Articles Tagged with mental health

Alzheimer’s Disease Can Now Be Detected Earlier — Thanks To Saliva

Alzheimer's Disease Brain

Alzheimer’s disease may now be detected earlier on by performing tests on a very common bodily fluid — saliva — according to a new medical study. Medical Daily reports that the new study presented by researchers from the University of Alberta, during the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), shows that “a simple saliva test” may… Read more »

Project UROK: Wil Wheaton Opens Up About Struggles With Depression

Wil Wheaton Talks About Struggles With Depression

As some of you may already know, geek icon Wil Wheaton, who appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Big Bang Theory, has struggled with depression. Recently, Wil partnered up with a nonprofit organization called Project UROK (pronounced “You Are Okay”) and discussed his depression. In the video, Wil talks about having generalized… Read more »

MoodGYM And E-Couch Offer Free Online Mental Health Support

MoodGYM Offers Free Mental Health Support

MoodGYM and E-Couch offer free online mental health therapy for hundreds of thousands of people. Men and women throughout the world have turned to online cognitive behavioral therapy programs to successfully prevent and cope with depression and other mental health disorders. A couple of free online therapy programs, called MoodGYM and E-Couch, have more than… Read more »

Baby Girl Punched In Face By Random Stranger

A baby has been punched in Sydney.

A baby girl was punched in the face by a random stranger on Friday morning, causing outrage in Australia. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the incident took place at around 11:30 a.m., when the 16-month-old child’s parents were pushing her in a stroller around a cafe on Eddy Avenue in Sydney. The 28-year-old suspect… Read more »

Five Celebrities Who Learned How To Manage Their Depression

Celebrities With Depression

Celebrities are prone to suffer from depression like anyone else. Surprisingly, a number of familiar faces battle feelings of worthlessness, fatigue, and impaired concentration — all signs and symptoms of depression. However, a few famous people have learned how to manage their melancholy nature. The following are five celebrities who have shown they are capable… Read more »

Most Likely Culprit For Schizophrenia Found – New Treatment Options For Mental Disorders On The Horizon?

Most Likely Culprit For Schizophrenia Found

Schizophrenia, the mental disorder that has always perplexed doctors and psychologists seems to have been demystified. Researchers at Duke University have tied together three seemingly distinct and probable causes of schizophrenia to a single gene. The three biological changes have always been considered unrelated, though they all led to the mental disorder that goes beyond… Read more »

Domestic Violence Causes Specific Female Mental Health Risks

Domestic Violence Women Victims

Domestic violence injuries for female victims are not only physical. Brutality of this nature also causes specific mental health problems for women. Female victims of domestic violence are subject to psychological scars that can result in psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia, depression, substance abuse, antisocial behavior, early pregnancy, and financial poverty. On March 31, researchers at… Read more »

Optimism Could Prevent A Heart Attack, Says New Study

Being more optimistic can reduce your risk of a heart attack according to a new study.

Do you see the glass as half full or half empty? According to a new research study recently published in the journal Health Behavior and Policy Review, the way you answer that question may have a lot to with you risks of heart disease, stroke, and heart attacks. The study, led by University of Illinois… Read more »

Death Ruled Homicide: Poor Training Killed Tanisha Anderson, Not Racism

Death Ruled A Homicide Did Racism Or Incompetence

With her death officially ruled a homicide, the controversial Tanisha Anderson case has served as more fuel on an already burning fire. The death of the Cleveland, Ohio, woman is just one more controversy that calls into question why America’s police seems to kill unarmed individuals with disturbing regularity. Protests continue to rage across the… Read more »

Could Depression Be An Infectious Disease? Expert Says Yes

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Depression remains to be one of the deadliest mental disorders in the United States. A huge number of suicides have been blamed on major depressive disorder, while hundreds of other cases remain undiagnosed mainly due to social stigma. People take depression less seriously than other diseases, despite the condition accounting for hundreds of deaths per… Read more »