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Suicide reports affect people everywhere and the impact is widespread. Following the deaths of designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain, suicide, suicide prevention and depression are now topics of public interest, prompting everyone to look around and see if someone they know is going through depression. The challenge is, nobody knows who can have depression. There is a genetic link to the illness – depression is known to run

Scientists discover 30 new genes linked to depression

A study of nearly half-a-million people has uncovered 30 new genes linked to depression, tripling the number known to play a role in the debilitating disease. The same enlarged basket of depression genes also underpins other psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. “This is a game changer,” said Patrick Sullivan, director of the Center for Psychiatric Genomics at the University of North Carolina and co-leader of the research. The findings, published

THE 8 DIFFERENT TYPES OF DEPRESSION

As with all mental illnesses, depression isn’t an easy-to-define condition, and there are lots of variations. We might describe ourselves conversationally as feeling ‘depressed’ if we’re a bit down, but medical depression is a formal term that covers a variety of depressive conditions – some very common and some relatively rare. Labels aren’t always necessary, and they vary from country to country. But it can be helpful to know what

Depression Among Doctors: A Growing Problem

Long shifts of on-the-job training, and caring for patients in life-or-death situations, is enough to wear a person down. And it does. Close to one-third of medical residents (doctors out of medical school and in training) experience depression, according to a new study published online in JAMA. The risk starts on the first day of residency training, when the probability that a doctor will become depressed more than quadruples compared to

PTSD

March 31, 2017 — Depression affects more than 300 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of poor health and disability, according to the World Health Organization. The number of people with depression rose more than 18 percent between 2005 and 2015, but lack of support and fear of stigma prevent many people from receiving treatment. “These new figures are a wake-up call for all countries to re-think their approaches to mental health and to

PTSD

Do you have problem of depressed? There’s many cause of depression and this is some of it :- 1. Poor sleep habits – Poor sleep habit can increase the risk of depression. A study found that lack of sleep make greater brain activity after viewing upsetting images than their well-rested counterparts which is similar to the reaction that depressed patients. 2. Smoking – Some of us though that smoking could