Teens and Depression

The Huffinton Post carries an article written by Liv Raimonde on the experience of teens suffering with depression. While the article is written about teens in the USA the issue of teenage depression is just as relevant to readers in London and the UK. Young adults do not want to reach out for help about their problems. […]

The Power of the Earliest Memories – WSJ.com

The Wall Street Journal’s Media Section documents a phenomenon that seems kind of obvious to a psychodynamic practitioner: What you can remember from age 3 may help improve aspects of your life far into adulthood. Children who have the ability to recall and make sense of memories from daily life—the first day of preschool, the […]

Mind matters: the mental health taboo at universities – The Guardian

In The Guardian Mind matters section there is an article about the experiences of students at UK universities which reveals that the topic of mental health is still socially taboo at universities: “I was depressed and paranoid”, “I was anxious and out of control”, “I had severe depression, I couldn’t get out of bed and […]

Beating Suicide and Depression: A Survivor’s Guide to Coming Back from the Brink

In the International Business Times UK – Some practical advice for people suffering from depression from someone who found help by admitting they had a problem: The greatest obstacle during my own recovery from depression has been embarrassment, or uncertainty, about asking for medical support. Even at my lowest points, when I’ve been self-harming or […]

Strong evidence for a new class of antidepressant drugs revealed by research

Research into a neuropeptide called galanin may lead to a new class of anti-depressants A chemical in the brain called galanin is involved in the risk of developing depression, scientists have shown for the first time. Galanin is a neuropeptide (a small protein) that was discovered and investigated over 30 years ago. This new research […]

Mental Illness Across Cultures: An Interview with Gayathri Ramprasad

PsycheCentral has an interview with Gayathri Ramprasad the author of a memoir about living with depression in India. http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2014/03/26/mental-illness-across-cultures-an-interview-with-gayathri-ramprasad/ As much stigma as there is in American homes regarding mental illness, it’s much worse in other countries. Gayathri Ramprasad grew up in Bangalore, India, where traditional Hindu culture has no concept of depression. There was […]

Innovative Oxford University depression centre aims to expand – Oxford Mail

Oxford Mindfulness Centre part of Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry does research and development in the field of mindfulness and also does training and education. http://oxfordmindfulness.org The centre is on a fundraising drive to expand its training services, as reported in the Oxford Mail .

Depression, the Secret We Share a TED Talk by Andrew Solomon

http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/2014/03/13/depression-the-secret-we-share-a-ted-talk-by-andrew-solomon/ Click Here to View:  Depression, the Secret We Share  by Andrew Solomon on TED.com “The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment.” In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners […]