How Anxiety Got Rebranded As Depression

New research finds that one in six U.S. adults used a psychiatric drug in 2013, most often as a treatment for depression. Depression diagnoses have skyrocketed over the past 50 years, but, as Allan V. Horwitz wrote in a 2010 paper, that’s not necessarily a result of underlying changes in our mental health.

See the articlet on JSTOR Daily at http://daily.jstor.org/how-anxiety-got-rebranded-as-depression/

27 Ways to Deal With Anxiety That Really Work

Stress is as ubiquitous as ugly holiday sweaters this time of year. And given that women are twice as likely as men to develop anxiety, it’s totally normal if you’re feeling extra-anxious right about now. But just because you have a ton on your plate doesn’t mean you have to feel overwhelmed. We know that creative and effective solutions to anxiety can come from anyone—whether a licensed Ph.D. or just a fellow woman who has been there, done that. So we polled real women and therapists for brilliant, real ways to deal with anxiety that actually work in all sorts of stressful situations You’ll feel better in no time.

See the full article in Glamour at http://www.glamour.com/story/27-ways-to-deal-with-anxiety

 

How to Avoid Creative Burnout

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D., best-selling author of ‘Body Intelligence,’ offers some advice for balancing oneself in a job that requires “high-energy torque”: Try taking a walk, listening to nature or brightening the office lights.

See the full article in the Hollywood Reporter at http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/how-avoid-creative-burnout-957049

Here’s How Acting Helped Emma Stone Deal With Her Anxiety

Emma Stone has become one of Hollywood’s brightest young stars in recent years, but part of her process was born out of challenges she encountered as a child with anxiety. …

See the full article at TIME at http://time.com/4611066/emma-stone-on-anxiety/

 

9 ways to survive the holidays when you’re alone

The holidays can be a bittersweet time of year. On the one hand, you’ve got twinkle lights, hot chocolate, and holiday cheer galore. On the other, you’re surrounded by not-so-subtle reminders of what’s missing in your life—particularly, if you’re separated, divorced, or widowed. And even if you’re content with being single the rest of the year, the idea of not having a significant other to swap gifts with can be enough to make you question your life choices. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. …

See the full article on Fox News at http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/12/16/9-ways-to-survive-holidays-when-youre-alone.html?refresh=true

Using multiple social media platforms dramatically raises likelihood of depression and anxiety in young adults, study finds

Using multiple social media platforms has a dramatic link with depression and anxiety even taking into account the time users spend on social media, a study has shown.
The new study, published in Computers in Human Behaviour, found those who reported using seven to 11 social media platforms had more than three times the risk of depression and anxiety than their peers who use zero to two – and the scientists concluded it may be worth doctors asking how many platforms depressed or anxious patients use. …

See the full article in the Irish Examiner at http://www.irishexaminer.com/examviral/science-world/using-multiple-social-media-platforms-dramatically-raises-likelihood-of-depression-and-anxiety-in-young-adults-study-finds-436098.html

Pets provide ‘unique’ support to people with mental illness

Our pets bring us joy and comfort, and they sometimes even help us when we are ill. But while the usefulness of a companion animal in the case of physical conditions has been accepted and well-documented by the medical community, there is less research available on the role of pets in mental illness. A new study aims to fill this gap by investigating how pets affect their owners’ mental well-being. …

See the full article on MedicalNewsToday at http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/314668.php

The difference between bipolar disorder and depression

Bipolar disorder and depression are mental health conditions that share similar features but are separate medical conditions.

Diagnosis for either bipolar disorder or severe depression is difficult and may take some time. However, effective management of both conditions is possible.

See the full article on MNT at http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/314582.php

Allergies during pregnancy contribute to changes in the brains of rat offspring

A new study in rats could begin to explain why allergies during pregnancy are linked to higher risks for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism in children.

Researchers at The Ohio State University found significant changes in the brain makeup of fetuses and newborn rats exposed to allergens during pregnancy. …

See the full article on ScienceDaily at https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161116155342.htm