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  • Don’t Believe in God? Lie to Your Children

    12/06/2019 12:33:09 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 66 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-6-19 | Erica Komisar
    The alternative is to tell them they’re simply going to die and turn to dust. As a therapist, I’m often asked to explain why depression and anxiety are so common among children and adolescents. One of the most important explanations—and perhaps the most neglected—is declining interest in religion. This cultural shift already has proved disastrous for millions of vulnerable young people. Skip The result? Children or teens who reported attending a religious service at least once per week scored higher on psychological well-being measurements and had lower risks of mental illness. Weekly attendance was associated with higher rates of volunteering,...
  • The Link between Depression and Birth Control

    11/28/2019 8:46:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | November 20, 2019 | Julia Hogan
    In my work as a psychotherapist, one of the first things I try to address with my clients is identifying any areas of their life that might be exacerbating whatever mental health issue they are experiencing. I ask them about their sleep habits, their eating habits, the health of their significant relationships, their exercise habits, significant stressors, and any medication they are prescribed. All of these facets of their life might be worsening their symptoms. For example, not getting enough quality sleep is linked to an increased risk of developing depression. One study found that individuals who struggle with insomnia...
  • Texas gun control activist shoots her three children dead

    11/03/2019 9:36:45 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 93 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 2, 2019 | Ellie Bufkin
    A mother in Texas was found dead alongside her three children on Friday in an apparent triple murder-suicide. Ashley Auzenne, 39, was known to have been battling depression and anxiety in addition to physical ailments such as arthritis and lupus at the time of her death, which was ruled as a suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Her three children, Parrish, 11, Eleanor, 9, and Lincoln, 7, were also killed by gunshots and their mother is the only suspect. She had just finalized a contentious divorce from their father, Murvin Auzenne Jr. Auzenne was a vocal advocate for stricter gun...
  • Abortion tied to sharp decline in women's mental health

    11/01/2019 6:55:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | SEPT. 1, 2019 | Ryan Jaslow
    (CBS) Do women who have an abortion risk their mental health? A provocative new study shows that women who have an abortion face an increased risk for mental health problems including substance abuse, anxiety, and depression. "Results indicate quite consistently that abortion is associated with moderate to highly increased risks of psychological problems subsequent to the procedure," the authors wrote in the study, published in the September 1 issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry. For the study, researchers analyzed data on 877,000 women, including 164,000 who had an abortion. They found women who had an abortion experienced an 81...
  • How FDR Systematically Destroyed Business Investment For 11 Years

    10/22/2019 7:27:06 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 30 replies ^ | October 21, 2019 | Jim Huntzinger
    Source: AP Photo/Craig Ruttle The great Austrian economist Murray Rothbard elucidated, “Before the massive government interventions of the 1930s, all recessions were short-lived.”[1] The deceptive narrative of collectivists about the “Roaring Twenties” and the New Deal goes like this: Capitalists and speculators went wild with greed in “The Roaring Twenties,” leading to a stock market crash and hard times. Banks closed, once prosperous workers sold apples on street-corners or became hobos in shanty-towns, while Republican President Herbert Hoover did nothing for the destitute and suffering nation. Then FDR arrived on the scene, inspiring new hope with his golden words...
  • Clinical Depression and President Lincoln

    10/07/2019 10:07:24 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Oct 2005 | Josh W. Shenk
    Lincoln "told Me that he felt like Committing Suicide often," remembered Mentor Graham, a schoolteacher... Abraham Lincoln fought clinical depression all his life, and if he were alive today, his condition would be treated as a "character issue"—that is, as a political liability. His condition was indeed a character issue: it gave him the tools to save the nation. With Lincoln we have a man whose depression spurred him, painfully, to examine the core of his soul; whose hard work to stay alive helped him develop crucial skills and capacities, even as his depression lingered hauntingly; and whose inimitable character...
  • Study: Teenagers Who Don't Date Have Better Social Skills, Less Depressed

