mental illness

Kate Spade’s suicide is a reminder that anyone can experience mental illness

Yes, even someone as successful as Kate Spade can experience mental illness. The death of the 55-year-old fashion designer Tuesday morning in her New York apartment was officially ruled a suicide by the city’s medical examiner’s office on Thursday. Some on social media this week have questioned how Spade, who…

Featured News: Methadone Appears Safe and Effective in Treating Fentanyl Addiction: Study

Methadone appears safe and effective in treating people who use fentanyl, suggests a study presented at the recent annual meeting of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. “Highly potent fentanyl – often in combination with other substances including alcohol and benzodiazepines – is highly dangerous and responsible in large part…

Common allergic conditions linked to mental health

In a new, large-scale study, eczema, hay fever, and asthma are linked to an increased risk of developing mental illnesses. The study backs up previous work and may help to guide clinicians as they treat these people. A new study, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry, uncovers links between mental health and…

How long-term depression alters the brain

Depression has become a common mental health problem. For some, this condition lingers for many years, and scientists now strive to understand how that might affect the brain, and how treatments should be adjusted to address these changes. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),…

New guidelines help doctors tackle teen depression

The American Academy of Pediatrics are set to release their first updated guidelines regarding teenage mental health in 10 years. They hope to catch mental health issues earlier and, therefore, intervene more successfully. Approximately 3.1 million individuals in the United States aged 12–17 had a major depressive episode in 2016. That equates…