Category Archives: Depression


New University of Houston research study links job stress in teachers to student achievement

Courtesy of University of Houston Courtesy of University of Houston After 17 years of researching traumatic stress with war-afflicted populations (veterans and civilians) and job stress in the medical profession, Teresa McIntyre, a research professor in the department of psychology and the Texas Institute for Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics (TIMES), at the University of Houston […]

Preventing Suicide on College Campuses

By Rebecca A. Clay College can be a stressful time, and the numbers bear that out. The American College Health Association’s 2006 National College Health Assessment found that 94 percent of the college and university students surveyed reported that they felt overwhelmed by everything they had to do. Forty-four percent confessed that they had felt […]

Finding Love with Bipolar Disorder: Those Nasty Perceptions of Damaged Goods

By Russ Federman, Ph.D., ABPP Created May 15 2011 – 3:25pm One of the more challenging issues for young adults with bipolar disorder involves the prospect of finding a fulfilling and enduring love relationship. Self-esteem is difficult enough when you’re having a hard time sustaining emotional stability. Add to this, the impact on others from […]

Bipolar Disorder, A Serious Psychiatric Disorder

Misdiagnosed By Professionals And Unrecognized By Loved Ones Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depressive disorder or manic depression, is a psychiatric disorder that causes extreme shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out everyday tasks. It is a serious mental illness requiring specialized treatment, but the problem, according to Kimberly […]

More Lithium in Drinking Water Equals Lower Suicide Rates

May 12, 2011 — Geographical areas with higher natural lithium concentrations in the drinking water have lower mortality rates from suicide, according to new research published in the May issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry. The finding, similar to that from 3 different countries on different continents, adds to the evidence that lithium in […]

Battling suicide’s stigma

  By BRETT WILKISON THE PRESS DEMOCRAT     Above all else, Shirlee Zane remembers her husband for giving others the emotional comfort that eluded him in life.  Help is available locally for suicide prevention Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane has been dealing with her husband, Peter Kingston’s suicide in January while leading a life […]

Genetic Risk For Major Depression Identified

Genetic Risk For Major Depression Identified   Apr 28 2011   A new study reveals a novel gene associated with major depression. The research, published by Cell Press in the April 28 issue of the journal Neuron, suggests a previously unrecognized mechanism for major depression and may guide future therapeutic strategies for this debilitating mood disorder.

GPs Need To Understand That There’s More To Depression

  GPs need more confidence in helping people to manage their depression a new survey reveals. Despite 96% of GPs usually or always making an attempt to determine the severity level of depression at diagnosis, only 11% are very confident at discussing what this means for treatment choices with their patients, and only 20% always […]

Why the Recession May Trigger More Depression Among Men

    It’s a well-established fact that women are at higher risk for depression than men, but that may soon change, says a psychiatrist at Emory University. When Dr. Boadie Dunlop began recruiting subjects for a depression study, he enlisted the help of local sports radio shows, and was surprised by the tremendous response he […]

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