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Toxic workplaces increase risk of depression by 300%

A year-long Australian population study has found that full time workers employed by organisations that fail to prioritise their employees' mental health have a threefold increased risk of being diagnosed with depression. And while working long hours is a risk factor for dying from cardiovascular disease or having a stroke, poor management practices pose a […]

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Exercise & Depressive Symptoms in Elderly Chinese Women

Yufei Cui,1,2 Cong Huang,3 Qiang Gong,2 Feng Guo,1 Wang Li,1 Luyao Zhang,1 Xianfeng Cai,1 Yongxiang Wang1 1Institute of Exercise Epidemiology and Department of Physical Education, Huaiyin Institute of Technology, Huaian, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China; 2Department of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan; 3Department of […]

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Hypnosis for anxiety, depression, and fear: Does it work?

Hypnosis is a technique that practitioners have used for centuries to treat various mental health conditions. It may be effective in treating anxiety, depression, and fear in some people. The method involves a highly trained therapist using therapeutic words, phrases, or techniques to help a person enter an altered state of consciousness. Hypnosis may involve […]

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Hemodialysis Patients Likely to Experience Anxiety, Depression

Patients undergoing hemodialysis are prone to anxiety and depression, suggested investigators of a new study. A team led by Fatima Al-Nashri RN, MN, of King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia, performed a cross-sectional correlational study to further elucidate the relationship between mental health burden and quality of life in these patients. “Understanding these relationships is essential […]

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Exploring the Evolution of Depression

Dr Sadowsky is a leading historian of psychiatry, and one I am proud to call him my teacher. As a psychiatry resident, I attended his lectures on history of psychiatry as part of our residency didactics and benefitted greatly from them. Sadowsky was previously interviewed for Psychiatric TimesTM in 2017 by Greg Eghigian, PhD, about […]

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More than 6% of Europeans suffer from depression

6.4% of the European population suffers from depression, according to a study published in The Lancet Public Health. The work was led by researchers from King's College London, the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM), the Parc de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu-Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu, the Institute of Biomedicine at […]

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Multiple long-term physical health problems increase risk of depression later in life

Published in The Lancet Regional Health - Europe and part-funded by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre, the study identified that people with multiple respiratory conditions were most likely to develop depression and anxiety later on. This has possible implications for future healthcare services if the Covid-19 pandemic brings about increases […]

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Cannabis use may be associated with suicidality in young adults

News Release Tuesday, June 22, 2021 NIH study suggests a link between cannabis use and higher levels of suicidal ideation, plan, and attempt. An analysis of survey data from more than 280,000 young adults ages 18-35 showed that cannabis (marijuana) use was associated with increased risks of thoughts of suicide (suicidal ideation), suicide […]

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Adults with depression, anxiety use more humor, sarcasm to cope with COVID-19 pandemic

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Migrant children report overcrowding, spoiled food, depression in U.S. shelters

Activists defending the rights of migrants hold a protest near Fort Bliss to call for the end of the detention of unaccompanied minors at the facility in El Paso, Texas, U.S, June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) - Migrant children sent to emergency shelters within the United States described crowded living […]

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