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Is rising inequality responsible for greater stress, anxiety and mental illness?. Is rising inequality responsible for greater stress, anxiety and mental illness? https://t.co/XqGrgTSvUf. https://ift.tt/2sywWoD. via Instapaper. September 24, 2018 at 06:19PM
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2 days ago by sjspires
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In his book, Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression—And the Unexpected Solutions, Johann Hari says that the primary cause of our increase in male depression and suicide is not disordered brain chemistry, but our disconnection from critical aspects of life, including from:

Meaningful work.
Other people.
Meaningful values.
Recognizing our childhood trauma.
Status and respect.
A hopeful and secure future.
The natural world.
depression 
3 days ago by craniac
Is hostility leaking out of you? You've got the guts to change | Drs. Oz and Roizen | Columns | ArcaMax Publishing
"Researchers from Ohio State University have found that couples who are actively hostile to one another cause bacteria in their gut to move through the intestinal wall -- leaky gut -- into their bloodstream, where the microbes trigger inflammation and disease. (No wonder couples may tell each other: "You're bugging me!") And when a hostile spouse is also depressed, health risks escalate."
health  anger  relationships  depression 
4 days ago by katherinestevens
Will high stress kill you, save your life, or neither? - 80,000 Hours
Our main conclusions are:

The consensus among researchers seems to be that stress is good when it’s moderate in intensity (not too low or too high) and when it’s short-term, rather than on-going.
Intense and on-going stress is strongly linked to poor health, including a weakened immune system, heart disease, depression and anxiety disorders, and higher chance of death.
Some studies have found a correlation between negative health outcomes and believing that stress is bad for your health, but it is hard to draw causal conclusions from these findings. However, there is experimental evidence that reframing stress as an opportunity rather than as a threat leads to better performance and better cardiovascular health at least in the short term.
Some studies suggest that people in higher responsibility positions, with greater job demands, have better health outcomes and are less stressed than people in lower responsibility positions. This may be because those in higher responsibility positions also tend to have greater autonomy, control and power.
stress  jobs  anxiety  mentalhealth  depression 
5 days ago by pozorvlak
DSM-III-R AXIS V: Global Assessment of Functioning Scale (GAF)
might be a useful tool in my never ending pursuit of functional metrics for myself as a human
metric  index  psychology  depression  dsm  measurement 
5 days ago by aaronbeekay
Smart kids eventually grow up | A Candle in Sunshine
Worse, if you haven’t managed to get a handle on the whole “hard work” thing instead of coasting on your smarts, chances are you’ve started to fail in ways you never did as a kid. You used to be able to do most things quickly and competently because the bar was low.
psychology  depression  encouragement 
7 days ago by ahall

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