    09/10/2019 8:07:11 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 43 replies
    CBN News ^ | 09/10/2019 | Steve Warren
    With all of the social and personal turmoil that develops during the teenage years, a new study finds teens who hold off on dating have better social skills, are happier, and are less depressed. This finding goes against American culture in terms of every movie or television show that portrays teenagers in high school. Some believe that dating is just a part of being a teenager. Forming a romantic relationship for the first time can help in a teenager's own self-esteem. Researchers at the University of Georgia say that's true, but they've also found that not dating could be even...
  • Why Nobody in Hollywood Has Any Friends

    09/06/2019 8:45:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8/30/2019 | Stephen Galloway
    Transience is the very essence of the entertainment business, unpredictability its warp and weft. Early this month, the market research and data analytics firm YouGov published the results of a startling poll. According to interviews with 1,254 adult Americans, 30 percent of millennials have no best friends, 27 percent have no close friends and 22 percent have no friends at all. Not surprisingly, the report named them “the loneliest generation.” But loneliness is all around and perhaps nowhere more profoundly than in Hollywood. Here’s what surprised me: that the statistics weren’t worse, for older people as well as millennials. Look...
  • Scott Stapp Is Defeating His Demons One Mile at a Time

    08/13/2019 3:15:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    Runner's World ^ | August 12, 2019 | Brett Williams
    There’s no better way to get a window into the complicated world of a musician like Scott Stapp than by listening to their music. Scott Stapp’s latest album, The Space Between the Shadows, which dropped back in July, is driven by the song “Purpose for Pain.” The standout single mines the tumultuous period the singer endured since his last record in 2013 for inspiration. “Purpose for Pain” clearly carries a potent message, with a chorus that hits with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer: There’s gotta be more / Cause this life is insane / Gotta turn this around /...
  • Fight Club: Masculinity, Masochism, and the Politics of Disavowal

    08/04/2019 4:17:06 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    Genesis Greece ^ | Nicola Rehling
    We are the middle children of history with no purpose or place. Our generation has no Great Depression, no Great War. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives… We have been raised by television to believe that we’ll be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars – but we won’t… And we’re very, very pissed off. With the release of David Fincher’s Fight Club in the aftermath of the Columbine high school killings, fears about representational violence resounded in the popular press. This response was not surprising in that Fight Club tells the story of an unnamed...
  • Dan Gainor: Mueller testimony a disaster for anti-Trump media – 7 examples of media failures

    07/28/2019 11:33:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 28, 2019 | Dan Gainor
    In 1969, psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross wrote that there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Fifty years later, anti-Trump journalists have been experiencing the first four simultaneously since Wednesday, when former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified before two House committees. The Trump-hating media can’t come to terms with the final stage – acceptance of their grief. And that will elude them even if President Trump is reelected and stays in the White House until 2025. Journalists wrote and broadcast countless stories saying Hillary Clinton would defeat Trump in the 2016 presidential election. Many have never been...
  • CPAP provides relief from depression

    07/13/2019 8:17:51 AM PDT · by rintintin · 34 replies
    Science Daily ^ | July 1 2019 | Flinders University
    Researchers have found that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can improve depression symptoms in patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases. Using data from the Sleep Apnea Cardiovascular Endpoints (SAVE) trial led by Flinders University, the new study has found a significant decrease in cases of depression after patients received CPAP treatment for their sleep apnea. This is by far the largest trial of its type and one of very few studies reporting such an effect, says Professor Doug McEvoy from Flinders University.
  • Running Didn’t Save My Life, But Here’s Why It’s Still a Miracle

    07/03/2019 9:01:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Runner's World ^ | July 3, 2019 | The Runner's World Editors
    Name: Kate Perelman Age: 33 From: Silver Spring, Maryland Job: Federal contractor and social media specialist People think depression is just feeling sad, but that’s not it at all. Depression makes you feel nothing. And in late 2018, after years of battling the disease, feeling nothing replaced my love for running. So my brand new pair of silver and blue Asics sat in the corner of my apartment, laced for a run that I thought would never come. My couch became my safe harbor. It’s where I made several impulsive internet purchases one day in late November, which included, for...
  • We Find It Ourselves

