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Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line serves anyone in any type of crisis, providing them access to free, 24/7 emotional support and information they need via the medium they already use and trust: text.

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Better depression treatment can save lives

In the United States, more than 15 million people suffer from the brain disease most commonly referred to as severe depression. In more than thirty thousand of the successful suicides committed in the U.S. every year, severe depression has been identified as the proximal cause.

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Finding the right medication

If antidepressant treatment doesn’t seem to be working, your teen’s doctor may recommend a blood test called cytochrome P450 (CYP450) to check for specific genes that affect how the body processes antidepressants. This may help identify which antidepressant might be a good choice. However, these genetic tests have limitations and

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Classic psychedelic use found to be protective with regard to psychological distress and suicidality, study finds

Classic psychedelics, such as LSD, psilocybin mushrooms and mescaline, previously have been shown to occasion lasting improvements in mental health. But researchers led by University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health investigators wanted to advance the existing research and determine whether classic psychedelics might be protective with regard

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Could Depression Actually be a form of Infectious Disease?

MDD Remains highly prevalent disease with some 15 to 20 percent of the population experiencing MDD at some point. Recurrence is common, and pharmacological treatments have not changed. “Given this track record of MDD, I propose reconceptualizing the condition as some form of infectious disease.” said Dr. Canli. In the

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