Ultrasound Could Offer Noninvasive Treatment for Parkinson’s and Depression

The prospect of focusing the beams without destroying tissue might someday diagnose or even restore faulty brain circuits By Lydia Denworth A macaque monkey sat in front of a computer. A yellow square—the target—appeared in the periphery on the left side of the screen. After a few milliseconds of delay, a second target appeared on the […]

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Selena Gomez Taking Time Off for Lupus-Caused ‘Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Depression’

BY, Marsha Derek MD. Selena Gomez is taking some time off to address her health, she announced Tuesday (Aug. 30), dealing with “anxiety, panic attacks and depression” as side effects to her battle with lupus. Selena Gomez Apologizes on Snapchat: ‘What I Said Was Selfish’ “As many of you know, around a year ago I revealed […]

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Ketamine For Severe Depression: ‘How Do You Not Offer This Drug To People?’

Gerard Sanacora, a professor of psychiatry at Yale University, has treated hundreds of severely depressed patients with low doses of ketamine, an anesthetic and popular club drug that isn’t approved for depression. This sort of “off-label” prescribing is legal. But Sanacora says other doctors sometimes ask him, “How can you be offering this to patients based on […]

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Schools reach ‘crisis point’ with sharp increase in students dealing with anxiety, depression

By Elise Pianegonda and Dan Bourchier Schools are struggling to cope with a sharp rise in anxiety, depression and self-harm among students as young as 10 years old, with one principal saying Australia has reached a “crisis point”. In April a joint report by Mission Australia and the Black Dog Institute found nearly one in four Australian teenagers […]

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I’m sorry for all the times my anxiety and depression made me rubbish at texting you back

Hey friends, colleagues, potential dates, and family members whose texts I’ve left unanswered, whose conversations have stopped dead, and whose calls I’ve ignored. I’m sorry. I don’t hate you, I promise. I’m not trying to gently ease my way out of our relationship. You haven’t pissed me off, you haven’t said the wrong thing, and […]

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