Posts in the ‘Depression’ Category

Depression is a growing problem in modern life. Its prevalence now is ten times greater than 70 years ago

In this article Mark Tyrrell discusses depression at various stages of life and some likely causes. Challenges are an inevitable part of life, from the first breath we take right through to the last. All lives follow twists and turns, dark paths as well as lighter ones. But some common life stages pose greater risks

Alexithymia: What’s That Feeling?

In people struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues, such as PTSD, self-medication (taking substances to dull the pain) serves to remove unwanted feelings.  However, over a prolonged period this avoidant behaviour only results in one emotion being present – anger.  But, anger is a secondary, reactive emotion to something else being felt.  it

How Children Inherit Anxiety And Depression From Their Parents

New study provides insights into how parents pass anxiety and depression onto their children. An over-active network of brain areas is central to how children inherit anxiety and depression from their parents. The network consists of three regions in the brain which work together to control the fear-response. Genes passed down from parents to children

The 4 Traits That Put Kids at Risk for Addiction

The 4 Traits That Put Kids at Risk for Addiction.  Changing the way drug use and addiction are taught in schools.  Finally!  And Australia is leading the charge globally.  A New York Times article by Maia Szalavitz, the author of “Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction.” STUART BRADFORD By MAIA SZALAVITZ SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 Drug

Let’s Call Mental Health Stigma What It Really Is: Discrimination

Society’s attitude toward psychological disorders needs to change.  An excellent article from Huffington Post and Lindsay Holmes.  American skewed but just as relevant here – even the stats align. 27/09/2016 10:15 PM AEST | Updated 28/09/2016 3:09 AM AEST  Lindsay HolmesDeputy Healthy Living Editor, The Huffington Post KATARZYNABIALASIEWICZ VIA GETTY IMAGES People with mental health