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  • What should marijuana opponents do when their cause fails? A lesson from Prohibition

    06/23/2018 2:47:03 PM PDT · by Mariner · 124 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 23rd, 2018 | Stephanie Schorow
    Some day soon, even as sweet, skunky smoke drifts in from the streets outside, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other staunch opponents of marijuana may draw inspiration from a true believer named Morris Sheppard. After the repeal of national Prohibition in 1933 and until his death in 1941, the Texas senator embraced a yearly custom. A progressive Democrat often considered “the father of Prohibition,” Sheppard would rise on the Senate floor to rail against alcohol and call for a repeal of Repeal. “It was a ritual,” Daniel Okrent, author of the 2010 book “Last Call: The Rise and Fall...
  • Dramatic rise in suicides is "more than a mental health issue," CDC says

    06/07/2018 3:50:32 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 71 replies
    CBS ^ | June 2018 | Ashley Welch
    Just days after the tragic death of fashion icon Kate Spade, new government research sheds light on a disturbing increase in suicides in the United States. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that suicide rates have risen dramatically across most of the country in the past three decades. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and is one of just three leading causes that are on the rise. The rate of suicide in the U.S. rose nearly 30 percent between 1999 and 2016. In 2016, nearly 45,000 Americans age 10 or...
  • Top Beijing Official's Suicide Highlights a Bureaucracy Under Pressure: Analysts

    05/22/2018 10:32:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    RFA ^ | 2018-05-22
    Top Beijing Official's Suicide Highlights a Bureaucracy Under Pressure: Analysts A top ruling Chinese Communist Party official in the Beijing city government has committed suicide, leading state media to conclude that he had suffered from long-term depression. Wang Xiaoming, deputy secretary-general of the Beijing municipal government, was found dead on Monday after attending a work conference. He was 58. State media said police had ruled out any criminal activity, although an investigation into Wang's death is under way. Hospital diagnostic records show that Wang, who previously served as director of the Beijing municipal tax bureau, had long suffered from depression,...
  • Oregon Grew More Cannabis Than Customers Can Smoke.

    04/26/2018 6:09:41 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 75 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | 04/18/2018 | Matt Stangel & Katie Shepherd
    It turns out Oregonians are good at growing cannabis—too good. In February, state officials announced that 1.1 million pounds of cannabis flower were logged in the state's database. If a million pounds sounds like a lot of pot, that's because it is: Last year, Oregonians smoked, vaped or otherwise consumed just under 340,000 pounds of legal bud. This month, WW spoke to two dozen people across Oregon's cannabis industry. They describe a bleak scene: Small businesses laying off employees and shrinking operations. Farms shuttering. People losing their life's savings are unable to declare bankruptcy because marijuana is still a federally...
  • Think it's harmless? Now nine in ten teens at drug clinics are being treated for marijuana use

    04/22/2018 10:31:32 AM PDT · by familyop · 236 replies
    The Daily Mail (United Kingdom) ^ | April 22, 2018 | STEPHEN ADAMS and MARTIN BECKFORD
    Cannabis is responsible for 91 per cent of cases where teenagers end up being treated for drug addiction, shocking new figures reveal...The findings also back up academic research, revealed in The Mail on Sunday over the past three years, that skunk is having a serious detrimental impact on the mental health of the young. At least two studies have shown repeated use triples the risk of psychosis, with sufferers repeatedly experiencing delusional thoughts. Some victims end up taking their own lives.
  • Austin Powers Actor Verne Troyer AKA Mini Is Gone At 49! How Many People Struggle To Cope As He Did!

