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Depression link to inflammation explained in book

A new book suggests that depression should be considered an inflammatory illness. That is to say, depression can provoke high levels of stress hormone which cause certain brain cells to stop working properly and to produce proteins that cause inflammation.» 

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Depression, social media and teenagers

It seems young people who spend a lot of time on social media experience more  symptoms of depression. The long term Canadian study involved 3,800 teens from 2012 to 2018. It examined the young people’s various screen times and found» 

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Almost one-quarter of new moms reported mental health problems

Government statistics suggest that 23 per cent of new mothers in Canada experienced postpartum depression or an anxiety disorder in the five to 13 months after giving birth. The survey of over 7,000 women was conducted between November 29, 2018» 

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Canadian farmers facing more stress, mental health problems

Stress, anxiety, depression, emotional exhaustion and burnout are felt more by farmers and ranchers in Canada than by people in other professions, according to a university researcher. A survey of more than 1,100 farmers found 45 per cent reported high» 

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Science lacks evidence on depression in women, find researchers

Depression affects twice as many women as men and there needs to be more research on what makes men’s and women’s brains so different, say researchers at the University of Guelph. The researchers looked at studies on sex differences in» 

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Cannabis: the young developing mind and later depression and suicidal tendencies

A new study finds an apparent association between consuming cannabis when young and a later incidence of depression and suicidal tendencies in young adults. Lead author of the study is Dr Gabriella Gobbi (PhD, M.D.). She is a professor of» 

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Doctors suffer burnout, depression, suicidal thoughts: survey

While the majority of Canada’s physicians report having good mental health, a significant number say they have feelings of burnout, depression and thoughts of suicide, according to a survey. Studies suggest poor physician health can have an impact on patient» 

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Exercise protects against depression world over: comprehensive study

An analysis of 49 studies involving more than 266,000 people suggests that physical activity can protect against the emergence of depression. “If you look across the world there is consistent evidence that physical activity has the capacity to prevent the» 

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Drop-in mental health clinic offers after-hours help to students

Health authorities have set up a new after-hours, mental health clinic at Western University in London, Ontario. It is running during the stressful exam period from mid-November to December 14th, three days a week from 5pm to 9pm. During the»