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Online forums are a lifeline for isolated parents of disabled children

A study by national disability charity Scope has found that many parents of disabled children are suffering from extreme stress and isolation. The survey of more than 1,500 parents, found that almost half (47%) have visited their GP due to anxiety, with 57% then being prescribed antidepressants. The findings paint a stark picture of the emotional toll of a lack ... Read More »

Depression ‘more common’ in early Parkinson’s

Depression and anxiety are twice as common in people newly-diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease compared with the general population, research suggests. Writing in the journal Neurology, US researchers say depression increases in frequency in Parkinson’s patients and is often left untreated. Previous research suggests that the disease’s impact on the brain can be a trigger for depression. Parkinson’s UK said depression ... Read More »

Robin Williams’ Death Reveals How Hard It Can Be To Climb Out Of Depression

The suicide death of beloved comedian and actor Robin Williams shocked many of his fans. But those who knew him were aware of his ongoing struggle with depression. According to his publicist, Williams, 63, was completing a 12-step program for drug abuse and had been battling severe depression. “You’re standing at a precipice and you look down, there’s a voice and it’s a little quiet ... Read More »

US actor Robin Williams found dead at home

US actor and comedian Robin Williams has been found dead, aged 63, in an apparent suicide. Marin County Police in California said he was pronounced dead at his home shortly after officials responded to an emergency call around noon local time. Williams was famous for such films as Good Morning Vietnam and Dead Poets Society and won an Oscar for ... Read More »