    04/22/2018 9:57:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    TNN News Raw2 ^ | April 21, 2018 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Austin Powers Actor Verne Troyer AKA Mini Is Gone At 49! How Many People Struggle To Cope As He Did!
  • Child in crisis- depression - need aadvice

    03/03/2018 4:48:19 AM PST · by newnhdad · 204 replies
    need advice. I have an adolescent with sever behavioral issues. Suicidal thoughts, violent behavior, bursts of emotion, anger and very drastic mood swings. Like you see in the movies about crazy people, but from a 12 year old. we have tried all sorts of therapy but nothing seems to move the needle. The last evaluation mentioned posbile hospitalization and medications. Does anyone have experience with this?
  • Staying Awake Is A Surprisingly Effective Way To Treat Depression

    01/24/2018 1:59:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    digg.com/ ^ | Linda Geddes
    Using sleep deprivation to lift people out of severe depression may seem counterintuitive, but for some people, it's the only thing that works. ... "Sleep deprivation really has opposite effects in healthy people and those with depression," says Benedetti. If you're healthy and you don't sleep, you'll feel in a bad mood. But if you're depressed, it can prompt an immediate improvement in mood, and in cognitive abilities. But, Benedetti adds, there's a catch: once you go to sleep and catch up on those missed hours of sleep, you'll have a 95% chance of relapse. The antidepressant effect of sleep...
  • STUDY: Concern over climate change linked to depression, anxiety – ‘Restless nights, feelings of.

    01/20/2018 6:42:08 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    STUDY: Concern over climate change linked to depression, anxiety – ‘Restless nights, feelings of loneliness and lethargy’ By: Marc Morano - Climate DepotJanuary 20, 2018 1:55 PM with 0 comments Depression and anxiety are afflicting Americans who are concerned at the fate of the environment, according to a study of the mental health effects of climate change. Those hit hardest are women and people with low incomes who worry about the planet’s long-term health, said the study published this week in the journal Global Environmental Change. Symptoms include restless nights, feelings of loneliness and lethargy. “Climate change is a persistent...
  • Twitter: 2 min 20 sec video of homeless in Orange County - UNBELIEVABLE!

    01/15/2018 9:53:50 PM PST · by doug from upland · 52 replies
    Click on the link above. The video actually goes on for 10 minutes, but Twitter only allows 2:20 of it to be posted. Beyond disgusting. We spend 125 billion a year on illegal aliens and allow this tragedy in our country. (I suspect that there are illegals among them but how many I have no idea.)
  • Scientists Expect Chocolate to Go Extinct by 2050

    01/02/2018 8:27:51 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 204 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/2/2018 | Elizabeth Sherman
    You may love chocolate, but you should probably start preparing yourself to say goodbye to it: Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have predicted that cacao plants are likely to go extinct as early as 2050 due to climate change. But there’s one glimmer hope on the horizon: Mars—the candy company which makes such chocolate treats as the Snickers and the Twix bar—has teamed up with the University of California on a new method that may help save future cacao crops.
  • Ketamine Clinic Opens in Midland

    12/19/2017 2:34:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Depression takes an effect on a person's health. But there's a type of treatment using ketamine that can put a stop to it. It's called Ketamine Infusion Therapy, a method healthcare professionals are using to not only ease the physical pain but the pain that no one sees. "What we did not realize until fairly recently, probably the past 10 years, that it works on glutamate receptors which are specific receptors to depression, PTSD, anxiety, those mood disorders," said Tammy Vaught, a certified registered nurse anesthetist with the Ketamine Clinic of West Texas. Vaught just opened the first ketamine clinic...
  • Why depression and suicide are rampant among American farmers

    12/16/2017 2:52:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 16, 2017 | Salena Zito
    NORWALK, WIS. — Not long ago, a local farmer here plunged into a depression so intense that he could barely muster the strength to leave his bed. The 40-something father of eight went dark for weeks, despite the enormous amount of daily work needed to keep his family farm going. “If you are running a small farm, you still have to get up and milk the cows. You got to go put the crops in. There are demands that nature doesn’t let you forget,” explained Jerry Menn, a farmer and doctor who was familiar with his friend’s crisis. “His massive...
  • Surrender Your Guns, Police Tell Hawaiian Medical Marijuana Patients

