Stories tagged: Depression
Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 6 a.m.
Women are nearly twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with depression, and it can occur at any age. Some mood changes and depressed feelings occur with normal hormonal …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are peeking inside living brains to tell if depression might worsen that decline – and finding some worrisome clues.
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 5 p.m.
Since the 1960s, more U.S. women have made successful gains in education, athletics and careers, including science and technology. But debate continues on if we’ve really reached gender equality. That’s …
Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 5 p.m.
Spokane neurologist Dr. David Greeley thinks more people these days are dealing with depression. Recently, he began a new service under the business name Kingfisher TMS offering transcranial magnetic stimulation, …
Sun., Oct. 7, 2018
I don’t know much about Jason Kander, except what I read about him in the news. A former Army intelligence officer and Afghanistan veteran. First millennial to win a statewide …
UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Spokane has a higher rate of depression than both Washington and the U.S., according to a study published this month from Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
Tue., June 12, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
Psychedelic drugs’ mind-expanding properties may be rooted in their ability to prompt neurons to branch out and create new connections with other brain cells, new research has found.
Wed., April 4, 2018, 4 p.m.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says “depression never discriminates.”
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 7:06 p.m.
The eldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro killed himself on Thursday after months of treatment for depression, state media reported. He was 68.
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 6 a.m.
Devon Tyler liked to tug at his father’s heartstrings. “He would write cards for my birthday or Father’s Day or Christmas,” said Phil Tyler, a former Spokane County Jail deputy, …
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 12:39 p.m.
Bevers, 33, of Coeur d’Alene, lived in an emotional hell for several months after a life-changing split from his significant other last November. Deeply in love and unable to cope, …
Sun., July 30, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine believe they may have found a key to the puzzle of major depression that could lead to therapies for those who …
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
A clinic in Bismarck is offering treatments with ketamine, which is growing in popularity as a treatment for depression and pain.
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
A small but passionate group of marchers carried signs and chanted Tuesday in support of more services for those with mental illnesses.
UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 9:14 a.m.
First-year doctors will be allowed to work 24-hour shifts in hospitals across the United States starting July 1, when a much-debated cap that limits the physicians to 16 consecutive hours …
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 9 a.m.
Dear Doc: Thank you so much for your article in the paper on being proactive about discussing depression with your doctor. What a critical point. I also have been writing …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 5 p.m.
Let’s just get this out of the way up top: I have depression. That doesn’t mean that I’m weeping inconsolably as I write this. Or that I need an emergency …
Sat., Nov. 12, 2016
It’s time for us to let people who are living with mental health conditions know that they are not alone, and that the government is providing important protections for people …
Sat., Nov. 5, 2016
Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a form of depression.
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016
LOS ANGELES – Rini Kramer-Carter has tried everything to pull herself out of her dark emotional hole: individual therapy, support groups, tai chi and numerous antidepressants. The 73-year-old musician rattles …
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 7 p.m.
A study published last month in JAMA Internal Medicine illustrates that phenomenon. Most Americans who screen positive for depression don’t receive treatment – while most who did receive treatment don’t …
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 12:27 p.m.
A Montana suicide study panel is asking state lawmakers to consider legislation next year requiring mandatory depression screening of all school children starting at age 11.
Thu., May 26, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
The U.S. Forest Service is trying to save four Depression-era cabins near an Oregon lake that are at risk of deterioration.
Wed., May 25, 2016, 5 a.m.
Antidepressants didn’t get to be the third-most commonly prescribed medication in the United States for nothing. In fact, says a new study, the medications taken by more than 10 percent …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 2:42 p.m.
Vigorous exercise boosts two brain chemicals that help people ward off severe depression, according to a new imaging study by scientists at the University of California, Davis Health System. It …
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016
The increased demand for mental health care services is healthy, but the supply of caregivers is holding back progress.
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 1:07 p.m.
It’s been 40,000 years since the Neanderthals disappeared, but their lingering genetic legacy may be influencing your health.
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, 3:43 p.m.
Amid evidence that fewer than half of depressed adolescents get treatment for their emotional distress, a federal task force has recommended that physicians routinely screen children between 12 and 18 …
Mon., Nov. 23, 2015, 10 a.m.
Many cases of depression, especially when diagnosed early, can be helped by things that tend to protect against developing depression in the first place. Social interaction, exposure to light and …
Tue., July 7, 2015
Depression is a recurrent disorder affecting millions of people. By some estimates, 5 percent of the population suffers from it at one time or another. For some it’s a one-and-done …