Items Tagged ‘depression’

September 6th, 2017

Why concussions may impact female athletes differently

By David Olmos davidolmos

Scientists are learning more all the time about the differences between the female and male brain. So it’s perhaps not too surprising to know that athletes of different gender are impacted differently by brain injuries, such as concussions. Mayumi Prins, a professor of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is studying […]

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Tags: brain injury, childrens health, concussions, depression, exercise, mental health, Psychological stress, sports injuries, sports medicine, UCLA Brain Research Institute, women's health


July 20th, 2017

Thyroid Cancer Manifested as Overall Discomfort

By iamjustingray iamjustingray

Before I found out about my thyroid cancer I thought I was going through depression – I felt very moody and lethargic, finding myself napping at 9:30am. My wife began to notice these changes and was confused, because I’m normally not the type of person to feel down and tired all the time. I was […]

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Tags: bronchitis, chest infection, depression, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, fine needle biopsy, leukemia, patient stories, swollen lymph node, thyroid cancer


What you need to know about autism spectrum disorder

May 4th, 2017

What you need to know about autism spectrum disorder

By uclahealth uclahealth

Developing an understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can help ensure you recognize any signs and symptoms early on in your child. The sooner intervention starts, the more likely it is that your child can live a healthier life. What is autism spectrum disorder? Autism spectrum disorder describes a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders that […]

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Tags: Anxiety, ASD, autism. autism awareness. autism sprectrum disorder, behavioral interventions, depression, diagnosing autism, neurodevelopmental disorders, pediatrics, social skills


What do I need to know about autism?

March 29th, 2017

What do I need to know about autism?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders that can cause significant social, behavioral and communication challenges. Diagnosis Autism spectrum disorder, which affects roughly 1.5 percent of children, is often characterized by repetitive motions, limited social and emotional interaction, and delayed speech and language skills. “Symptoms can vary greatly from one child […]

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Tags: Anxiety, ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorders, children’s health, depression, Dr. Amanda Gulsrud, health tips, health tips for parents, healthy living


Talk to teens about pot use

February 28th, 2017

Talk to teens about pot use

By Leigh Hopper leighhopper

As more states legalize marijuana use, there’s a growing perception that pot is benign. But that’s not necessarily the case – especially in young people. There is still much to be learned about the effects of sporadic and occasional marijuana use on adolescent brains, said Dr. Thomas Strouse, medical director of the Stewart and Lynda […]

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Tags: addiction, American Academy of Pediatrics, depression, Dr. Thomas Strouse, marijuana, marijuana use in teens, mental health, mental illness, psychosis, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA


Parents and their children learn to reduce conflict, boost social skills

February 16th, 2017

Parents and their children learn to reduce conflict, boost social skills

By uclahealth uclahealth

More than 2,000 families have passed through the doors of the UCLA Parenting and Children’s Friendship Program since it was founded almost 35 years ago. While each of those families faced unique challenges, they were all working toward the same goal: finding better ways to interact. The program helps families accomplish that with small-group parenting courses […]

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Tags: adolescent psychiatry, adolescents, bedtime routines, best friend, caregivers, child psychiatry, depression, Dr. Shilpa Baweja, families, family, friends, friendship


In a comparison of yoga vs. memory training, the clear winner is yoga

January 20th, 2017

In a comparison of yoga vs. memory training, the clear winner is yoga

By Leigh Hopper leighhopper

Crossword puzzles and other mentally demanding activities are well-known as memory boosters for older adults. But what if word games aren’t your thing? What if you’d rather learn to relax, doing something like yoga? UCLA researchers found that yoga is better for both memory and mood. In a head-to-head comparison of yoga versus a type […]

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Tags: aging, Anxiety, brain metabolites, brain structure, chemistry, depression, Dr. Helen Lavretsky, Kirtan Kriya, Kundalini yoga, memory booster, memory training, mild cognitive impairment


Got the winter blues? All about seasonal affective disorder

November 21st, 2016

Got the winter blues? All about seasonal affective disorder

By uclahealth uclahealth

If winter days get you down, you’re not alone. You may have seasonal affective disorder, a type of depression triggered by the change of seasons. People with this disorder tend to feel depressed in the fall and winter, when there is less sunlight and the days are shorter. Researchers believe that the lack of sunlight […]

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Tags: body clock, depression, Dr. Kelly Kang, energy, internal rhythms, lack of sunlight, medication, mental health, mental health care, psychiatrist, sadness, Saralyn Masselink


Family friction: Six strategies for happier holidays

November 14th, 2016

Family friction: Six strategies for happier holidays

By uclahealth uclahealth

Holidays bring families together, for better or worse. If spending time with your extended family is a recipe for stress, you’re not alone. With a bit of planning, you can take the edge off and re-focus on the positive parts of spending holidays with your family. 1. Agree to disagree. We all want to be […]

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Tags: aggression, anger, blood pressure, blood-sugar levels, depression, families, family, family stress, happier holidays, holiday stress, holidays, managing stress


Mind Well Gives Students Tools to Address Their Mental Health

October 7th, 2016

Mind Well Gives Students Tools to Address Their Mental Health

By uclahealth uclahealth

Written by: Dr. Robert Bilder Every week I read new studies, reports or articles letting us know what’s wrong with college students today. They’re stressed out more than ever. They’re not sleeping. They’re abusing prescription medications. They’re overweight. They’re depressed. The list goes on and on. In some ways it’s like society is normalizing these problems for students instead of giving […]

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Tags: depression, mental health, mental health awareness, mind well, mindfullness, UCLA community, UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative