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TMS Fighting Depression by Frank P. MacMaster Imagine being consumed by an overwhelming feeling of sadness. Imagine losing interest in activities you used to really enjoy, feeling as if life is not worth living. This is clinical depression. Depression can rob […]

Your Happy Place App Helps Fight Depression An app, called HappyPlace, helps you fight depression with your smartphone. Available on itunes, HappyPlace manipulates a person’s perception of ambiguous facial expressions. If apps can monitor your daily steps taken, take your […]

  Imagine predicting suicide risk with apps and blood test. According to the Washington Post, it is possible. Scientists have developed a system of blood tests and apps that can 90% predict if someone will start thinking about suicide or attempt […]

  OCD Helpguide: Columbia University Pediatric Anxiety and Mood Research Clinic offers free screens for OCD. They can be reached in the United States at 646-774-5793. What is OCD? Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder where people feel the […]

A new depression questionnaire could soon be coming to your doctor’s office. Fill it out while you wait for your doctor and get referred for follow-up in the same visit. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine (July 27, […]

MENTAL ILLNESS BIGGER PROBLEM FOR THE POOR, CDC STUDY SAYS The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a report that said mental health problems are more common among the poor than the rich. It was a five […]

  Depression and heart attack go hand in hand. When a person suffers a heart attack, depression and anxiety aren’t far behind. A heart attack is a major life stressor, affecting a person physically, mentally, and emotionally.  It’s normal to […]

A recent article by Huffington Post suggests that people who have depression for a long time may be at increased risk for stroke. “Researchers found that adults ages 50 and older who had symptoms of depression that lasted more than […]

If you’re always checking your phone for texts, you could be depressed and trying to improve how you feel. That’s what scientists from Baylor University, Texas claim in a 2015 study. Their research, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, […]

“The failure to tackle depression undermines the fundamental human rights of millions and millions of people. This begins with the denial of even the most basic levels of treatment and support.” ~ Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, speaking at the […]