AIs are no substitute for human contact, but they can diminish loneliness.
The findings suggest that extending screening for postpartum depressive symptoms for at least two years after childbirth may be beneficial.
It’s not uncommon for wildland firefighters, even in a less-intense year, to develop depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use disorders or suicidal thoughts.
Ultimately, the psychological impact of the pandemic will harm far more people than the virus itself, experts say.
One-fifth of U.S. teen girls reported experiencing major depression in 2017.
Ketamine is effective for those who do not respond to traditional anti-depressants. It also shows promise for the treatment of PTSD and bipolar disorder.
Although “connecting” online, may young people report feeling lonely.
Any infection in the mother during pregnancy may increase a child’s risk of autism and depression.
Elevated hormones from childbirth — plus sleep deprivation — can trigger confusion and paranoia.
The ‘Suicide Paradox’: Although Latinos face economic disadvantages and other stresses their suicide rate is less than one-third that of non-Hispanic whites.
More than 47,000 Americans died by suicide last year. That’s a nearly 5% increase over 2016. And it’s a continuation of a nearly 20-year rise in suicide rates.
An estimated 300 to 400 doctors kill themselves each year, and the suicide rate is more than double that of the general population.
A substantial percentage of those who have depression can shake it off and go on to thrive.
As Boomers age, more and more will reach their 80s, 90s and beyond, lose friends and face the daunting task of making new friends at an advanced age.
Health care providers have treated the mind and body separately and cared for them under different systems.