    06/09/2019 9:41:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/09/19 | Jimmy Reed
    “When God observes a self-reliant, determined attitude toward finding a solution to a problem, He makes sure this happens: We find it ourselves.” While attending the funeral service for a friend who committed suicide, I sat beside his daughter. “Read this page in his diary,” she said. “My father always kept one of these diary notebooks in his pocket and penned daily entries.” In the entry dated the day before his death, he wrote, “On any given day at any given moment, any given 1,000,000 people, of whom I might be one, are pleading for God’s mercy and help, and...
  • Netherlands teen raped as child is legally euthanized due to ‘unbearable’ pain

    06/04/2019 12:49:20 PM PDT · by Callahan · 113 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/4/19 | Natalie O'Neil
    A 17-year-old Dutch girl was legally allowed to kill herself using euthanasia after she was raped at age 14 and spent years battling depression, according to a report Tuesday.
  • Millennials' health plummets after the age of 27: Study finds the generation has unprecedented…[tr]

    05/16/2019 9:48:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 99 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 13:21 EDT, 1 May 2019 | Natalie Rahhal
    It’s all downhill from 27, new research reveals. At least if you’re a millennial, chronic conditions and diseases start to rear their heads in your late-20s, and from there things continue to deteriorate, according to a new Blue Cross/Blue Shield report. Millennials as a generation are in overall poorer health than their predecessors, Gen X-ers, with higher rates of depression, hyperactivity, substance misuse, type 2 diabetes and Crohn’s disease, among other chronic conditions. The report authors warn that the healthcare community needs to be aware that millennials are facing growing and perhaps unprecedented health concerns that could cost them years...
  • Infant Exposure to Maternal Depression Affects Later Brain Development, Study Shows

    05/07/2019 10:49:26 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 12 replies
    American Psychiatric Association ^ | May 6, 2019 | Ende, Vurlhurst, et al
    Exposure to maternal depression during the first months of life may have a lasting negative impact on brain development, suggests a study published Monday in AJP in Advance. “These findings suggest that the perinatal period, particularly the postnatal period, may be critical for prevention of maternal depressive symptoms in view of the long-term association with child brain development,” wrote Runyu Zou, B.Med., M.P.H., of Erasmus Medical College, the Netherlands, and colleagues.
  • For Depression and Anxiety, Running Is a Unique Therapy

    05/05/2019 5:22:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Runner's World ^ | May 2, 2019 | Scott Douglas
    Most Tuesdays, I run early in the morning with a woman named Meredith. For such close friends, we’re quite different. Meredith is a voluble social worker who draws energy from crowds. I’m an introverted editor who works from home. Meredith runs her best in large races and loves training with big groups. I’ve set PRs in solo time trials and tend to bail when a run’s head count gets above five. Meredith is a worrier, beset by regrets and anticipated outcomes, who has sought treatment for anxiety. I have dysthymia, or chronic low-grade depression. We like to joke that Meredith...
  • FDA approves ketamine-like nasal spray for depression

    03/06/2019 9:46:36 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/06/2019 | By Debra Goldschmidt,
    Spravato is a nasal spray administered by an approved health care provider in a doctor's office or a medical clinic. It may also be self-administered but only under the supervision of a care provider and cannot be taken home. "Because of [safety] concerns, the drug will only be available through a restricted distribution system and it must be administered in a certified medical office where the health care provider can monitor the patient," Farchione said. Depending on the severity of the patient's depression, it is given either once a week or once every other week. n. The drug is rapidly...
  • Zap: How Electric Therapy Is Curing Navy SEALs of PTSD … And Could Remake Brain Science

    01/22/2019 7:36:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies ^ | January 20, 2019 | By Patrick Tucker
    Hundreds of vets have tried out an experimental new treatment that could change how the world addresses mental disorders. Tony didn’t know what to expect when he walked into the Brain Treatment Center in San Diego, California, last spring. The former Navy SEAL only knew that he needed help. His service in Iraq and Afghanistan was taking a heavy toll on his mental and physical wellbeing. He had trouble concentrating, remembering, and was given to explosive bursts of anger. “If somebody cut me off driving, I was ready to kill ’em at the drop of a hat,” he said. And...