Time Magazine reports that doctors have far higher rates of depression than the average person. According to a new analysis, that elevated risk is present even before they become doctors, back when they’re in medical school. Researchers analyzed nearly 200 studies of 129,000 medical students in 47 countries. They found that 27% of medical students had depression or symptoms of it, and 11% reported suicidal thoughts during medical school. Medical students were two to five times more likely to have depression than the general population; their depression prevalence ranged from 9%-56%. Read the rest of the story.
27% of Medical Students Are Depressed
Teen Depression and Anxiety: What Parents Can Do
From Time magazine, “If you’re worried about an adolescent who may be struggling with anxiety and depression and aren’t sure what to do, you can race this advice from Fadi Haddad, MD, a child and adolescent psychiatrist and the author of ‘Helping Kids in Crisis.'” Read the news.
Half of the People Taking Antidepressants Aren’t Depressed
Time Magazine reports that millions of people take antidepressants as a way to treat depression, but a new study reveals that some physicians are prescribing antidepressants for off-label uses that are not depression-related. Read the News
The Strange Link Between Junk Food and Depression
Time Magazine reports that researchers found that diets higher on the glycemic index, including those rich in refined grains and added sugars, were associated with greater rates of depression. Read the News
Christianity Can’t Replace My Zoloft
From Time Magazine, Brandan Robertson writes, “The fact that my depression and anxiety didn’t go away when Jesus “came into my heart” and the reality that I had to be medicated to live a normal life made me feel like a second-class Christian.” Read the Article