Dealing with post-adoption depression

Dealing with post-adoption depression

Adoption is a noble act. However, in a society where motherhood is not a choice but an obligation, adoption often becomes the last resort for the couple who cannot conceive. Adopting a child is not as simple and easy as it seems. While there are a plethora of legal complications involved in the process, it can be excruciating for the adoptive parents to go through the major emotional shift and lifestyle changes post adoption. Read more

Study finds chemotherapy to be less effective in cancer patients afflicted with depression

Study finds chemotherapy to be less effective in cancer patients afflicted with depression

The prevalence of depression is evident in the United States as thousands of Americans queue up outside depression treatment clinics for necessary medical intervention. The effect of depression is not only manifested in the way people behave, think or act but also in the manner the affected patients react to treatment options in case they are afflicted with other diseases. Read more

Researchers divide depression into four different subtypes

Researchers divide depression into four different subtypes

Depression is a very common mental health condition characterized by persistent low moods, feelings of helplessness, sleep problems, low self-esteem, among others. Interestingly, every individual goes through a period of sadness and depression at some point in his or her life, which usually goes away on its own. But, when these symptoms make people feel completely unmotivated to do any task, it is a sign of a serious issue that cannot be passed on simply as the “blues.” Isolating from surroundings, detaching from friends and loved ones, alienating from the responsibility, and engrossing in self-thoughts are some of the other symptoms of depression. Read more

Study indicates positive link between sudarshan kriya yoga and depression

Study indicates positive link between sudarshan kriya yoga and depression

Depression — one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States, affects about 60 percent of adult Americans between 18-25 years of age every year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Depression debilitates the way of living and can prove to be fatal; most people tend to pop in antidepressants prescribed by their physicians for necessary relief. While some get cured after adhering to the prescribed regimen consisting of medications and therapies, others do not get any respite despite the treatment. Read more