When Kids Get the Blues
Depression, mood disorder and other depressive mental illness is all too common among adults. With children, most of us tend to associate depression with the teenage years.
More than the Baby Blues
Only a small percentage of women who take their own lives are pregnant or have recently become mothers, but one in five to ten pregnant and postpartum women have depressive disorders.
Within the United States we are used to hearing claims that the media and video games pollute our minds. It seems parents around the world share the same concerns.
Using a Parent's Mental Health to Predict Suicide
Mental health disorders have become increasingly prevalent in our society, and suicide remains as a tragic end result of some untreated mental illnesses. Researchers discovered an interesting connection between the two, its conclusions opening the doors for prevention.
Identifying the Signs of Youth Depression
Depression and mental illness in children and adolescents is a rising concern. About five percent of youth under age 18 suffer from depression at any given time, but their numbers are rising. Rates of depression and anxiety among American youth have increased steadily over the last fifty to seventy years, and children are the fastest growing group of depression sufferers.
The Economy's Depression Epidemic
The American Dream of a good job, home ownership and creating a better life for our children has long been the dream of many. But has that dream been shattered over the past few years of an economic recession?
Suicidal Teens Not Getting Enough Help
The teenage years are rarely easy for anyone, but for many it can be a time of severe depression or anxiety, even leading to suicidal thoughts.
Many College Students Consider Suicide
Going off to college is a major milestone in life, and an exciting time for many young adults. But it can also be a time of difficult adjustment and even despair, that can lead to suicidal thoughts.
Side Affects for ADHD in Children?
Diagnosing your child with ADHD at a young age may reduce later symptoms of depression and thoughts of suicide. A new study considers the possibility of ADHD children being more susceptible to depression and suicidal behavior.
Just the Blues or Depression?
You don't have the energy for much of anything - work or fun. Nothing seems exciting. Food either doesn't interest you or offers only a few minutes of comfort.