New Study Finds That Antidepressants Work

Anti depressants

An international team led by the University of Oxford in the UK has carried out a huge meta-analysis of almost 120,000 people and their experiences using 21 of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. The results of this study have been published in The Lancet here.

Please click here to read the news article on IFL Science.

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“Lithium, Love, and Losing My Mind.”

A journalist called Jaime Lowe shares and investigates her experience with mental illness and the drugs used to combat it, in a new book called “Mental: Lithium, Love, and Losing My Mind.” You can watch an interview with her below:

You can read the transcript of this interview on the Democracy Now website here:

Pat Kenny interviewed on BBC news!

Pat Kenny BBC news

CBUG member Pat Kenny has been interviewed on BBC radio 5 Live’s Breakfast and Afternoon shows! Pat spoke about his experience of being tasered by the police while unwell.

You can read the BBC news article by clicking here.

If you would like to listen to the Breakfast show where Pat speaks. Please visit the following website (Pat’s section begins about 1h26 minutes in):

If you would like to listen to the Afternoon show where Pat speaks. Please visit the following website (Pat’s section begins about 9 minutes in):

Please note that you will have to sign in to BBC IPlayer to listen to the audios.

Are people with depression more likely to say certain words?

According to this article on the msn website, the answer is yes. What do you think?

Curt Cobain

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this “language of depression” can have a powerful effect on others. Just consider the impact of the poetry and song lyrics of Sylvia Plath and Kurt Cobain, who both killed themselves after suffering from depression.

Scientists have long tried to pin down the exact relationship between depression and language, and technology is helping us get closer to a full picture. Our new study, published in Clinical Psychological Science, has now unveiled a class of words that can help accurately predict whether someone is suffering from depression.

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