    11/28/2017 9:32:57 PM PST · by nevadapatriot · 37 replies
    Leafly ^ | 11/27/2017 | Bruce Barcott
    The Honolulu Police Department has sent letters to local medical marijuana patients ordering them to “voluntarily surrender” their firearms because of their MMJ status.
  • Army lifts waiver ban for recruits with history of depression: ‘It is a red flag’

    11/13/2017 10:50:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 13, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    The U.S. Army quietly relaxed standards over the summer to allow potential recruits to receive waivers for a host of previous mental health issues — including self-mutilation. A 2017 recruiting goal of 80,000 new soldiers through September appears to be at the root of a decision to reverse a 2009 waiver ban on mental health issues. Documents obtained over the weekend by USA Today show a willingness to consider applicants with a history of bipolar disorder, depression, and drug and alcohol abuse.
  • SAD! TRUMP COULD MAKE YOUR COLD WEATHER DEPRESSION WORSE THIS YEAR

    10/24/2017 3:41:35 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 23, 2017 | Kate Sheridan
    Often feel down in the cooler months? If the political climate is already stressing you out, your seasonal bout of depression could be worse this year.   As temperatures drop, so does the amount of daylight. Until March 20, there will be more hours of darkness than light in a day for people living in the Northern Hemisphere. That lack of light is often associated with seasonal affective disorder, but stress also influences the onset and progression of SAD, Dr. Norman Rosenthal tells Newsweek. In the 1980s, Rosenthal was the first to describe the syndrome.   “Light is very important, but so is stress,”...
  • How Googling ‘depression’ could get you mental health help

    08/26/2017 8:31:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    Google is working to help users make that important distinction, rolling out a feature this week that helps test for the mood disorder. Now, when users search for symptoms of depression, they will be directed to the PHQ-9 questionnaire, the standard tool doctors use to screen for depression. The clinically-validated survey quizzes respondents on a variety of trouble signs, such as feeling down and having trouble concentrating or poor appetite. The feature, which was developed in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will be fully rolled out in the next couple of days. ... ... Some experts have...
  • Vegetarians Are Nearly Twice As Likely To Be Depressed As Meat-Eaters, Study Finds

    08/09/2017 5:23:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | August 9, 2017
    Vegetarians are almost twice as likely to suffer from depression as those who consume a conventional balanced diet, according to a new study. The new Bristol University study of almost 10,000 from southwestern England found that vegetarians were more likely to develop depression due to vitamin and mineral deficiencies that can negatively impact their mental health. The 350 committed vegetarians who participated in the study had a higher average depression score when compared to the meat-eaters, according to the study, which was published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. The vegetarians’ diet tended to feature lower vitamin B12 consumption, as...
  • Why Professional Cuddling Is Booming Under Trump ($80 an hour for "Election Detox" spooning)

    08/04/2017 1:47:45 PM PDT · by dead · 33 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 8/3/2017 | Allie Volpe
    <p>On a Saturday night in Venice, California, light spills from an open door on an otherwise dark street. The space appears to be an art gallery or studio: blank walls, cubbies for shoes and personal items and cushioned mats and pillows lining half of the room's hardwood floor.</p>
  • 23andMe is recruiting 25,000 people for a study on depression and bipolar disorder

    07/31/2017 10:26:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/1 | Christina Farr
    At-home DNA-testing company 23andMe is recruiting 25,000 people for a study to determine how genes influence brain functions in people diagnosed with depression and bipolar disorders. The Google-backed company's latest project is a collaboration with the Milken Institute, a medical research nonprofit, and Lundbeck, a drug developer, to study the genetics -- and also symptoms, behavior and other environmental factors --- associated with bipolar and major depressive disorders. In interviews with CNBC, the company describes its goal as finding out how genes influence brain processes, like attention and visual perception, for those with these conditions. 23andMe is currently recruiting 15,000...