One in 10 have a major depressive disorder during their lives, which makes depression the most common mental illness. Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from depression. Depression has both a genetic component and it's connected to environmental factors. But the genetic component has been difficult to determine.
Ask yourself this: How often do you think about your ability to hear? Or this: How much would you, or your loved ones, be affected if your hearing was diminished, or lost completely? Not a pretty picture, so learn here how to best protect this incredible gift.
A fungus harvested from termite nests has been traditionally used to treat these two conditions. Now, Taiwanese scientists think they have discovered a plausible scientific rationale for this practice.
It's a longstanding myth that suicides increase during the holiday season. Regardless, suicide is a major public health threat impacting all ages, careers, genders, and socioeconomic strata at alarming rates – throughout the calendar year.
There's an ever-growing body of evidence that reinforces the health benefits of being with animals. A new study published in BMC Psychiatry explores the role pets had with those suffering from bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other significant, long-term mental illnesses.
Welcome to the conclusion of our three part series discussing the science behind director Kathleen Gyllenhaal's latest documentary, IN UTERO. "To Avoid Adult Dysfunction Start 'IN UTERO'" took a deeper look at the health ramifications of toxic stress in prenatal life and its role in contributing to adult disease. Part I of our Q&A with Gyllenhaal emphasized health, Hollywood, how a story gets told and the parallels between funding for film and scientific research. In Part II, we explore her insights into motherhood and the impact of her recent film.
http://acsh.org/news/2016/10/25/kathleen-gyllenhaal-health-meets-hollywood-qa-10351Welcome to our three part series discussing the science behind director Kathleen Gyllenhaal's latest documentary, IN UTERO. This article takes a deeper look at the health ramifications of toxic stress in prenatal life and its role in contributing to adult disease. Part I of our Q&A with Gyllenhaal emphasizes health, Hollywood, how a story gets told and the parallels between funding for film and scientific research. In the concluding Part II Q&A, we explore her insights into motherhood and the impact of her recent film.
Who comes to the rescue of animal healers when they themselves need healing? According to a recent CDC survey, one in six practicing veterinarians has considered suicide. One veterinarian's insight on the challenges of veterinary.
In Hollywood, where having a therapist is chic, mental health disorders are a reality. But often times they don't get the frank-talk focus that they deserve. So any celebrity who opens up to the media about their issues to de-stigmatize them -- like Lady Gaga and Demi Lovato -- is A-OK in our book.
A new advisory report from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening all adults for depression, now to include pregnant women and those who recently gave birth. Drug therapy, talk therapy and behavioral therapies were recommended when appropriate.
The belief that people are more likely to commit suicide during the holiday season is nothing more than a myth, and a dangerous one at that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And researchers say those who are vulnerable would be helped if mainstream media stopped perpetuating this falsehood.
As measured using objective reviews and standardized parameters, a large survey revealed that an astounding 55 percent of doctors are beaten down by their profession, a major increase over the prior three years. It is likely this trend will get worse, and both doctors and patients will suffer.