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Depression and Anxiety

Delayed Treatment Of Childhood-onset Bipolar Disorder Results In Negative Outcome In Adults

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:47+00:00 January 6th, 2011|Categories: Brain, Depression/Anxiety, Research|Tags: , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2007-05-04) -- Bipolar disorder is estimated to affect approximately 1-3 percent of adults, but also can affect children and adolescents. Untreated, this disorder is associated with greater risk of drug and alcohol addiction, interpersonal relationship difficulties, school and, later, work problems, engaging in risky behaviors, and suicide. A study published in the May issue of [...]

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A Christmas song for those having a tough holiday season

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:11+00:00 December 22nd, 2010|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Holidays|Tags: , , , , , |

Most Christmas songs are cheery and happy. For many people, however, the holidays are difficult, and can lead to increased depression and anxiety. I think the song "River" by Joni Mitchell, from her album Blue, is a great Christmas song that deals with grief and loneliness during the holidays.

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Link between depression and inflammatory response found in mice: New treatments for mood disorders?

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:11+00:00 December 21st, 2010|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2010-12-20) -- Researchers may have found a clue to the blues that can come with the flu -- depression may be triggered by the same mechanisms that enable the immune system to respond to infection. In a new study, scientists activated the immune system in mice to produce "despair-like" behavior that has similarities to depression [...]

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Top 5 Books on Childhood Bipolar Disorder

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:11+00:00 December 6th, 2010|Categories: Books, Depression/Anxiety, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

These are the top 5 books I recommend on Childhood (Pediatric) Bipolar Disorder. If you have any that you would like to recommend, feel free to leave a comment on this post. 1. Pavuluri, M. (2008). What works for bipolar kids: Help and hope for parents. New York: Guilford Press. My review: Review 2. Greenberg, R. [...]

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5 Tips for Dealing with the Sunday Blues

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:11+00:00 September 5th, 2010|Categories: Depression/Anxiety|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

For many people, Sunday can be a rough day. This is especially true if you have been through a loss. Here are 5 ways to make your Sunday go a little easier. 1. Have a schedule. Part of having the Sunday blues is that it's one of the days of the week that doesn't really have [...]

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Rise in abuse of stimulant medication by teens

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:12+00:00 August 25th, 2009|Categories: ADHD, Books, Depression/Anxiety, Events, Research|Tags: , , , , |

A WebMD article states: Researchers found calls to poison control centers for adolescent ADHD prescription drug abuse increased out of proportion to other poison center calls in recent years, which suggests a growing problem with abuse of these stimulant drugs. The article also goes on to state that the study found that there was an increase [...]

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Pilots and Psychiatric Medications

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:50+00:00 January 2nd, 2009|Categories: ADHD, Depression/Anxiety, Medication|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I never realized that the Federal Aviation Administration could decline someone from becoming certified if they took certain psychiatric medications - even antidepressants and/or medications for ADHD, or if they had a psychiatric diagnosis such as depression or ADHD. If you have or have had a psychiatric diagnosis or are taking medication, you are required to [...]

New study on the effectiveness of St. John’s Wort

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:13+00:00 October 9th, 2008|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Medication, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Across 29 studies, St. John's Wort was found to be more effective than placebo and just as effective as Prozac in treating mild to moderate depression. However, it should be noted that the researchers stated that some of the smaller German studies may have had "over-optimistic results". Keep in mind that in some countries, like Germany, [...]

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Impact of depression in ADHD adolescent females

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:14+00:00 May 14th, 2008|Categories: ADHD, Depression/Anxiety, Research|Tags: , , |

In a study by Biederman, Ball, Monuteaux, et al. (2008), adolescent females with ADHD had a 2.5 higher risk for developing major depression compared to the non-ADHD control group. Females with ADHD had a longer duration of depression, the onset was at an earlier age, their depression caused more impairment, there was a higher rate of [...]

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