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

Online insomnia therapy may help fight depression: Study

For a layman, insomnia is nothing beyond inability to fall asleep. But for those who suffer from it, “it is a disease that will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking,” said author Clifton Fadiman. It is a major problem in the United States and according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, nearly 30 percent American adults show symptoms of insomnia.

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Poor REM sleep may increase depression risk: Study

Sleep is very important for everybody and its deprivation can lead to various problems, including mental and physical. A recent research, titled “Slow dissolving of emotional distress contributes to hyperarousal,” suggested that patients suffering from lack of sleep with bad or restless rapid eye movement (REM) may find it difficult to overcome “emotional distress,” thus increasing their chance of suffering from depression or anxiety. Read more