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CDC: 11% of US adults seriously considered suicide in June

11% of American adults reported seriously considering suicide in June, about double the percentage who did so last summer, a new CDC report finds. Rates of suicide ideation were highest among 18- to 24-year-olds (25%) and unpaid caregivers for adults (30%). The report also found that the prevalence of symptoms […]
CDC: 11% of US adults seriously considered suicide in June
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The FDA just approved a nasal spray to relieve suicidal thoughts

On Monday, the FDA approved a nasal spray made by Johnson & Johnson shown to ease depressive symptoms within 24 hours. The drug – esketamine, a cousin of the “party drug” ketamine – is intended to be used in a clinical setting along with an oral antidepressant and close monitoring. […]
The FDA just approved a nasal spray to relieve suicidal thoughts
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The 4 best ways to help someone with depression

If you want to help someone with depression, it’s important to be able to recognise the symptoms, and know how to reach out to them. It can be difficult to help someone with depression – but all you can do is be supportive, patient, understanding, and encourage them to seek […]
The 4 best ways to help someone with depression
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A new study finds certain antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs may increase your risk of dementia, and you may not even know you’re on them

New research has found a significant link between anticholinergic drugs – including common antidepressants– and risk of dementia in the long term. Daily use of one of these drugs for three consecutive years or more increased the likelihood of a dementia diagnosis, particularly for middle-aged and elderly patients. Anticholinergic drugs […]
A new study finds certain antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs may increase your risk of dementia, and you may not even know you’re on them
Lifestyle

How to tell the difference between passing sadness and depression

Though sadness is a symptom of depression, the two are not one in the same. The biggest difference between sadness and depression is typically the length of time. Depression also typically comes with physical symptoms. Everyone has experienced sadness. No matter your age range, there’s been some sort of event […]
How to tell the difference between passing sadness and depression