Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Poor diagnoses of depression lead to poor treatment

The lede: “Using data from a survey that screened more than 46,000 Americans for depression, researchers found evidence that the condition is not properly diagnosed in many people. And even when diagnosed correctly, depression often goes untreated.”

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Thu, September 1 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Poor diagnoses of depression lead to poor treatment

Lessons learned from my clinical depression

Five years ago, I woke up on a Saturday after a rough week at work at CTVNews.ca with an absolute splitting pain in my head. In the days to come, I would be diagnosed with clinical depression.

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Sat, January 16 2016 » Main Page, Minutiae » 4 Comments

‘Thoughts on depression from an artistic mind’

Writer Michael Redhill penned some thoughts on the scourge of depression from the perspective of someone who has suffered with bouts of it for about four decades.

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Sat, August 16 2014 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on ‘Thoughts on depression from an artistic mind’

Some straight talk about depression, suicide and Robin Williams

As a depression survivor, I found this op-ed from the Guardian to be one of the most commonsensical takes surrounding the tragic death of beloved comedian and actor Robin Williams, who had reportedly been suffering from severe depression when he took his life on Monday.

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Tue, August 12 2014 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Some straight talk about depression, suicide and Robin Williams

Arbitrator rules for ‘Globe and Mail’ over Jan Wong

From the Toronto Star: Journalist Jan Wong breached a confidentiality agreement with The Globe and Mail and must pay back an undisclosed severance payment, an arbitrator has ruled.

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Fri, July 5 2013 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Arbitrator rules for ‘Globe and Mail’ over Jan Wong

Anhedonia

Anhedonia is Greek for “without pleasure,” and it’s a component of depression that doesn’t have to co-exist with sadness.

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Sun, August 19 2012 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, Minutiae » Comments Off on Anhedonia

My tussle with severe depression – an update

Back on Feb. 7, I thought I was on enough of an upward track in my recovery from severe depression that I concluded a blog post with some of my summer plans. That turned out to be erroneous. As a result, life hasn’t worked out exactly as anticipated.

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Fri, August 10 2012 » Main Page, Minutiae » Comments Off on My tussle with severe depression – an update

Exercise: Does it help depressives recover?

The BBC ran a story headlined Depression: Exercise advice questioned when added to standard treatments, but at least one person says the study on which it was based deserves a more skeptical look.

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Wed, June 20 2012 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Exercise: Does it help depressives recover?

Nature walks may help those with depression

If you’re fighting clinical depression, a walk among the trees tops a stroll along an urban street when it comes to boosting cognitive performance, claims a new study.

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Mon, May 21 2012 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Nature walks may help those with depression

What’s new in depression

TVO’s The Agenda had a recent episode on depression with four practitioners holding forth with new thoughts about how to treat this illness. Here are some notes.

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Sun, May 13 2012 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on What’s new in depression