Depression

Depression and pancreatic cancer linked, studies show

10-21   Depression and pancreatic cancer linked, studies show

Individuals with pancreatic cancer are more likely to experience depression than other cancer patients. In fact, scientists have been well aware of this correlation since the 1930s, when numerous psychiatric symptoms were found to precede or accompany the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer — specifically depression, anxiety and a sense of impending doom. Since this discovery, […]


University of Michigan uses new “embedded model” to improve mental health

10-09   University of Michigan uses new “embedded model” to improve mental health

College students feel more alone and depressed than ever, according to a 2014 survey from the University of California, Los Angeles, Cooperative Institutional Research Program. Researchers asked 153,015 first-time, full-time students at 227 colleges and universities about their mental health and amount of socializing. In the 49 years since the annual survey’s inception, results were […]


Natural disasters cause distressed minds

10-05   Natural disasters cause distressed minds

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, PTSD

The harrowing experience of a natural disaster can lead to a spectrum of psychological disorders. Tornados, earthquakes and other potentially traumatic events scare witnesses and victims. Studies examine the statistics and psychology involved in dealing with the experience. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) presents in some natural disaster victims. Symptoms of PTSD include recurring flashbacks, nightmares, […]


Depression vs. Anxiety

09-23   Depression vs. Anxiety

At first glance, depression and anxiety may seem at odds with each other. The former is typically a sedate form of mind while anxiety is busy, badgering the patient about worries and daily stressors. In reality, the two problems often present together. Rick Nauert, Ph.D., studies the biological basis of the two emotions. He cites […]


ABC’s of LGBT – The dialogue between gay men and mental, physical health providers

09-16   ABC’s of LGBT – The dialogue between gay men and mental, physical health providers

Silence is a persistent enemy for gay men. Many gay men stay quiet around homophobic family and friends, hiding talk of loves and relationships, topics heterosexual people often take for granted. Staying silent is survival in these times, even if the behavior takes an emotional toll over time. Physical health could also take a toll […]


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