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

As the days shorten, seasonal depression may appear

Weather has a direct impact on mood. The shorter days of winter and fewer daylight hours contribute to a condition known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), “Six percent of the U.S. population, primarily in northern climates, is affected by SAD in its most marked form. Another 14 percent of the adult US population suffers from a lesser form of seasonal mood changes, known as winter blues.” Read more