Best 5 Sunday Reads

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of coffee, grab a seat and get ready for our weekend read!

1) Temperamentally blessed

Just one in five people will be lucky enough to avoid mental health problems throughout their life. How do they do it?

2) Vitamin D Supplementation May Help Ease Depression

Vitamin D supplementation was not used as a primary treatment but rather to augment therapy with antidepressants, “which is important, because the evidence is not there that you could just use vitamin D as monotherapy and expect them to feel better.

3) Celebrity Suicides Trigger Copycat Deaths by Same Method

Investigators found that in the weeks following the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams on August 11, 2014, which was widely reported as a suicide by hanging, there was a surge in suicides by hanging.

4) CDC Report: Examining the Prevalence of Autism Among Children in the United States

The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among 11 study sites across the United States was 16.8 per 1000 children aged 8 years. This estimate is higher than previously reported and may indicate an increased need for therapeutic services among communities with high ASD prevalence.

5) FNIH Launches Project to Identify Biosignatures of Neurodegenerative, Psychiatric Conditions

The Foundations for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) Biomarkers Consortium has announced a new initiative to identify inflammatory biomarkers for the early detection and subtyping of neurodegenerative and mood disorders, including Alzheimer diseaseand major depressive disorder, respectively.

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