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Category: Depression Study

New Study Indicates Link Between Gut Bacteria And Depression

A new study looking at the gut bacteria of over 1,000 people in Belgium has found a possible link between certain types of bacteria and depression.The study published today in Nature Microbiology combined data from the microbiomes of 1,054 people enrolled in the Flemish…

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What Stress, Change, And Isolation Do To Your Brain – Christine Comaford

Change happens. Adversity happens. Conflict happens. Then your brain and body tries to cope with it. Your brain releases stress hormones, like cortisol, which then fire up excessive cell-signaling cytokines which alter your physiology. Suddenly your ability to regulate your behavior and emotions is compromised. Your ability to pay attention is compromised, your memory, learning, peace, happiness are all compromised. Why? Because all that change has caused your system to be overloaded with…

YouTube Stars Are Being Accused of Profiting Off Fans’ Depression – Taylor Lorenz

Some of YouTube’s biggest stars have found themselves embroiled in controversy over videos that critics say allow them to profit off fans struggling with depression. Over the past year, mental health and burnout have become big topics in the YouTube community. Stars like Philip…

The Surprising Link Between Language and Depression – Emily Petsko

Skim through the poems of Sylvia Plath, the lyrics of Kurt Cobain, or posts on an internet forum dedicated to depression, and you’ll probably start to see some commonalities. That’s because there’s a particular way that people with clinical depression communicate, whether they’re speaking…

How to Support a Partner Struggling with Depression – Eric Ravenscraft

Being in a romantic relationship when one (or both) of you suffer from depression is a massive challenge. Depression can make your partner seem distant. They may feel like they’re a burden or close themselves off. None of that means your relationship is the…

Living Empathy, Active Listening are Keys To Understanding Those Thinking of Suicide – Carolina Living

Suicide is a tough topic. It has been in the headlines recently with the passing of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade. The topic has spurred much debate on mental health awareness and reform. I understand it is a sensitive issue and challenging for many…

The Neuroscience of Depression in the Brain – Emma Allen

Depression is a multifaceted and insidious disorder, nearly as complex as the brain itself. As research continues to suggest, the onset of depression can be attributed to an interplay of the many elements that make us human—namely, our genetics, the structure and chemistry of…

No Scientific Evidence That Probiotics Improve Anxiety Symptoms In Humans, Finds Study – David DiSalvo

A new review and analysis of several studies has found that probiotics do not improve self-reported anxiety symptoms in humans, although there was evidence of minor improvements in rodents. The study reviewed 36 preclinical studies in total, 14 involving humans and 22 involving rats and mice. That’s…

Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade And The Question Of Why – Henna Inam

The question “why?” has been reverberating through my head. This week, many of us experienced a stunned sadness. The suicides of two celebrities, Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, left us wondering what happened. What did we miss? The Bourdain and Spade suicides have opened…

A Few Thoughts For Entrepreneurs Wrestling With Depression – Chris Myers

This has been a hard week for those of us who care deeply about depression and the people who wrestle with it. Both entrepreneur/designer Kate Spade and chef/TV personality Anthony Bourdain took their own lives this week, leaving many to wonder why people who…

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