Category: Depression

USPSTF Updates Anxiety Screening Recommendations

April 27th, 2022
  Children as young as eight years old should be screened for anxiety, the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends.   New Draft Guidance   Written by the USPSTF, the guidance suggests children and adolescents between ages… more »

In the Future, AI Could Help Screen for Mental Health Disorders

October 27th, 2021
  Artificial intelligence (AI) may be able to screen people for mental health disorders without the need for a specialist’s assessment, a new study found.   New Screening Tool   In the analysis, the machine learning approach developed by researcher… more »

Laughing Gas may Help With Hard- to- Treat Depression

June 23rd, 2021
  When antidepressants fail to help hard-to-treat depression, the anesthetic known as “laughing gas,” might be a safe and effective alternative, new research suggests.   Laughing Gas as an Alternative Treatment   The findings follow work with 28 pa… more »

Botox May Help Depression

August 12th, 2020
  Botox injections may alleviate depression, a new study confirms.   Botox and Depression   Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by bacterium clostridium botulinum. It works by weakening or paralyzing specific muscles or by blocking certain… more »

The Deaths of Two Celebrities Leave People Wondering, “How Can I Help”?

June 20th, 2018
The death of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain—are making people question how they can help a friend in crisis. Learn the Signs On June 4, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that 45,000 people died by suicide… more »