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April 9, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Electroconvulsive Therapy Should Treat Severe Depression Says New Study

April 9, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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“Depression is a common and debilitating illness,” study author Julian Mutz told us. “Treatments including psychotherapy and drugs are effective but do not work for every patient and some patients experience undesired side effects. As such, there is a need to further develop new treatments, especially for patients who do not respond to drugs.” [More]

March 26, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Depression Guide Puts Knowledge And Power Back Into The Hands Of The Patient

March 26, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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According to the World Health Organization, patients should have the knowledge and skills to understand options being provided to them by their healthcare providers. This is what’s called “patient empowerment”, or “patient-centered care”, a move by healthcare policy makers around the world to allow greater control by patients over their own healthcare. To that end, patients and healthcare providers have converged in Canada to create the award-winning CHOICE-D guide for patients suffering from depression. [More]

March 5, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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LGBQ Teens At Increased Risk Of Depression According To New Study

March 5, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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According to a new study published in the Lancet, adolescents who identified as sexual minorities (LGBQ - lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning) at 16 years of age were at an increased risk of depression compared to heterosexuals from very early on in adolescence, even as young as ten years of age. The results of the study point to potential mental-health problems before a teen’s conscious identification of their sexual orientation. [More]

February 5, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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How Are Those New Year's Resolutions Coming Along? New Survey Finds Anxiety One Of The Biggest Obstacles To Achieving Them

February 5, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Though 40 per cent of us make them, according to U.S. News, 80 per cent of us abandon our New Years resolutions by mid-February. But don’t despair. There’s a growing trend taking hold to begin tackling New Year’s resolutions in February instead of the traditional January 1st race to the gate. [More]

December 18, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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More Than Half Of Women Surveyed Think Postpartum Depression Is Embarrassing

December 18, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A United States national survey about postpartum depression was recently conducted by non-profit organization, HealthyWomen.org and sponsored by Sage Therapeutics. A total of 1064 women aged 18-49 completed the online survey between September 27 and October 10, 2018. Women were either pregnant or planning to become pregnant were surveyed in order to identify the perception and level of awareness of PPD. [More]

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]