Considering going off antidepressants? Here’s what to think about first
Stopping antidepressants abruptly, especially after a long period of use, will make most people – although not everyone – unwell. It’s impossible to tell in advance who will be affected, so slow dose reduction is advisable. Stopping antidepressants (or tapering down the dose) too rapidly can cause antidepressant discontinuation syndrome in around 20% of people.
Use of psychedelics to treat PTSD, OCD, depression and chronic pain – a researcher discusses recent trials, possible risks
So it’s important to keep that in mind when we look at the results from some of these recent trials that these are not drugs that are being administered in isolation. You are not taking home a bottle of pills and taking those twice a day as you would, say, an antidepressant. These are administered in a very particular way.
Why do teens engage in self-harm?
University of Washington clinical psychologists explain how to help teens reduce their emotional distress
Three reasons why you feel stressed when trying to relax – and what you can do about it
Have you ever tried to relax, only to find yourself overwhelmed with feeling stressed and having negative thoughts? Turns out a lot of us experience this – which is why some have coined it “stresslaxing”.
AIs are no substitute for human contact, but they can diminish loneliness.
Postpartum depression may persist three years after giving birth
The findings suggest that extending screening for postpartum depressive symptoms for at least two years after childbirth may be beneficial.
Tough Fire Season Takes Toll on Firefighters’ Mental Health
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.
Fear, Isolation, Depression: The Mental Health Fallout of a Worldwide Pandemic
Ultimately, the psychological impact of the pandemic will harm far more people than the virus itself, experts say.
Why teen depression rates are rising faster for girls than boys
One-fifth of U.S. teen girls reported experiencing major depression in 2017.
Ketamine: The illicit party psychedelic that can help depression
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.
Always Connected With Thousands Of ‘Friends’ — Yet Feeling All Alone
Although “connecting” online, may young people report feeling lonely.
Pregnancy infection increases a child’s autism, suicide risk, UW study finds
Any infection in the mother during pregnancy may increase a child’s risk of autism and depression.
Postpartum Psychosis: Real, Rare And Dangerous
Elevated hormones from childbirth — plus sleep deprivation — can trigger confusion and paranoia.
Strong social ties may keep Hispanic suicide rates low
The ‘Suicide Paradox’: Although Latinos face economic disadvantages and other stresses their suicide rate is less than one-third that of non-Hispanic whites.
Recognizing Suicide’s Warning Signs Could Save Lives
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.