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20 Dec

Almost as many as 25% of Americans have experienced depressive symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic.(Mind, Mood & Memory, 2020, 16(12), p.1)


27 Sep

Depression exists in many suicides, but most people with depression do not suicide, and not all who kill themselves are depressed. Many factors are associated with suicide. A genetic predisposition, situational stresses, over concern with the opinion of other people, and unconscious states are relevant.
Those who have tried suicide and survived very often do not want to repeat it.
(Shermer, M. Mysterious change of mind. Scientific American, 2018, 319(4), 81)


19 Aug

Research shows that physically active children and adults have less depression than sedentary ones. (In brief, Monitor on Psychology, 2017, 48(5), p. 14)


9 Feb

A recent meta-analysis of 365 studies done over fifty years showed that experts cannot predict suicidal behaviors any better than chance, and their predictive ability has not improved over time. (In brief, Suicide risk. Monitor on Psychology, 2017, February, p. 12)


25 Jan

Over the past decade, the depression rate for teenage girls has risen 37%. The reasons are unclear. (In brief. Monitor on Psychology, 2017, February, p. 10)