Maconha na adolescência aumenta risco de depressão e suicídio

Segundo estudo, a probabilidade de desenvolver depressão aumenta em 37%, enquanto o risco de pensamentos suicidas eleva em 50%

Na área da medicina, sou categórico em afirmar que quanto mais dados científicos confiáveis, que possam embasar tratamentos ou políticas públicas, melhor. Isso deveria ser praxe e não uma novidade, mas em tempos de fake news e da divulgação de um grande volume de estudos questionáveis, esses dados assumem uma importância ainda maior.

No último dia 13 de fevereiro, a JAMA Psychiatry, uma das publicações científicas mais respeitadas do mundo, divulgou um artigo que traz uma conclusão alarmante: quem usa maconha na adolescência tem um risco maior de desenvolver depressão ou comportamento suicida na vida adulta. Confira o artigo completo clicando aqui.

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Giving children the skills they need to tackle life’s toughest challenges









Mental health and suicide are not just adult issues. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates have tripled over the last 15 years among girls 10 to 14 years of age in the United States. More detailed analyses of the data only paint a bleaker picture for some minority populations. Asian American and Pacific Islanders, 15 to 24 years old, are the only racial/ethnic group in which suicide is the number one cause of death. «As a mother of two daughters in their pre-teens, these are alarming statistics that cannot be ignored,» says pediatrician and researcher Joyce Javier, MD, MPH, MS, of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

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Graduate School Can Have Terrible Effects on People’s Mental Health


Ph.D. candidates suffer from anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation at astonishingly high rates.

“I was always gung ho about going to graduate school for some reason,” reflects Everet Rummel, a data analyst at the City University of New York. “That was naive.”

Rummel was indeed gung ho, embarking on a doctoral program in economics immediately after completing both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just four years. He was only 22 years old. And Rummel was indeed naive, at least in his own telling of his plans. That plan—which for the average doctoral candidate takes roughly eight years—ended quickly, not because of Rummel’s characteristic efficiency but because he never completed it. “I dropped out,” he explains, attributing the decision to a lot of different factors, many of them not directly related to his studies, but each pointing back to the all-encompassing, unforgiving stress of his Ph.D. program.

One major stressor, he says, was the requirement that all first-year Ph.D. economics students take the same three courses. But other major stressors are likely to resonate with graduate students in all kinds of disciplines. The doctoral-degree experience often consists of intense labor expectations for little pay and a resulting lack of sleep and social life. In addition, there is the notorious hierarchy of academia,  which often promotes power struggles and tribalism.

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The Real Causes Of Depression Have Been Discovered, And They’re Not What You Think







Across the Western world today, if you are depressed or anxious and you go to your doctor because you just can’t take it any more, you will likely be told a story. It happened to me when I was a teenager in the 1990s. You feel this way, my doctor said, because your brain isn’t working right. It isn’t producing the necessary chemicals. You need to take drugs, and they will fix your broken brain.

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4 dicas para conviver com quem tem borderline






Por Dr Ivan Mario Braun

O transtorno de personalidade borderline (TBP) se caracteriza por um padrão de instabilidade generalizada nas relações interpessoais, na auto-imagem e na afetividade da pessoa e uma acentuada impulsividade. Para que, em psiquiatria, alguém seja diagnosticado com este transtorno, requer-se a presença de uma série de comportamentos; pelos critérios da Associação Psiquiátrica Americana, pelo menos cinco dos seguintes (1):

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