Depression

Somalis turn to Dr Hyena to fight depression, mental illness

Somalis turn to Dr Hyena to fight depression, mental illness

Published 02/03/2020

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The growls from the caged hyena reverberate through the room as Mohamed Sheikh Yakub slumps silently in a chair nearby, hoping the [more…]

Minimum wage hikes tied to drop in suicide rates

Minimum wage hikes tied to drop in suicide rates

Published 10/01/2020

(Reuters Health) - People with no more than a high school education may be less likely to die by suicide when minimum wages rise, a [more…]

Sex-change operations yield long-term mental health benefits for transgender people

Sex-change operations yield long-term mental health benefits for transgender people

Published 08/11/2019

(Reuters Health) - When transgender people undergo sex-reassignment surgery, the beneficial effect on their mental health is still evident - and increasing - years later, [more…]

Suicide attempts rising among black teens

Suicide attempts rising among black teens

Published 14/10/2019

(Reuters Health) - Suicide attempts are rising among black teens in the U.S. even as they fall among youth from other racial and ethnic groups, [more…]

PTSD linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer

PTSD linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer

Published 13/09/2019

(Reuters Health) - Women who exhibit many classic symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be much more likely to develop ovarian cancer than their [more…]

Youth with chronic physical ailments more prone to mental illness

Youth with chronic physical ailments more prone to mental illness

Published 21/06/2019

(Reuters Health) - Children and young adults with chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes, and ADHD may be more likely to develop mental illness than youth [more…]

Common nerve pain drug linked to suicidal behavior, overdose

Common nerve pain drug linked to suicidal behavior, overdose

Published 17/06/2019

(Reuters Health) - A class of medications used for nerve and muscle pain, including the popular drug Lyrica, increases users’ risks for suicidal behavior, unintentional [more…]

Fewer psychiatrists take Medicaid patients even as the program has…

Fewer psychiatrists take Medicaid patients even as the program has…

Published 07/06/2019

(Reuters Health) - Fewer and fewer psychiatrists are accepting Medicaid even as increasing numbers of patients have gained mental health coverage through expansion of the [more…]

More U.S. mothers diagnosed with depression at childbirth

More U.S. mothers diagnosed with depression at childbirth

Published 17/05/2019

Growing numbers of new mothers are being diagnosed with depression before they leave the hospital with their newborns, according to a U.S. study that suggests [more…]

Experts share facts about physician suicide

Experts share facts about physician suicide

Published 10/05/2019

(Reuters Health) - Suicide is the only cause of death that is higher among doctors than the general population, according to two Canadian physicians who [more…]