,...
Why the Self-Help Industry Has Depression Wrong

Why the Self-Help Industry Has Depression Wrong

Self-help ideas can help some people, but they don't always help everyone.
Why the Self-Help Industry Has Depression Wrong

Why the Self-Help Industry Has Depression Wrong

Self-help ideas can help some people, but they don't always help everyone.
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