Depression

Hug Your Boss Day – The simple power of quality time in the workplace

09-11   Hug Your Boss Day – The simple power of quality time in the workplace

Managers are busy, running departments, seeing the big picture and any other number of major tasks. Spending time with employees may fall to the wayside, yet leaving the corner office and putting in some face-to-face time can boost department morale. Employees can work to connect with their manager, building a healthy rapport and a mentally […]


When seasonal affective disorder sets in during summertime

08-31   When seasonal affective disorder sets in during summertime

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) may conjure up a rollercoaster of emotions as the seasons transition from sunny to gloomy and vice versa. Most SAD patients have a reprieve come the sunnier months as symptoms temporarily dissipate but some are left feeling uncomfortable as the sun shines. Four to six percent of people in the United […]


Group therapy and antidepressants show similar effects on depression

08-12   Group therapy and antidepressants show similar effects on depression

A British study published in the psychiatric journal The Lancet suggests that group therapy benefits patients as much as medication when it comes to treating depression. The results indicated that replacing medications with this form of therapy might work as effectively as continued treatment with the use of medication. This study, led by University of […]


07-10   Reaching the Breaking Point: Addiction, mental health and suicide

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. Depression and other mental health disorders are the primary risk factors for suicide, but addiction comes in at a close second. Recent research has shown that those who suffer from addiction are six times more likely to commit suicide than the rest of […]


07-08   The trip of a lifetime: How ayahuasca is being used to treat depression

A psychedelic drink called ayahuasca has gained attention from biomedical students as a means of treatment for depression. It is a sacramental drink that has been used for centuries in South American countries to treat a large variety of ailments. Research on its therapeutic effects was recently conducted in Brazil. This study was conducted using […]


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