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Woman commits 'death by crocodile' in apparent suicide

Bangkok - In Thailand on Friday, a despondent 65-year old woman jumped to her death into a watery pit filled with voracious crocodiles while horrified onlookers looked on. The pool is said to house hundreds of the large reptiles.

New findings into an alcohol dependence gene

Scientists have linked a gene, already identified with alcohol dependence, with a neurotransmitter involved in anxiety and relaxation.

Radio host: Prozac to blame for Robin Williams' death?

In a recent report, a popular radio host suggested that prescription drugs might have contributed to actor/comedian Robin Williams' tragic suicide.

Learning from Robin Williams: A new tune of hope for depression

The sudden and shocking death of Robin Williams has reverberated around the world this week as millions struggle to grasp a reality that seems almost too impossible to believe. But, sadly, it is.

Op-Ed: Robin Williams' death should prompt help for men with depression

The tragic loss of famed actor and comedian Robin Williams has left many wondering how such a vibrant, funny man could have been depressed. While most examine comedy and depression, we should examine masculinity and depression.

Op-Ed: Silence is the killer

Toronto - Social Media went wild last night as the news that it appeared that Robin Williams took his life. The world was in shock that a man so talented would end his life. Williams was not alone.

Op-Ed: The ignorant reaction to suicide

Malibu - Suicide is the coward's way out, killing yourself is a selfish act. Those two sentences hit my news feed when I got off of work and heard about the death of Robin Williams. If you are a person who believes those things, you are a heartless fool.

Using 'magic mushrooms' to treat anxiety and depression

Psilocybin, the psychedelic component of certain mushroom species, is being investigated for its use in treating anxiety and depression. Scientists have found out that the compound triggers brain activity characteristic of dream states.

Tiny molecule may help battle depression

Researchers have found a tiny molecule (miR-1202) that may provide a marker for major depression. The molecule may also help scientist find better treatments to fight depression.

New study reports that depression can be found through blood test

Many people can go through depression in their lifetime, though a new test can find whether it has the ability to affect one’s daily life. How? Through the blood.

New ‘natural antidepressant’ reported

A substance, called neuritin, has been heralded as a natural antidepressant. The substance is found in the brain and it has a role in nerve transmission.

Op-Ed: Doctors discourage others from joining the profession

According to The Daily Beast, nine out of 10 doctors discourage others from joining the profession, and 300 physicians commit suicide every year. A few years ago, physicians were named as having the second-most suicidal occupation.

Stress hormone linked to depression

Cambridge - Scientists have identified elevated levels of a stress hormone in teenage boys. The researchers think that this hormone is a signpost of major depression.

Op-Ed: Depression is neither fashionable nor funny

Retail marketers say that you have to capture one's attention and close the sale before the next guy does or you will find yourself on the short end of the stick.

Unborn babies can contract depression from their mothers

Unborn babies can contract depression from their mothers while they are still in their wombs, according to new research.

Depression can 'speed up aging'

Cells in the bodies of depressed people appear older and contain chromosomes that are shorter, according to a new study. This can lead to physical manifestations of aging.

Lonely and depressed Chinese man cuts off his own penis

Jiaxiang - Frustrated due to his lack of a girlfriend a Chinese man decides to cut his own penis off since it was of no use to him.

Research shows poverty produces adults less able to cope

Denver - Research using brain imaging hardware demonstrates that childhood poverty makes adults less able to cope. It is the first data to confirm what seems like common sense.

A parent's worst nightmare: The dark side of the Internet Special

Fourteen year-old Hanah Smith had been threatened with a sadistic rape attack, her abuser threatened to attack Hanah with a hammer, anonymous messengers taunted Hanah about her weight, the death of an uncle and urged her to engage in self-harm.

The many faces of bipolar disorder Special

Christine Adewunmi, a 37-year-old stay-at-home mom and a former physical education teacher from Missouri, was struggling with bipolar disorder, depression, including researching suicide methods online.

Being ‘happy’ makes for good health, it's all in the genes

According to a new study, a good state of mind affects your health. The study looked at how positive psychology impacts upon immune cells and the body’s ability to fight disease.

Stress during pregnancy may cause depression in children

Researchers have found that expectant mothers who suffer stress during pregnancy can give birth to children more prone to depression and anxiety.

Op-Ed: The truth about Emma West

Croydon - When Emma West was filmed ranting at "foreigners" on a Croydon tram, she attracted worldwide attention. Her final court appearance attracted far less.

Kids uniting to knock out PTSD in Veteran dads Special

Evansville - Jesse Gourley, 8, is no stranger to the effects of PTSD on her father. With her mother's help, a group has been formed called PTSD TKO Project. Their mission is to get help for their moms and dads and spread awareness of PTSD.

Probiotics can 'benefit brain function'

Scientists now argue that beneficial bacteria ingested in food ('probiotics') can affect brain function in humans. This is based on a study of women who consumed probiotic yoghurts.

New research suggests suicide is a mental disorder

With suicide rates higher than ever, scientists debate classifying suicidal tendencies as a behavior disorder. Continuing research will ultimately determine whether suicide stems from a behavior disorder or is in response to a mood disorder.

Severe depression linked to the body's clock

Michigan - New research suggests that patients with major depressive disorder appear to have a malfunctioning 'body clock'. This finding could lead to new types of treatment.

Mom allegedly tried to sell son on Craigslist

A Texas woman was arrested this week on charges that she tried to sell her son on Craigslist, however she is not the only one hinting at the problem of depression in parents.

Postpartum depression linked to ‘unwanted pregnancies'

Women who carry unintended pregnancies to birth seem more likely to suffer postpartum depression than those who planned to conceive a child, according to some new research.

Dealing with depression Special

For far too long now I have suffered with depression; it wasn’t until recently that I have started to find the strength to overcome it. For years depression had ruled my life and I finally decided that I was not going to let it control me any more.
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