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World Health Day 2017: Depression Let’s Talk

depression. In fact, as many as 1 in 5 people report depression and/or anxiety in refugee settings. 4. Return on Investment. Depression and anxiety disorders cost the global economy US$1 trillion each year, but every $1 invested in scaling up treatment for depression returns $4…
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A Baby is Born

…of parenting. Talking about cultural differences is essential to managing expectations and stress for new parents. 2. Postpartum Depression. Approximately 6.5% to 20% of women experience postpartum depression around the world. Postpartum depression is characterized by a major depressive episode during any phase of pregnancy…
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The surgery was a success. So why do I feel so bad?

…to knock us out is not without risk of side effects. Photo Credit One common, though all-too-little discussed risk? Post-operative depression. 1. Post-operative depression. Up to 65% of people undergoing certain types of surgeries experience depression. It can be short-lived or can linger. Either way, it can…
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This one’s for you, Mom!

…things we know about maternal depression and what we can do about it: 1. Maternal Depression, also called perinatal depression, refers to mood disorders that affect a woman during pregnancy and after her baby is born. Approximately 10-15% of women experience prenatal depression and/or post-partum…
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Innovative (Women) Leaders in Global Mental Health

…for Global Mental Health. Her groundbreaking research on the social origins of depression in women in Zimbabwe was the first to show a common cross-cultural mechanism for the development of depression through the experience of life events involving humiliation and loss. Clare Allen. Clare is…
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Dark Days; Dark Mood

…with dark mood? 1. Seasonal Affective Disorder. Many factors contribute to increased risk for depression, and the dark days of winter can lead to a form of depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression that comes and goes with…
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A Life’s Work

…that children of depressed parents are more likely to have serious and impairing depression and are less likely to seek treatment. Their data also indicate that children with both a parent and a grandparent with major depression are at highest risk for major depression. 4. Avon…
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Ketamine: From Party Drug to Prescription Medicine

Ketamine’s ignominious start was as a psychedelic party drug with the street name of Special K. Its future is as a promising intervention for treatment-resistant depression. Just this month, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved esketamine, a form of ketamine, for the treatment…
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Go Where The People Are

…His parents and he have struggled with depression, which led him on a mission to improve understanding of depression and increase access to mental health care among African Americans. As he said, this is his ministry. 2. Complex and Nuanced. Depression among African Americans is…
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Stories that Inspire

…enduring love and support along the journey. On the other side of “the noonday demon” of depression now, Solomon writes that “The opposite of depression is not happiness but vitality, and my life, as I write this, is vital, even when it’s sad.” Solomon is…
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Is Mom Depressed?

We know some women are at increased risk for depression during and following pregnancy. We also know that when moms are depressed, kids pay a price. So maternal mental health screening is a no brainer, right? Not really… Photo Credit California is set to vote…
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