An international study has found a link between the first Covid lockdown and worsening mental health for people with mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar.

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The study published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry questioned 997 people, with just over half of them (521) in New Zealand.

Other countries taking part were Australia, Scotland,

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Danielle Roubinov, PhD, a nationally recognized clinician-scientist, will lead the new Foundation of Hope Child and Adolescent Anxiety and Mood Disorders Program in the UNC Department of Psychiatry. She will begin work in her new role on Oct. 1. 


Danielle Roubinov, PhD, a nationally recognized clinician-scientist, will lead the new Foundation of Hope Child and Adolescent Anxiety

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Psilocybin, the psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms, has been shown to be an promising treatment of mood and addictive disorders. Psilocybin is associated with general long-lasting positive psychological effects in healthy individuals as well. New research published in Frontiers in Pharmacology indeed found that psilocybin-induced psychedelic experiences are associated with long-lasting positive effects.

“The typical experience induced by a medium-high

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Hamish and Kyle discuss anger, and what you can do to feel better.
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About 40 per cent of people with mood disorders suffered depression during the Covid-19 pandemic, a new University of Otago, Christchurch, study has found.

The international study, which involves hundreds of New Zealanders, found strong links between the pandemic and worsening mental health

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People infected with Covid-19 had a roughly 25 per cent increased risk of developing a psychiatric disorder in the four months following their infection, compared with those who had other types of respiratory tract infections, finds a study.

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New York:People infected with Covid-19 had a roughly 25 per cent increased risk of developing a psychiatric disorder

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With summer comes sunny days and a brighter mood. Some people, though, experience the opposite. As the days grow longer, their thoughts and feelings become grayer.

Depression that lasts four to five months and occurs with the changing of seasons is called seasonal mood disorder. You may also hear it referred to as seasonal affective disorder. Most people

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Zuranolone is an investigational two-week, once-daily oral drug being studied in postpartum depression and major depressive disorder. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, Chair of the UNC Department of Psychiatry and Director of the UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders, is the principal investigator for the UNC Medical Center site of this study.


Postpartum depression (PPD) is one

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Most of us have most likely heard of the term postpartum depression. In fact, several types of mood disorders may be experienced during or after pregnancy — and these disorders are catalogued under the term perinatal mood disorders, or PMADs.

To better understand them, and why prioritizing mental health in general is so important for expecting parents, we spoke to

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