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Talking About Suicide

2018-06-10T03:54:49+00:00June 10th, 2018|Categories: Depression, Mental Health, Uncategorized|

If you are having thoughts of suicide, please know that you are not alone. If you are in danger of acting on suicidal thoughts, call 911. For support and resources, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text 741-741 for the Crisis Text Line. Source: When Will People Get Better at Talking About

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Snubbed on Social Media? Your Depression Risk May Rise

2018-06-08T11:17:11+00:00June 8th, 2018|Categories: Depression, Uncategorized|

Unsettling experiences on social media may leave you feeling more than just anti-social -- they might raise your risk for depression, new research suggests. Curiously, the reverse doesn't seem to be true. The survey of nearly 1,200 college students indicated that a positive online exchange only marginally reduced depression risk. "We were not surprised that

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Ketamine’s Mysterious Ability to Rapidly Relieve Depression

2018-06-26T06:28:53+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Depression, Uncategorized|Tags: |

The notorious party drug may act as an antidepressant by blocking neural bursts in a little-understood brain region that may drive depression   — Read on www.scientificamerican.com/article/getting-the-inside-dope-on-ketamine-rsquo-s-mysterious-ability-to-rapidly-relieve-depression/

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Screen All Teens For Depression, Pediatricians Urge

2018-06-26T06:29:19+00:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: Depression, Uncategorized, Youth|

The nation's leading group of pediatricians has updated its guidelines for tackling teen mental health issues. One recommendation: Annual depression screening for all adolescents 12 and older. — Read on www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/02/26/588334959/pediatrians-call-for-universal-depression-screening-for-teens

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How effective are antidepressants?

2018-06-26T06:36:24+00:00February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Depression, Uncategorized|

Antidepressants are one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States, but their side effects and trial-and-error nature often leave something to be desired. According to some studies, they are only about 50 percent more effective than placebo. Still, they are, for now, the best treatment we have for a disease that many people find crippling. Opinions

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