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Suicide rate higher in less urban areas of US, say reports
Posted in Mental Health

Suicide is responsible for thousands of premature deaths every year in the United States. An analysis of the suicide trend in the U.S. for the period 1999-2015 showed that approximately 600,000 people died due to suicide in the country, with the highest rate reported in 2015. The report is based on an annual county-level mortality […]


Looking for a rationale behind the evolution of depression
Posted in Mental Health

Depression is one disease which is so pervasive and ubiquitous that Homo sapiens have literally evolved with its progression through the ages, say researchers in a theory. Contrary to what people believe, depression might not be purely a disorder but a specific behavioral strategy that humans evolved with to serve a purpose. While elaborating on […]


President Trump creates a commission to battle opioid crisis
Posted in Addiction

The opioid crisis in the United States is threatening to hijack the country and is a major public health concern. With a record 52,000 deaths in 2015 due to drug overdoses, the U.S. is in the grip of an opioid epidemic. All these developments have prompted President Trump to create a commission, to combat this […]


Video games may be a viable treatment option for depression, says study
Posted in Mental Health

Scientists are striving to come up with viable treatment options for depression, a debilitating mental problem and a growing health concern. According to a recent study, video games and brain training techniques are an effective method to treat depression. The study said that when the users were reminded of playing the video games, they happened […]


National Nutrition Month: Eat healthy to manage inflammation, a cause of depression

Depression is a big concern in the United States and researchers are constantly striving to find ways to overcome it. A recent study has revealed that chronic inflammation can be a cause for depression, a mental disorder. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, says, “Major depressive disorder may be due to psychoneuroimmunological […]


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