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

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

Binge watching emerges as major mental health threat in U.S.

A person sitting in front of the television set without getting up for hours is probably aptly known as a couch potato. With internet revolution, laptops, tablets and cell phones have replaced the television sets to a great extent for the couch potatoes as they watch their favorite shows online, one after the other. This new trend has been named as binge watching.   Read more

Exercises and meditation help fight depression: Study

The next time you feel low and want to skip your exercises, think again as it may worsen your mood instead of doing any good. A new study has revealed that aerobic exercises and meditation can actually help in fighting depression.

According to the study conducted at Rutgers University’s School of Arts and Sciences, a combination of meditation and aerobic exercises can show positive results even if it is followed just twice a week for two months. Read more

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

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

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