ONE in five people say they would not work with someone suffering depression, a new survey shows.
The survey of more than 6000 Australians showed that men, the less-educated and migrants were more likely to attach stigma to depression.
The survey in the Journal BioMed Central was part of research by Kathy Griffiths and Helen Christensen of [...]
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‘Last month a young Baltimore woman, merely 19 years old, was found dangling lifeless from a tree in a quiet wooded area. She had suffered from depression and had hanged herself.
Sadly, she was not receiving psychiatric treatment. Friends and family were devastated.
As tragic as this story is, the circumstances behind it are far too common. [...]
‘Philip Burguieres demonstrates the confusion felt by many people about depression. He refers to it as a disease, yet it seems that the solution to his depression was to change how he saw himself and his world. No physical illness can be cured simply by changing how we think.
The Royal College of Psychiatristsâ€™ website no [...]
‘The elderly woman with depression is convinced God is punishing her for having sinned in her youth through sexual improprieties. The middle-aged depressed man believes he deserves to die because he (inaccurately) thinks he has mismanaged his family’s finances and will leave them destitute. The young woman with depression hears voices telling her she is [...]
‘Boston researchers suggest that yoga may help those with depression and anxiety by elevating brain gamma-aminobutyric, or GABA, levels.
Scientists from the Boston University School of Medicine and McLean Hospital say that depression and anxiety disorders are associated with low GABA levels, and are currently treated with pharmaceutical agents designed to increase GABA levels. Lead author [...]
‘Mothers of children with autism may be prone to depression if they feel responsible for the cause or outcome of their child’s disorder, a new study suggests.
Autism is a developmental brain disorder that impairs, to varying degrees, a person’s use of language and ability to communicate, interact socially and form [...]
‘When families get together for the holidays, they need to watch for signs of depression in older relatives, says University of Michigan Health System expert Dr. Helen C. Kales.
Signs of possible depression in older people include: increased anxiety and irritability; being less joyful or quieter than normal; a loss of interest in things they used [...]
‘Are you irritable, isolated and withdrawn? Do you find yourself working all the time, drinking too much alcohol, using street drugs or seeking thrills from risky activities?
If so, perhaps you’re being chased by what Winston Churchill called his “black dog” â€” male depression. Churchill attempted to ward off his black dog with compulsive overwork and [...]
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‘Charles Nemeroff, one of the nation’s most prominent psychiatrists, edits the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, which this month favorably reviewed a controversial new treatment for depression.
But Tuesday, the journal said it plans to publish a correction because it failed to cite the ties of the article’s eight academic authors to the company that makes the treatment, including [...]