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

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

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experts, women with mental health issues tend to feel sad or worthless, while men tend to become hostile, aggressive or withdrawn.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

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

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

6 causes of depression

Depression, also known as clinical depression or major depressive disorder, is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. The condition makes an individual feel sad, low on energy, hopeless and is generally triggered by factors such as financial loss, relationship issues, trauma, or grief. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), approximately 16.1 million adults above the age of 18 in the U.S. had at least one major depressive episode in 2014. Read more

Depression does not discriminate, it can affect even singers

Like any other mental illness, depression does not discriminate. It does not care whether you live in a mansion or on the streets. It does not care to check your bank balance or occupation. No matter who you are or what your background is, you have a chance of suffering from depression. Read more

Birth control pills could cause depression: Study

Today, women across the world use contraceptive devices in various forms, such as pills, patches, implants, injections and other devices. It is estimated that around 16 percent American women take birth control pills, while nearly seven percent use long-term reversible forms of contraception, including implants or intrauterine devices. Read more

World Diabetes Day 2016: Depression during pregnancy ups gestational diabetes, says study

Many people afflicted with depression are of the opinion that this mental problem has largely been ignored. Depression is mainly understood as a mental disorder manifesting itself in the form of persistent sadness along with incessant emotions of hopelessness and lack of self-esteem. Various reasons can increase the risk of depression and diabetes can be one of them. Read more

Baby blues are the least severe form of postpartum depression

Giving birth to new life is a special experience for every woman. The entire process starting from pregnancy to giving birth to a child is unique to women. Pregnancy introduces many hormonal changes in the body, physical as well as mental, such as depression, stress, anxiety, mood swings, eating disorders and many others. Similarly, even post childbirth, a woman may experience symptoms such as mood swings and depression a condition commonly known as postpartum depression. Read more