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“Foods to Improve Your Mood”

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This undated article by Emily Waters and found on the Psych Central website talks about various foods that the scientific community is finding could be beneficial to improving our mood.  Many of the foods they list are inexpensive though some are a tad higher priced, most should be affordable to a lot of people at a variety of income levels.

“Living, Not Coping”

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This February 13, 2014 article talks about the difference between living with Bipolar Disorder and coping with it.  There are also some tips for living with it.

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“Scientists Use Stem Cells to Study Bipolar Disorder”

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This March 25, 2014 Health Day article on the Philly.com website talks about research being done in an effort to better understand Bipolar Disorder.  The research involves stem cells and indicates that there are differences being seen between those of people with Bi

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Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night. Oil on canvas, 73×92 cm, 28¾×36¼ in. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

polar Disorder and those who do not have the disorder.  Scientists hope to gain a better understanding of the disorder in hopes that their research will lead to better, more effective treatments of Bipolar Disorder

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“Seasonal Affective Disorder Not So Different From Non-Seasonal Depression”

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This January 31, 2014 article on the Pittsburgh NPR station WESA website talks about Seasonal Affective Disorder explains a little about what is believed to be the cause of it and also mentions findings that a gene might be me linked to the disorder or at the least have potential for being useful in diagnosing it.

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Light Therapy Lamp (in use), type Philips HF3319/01 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“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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“Primary Care Providers May Balk at Giving Teens Antidepressants”

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This January 15, 2014, Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about research indicating that pediatricians tend to be uncomfortable with prescribing antidepressants to teens with moderate or severe depression.  The researchers found that the more knowledgeable a pediatrician was about depression, the more likely they were to consider prescribing antidepressants those with less knowledge were likely to be more reluctant to prescribe them to teens who are depressed.

On the Threshold of Eternity

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“Exercise May Help Ease Depression in Teens: Study”

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This Health Day article found on the Philly.com website on November 10, 2013 talks about research that indicates exercise is beneficial to teens diagnosed with depression.  The research shows a decrease in the severity of depression in teens who exercise.

“Lewistown clinic joins others in introducing depression screening”

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English: Image for mental health stubs, uses two psych images – psychiatry (medicine) and psychology (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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This October 29, 2013 article found on The Sentinel website talks about efforts being made to help general practitioners and other physicians screen their patients for depression to try increasing patient access to mental health treatment.


“Clinic of the Future: Aiming for Faster Depression Relief “

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This June 25, 2013 article on the Wall Street Journal website talks about research using brain scan technology to see if scientists can spot biomarkers that could speed up the process of getting folks on the right treatment for their depression more quickly.


“Depression in kids: Its toll and treatment”


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This March 21, 2013 article on the EveningSun website talks about depression in kids, not only symptoms, but also the long-term effects of it.

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