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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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Jessie McMullen

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.
In the Media by Syra Sharif - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 7 comments

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.
In the Media by Mike White

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Eric Morales

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.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by Lisa duTrieuille

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.
Digital Journal Report by Lisa duTrieuille - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Valerie Benguiat

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.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 6 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Debra Myers - 10 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Ashley Woods - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Syra Sharif

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Jane Fazackarley - 6 comments

Are U.K. drug laws stopping depression drug trials?

A scientist has suggested that medical research is being hampered by restrictions placed on recreational drugs in the U.K.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Lee Goldman's story: Surviving hell to give back to the community Special

Toronto - Being a teenager is never easy for the child or for the parents. For Toronto's Jane Doe, 26, that is an understatement. School problems led to her being sent to a 'boot camp' in Utah that left her with PTSD.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

Missing Brown University student left behind note; search expands

Providence - The F.B.I has joined police in Philadelphia, Boston, Connecticut and New York in the search for a depressed and possibly suicidal missing Brown University student last seen a week ago.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment

Depression and heart disease linked, calls for 'psychocardiology'

With science pointing to links between heart disease and mental disorders like depression, calls have emerged for a new sub-specialty on 'psychocardiology.'
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Myth of the resilient child: Bullied children hurt as adults

Durham - The childhood saying "sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt me," may have been wrong after all according to a new study that finds adults bullied as children carry the scars of their experience within them for decades.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 13 comments

New generation of antidepressants may work faster

Scientists have been looking at a new wave of antidepressant medicines that, by focusing on the appropriate target in the brain, may work faster than medications currently available.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Link drawn between concussion and depression

Two new research projects into professional football players have drawn a link between concussions and a tendency, in some cases, towards depression.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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