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December 11, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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Researchers Hope To Move New Depression Treatment Technique - rTMS - From the Margin To The Mainstream

December 11, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Clinical trials are underway by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Canada for a new treatment option for major depressive disorder called Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS). The treatment is being hailed by rTMS researchers as a transformative treatment for those suffering from treatment-resistant depression. [More]

November 13, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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People Ordered Into Mental Health Care Are Less Likely To Perceive Their Care As Helpful, New Study Finds

November 13, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Are your chances of recovering from mental illness greater if you seek care independently or if you’re ordered into care? This was the subject of a new study recently published in the Journal of Society and Mental Health titled, Pathways to Mental Health Services and Perceptions about the Effectiveness of Treatment. [More]

September 4, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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Effects of Climate Change Could See Increased Rates Of Childhood Anxiety And Depression According To New Study

September 4, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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The recent devastation from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria – and possibly more in the near future caused by climate change – have made the need to understand the impact of these events all the more urgent. Could a generation of children exposed to natural disasters be at risk for mental illness? [More]

August 4, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Using Prairie Voles Sheds Light On Potential Treatment For Depressed Single Moms

August 4, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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The financial burden faced by many single mothers has been found to be the main reason single mothers are more likely to experience mental health problems than mothers with partners. A new study published in the Journal of Behavioural Brain Research shows that although the level of maternal care of single prairie vole mothers is on par with partnered mothers, the emotional health of single mothers is much more negatively affected than in female prairie voles in a dual parental arrangement. [More]

July 9, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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Dads Who Don't Take Paternity Leave at Higher Risk for Paternal Postpartum Depression, Study Shows

July 9, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Maternal postpartum depression, a mood disorder experienced by up to 20 per cent of women after they’ve had a baby, is also experienced by men in the form of paternal postpartum depression. Taking leave after the birth of a child may lower a father's risk of this serious, yet seldom reported condition. [More]