Premature menopause can up risk of depression later in life: Study

Premature menopause can up risk of depression later in life: Study

Women are nearly twice as likely as men to suffer from depression, according to various researches. Now, a recently published study reveals that women who experience premature menopause face a higher risk of depression later in life. Read more

Gender inequality may lead to depression in women

Gender inequality may lead to depression in women

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders, and it is perceived that women are more susceptible to depression than men. Studies say that depression is twice as common in women as in men. The reasons for this uneven gender distribution are not entirely clear, but are thought to be partly biological, partly psychological, and partly socio-cultural. Read more

Paternal depression can lead to preterm delivery of baby

Paternal depression can lead to preterm delivery of baby

Depression in expectant fathers might lead to premature birth of their babies, says a recently published study. It thus contradicts the general belief about only maternal factors being responsible for premature births. Read more

Law students prefer to be silent about their depression, alcohol and drug use: Study

Law students prefer to be silent about their depression, alcohol and drug use: Study

The substance abuse problem has acquired the status of an epidemic in the United States, and no section of the society is untouched by it, not even the highly qualified professionals. According to a study published in the Bar Examiner magazine in December 2015, law students suffering from an addiction and/or a mental illness are reluctant to make their problem public, fearing they might lose the right to practice law later. Read more

Poverty ups the chance of childhood depression: Study

Poverty ups the chance of childhood depression: Study

Poverty has often been found to be associated with various health conditions, be it physical or mental.  Now, a new study published in The American Journal of Psychiatry has found a relation between poverty and childhood depression. Read more

Emotional challenges after stroke

Emotional challenges after stroke

A very frequent and dangerous consequence of stroke is a feeling of anxiety, hopelessness, frustration, sadness and fear among patients who have survived the attack. These emotions are common with approximately one-third of stroke survivors who experience major depression post attack. Clinically identified as symptoms of post-stroke depression (PSD), the National Institutes of Health states that it is under diagnosed. Read more