Depression is the Top Disability Among US & Canadian Teens

Depression is the Top Disability Among US & Canadian Teens

According to a new study led by researchers at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington in Seattle, depression has surpassed asthma as the largest contributor to ‘years lived with disabilities’ for youths aged 10 -14.

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Multiple Media Use Linked to Depression & Anxiety

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In a new report published this week by Michigan State University’s psychology department, researchers found evidence that using multiple forms of media at the same time is linked to symptoms of anxiety and depression.

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Neural Connection Between Infant Stress & Depressions in Teenage Girls

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Stressful experiences in the first year of life can drive hormonal changes in girls later in childhood. These chemical changes lead to abnormal brain connectivity, signs of anxiety and depression at age 18.

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Reagan and the Collapse

Former President Reagan defined a recession as when your friend lost his job, and a depression as when you lost your job. Collapse is when no one has a job. (via Kevin Kelly)

Facebook Depression

Researchers at Stony Brook university in NY have published a study about depression linked to Facebook usage. Too much FB leaves you prone to anxiety and depression.