Melancholia is a subtype of depression. People with melancholic depression often feel extreme despair and guilt. They may struggle to feel any happiness, even when good things happen in their lives.
Wiki Number: PW121
Brain Area: “Sydney Mencholia Prototype Index” claims 80% accuracy contrasting internally-caused vs. externally-caused depresion
Symptoms: depresssion, bodyly complaints, delutions or hallucinations;
Progression: (Jim Lohr: Melancholia is basically an historical term for “depression” or “depressive personality.”)
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- Suicidal behaviors in bipolar disorder type 1by R Maamouri on October 16, 2021
CONCLUSIONS: Suicide prevention is an important mental health subject. It would be imperative to include systematic screening for childhood adversities and adequate management of bipolar disorder and impulsivity.
- Self-disgust and disgust sensitivity are increased in anorexia nervosa inpatients, but only self-disgust mediates between comorbid and core psychopathologyby Emilia Kot on October 16, 2021
OBJECTIVE: The possible role of abnormal disgust processing in the development and course of anorexia nervosa (AN) has been emphasized in theoretical models and research. However, disgust toward external stimuli and self-disgust have not yet been investigated together in a clinical sample of AN patients. Therefore, the purpose of the study was to measure these constructs and examine their role in shaping eating pathology in AN patients and healthy controls (HCs), considering comorbid depressive...
- Effect of 8 weeks of supervised overfeeding on eating attitudes and behaviors, eating disorder symptoms, and body image: Results from the PROOF and EAT studiesby Christoph Höchsmann on October 16, 2021
The physiological and metabolic effects of experimental overfeeding have been extensively studied, yet only few studies have assessed overfeeding effects on eating behaviors and psychological constructs. We analyzed two 8-week overfeeding studies, the PROOF Study (N = 25; 16 males; 16 African American; 24.1 years; 25.1 kg/m², inpatient) and the EAT Study (N = 35; 29 males; 20 White; 26.7 years; 25.5 kg/m², free-living). In both studies, participants were overfed 40% above baseline (daily) energy...
- Comparing mortality from covid-19 to mortality due to overdose: A micromort analysisby Yena Lee on October 16, 2021
CONCLUSIONS: The mortality associated with covid-19 is apparent and distributed unevenly across subpopulations. The mortality due to overdose has increased during covid-19 and exceeds mortality due to covid-19. Our results instantiate the triple threat caused by covid-19 (i.e., public health crisis, economic crisis and mental health crisis) and quantitatively highlight the externality of increased mortality due to deaths of despair in response to public health efforts to reduce covid-related...