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“Systemic Inflammation Linked To Depression and Psychotic Disorders”

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This August 13, 2014 Medical News and Research article talks about a possible link found between inflammation and Depression and Psychotic disorders.  It is felt that there is a possibility that an increase in inflammation in kids could be something to keep an eye on as an indicator of an increased risk of developing depression or a psychotic disorder.

“Researchers document connection between concussions and depression in teens”

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This January 27, 2014 article found on the NewsWorks website talks about documented links between concussions and depression in teens.  They aren’t clear why this link is seen, but they do feel it happens a lot.

 

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“When Life Gets You Down: Coping With Situational Depression”

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This article found on EverydayHealth.com talks about situational depression, its causes, and what help is available and offers insight into when to seek professional help.  This isn’t a Pennsylvania specific article, but as anyone in Pennsylvania can tell you winter is a tough time of year when it comes to dealing with depression, and while depression can effect anyone at anytime of the year, it is something that seems to be more difficult to deal with in the winter time here in Pennsylvania like other states with shorter number of daylight hours, and cold often overcast skies it can take a toll on folks.  While this article deals more with depression stemming from things like breaking up with a girlfriend/boyfriend, loss of a loved one, or other life events that can send folks into a state of depression, the information could be helpful to folks with other types of depression as well.

“Mom-to-Be’s Mental State May Affect Child’s Development”

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This article found published on Philly.com’s website on Thursday, November 17, 2011, talks about a recent study indicating that the mental health of Mom before, during and after  pregnancy can effect the unborn child during the pregnancy as well as after birth.

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