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Treating Depression Often Lies In A Gray Zone – From Pills To Psychotherapy

Treating Depression Often Lies In A Gray Zone – From Pills To Psychotherapy By Nathaniel Morris,  November 25, 2017 –  Depression afflicts an estimated 16 million Americans every year, many of whom go to their doctors in despair, embarking on an often stressful process about what to do next. These visits may entail filling out forms with screening questions […]

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  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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MIND Guest Blog A new study opens a door to more biologically based categories of major mental illness By Thomas R. Insel ©iStock.com If you are unfortunate enough to develop acute chest pain this winter you will probably be assessed by a clinician who will order a battery of tests to determine if your symptoms […]

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What does the latest news about Paxil mean?   W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D. Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2015, 8:40 AM     Learning that your teen has depression can be terrifying for a parent – concerns range from getting the right treatment to general safety. It was estimated in 2013 that 8 percent of high […]

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May 7, 2015 12:02 PM    A healthy diet leads to a healthy mind.         It’s no surprise when someone adopts healthier eating habits when they’re trying to slim down and look their best for summer. However, rarely do we hear about someone eating healthier in an effort to improve their cognitive skills. […]

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The Huffington Post  |  By Carolyn Gregoire   Posted: 01/04/2015 10:05 am EST         In recent years, neuroscientists have become increasingly interested in the idea that there may be a powerful link between the human brain and gut bacteria. And while a growing body of research has provided evidence of the brain-gut […]

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The beginning of the year is a bummer for many — the combination of dark days, no more holidays to look forward to and never-ending bad weather make this time of year ripe for Seasonal Affected Disorder, or clinical depression with a seasonal onset.     The major symptoms of SAD and clinical depression are […]

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Study finds it might be safer alternative to standard antipsychotics   TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The antidepressant Celexa shows promise in easing the agitation people with Alzheimer's disease often suffer, and may offer a safer alternative to antipsychotic drugs, a new study finds. "Agitation is one of the worst symptoms for patients […]

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    In some cases, doctors will prescribe drugs for the treatment of insomnia.     All insomnia medications should be taken shortly before bed. Do not attempt to drive or perform other activities that require concentration after taking an insomnia drug because it will make you sleepy. Medications should be used in combination with […]

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  Kipp Friedman         By Kipp Friedman [Kipp Friedman is the author of the new childhood memoir, "Barracuda in the Attic" (Fantagraphics)]   My psychiatrist said I was "critical and controlling" so I called him a quack and promptly fired him. Okay, I didn't call him a quack. But I did stop […]

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