Smartphone specially developed apps could be useful in managing depression.

New research from Australia has found that smartphone apps could be an effective tool for managing symptoms of depression.  The team found that overall, using a smartphone app significantly reduced people’s depressive symptoms, appearing to be most effective for those with mild to moderate depression.

Why Depression Untreated, is Really Bad for Your Health

 Depression is a common mental illness that can easily be treated   by uprunforlife | Aug 1, 2017 Often times the person suffering from major depressive disorder is in denial that they have a problem and feel that they are just sad. Unlike a bout of sadness, major depressive disorder affects every aspect of your […]

The Long Term Effects of Stress Levels

Stress is manageable, but not preventable. Everyone goes through stressful experiences of varying degrees. We sometimes think that stress is just in the mind: a reaction to a situation that will go away by itself (or when the situation resolves). Then, we think, we recover and go back to feeling normal.Stress, however, has many long-term […]

African Americans are particularly at risk for mental illness

 Not “Just the Blues ” Myths about depression: The myths and stigma that surround depression creates needless pain and confusion, and can keep people from getting proper treatment. The following statements reflect some common misconceptions about African Americans and depression: “Why are you depressed?  

When depressed gay men turn to each other for help

When depressed or suicidal be a good wingman: Having a friend ask if you’re OK can make the world of difference 16 July 2017 by Shannon Power Gay men are most likely to reach out to other gay men when they’re depressed or anxious and new resource will make it easier for men to support […]

Men who do Cardio Fitness had Lower Risk of Depression

  It is proven that men who do not exercise definitely have an increase in high blood pressure, weight gain, depression, and generalized risk of overall poor physical and mental health. Getting regular exercise may boost more than just your endorphin levels. A new study, published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings earlier this month, […]

GPs do not have the time to conduct proper psychiatric interviews and rely too heavily on questionnaires.

  by Henry Bodkin 21 May 2017 • 10:00pm Depression is being overdiagnosed because GPs are too reliant on a “basic” questionnaire designed by a pharmaceutical company which also manufacturers psychiatric drugs, campaigners have warned. The easy-to-use nine-question form sets the threshold for the condition “far too low” and results in patients being wrongly diagnosed and […]

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