COBBERS ON THE BRAIN Akt and GSK3: Not Just Two Acronyms Someone Uses in a Lab
This week in class, we discussed the Akt-GSK3 pathway. The obscure name is enough to make most readers click on or scroll down, but before you do, I recommend you read just a little bit further. This ... Posted on 9/29/13 at 7:27 PM
THE FLENSBURGER FILES Bullying and Cyberbullying: Not a laughing matter.
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Bullying and Cyberbullying- the problems that are universal today. Whether it is someone being ganged up and beaten in the hallways in school, a girl being made fun of by her peer... Posted on 7/30/13 at 9:44 AM
HEALTHBEAT Too stoic for antidepressants
Should people who are depressed take antidepressant medication, or should they just tough it out?
There's often a stigma surrounding the use of antidepressants, and it may be preventing people from g... Posted on 12/14/12 at 12:47 PM
BEST FRIENDS ND Suicide Risk Factors
Risk factors during development from early childhood to adolescence that may lead to suicidal behavior during later development years include
Psychiatric problems in childhood and/or adolescence, inc... Posted on 10/9/12 at 8:20 AM
In 2004, 21-year-old Zachary Schmidkunz of Minot was convicted of the shooting death of his friend, Alexis Walter, 19, despite his contention that the shooting had been linked to the drug he was taking to treat his depression.
Brittany Hoffman knows the struggles of living with mental illness first hand.She has been dealing with depression and anxiety since she was a pre-teen. But she also knows what it’s like to watch a family member struggle with a mental health disorder.
Angela Greenwalt blames Duluth.
“They should give out Prozac at the borders of Duluth,” the Harbor Highlands resident said.
It’s worse in Barnum, Bobbie Mistretta said.
“We live in what they call a moraine,” the retiree said. “We get even less sun than in Duluth.”
Several weeks before she was fatally shot by a Golden Valley, Minn., police officer, Katherine Gordon -- a divorced grandmother from California reportedly suffering from depression -- told police in Edina, Minn., that the devil was talking to her and that she needed to be locked up to prevent her from harming herself or others.
Corporations are sitting on $1 trillion to $2 trillion in cash, but they are too nervous to invest and create jobs. If this “liquidity lock” is not broken, then we may be facing a depression somewhere down the road.
Researchers disagree on whether it's simply an extension of depression some kids feel in other circumstances, or a distinct condition linked with using the online site. But there are unique aspects of Facebook that can make it a particularly tough social landscape to navigate for kids already dealing with poor self-esteem, according to the lead author of new social media guidelines for young people.
Just like new moms, new fathers can be depressed, and a study found a surprising number of sad dads spanked their 1-year-olds. About 40 percent of depressed fathers in a survey said they’d spanked kids that age, versus just 13 percent of fathers who weren’t depressed. Most dads also had had recent contact with their child’s doctor — a missed opportunity to get help, authors of the study said.
A spate of suicides around the country by gay teens and young adults has directed the spotlight on depression. Dr. Meena Vimalananda, medical director of child and adolescent services at Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore, calls depression a long and painful illness. She said the pain is deep and remains a source of shame for most people. But better understanding of the illness is leading to improved treatment outcomes.
Grief can turn the joy of the holiday season into sorrow.
“They’re commonly shared times, times when you have a lot of traditions,” said the Rev. John Rieth, Altru Health System chaplain and pastoral services manager. The break in that tradition which results from the death of a loved one can make the season a difficult time to endure.
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