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Archive for March, 2011

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Facebook Depression: Danger for Teens Using Facebook

Mar 29th, 2011 | By

Facebook causes depression in teens?  An influential group of doctors say that depression is one of the potential harms linked to social media. Dr. Gwenn O’Keeffe, a Boston-area pediatrician and lead author of new social media guidelines by the American Academy of Pediatrics weighs in on why Facebook is particularly dangerous for teens: “Facebook that can make it a particularly tough social landscape to navigate for kids already dealing with
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Cricket World Cup 2011 Mike Yardy Leaves UK Team Due to Depression

Mar 28th, 2011 | By

England’s Mike Yardy left the Cricket World Cup 2011 due to his depression. Just two days out from the Cricket World Cup 2011 quarter-final match between England vs  Sri Lanka, Yardly headed home to be with his family. Depression was in the international spotlight this week because Mike Yardy is a major player for England’s cricket team. Mike Yardy is a popular player who is beloved by fans and by
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New Research: Bipolar Disorder is Vastly Under Treated

Mar 25th, 2011 | By

Bipolar disorder is “vastly under-treated”, according to a new study.  US government researchers report that Bipolar disorder is chronically under-treated in many low-income countries. Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that strikes early and can cause lifelong disability. According to the new report it is estimated that 2.4 percent of the world’s population may have some form of the disease, which is characterized by bizarre shifts in mood, energy and
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Charlie Sheen 'Emotionally Crippled' by Addiction Per Martin Sheen

Mar 23rd, 2011 | By

Charlie Sheen doesn’t believe in getting sober and his father Martin Sheen says his son is “emotionally crippled” because of addiction. Martin Sheen, the 70-year-old patriarch of the family, can relate to the struggles his son is having with addiction.  The Los Angeles Times reports on the elder Sheen’s recent interview about his son.   In an interview with the Telegraph, the actor talked about his episodes: “I’ve had psychotic episodes
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United States Has Highest Rate of Bipolar Disorder?

Mar 15th, 2011 | By

The United States has the highest lifetime rate of bipolar disorder at 4.4 percent, and India the lowest, with 0.1 percent. About 2.4 percent of people around the world have had a diagnosis of bipolar disorder at some point in their lifetime, according to a new study. Bipolar disorder is characterized by cycles of depression and mania, a euphoric, high-energy state that can result in heightened levels of creativity or
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