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arrow Talk therapy may help tough-to-treat depression

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -- People with long-lasting depression may benefit from talk therapy when other treatment methods such as antidepressant drugs alone aren't working, suggests a new study. But the topic needs more research, the authors say - and they also point out that talk therapy isn't accessible or affordable for everyone.
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arrow You’re retired!

Depression as a result of retirement can occur to the best of us. Recognise this fact and take steps to avoid post retirement blues. RETIREMENT is perhaps one of the most significant of life events. It brings on a new role which is often difficult to accept.
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arrow Swing High, Swing Low

There was a ripple of shock in April this year when the publicist for screen goddess Catherine Zeta-Jones confirmed that the Welsh film star was being treated for bipolar disorder. While Zeta-Jones herself was praised for her bravery in revealing her condition, many people remarked that they were
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arrow A cry for help

The word suicide, if uttered, is not to be taken lightly. It could be someone’s cry for help, and if the signs are recognised early, lives could be saved. SUICIDE is preventable and suicide prevention should be everyone’s business, says Dr Abdul Kadir Abu Bakar, president of Malaysian Psychiatric Association.
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arrow Managing mental health

THE suicide rate in Malaysia is said to be almost the same as that in the United States, the world's largest economy. At 60 instances a month, it averages at two a day, a situation said to worsen when death by indeterminate causes is taken into account.
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arrow Driven and led astray by emotions

While the current system may have its shortcomings, those suffering from depression can still rely on the mental health services available at schools, hospitals and other centres.
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