Practicing breathing exercises to manage depression

Practicing breathing exercises to manage depression

Recovering from depression is important to fully live in the present moment and to enjoy life. While one can take prescription drugs and undergo therapy to manage this disorder, there are certain self-help strategies that can be practiced, on a daily basis, to decrease one’s susceptibility to depression. Read more

Understanding the link between PTSD and fatigue

Understanding the link between PTSD and fatigue

When going through a traumatic situation, almost every person experiences a range of emotions that can trigger feelings of depression and extreme distress, which in turn can leave someone emotionally shattered. Although people can easily get over these initial symptoms on their own, there are many others who continue to feel increasingly stressed or panicked, even after the situation has normalized. Read more

Beware men, sexism and masculinity can lead to poor mental health

Beware men, sexism and masculinity can lead to poor mental health

Depression affects both men and women alike, but the symptoms of depression might differ in the two cases. As per experts, women with mental health issues tend to feel sad or worthless, while men tend to become hostile, aggressive or withdrawn. In extreme cases, it might even lead to suicide. Read more

Higher occupational level patients less responsive to depression treatment: Study

Higher occupational level patients less responsive to depression treatment: Study

Depression is one of the leading causes of disabilities in America and affects nearly 6.9 percent      adult Americans annually, as per the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Apart from the usual symptoms of persistent sadness and continual feelings of worthlessness, the fact that depression exacerbates other medical conditions and reduces the probability of complete recovery is a cause of concern. According to recent findings of a study, those employed in a high occupational level job are less likely to respond to treatment for depression. Read more

Surge in depression among American teens, especially girls: Study

Surge in depression among American teens, especially girls: Study

Sadness and anxiety are common emotions experienced by teenagers and young adults. This is not a new phenomenon, but there has been a significant increase in the percentage of people aged between 12 and 20 years to be diagnosed with major depressive episode (MDE), according to a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics in November 2016. Read more