Category: "Depression"

How to protect you mental health during this different Holiday Season

How to protect you mental health during this different Holiday Season

During this pandemic the holidays will be very different this year.  Nothing will replace being with friends and family during the holidays.  Maybe these tips can help you keep your mental health as healthy as possible during the holiday season. 1. Sleep Get your ZZZZZZZ’s!  Losing sleep interferes with our mood. Sleep loss amplifies the […]

Hallucinations in people with seizures may point to suicide risk

Hallucinations in people with seizures may point to suicide risk

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) have shown for the first time, the mental health significance of hallucinations in people with a history of seizures. In a study published today (Thursday, June 11th, 2020), findings show that 8% of individuals with a history of seizures report hallucinations, including […]

Reducing Suicide Risk in People With Epilepsy

Reducing Suicide Risk in People With Epilepsy

About 12% of people with epilepsy experience suicidal thoughts at some point in their life. Among children and teens, the rate is as high as 20%. Compared with the general population, people with epilepsy are more likely to attempt suicide, and they are also more likely to succeed. Depression, anxiety, stressful situations and access to firearms may […]

Tips on depression management in lockdown: Coping with COVID-19

Tips on depression management in lockdown: Coping with COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdown are taking a toll on almost every aspect of contemporary life, including mental health and well-being. This public health crisis may have a particularly significant effect on people living with depression. The stresses of the health risk that the pandemic presents and the tragic loss of life it has […]

Increased mental health visits help stem suicide

Increased mental health visits help stem suicide

In children/adolescents with epilepsy The continuing uptick in suicide trends in children and adolescents is cause for alarm and has led to many questions about how to reverse this trend. A new study in JAMA Pediatrics indicates that one potential way could be increased visits for mental health.1 Investigators used a population-based case-control study that used Medicaid data […]

Types of Anxiety linked to epilepsy

Types of Anxiety linked to epilepsy

One in three people with epilepsy will at some point in their lives have a psychiatric disorder,” said Dr. Kanner, citing a population-based study of 36,984 subjects that compared people with and without epilepsy. Anxiety is a core emotion that many people experience at certain points in life. Anxiety can become a disorder, however, if […]

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