October 29, 2013 |
Women who live in states with the greatest income gaps are at bigger risk of depression, according to a recent study. Living in states with a vast divide between the wealthy and poor makes people, especially women, more aware of their own financial circumstances and frustrated at being unable to keep up, according to a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Roman Pabayo, co-author of the study and a researcher at Harvard University's School of Public Health, told Reuters that the team studied data from a national mental health report combined with their own calculations on income gaps in the 50 states.
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October 10, 2013 |
Operators of the historic Angels Flight railway in downtown Los Angeles had been using a tree branch to override a safety system in the months before a derailment in September, the latest in a series of accidents and safety concerns for the funicular. The railway, which carries passengers up and down a steep hill between the Hill Street shopping district and Bunker Hill, had been experiencing "unintended stops" for months, with multiple interruptions during each trip at the time of the accident, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released Thursday.
October 9, 2013 |
A baby born to a woman who suffers depression during pregnancy stands a higher likelihood of becoming a depressed adolescent than does his or her nursery-mate born to a nondepressed mother, a new study finds. A large British study also found that among those with less education, a mother's postpartum depression -- as well as a father's depression following his baby's birth -- similarly raised the odds that that offspring would go on the become depressed. Mothers and fathers with more education who became depressed after a baby's birth appeared less likely to sow the seeds of later depression in the child.
October 8, 2013 |
After languishing for years in the shadows of psychiatry's definition of adult depression, irritability is finally getting some respect again. It's about damned time, you might say. A new study has found that people suffering a major depressive episode who report they have become grouchy, hostile, grumpy, argumentative, foul-tempered or angry will likely have a "more complex, chronic and severe form" of major depressive disorder than those who...
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September 7, 2013 |
For Andre Hollins, finding good work, the kind of job that can support his young family, is a tenuous proposition. "It's like digging yourself out of a grave," says the 29-year-old African American, who hopes to make a career in construction. "It just feels like people who do the hiring look at me and where I've been in life and there's a lot for me to overcome. " Which is why Hollins found himself on Saturday at a rally for would-be construction workers in Leimert Park. Dubbed the Ready to Work Rally, the event focused on new jobs expected to come with construction of the $2-billion rail line along economically troubled Crenshaw Boulevard, expected to break ground next year.
September 3, 2013
Re "New look at male depression," Aug. 29 Thank you for publishing this article on the front page. It is a story that has been undervalued, not just in the media but by medical research in general. As a psychologist, I find it sad that even within the community of physicians and mental health professionals, we often fail to recognize or treat men in ways that would identify and engage them in a therapeutic process. Our definitions of mental health or dysfunction have tended to reflect a gender-blind perspective that denies innate differences.