When bullied children become depressed adults

When bullied children become depressed adults

Depression is caused by a variety of circumstances and is still not fully understood. Research is constantly conducted on the causes and effects of depression to gain more insight into the condition. Studies demonstrated a strong link between depression and bullying. The mental effects bullying causes is not limited to only the victim, but all persons involved. Read more

The probability of genetically transferred depression

The probability of genetically transferred depression

Depression can manifest itself in many different ways, whether it’s situational or hereditary. A type of depression that is known to be associated with genetics is clinical depression (also known as major depression). It is a more severe type of depression in that it is not the kind of depression caused by a recent loss or traumatic incident, but a long-term, persistent condition. According to the Stanford School of Medicine (SSM), about 10 percent of Americans will experience clinical depression at some point in their lives, but are more likely to if it’s passed down by family members. Read more

A diet high in serotonin may help reduce depression

A diet high in serotonin may help reduce depression

Even though depression is not something a person can endure by consuming certain foods, it is important to keep in mind that diet affects the energy level and function of the brain and body. The right diet can lead to higher creation of neurotransmitters that provide a calming and positive effect on mental health. Read more