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Teenagers’ ability to describe negative emotions protects against depression

Teenagers’ ability to describe negative emotions protects against depression

June 27, 2019

A Rochester study shows that teenagers who can describe their emotions in precise and nuanced ways—saying ‘I feel ashamed’ instead of simply saying ‘I feel bad’— are better protected against depression than their peers who can’t.

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National Suicide Prevention Week raises awareness of campus mental health resources

National Suicide Prevention Week raises awareness of campus mental health resources

September 11, 2017

One-third of college students have seriously considered suicide. The University offers support for students or friends of students facing depression or suicidal thoughts.

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Rochester’s first dance major choreographs her story

Rochester’s first dance major choreographs her story

May 18, 2017

Through the Program of Dance and Movement, Caitlyn Gilmore ’17 says “I was able to explore this creative side that I had previously left untouched.”

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Treated mothers pass along benefits of therapy

Treated mothers pass along benefits of therapy

April 13, 2017

Study shows children also benefit when mothers receive therapy for depression. Part of the improvement is a result of shifting the mother’s vantage point with time-limited therapy that focuses on resolving symptoms and interpersonal issues.

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Feeling blue? Grab your friends and have fun, say researchers

Feeling blue? Grab your friends and have fun, say researchers

April 7, 2017

For those suffering from dysphoria­—general unhappiness or elevated depressive symptoms—a Rochester study has found that experiencing or even just anticipating uplifting events in daily life was related to feeling less depressed that same day.

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Maternal exposure to anti-depressants linked to autism in children

Maternal exposure to anti-depressants linked to autism in children

December 17, 2015

Surveys have shown that the use of SSRIs in pregnant women is rising in the United States – from less than 6 percent in 1999 to 13 percent in 2003 – and (Susan Hyman) emphasized that the overwhelming majority of them do not have children with autism spectrum disorders.

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Maternal exposure to anti-depressant SSRIs linked to autism in children

Maternal exposure to anti-depressant SSRIs linked to autism in children

December 14, 2015

“We would not want people to feel guilty,” said (Susan) Hyman, a professor of neurodevelopmental pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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How misconceptions over miscarriages cause needless guilt

How misconceptions over miscarriages cause needless guilt

August 17, 2015

Emma Robertson Blackmore of the University of Rochester Medical Center followed more than 13,000 women for three years after the birth of a healthy baby, and found that those who had previously miscarried were more likely to show symptoms of postpartum depression.

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Neurologists rank Alzheimer’s agitation study in Top 10 of 2014

Neurologists rank Alzheimer’s agitation study in Top 10 of 2014

January 12, 2015

The American Academy of Neurology has included a UR Medicine study among its picks for the most revolutionary research of 2014. The study found that a high dose of a common antidepressant drug significantly reduced agitation in Alzheimer’s disease patients.

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Student group aims to change conversation around mental health

Student group aims to change conversation around mental health

November 12, 2014

Stigma and taboo can keep individuals suffering from mental illness from getting help. The University’s chapter of Active Minds hosts a variety of events to encourage a dialogue about mental health and to combat misconceptions about common mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.

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