Posts in the ‘Depression’ Category

Depression Impacts Twice as Many Females as Males

By Traci Pedersen A new meta-analysis confirms that depression affects twice as many females as males, and this gap appears as early as age 12. The results, published in the journal Psychological Bulletin, are based on existing studies involving more than 3.5 million people in more than 90 countries. “We found that twice as many women as men were

Four Types of Depression Revealed By 1,100 Brain Scans  

Brain scans of four different types of depression could aid in the diagnosis and treatment of the condition. Four types of depression have been newly identified by researchers using brain scans. The brain scans revealed distinctly different types of brain activity in each sub-type. The finding may eventually lead to treatments targeted to the particular

Busting the myths about suicide by Vijay Singh (SANE Australia)

Busting the myths about suicide  Vijay Singh   Suicide is a big issue. While it only accounts for a small percentage of deaths (around 1.9%), more people lose their lives to suicide than to road accidents, industrial accidents, and homicides combined. Around 2800 Australians take their own life each year; an average of almost 8

SIXTY-FIVE DRUG POLICY FALLACIES by Julian Buchanan

JULIAN BUCHANAN DRUG POLICY, HUMAN RIGHTS & HARM REDUCTION SIXTY-FIVE DRUG POLICY FALLACIES “HAVE YOU BEEN LYING TO US ABOUT ‘DRUGS’?” Drug law and policy has its roots in fear, ignorance, racism and vested interest and sadly, little has changed over the decades. Drug discourse continues to be shaped more by punitive populism, isolated tragic incidents and

The real reason some people become addicted to drugs – dispelling the myths

Author Mike Robinson Assistant Professor of Psychology, Wesleyan University Disclosure statement Mike Robinson has previously received funding from the National Center for Responsible Gaming. Why do they do it? This is a question that friends and families often ask of those who are addicted. It’s difficult to explain how drug addiction develops over time. To