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Depression Essential Reads
Groundbreaking Study Roots Out Signs of Depression in Brain
on October 18, 2016
The Athlete's Way
This pioneering discovery could lead to more effective treatments for depression.
No, Placebo Response Rates Are Not on the Rise
Peter D Kramer
on October 13, 2016
New research finds that placebo responses are not on the rise in antidepressant trials—a result that suggests the impact of placebo has been exagerated
Gaining Happiness by Losing Yourself
Marc Wittmann Ph.D.
on October 09, 2016
Sense of Time
A novel scientific perspective on happiness and a potential to treat mental disorders.
8 Postpartum Depression Symptoms You Need to Know
Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.
on October 06, 2016
How to Be Yourself
A mother's difficulties don't end after labor, but when are your hardships more than just "baby blues?" Here are some signs of postpartum depression that you need to look out for.
Fast Food Industry Demands ‘Emotional Labour’ from Employees
Robert T Muller Ph.D.
on October 05, 2016
Talking About Trauma
Cheerful presence can be essential to profitability in the fast-food industry. But emotional labour may be doing more harm than good to employee emotional and mental wellbeing.
Will Ketamine Change Depression Treatment?
on October 04, 2016
Ketamine could prevent suicides and give hope to people with untreatable depression.
Three Kinds of Depressive Episodes
Gregg Henriques Ph.D.
on October 03, 2016
Theory of Knowledge
Once we recognize that depression is a state of behavioral shutdown, we can see that there are depressive reactions, depressive disorders, and depressive diseases.
8 Common Effects of Narcissistic Parenting
Craig Malkin Ph.D.
on September 30, 2016
Being raised by a narcissistic parent can have profound and lasting effects.
Bad Moms: Social Stigmas and Postpartum Mental Illness
Jean Kim M.D.
on September 29, 2016
We need to examine how the biological symptoms of postpartum mental illnesses intersect with the high societal expectations regarding the "perfect mother."
Help Your College Student Combat a Major Danger: Depression
Marcia Morris M.D.
on September 25, 2016
With the right treatment plan, your child can develop the tools to fight her way out of the darkness of depression and into the light of recovery.
Suicide in Children — What Every Parent Must Know
Eileen Kennedy-Moore Ph.D.
on September 24, 2016
Only about one-third of children or young adolescents who died from suicide told anyone that they intended to kill themselves. Do you know the risk factors?
Diversity and Inclusiveness Is Good For Your Well-being
Ben C. Fletcher D.Phil., Oxon
on September 18, 2016
Do Something Different
Being intolerant of people who are different to you may be bad for your well-being; results for 8 different aspects of well-being.
5 Things We Can All Do to Help Stop Suicide
Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
on September 15, 2016
The suicidal state is almost always transient and temporary. If we intervene and get people the help they need, we can help save lives. To do this, we must educate ourselves.
How the Immune System Influences Suicidality
Eugene Rubin M.D., Ph.D.
on September 14, 2016
Many biological and environmental factors contribute to suicidal behaviors. Factors that stimulate the brain’s immune responses may increase the risk of suicide.
Therapy Without a Therapist?
Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D.
on September 13, 2016
Think, Act, Be
Learning and practicing new skills is at the heart of CBT—whether you're working with a therapist or on your own.
How Drum Circles Can Improve, if Not Cure, Your Depression
Constance Scharff Ph.D.
on September 09, 2016
Ending Addiction for Good
Have you ever wondered how people used to treat depression before prescription medications were invented?
Anthony Weiner Is Not a Sex Addict, Neither Is Anyone Else
Joye Swan Ph.D.
on September 08, 2016
Up Close and Personal
"Sex addiction" doesn't pass muster in medical research, but you'd never know it by those benefiting from keeping it in the public discourse.
4 Disorders That Resemble Depression, But Aren't
Ralph Ryback M.D.
on September 06, 2016
The Truisms of Wellness
Depression is a serious illness that affects millions of people, but because four conditions mimic the disorder, seeking a blood test for an accurate diagnosis is vital.
6 Reasons You Might Feel Tired All the Time
The Seleni Institute
on August 30, 2016
Women’s Mental Health Matters
Fatigue can come from thyroid imbalances, depression or an overscheduled lifestyle. You don't have to accept feeling wiped out. You can get help, make changes, and feel better.
The Problem With Positive Thinking
Joel Minden, PhD
on August 25, 2016
CBT and Me
Does positive thinking lead to greater happiness? If only it were that simple. When negative thinking gets you down, here’s what to do instead.
Self-Absorption: The Root of All (Psychological) Evil?
Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
on August 24, 2016
Evolution of the Self
If you’ve ever been called self-absorbed, you can be sure you weren’t getting a compliment. So why is it so easy to fall into the pit of obsessive rumination?
Even Sometimes Dads Confer Big Time Benefits on Kids
Psychology Today Editorial Staff
on August 17, 2016
For teen girls, some time with their father is better than no time with their father at all.
Increase Funding for Mental Illness Now
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
on August 16, 2016
Brain and Behavior
The time has come to declare war on mental illness and place a priority on funding innovative neurobiological research for better prevention, diagnosis, and early intervention.
3 Keys To Finding Balance in Motherhood
Sean Grover L.C.S.W.
on August 12, 2016
When Kids Call the Shots
Motherhood can be an excuse to give up on your dreams. Writer Yuko Grover offers tips to empower yourself and your children.
Why Have We Become So Anxious?
Edward Shorter Ph.D.
on August 08, 2016
How Everyone Became Depressed
So what is changing in peoples lives to accelerate all this focused and unfocused anxiety? That is the question of the decade.
7 Reasons Why Breast Cancer Is Better Than Depression
Rachel Pruchno Ph.D.
on August 03, 2016
All in the Family
The day after my first chemotherapy treatment, I had an epiphany. I was overcome with relief. I was going to be sick and not feel ashamed.
A New Link Between Depression and Social Media Use
Jennifer Golbeck Ph.D.
on August 02, 2016
Your Online Secrets
People who use social media more often tend to have higher rates of depression. But which way does the link go?
One Step Closer to a Rapidly Acting Antidepressant?
Eugene Rubin M.D., Ph.D.
on August 01, 2016
Ketamine can rapidly reverse depressive symptoms, but it can have serious side effects. A metabolite of ketamine may be as effective and have fewer side effects.
How To Become a Published Author: It's Not What You Think
Harriet Lerner Ph.D.
on July 31, 2016
The Dance of Connection
During that five year period my first book was rejected, I couldn’t walk into a bookstore without getting depressed.
Stop the Presses! Dog Owners Are Happier
Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C.
on July 27, 2016
A new study reveals the impact dog and cat ownership has on the mental well-being, happiness, and life satisfaction of people.
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