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?
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.
Understanding and Living with the Many Shades of Bipolar Disorder
Catherine Zeta-Jones deciding to seek treatment for Bipolar II sheds light on a mental illness that affects millions of Americans. Bipolar disorder, sometimes called manic-depressive illness, is a complex spectrum of mental illness that can destroy lives. Literally.
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.
Before the Troubles Begin
Researchers from the U.S. Army have found that screening for mental health conditions prior to deployment reduces psychiatric and behavioral problems among soldiers.
Veterans at Risk
A new study suggests veterans with any psychiatric illness face an increased risk of suicide and those with bipolar disorder are at an even greater risk.