Descriptive epidemiology of stigma against depression in a general population sample in Alberta
- Efficacy of lifestyle interventions in physical health management of patients with severe mental illness. // Annals of General Psychiatry;2011, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p22
The article discusses several studies regarding physical health and life expectancy of patients with severe mental illnesses. It states that due to their relationship with mortality and morbidity, elements contributing to poor physical health among these patients are smoking, diabetes mellitus,...
- DSM-IV mood-, anxiety- and alcohol use disorders and their comorbidity in the Finnish general population. Pirkola, Sami; Isomets�, Erkki; Suvisaari, Jaana; Aro, Hillevi; Joukamaa, Matti; Poikolainen, Kari; Koskinen, Seppo; Aromaa, Arpo; L�nnqvist, Jouko // Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology;Jan2005, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p1
Background Information on prevalence, accumulation and variation of common mental disorders is essential for both etiological research and development of mental health service systems. Methods A representative sample (6005) of Finland's general adult (= 30 years) population was interviewed in...
- Sri Lankan doctors’ and medical undergraduates’ attitudes towards mental illness. Fernando, Sunera Mayanthi; Deane, Frank P.; McLeod, Hamish J. // Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology;Jul2010, Vol. 45 Issue 7, p733
Stigmatizing attitudes towards mental illness can impede help-seeking and adversely affect treatment outcomes, especially if such attitudes are endorsed by medical personnel. In order to help identify targets for anti-stigma interventions, we comprehensively examined negative attitudes towards...
- THE IMPACT OF DOWNWARD SOCIAL COMPARISON PROCESSES ON DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS IN OLDER MEN AND WOMEN. Kohn, Steven J.; Smith, Gregory C. // Ageing International;Winter2003, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p37
Most older people maintain good mental health despite numerous age-related changes to their physical health and functional abilities. Although it is widely believed that making downward social comparisons is a strategy used by older adults to protect their psychological well-being against...
- Girlfriends for Life. // Journal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services;Sep2004, Vol. 42 Issue 9, p13
The article considers Girlfriends for Life: Helping Each Other Stay Healthy, a program designed to raise awareness of the role of girlfriends in helping each other recognize the symptoms of depression. The findings of an online national survey of depressed women is presented. Information...
- THE DEPRESSED PATIENT. MacDonald, Pat // Practice Nurse;10/29/2004, Vol. 28 Issue 7, p32
Presents information on depression. Causes of depression; Symptoms; Treatments; Approach in discussing depression with patients.
- Voices. Gillam, Tony // Mental Health Practice;Jul2005, Vol. 8 Issue 10, p46
Describes how the author reads the newspaper from the back to the front section which he says is less depressing and makes reading easier. Experiences of people with depression who find it unbearable to read or hear the news; Benefits of reading the newspaper backwards.
- Identification of Depression with Atypical Features. Miller, Karl E. // American Family Physician;2/15/2004, Vol. 69 Issue 4, p973
Discusses research being done on patients with atypical depression. Reference to a study by L.S. Matza et al published in the August 2003 issue of "Archives General Psychiatry"; Description of atypical depression; Markers for atypical mental depression.
- Staying well after depression: trial design and
protocol. Williams, J. Mark G.; Russell, Ian T.; Crane, Catherine; Russell, Daphne; Whitaker, Chris J.; Duggan, Danielle S.; Barnhofer, Thorsten; J. V.^Fennell, Melanie; Crane, Rebecca; Silverton, Sarah // BMC Psychiatry;2010, Vol. 10, p23
Background: Depression is often a chronic relapsing condition, with relapse rates of 50-80% in those who have been depressed before. This is particularly problematic for those who become suicidal when depressed since habitual recurrence of suicidal thoughts increases likelihood of further acute...