Items Tagged ‘depression’

Mindfulness Meditation: Health Benefits and How to Start

July 11, 2019

Mindfulness Meditation: Health Benefits and How to Start

By uclahealth uclahealth

Humans have a natural ability to live in the present. As children, we are curious and notice even small details (like the color of a bug or a pattern in the clouds). With aging, people tend to focus less on the present moment. Instead, they process things that happened in the past or anticipate something […]

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Tags: adhd, Anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, MARC, meditation, mental health, mindfulness, mindfulness meditation, obsessive-compulsive disorder, physical health, UCLA Mindful


Benefits of Outdoor Play for Children

July 11, 2019

Benefits of Outdoor Play for Children

By uclahealth uclahealth

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children need physical activity to promote healthy growth and development. Playing outdoors fosters higher levels of physical activity than indoor play, which is vital for kids since childhood obesity rates are on the rise. Unfortunately, the average child spends less than 30 minutes of unstructured […]

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Tags: adhd, ADHD Clinic, Anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, behavioral health, depression, mental health, physical activity, stress levels, vitamin D


Defeat Depression With A Healthy Diet

May 14, 2019

Defeat Depression With A Healthy Diet

By uclahealth uclahealth

Research over the past ten years suggests that you can prevent depression with a healthy diet. Some studies suggest a healthy diet, like a Mediterranean-style eating plan, can even treat depression once it’s been diagnosed.  Improving Brain Health Through Diet At the root of depression is an unhealthy brain. Improving your diet can increase brain […]

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Tags: brain health, depression, healthy diet, healthy foods, mental health, mood, UCLA psychiatry


Precision health at UCLA: gene studies lead to personalized medicine

March 15, 2019

Precision health at UCLA: gene studies lead to personalized medicine

By uclahealth uclahealth

Until now, medical treatments have been used in a one-size-fits-all fashion. But diseases can affect people differently. Each individual has a unique genetic makeup, lifestyle and environment. As a result, the same medical treatment may be more or less effective for different people with the same diagnosis. Precision medicine means health care personalized to you […]

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Tags: autism, cancer, depression, electronic medical record, genetic risk factors, heart and vascular disease, neurodevelopmental disorders, obesity, precision health, precision health initiative, UCLA Institute for Precision Health


Placebo effect: sugar pills as medicine?

March 14, 2019

Placebo effect: sugar pills as medicine?

By uclahealth uclahealth

The placebo effect occurs when people respond to treatments that have no medical reason to be effective. Although the placebo effect is generally accepted as being real, exactly why these treatments work remains a mystery. One common theory is that the mind acts on the body to bring on the physical response. New research suggests […]

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Tags: Anxiety, back pain, caregiver, depression, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, placebo effect, schizophrenia


Depression Treatment in Older Adults

October 8, 2018

Depression Treatment in Older Adults

By uclahealth uclahealth

Depression affects an estimated 25 percent of adults age 60 and older. But because the stigma of mental illness continues in this generation, depressive symptoms often go underreported and the condition remains untreated. Doctors link late-life depression to: Physical ailments or chronic pain Changing relationships or loss of a partner Financial stress Loss of independence […]

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Tags: depression, depression in elderly, geriatric depression, OPTIMUM, psycho-social stresses, wellness research


Ask the Doctors - Am I a hoarder?

September 28, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Am I a hoarder?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I’m a 77-year-old woman – and I’m a hoarder. Well, maybe I’m a hoarder. Maybe I’m just lazy or a procrastinator. Regardless, how can I get myself in gear? Hoarding behavior has only recently been recognized as a disorder. According to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, […]

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Tags: Anxiety, Ask the Doctors, behavioral therapy, depression, Dr. Robert Ashley, hoarding behavior


Ask the Doctors - How risky are 'magic mushrooms'?

September 25, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How risky are ‘magic mushrooms’?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I see that psilocybin mushrooms – what we used to call magic mushrooms – are being studied now as a possible treatment for PTSD and depression. I’ve struggled with severe depression my whole life. Would it be risky for me to give magic mushrooms a try? In a word – yes. Although emerging […]

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Tags: Anxiety, Ask the Doctors, Controlled Substances Act, depression, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, magic mushrooms, psilocybin, PTSD, Schedule 1 substance


July 12, 2018

Ways to “be there” for someone with anxiety or depression

By Leigh Hopper Leigh Hopper

When a family member or friend is feeling sad or anxious, it can be awkward when you don’t know what to say. You want to help — and you definitely don’t want to make matters worse – but how? Lekeisha Sumner and Emanuel Maidenberg, both psychologists and clinical professors of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at […]

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Tags: Anxiety, depression, friendship, psychotherapy, reassurance


Ask the Doctors - Is it normal to be depressed after a heart attack?

June 15, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is it normal to be depressed after a heart attack?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

It has been six weeks since my husband, who is 57, had a heart attack, and I’m afraid he’s depressed. His doctors say he’s doing really well but he’s getting more quiet and withdrawn. How can we help him? Unfortunately, depression following a heart attack is not uncommon. Up to one-third of people who have […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, cardiac rehabilitation, depression, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, heart attack