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Six Reasons Why Individuals Choose Suicide

Have you been affected by a suicide this year?

New Research Finds Mindfulness Reduces Worry

By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on February 09, 2017 in Urban Survival
What mindfulness exercise helps with persistent worry and negative thoughts? Research suggest you try this technique to reduce how much you worry.

Telomere Length and Depression

By Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc on February 05, 2017 in Inner Source
What can old shoelaces teach us about genetics and staving off depression?

Is Hope Good or Bad?

By Neel Burton M.D. on February 04, 2017 in Hide and Seek
Hope, said Aristotle, is the dream of a waking man.

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Happy-Sad: Charity Fundraising, Grief, and Hope

These events are not called “Cycle for Loss” or “Into the Darkness” for a reason. They are focused on coming out of -- surviving -- something that can be devastating.

3 Strategies to Talk With Kids About Suicidal Thoughts

There is no age limit for suicidal thoughts. Parents and healthcare professionals can learn to talk openly and safely with children about suicide.

World's First Clinical Trial Finds Diet Works for Depression

By Georgia Ede MD on February 17, 2017 in Diagnosis: Diet
Groundbreaking research proves that dietary choices have the power to help reduce and even reverse depression.

After the Germanwings Crash

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on February 16, 2017 in Media Spotlight
A psychological autopsy into the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 and the co-pilot who was responsible.

Are Antidepressant Withdrawal Symptoms Worth the Cure?

The lens of depression clouds your everyday view.

Fears, Beliefs, and Facts

Whether one is an optimist by nature or a pessimist instead, it is important to keep perspective—especially under stressful or ambiguous circumstances.
Krystine I. Batcho

When Your Heart is Breaking

When you lose someone you love, it can feel like your heart is breaking. Attending to emotional suffering is as important as taking care of physical pain.
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7 Ways to Express Your Love

By Diana Raab Ph.D. on February 14, 2017 in The Empowerment Diary
Are you feeling depressed? Have you run out of ideas on how to show someone you loved them? This article will offer you tips which will help you honor the love in your heart.

Emotional Trauma, Context, Authenticity

Emotional trauma discloses painful truths about our existential vulnerabilities.

How Exercise Reduces Depression, Anxiety, Cynicism, & Anger

By Matthew MacKinnon MD on February 12, 2017 in Neuraptitude
Exercise may be on par with antidepressants and psychotherapy in the treatment of depression; it even benefits non-pathological mental states as well as reduces mortality.

How to Reduce Stress

By Neel Burton M.D. on February 11, 2017 in Hide and Seek
Simple advice for better living.

SHUTi: A New Insomnia Treatment Via the Internet

SHUTi, a promising new Internet-based therapy for treating insomnia, is offering hope to people who can't find or afford a therapist, and don't want to take medication.
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Depression: A Psychiatrist Suggests Peanut Butter, Chocolate

By Monica N. Starkman M.D. on February 10, 2017 in On Call
Can peanut butter and dark chocolate help relieve depression?

What We Can All Learn From the 2017 Super Bowl

By Susan Noonan MD on February 09, 2017 in View From the Mist
An experience in resilience, in not giving up.
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Holding Perinatal Women in Distress

You do this as she leans away from you, tempted by the darkness.

Number One Reason SSRIs Take Four to Six Weeks to Work

It is peculiar that the common antidepressants SSRIs do not kick in for a long time. There is, however, a good scientific explanation of why they do not.

Better Eating Can Relieve Depression

By Temma Ehrenfeld on February 08, 2017 in Open Gently
The famous Mediterranean diet can help relieve major depression, and it can't hurt you!
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Falling to Pieces

By Stephen Gray Wallace on February 07, 2017 in Decisions Teens Make
How to process the permanence of loss? Of course, there are the well-known stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression (or despair) and, ultimately, perhaps, acceptance.

The Medical-Military Mindset

Denying depression and suicide ideation

Stress and Depression

Are you responding to threat too often or too sensitively? This can lead to depression. You can help yourself out of it.

Are Thoughts of Your Ex's Past Lovers Still Haunting You?

Why is it so painful to think about your ex's sexual encounters, when you won them back in the end? Read along for five possible reasons that your heart is still aching.

Treatment for Fibromyalgia: Nice Work When It Works

By Mark Borigini M.D. on January 31, 2017 in Overcoming Pain
The commercials tell us it works. The studies say it works. And now the analyzers of the studies agree. If only it worked for everyone.

How to Survive Your Beloved Adolescent

Being a parent is the hardest job you ever love...and research shows that it's hardest during adolescence. Very few people offer good advice. So here is my master plan for you:
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Depression: A Psychiatrist’s Recommendations for Self-care

By Monica N. Starkman M.D. on January 31, 2017 in On Call
Depressed? Here are techniques you can do yourself to help.

3 Ways to Stay Hopeful

If you are feeling anxious, depressed, or need a boost in these trying times, read on for tips on how to stay hopeful.

Trauma and First Responders: When the Helpers Need Help

It’s not easy to admit you’re struggling emotionally. It’s even harder when you’re one who usually comes to the rescue of others.

Physical Activity May Protect Against Childhood Depression

By Christopher Bergland on January 31, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) may reduce symptoms of major depression during middle childhood (ages 6-10), according to a new first of its kind Norwegian study.

A New Kind of Clairvoyance

By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on January 31, 2017 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
Your digital behavior now lets others predict your future

10 Ways to Deal With People When They Feel Miserable

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on January 30, 2017 in The Teen Doctor
Learning to Deal With Miserable People Is A Necessary Skill

10 Things to Consider When Someone You Love Has Depression

Do you know or love someone who struggles with depression? Here are ten things to consider about their situation.