In a new podcast premiering this week, humorist and MPR host John Moe conducts conversations with nationally respected comedians who discuss their struggles with mental illness.
Most adults with depression in the United States are not receiving treatment for the disorder, according to new research published in the journal JAMA International Medicine.
In this British study, the positive association between volunteering and mental health and well-being continued right up into old age (80 and beyond).
Among the findings: Older people were more likely to say sad music left them feeling comforted; young adults and women were more likely to say it evoked negative emotions.
“If anything,” writes British psychologist and journalist Christian Jarrett, “the data suggest that our minds are more sprightly at this time of year than in the summer.”
“The findings cast serious doubt on major depression with seasonal variation as a legitimate psychiatric disorder,” psychologist Steven Lobello and his colleagues write.
The Compare Project is “systematically checking every trial published in the top five medical journals, to see if they have misreported their findings.”
Physicians “should consider encouraging face-to-face social interactions as preventive strategy for depression,” the authors of the study conclude.
The research community has increasingly acknowledged publication bias as a major problem.
American workers need help with finding a healthier work-life balance. They don’t need to be told to work longer and harder.
Pharmaceutical companies have aggressively marketed SSRIs despite the fact that “there was no evidence that treatment corrected anything.”
“Understanding Depression: The Suicide Connection” will air in the Twin Cities on Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. on KSTP-TV beginning Feb. 28.
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The study’s findings add to the growing body of research that suggests exposure to nature improves psychological well-being, especially when it is combined with walking.
But it lacks doctors qualified to deal with it, and foreign donors aren’t eager to help.
Posts that express either a positive or negative emotion can generate weather systems of their own.
Do you have any important decisions to make today? If so, you may want to stay indoors and dim the lights.
The findings contradict the prevailing belief that depression is highest among the very old.
“In terms of quality of life and how well people were functioning, there was really not much evidence that these drugs did anything,” said researcher Glen Spielmans.
This meta-analysis should be of interest to many of the nearly 1 in 10 Americans who have symptoms of depression.