In the article “Childhood depression may increase risk of heart disease by teen years” by the University of South Florida (USF Health), a recent study done by Jonathan Rottenberg, Professor of Psychology, shows that children with depression are more likely to have heart diseases early on. The Science Daily articles states that it was an already known fact that depression is linked with heart problems for adults. However, what was discovered was that a child who has depression not only has a greater... [+] Read more
In the article "Childhood Depression: Behind the Story", published January 4th, 2011 in Psychology Today, Sarah E. Ludwig states that 1 out of 20 children and adolescent will be depressed and that most parents feel alone in this situation since there is still much stigma around depression. The parents are in over their heads since some of them have to be on suicide watch 24/7, constantly watching what type of over-the-counter drugs come into the house and be very... [+] Read more
In the Academic Journal Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, Shan Jin, Nazeem Muharjarine, Jennifer Cushon and Hyun J. Lim wrote an article on March 1, 2013 named “Factors Associated with Childhood Depression in Saskatoon Students: A Multilevel Analysis”. They chose to investigate the whys behind childhood depression because most adults nowadays affected by depression have most likely suffered from mild to high level depression as children. Their goal: “examine whether depression varies among Saskatoon elementary schools, and to identify multilevel factors that are associated... [+] Read more
The use of anti-depressant is increasing exponentially as is the number of people whom are diagnosed with depression. Of course the correlation between both is absolutely normal. However, more than a few people are being misdiagnosed for depression.
Christopher Labos wrote in his article “Canadians’ growing use of anti-depressants is problematic” (published February 3rd, 2014) that Canadians, thus Quebecers, are excessive antidepressant consumers... [+] Read more