June 21, 2017
June 19, 2017
June 19, 2017
This Surprising Factor Puts You at Risk for Depression
Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the U.S., impacting more than 15 million American adults each year. (It's also an issue that men struggle to talk about. Here's why.) Some of the risk factors for depression are well-known, like having a family history of the disease and going through a traumatic event.
June 9, 2017
Study Says Treating Your Depression with Therapy has Unexpected Benefits for Your Kids
As a life-long anxiety sufferer, I know that caring for my mental health has to be a top priority. If I don't keep up with the things that temper my anxiety (which for me, means exercise, meditation, and psychotherapy), I suffer the consequences.
April 21, 2017
Under the Hood Depression Symptoms And Diabetes: Poor Sleep In Diabetics Linked To Mental Health Condition
A new study has found that diabetics who are "night owls," or people who stay up late and sleep late, have a higher risk of depression than individuals with other sleeping patterns. According to the research, if this is confirmed, it could have significant applications for diabetes patients; though depression is uncommon in this demographic, it can be particularly dangerous if not treated.
April 12, 2017
Study Finds Playing Outside Reduces Obesity, Depression
Children and adults who have access to nature and regularly go outside are less likely to be inactive, obese and depressed, according to a recent report. A team of 11 researchers with the Institute for European Environmental Policy reviewed more than 200 academic studies and discovered that "access to nature is vital for good mental and physical health at all ages," the report says.
April 7, 2017
Could This Go-To Breakfast Beat Depression? A New Study Says Yes!
Grab a spoon because we're talking about yogurt. While it's common knowledge that yogurt has fabulous health benefits, new findings suggest that it may also help combat depression, thanks to gut-bug-boosting probiotics. A new study published on Scientific Reports has shown a direct link between the health of our gut and our mental well-being, which could pave the way for groundbreaking new treatments.
April 5, 2017
Ketamine For Severe Depression: ‘How Do You Not Offer This Drug To People?’
Gerard Sanacora, a professor of psychiatry at Yale University, has treated hundreds of severely depressed patients with low doses of ketamine, an anesthetic and popular club drug that isn't approved for depression. This sort of "off-label" prescribing is legal.
April 3, 2017
7 Natural Remedies For Easing Depression That Don’t Involve Meds
Depression affects more than 16 million adults in the US each year. That's nearly 7 percent of the country's adult population. Despite its prevalence, depression rarely gets talked about in mainstream media, and it's even rarer that it's talked about in a constructive way. So, let's talk about it.