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Watching Violent News Video Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

By | 2017-10-02T14:08:06+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Media, News, PTSD, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , |

When I was an undergrad earning a degree in telecommunication production, I learned of a saying in TV news: "If it bleeds, it leads".  This means the more violent or anxiety-provoking event is, it draws in more viewers. If you are watching videos of mass shootings or other violent events on the news or online, you are making yourself [...]

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Mental Health (Awareness) Month Resources

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:48+00:00 May 13th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Autism, Depression/Anxiety, Eating Disorders|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

May is Mental Health Month. (Or Mental Health Awareness Month, depending on the website.) :) Here are some resources you might find helpful: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): www.nami.org NAMI StigmaBusters is "a network of dedicated advocates across the country and around the world who seek to fight inaccurate and hurtful representations of mental illness". [...]

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My review of “Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists”

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:45+00:00 April 25th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Books, Depression/Anxiety, Medication|Tags: , , , , , , , |

My review of Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists has been posted at Metapsychology Online Reviews. It can be read at: http://metapsychology.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=book&id=6045&cn=390 An excerpt: "One of the many great features of this book is that even before it addresses specific disorders and medications, it provides the reader with a thorough background regarding the biology of psychiatric [...]

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Taking medication for depression during pregnancy

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:49+00:00 April 17th, 2011|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Here's an article on MSNBC regarding the use of antidepressant medication during pregnancy: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42612381/ns/health-pregnancy/ Dr. Steph says: Many decisions in life are determined by measuring benefits vs. risks. Would the mother's depression, if left untreated, negatively impact the well-being of her fetus? Would the mother's untreated depression negatively impact the way she cares for her infant [...]

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Kids with Migraines: Their Mental Health is Fine

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:49+00:00 February 18th, 2011|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Parenting, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In a study by Bruijn, et al. (2010), it was found that compared to healthy children, children with migraines: * do not exhibit more withdrawn behavior * do not have more thought problems * do not have more social problems * do not exhibit more delinquent or aggressive behavior * are not more frequently diagnosed with [...]

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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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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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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Link between ADHD and Asthma

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:15+00:00 March 4th, 2008|Categories: ADHD, Asthma, Research|Tags: , , , , |

A study of 102,000 children found that children with asthma have a higher rate of ADHD, depression, and learning disabilities than children without asthma. The more severe the asthma, the more severe the symptoms of ADHD, depression, and LD. The researchers point out this may be partly due to the fact that children with asthma are [...]

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