Tag: Depression

Scientists Discover That LSD Blurs The Line Between You And Others

A recently published study shows that LSD can manipulate the barrier between you and other people. These findings could help find a treatment for people living with a mental disorder.

Neuroscience March 19, 2018

Popular Diet For Hypertension Also Reduces Depression Risk: How To Start The DASH Diet

The DASH diet can reduce cholesterol levels and help prevent hypertension and reduce risk of depression. Here are tips on how to start this diet that limit intake of food high in salt, sugar, and saturated fat.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 27, 2018

Birth Control Doesn’t Cause Depression, Says Study

Women have raised concerns about the link between depression and different types of hormonal birth control. A new study found that birth control doesn't cause depression and here's everything you need to know.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 27, 2018

Pediatricians Recommend All Kids 12 To 21 Years Old To Undergo Depression Screening

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued guidelines recomming that all kids between 12 and 21 years old undergo depression screening. Pediatricians are urged to talk to their parents alone.

Public Health February 27, 2018

Fruits, Whole Grains, And Vegetables May Help Fight Depression: Study

Eating healthy diets may reduce risks of depression among the elderly, a new study suggests. Participants who stuck with the DASH diet were found to be less likely to suffer from depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 26, 2018

Most Popular Antidepressant Among Least Effective In Treating Depression

A popular antidepressant drug is found to be among the least effective of the medicines used for treating depression. What were the best antidepressants based on efficacy and tolerability?

Medicine February 23, 2018

Antidepressants Work On Treating Major Depression, New Study Says

The largest study on the effectiveness of antidepressants has just been published, showing that they do work on treating major depressive disorders. However, depression remains a mystery.

Medicine February 22, 2018

People Who Suffer From Acne May Be At Risk For Depression, Says Study

A new study has found that people who suffer from severe acne may be at high risk for depression. Researchers also found that acne may contribute to depression, suicidal thoughts, and low self-esteem.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 21, 2018

Eating Grapes Can Help Improve Symptoms Of Anxiety And Depression: Study

Every year, almost 18.8 million men and women suffer from depression in the United States. A new study has found that eating grapes can drastically improve symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 13, 2018

More Than Skin Deep: Acne May Increase Risk For Major Depression

People with acne are at greater risk of suffering from major depression compared with those without the skin condition. Experts have advice on how to deal with the emotional effects of acne.

Public Health February 7, 2018

Study Finds Smartphone Usage Causes Depression In Teens

There's been an increase in depression among teens as smartphone usage increases. According to a new study, smartphones are affecting the mental health of teens.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 5, 2018

Dogs More Likely To Bite Emotionally Unstable People, Study Shows

A new study revealed that the number of dog bite incidents in the United Kingdom might be much higher than official estimates. This is because dogs are more likely to bite emotionally unstable people, who will not report such incidents.

Public Health February 4, 2018

Magic Mushroom Treats Depression Without Emotional Numbing Effects Of Antidepressants

The main psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms helps alleviate symptoms of depression. Unlike SSRI antidepressants, however, psilocybin does not cause emotional numbing but instead enhances emotional receptivity.

Neuroscience January 8, 2018

Rise Of Perfectionism Among Millennials May Lead To Depression, Eating Disorders

Researchers who looked at the data of 40,000 college students found that perfectionism is rising among millennials. Besides depression, here are other unwanted effects of perfectionism on young people.

Public Health January 4, 2018

Ketamine Rapidly Reduces Suicidal Thoughts In Depressed People, Says Study

Depressed patients who take low doses of ketamine are more likely to have decreased suicidal thoughts, according to a new study. But ketamine is still far from being a miracle drug.

Medicine December 16, 2017

Doctor Created 3D-Printed Euthanasia Machine That Can End Life Painlessly

Sarco capsule, a euthanasia machine that can be created using a 3D printer and can be assembled anywhere, can end life painlessly. What happens to users who change their mind?

Feature | Health December 5, 2017

Smartphone Addiction May Lead To Brain Imbalance: Here's How To Address The Problem

Researchers discovered that smartphone addiction may lead to chemical imbalances in the brain, resulting in anxiety and depression, among others. For people who do not think therapy is for them, here are some things to try to cure smartphone addiction.

Medicine December 4, 2017

Too Much Time On Social Media May Increase Depression, Suicidal Thoughts In Teen Girls

Spending too much time on social media may not be good for teens. A new study found a link between prolonged screen time and increased rates of depression and suicide in teen girls.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 15, 2017

Depressed Woman Sweats Blood Because Of Rare Condition

Hematohidrosis, the spontaneous production of blood sweat through intact skin, causes a woman to experience blood-sweating episodes that last between one and five minutes. What causes this rare condition?

Medicine October 24, 2017

As tbh Gains Popularity Among Teens, Facebook Buys The Feel-Good Polling App

Facebook acquires tbh or 'to be honest,' a polling app that's popular among teenagers, which has garnered 5 million downloads and 2.5 million daily active users in nine weeks.

Apps/Software October 17, 2017

Smartphone App Treatments Effective In Easing Depression Symptoms: Study

New research has found that app-based treatments are actually quite effective in reducing symptoms of depression. The accessible tools could prove useful in worldwide mental health management.

Medicine September 24, 2017

Sleep Deprivation May Reduce Symptoms Of Depression: Study

A meta-analysis suggests that partial sleep deprivation may help people who suffer from depression. Antidepressants are currently the popular treatment for people suffering from depressive symptoms.

Public Health September 20, 2017

Your Instagram Photos May Be Able To Tell If You Are Depressed

Your Instagram feed could lend important insight on depression and mental health. This is the finding of a new study that used a computer program to analyze thousands of Instagram photos from 166 users.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 9, 2017

Yoga Could Ease Symptoms Of Depression, New Studies Reveal

A number of new studies have revealed that doing yoga may ease depression, and the practice could complement traditional therapies to lessen the symptoms. Find out more about its benefits for mental health.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 7, 2017

Mental Illness Isn’t The Endgame: Simple Yet Effective Ways To Support Your Loved One’s Mental Health

Do you know someone who’s suffering from any form of mental disorder? Here are some practical and useful strategies you can do to make sure he or she gets the right support.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2017

Contraceptive Pills Slash Quality Of Life In Healthy Women But Rise In Depression Symptoms Not Seen: Study

Researchers from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet have linked combined oral contraceptive pills to a significantly lower quality of life. They did not, however, find an increase in depression symptoms.

Public Health April 21, 2017

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy: How It Can Curb Cluster Headaches, Other Health Woes

The FDA has recently approved a handheld vagus nerve stimulation device for treating cluster headaches. Find out what other conditions, including treatment-resistant depression, VNS therapy can help with.

Medicine April 21, 2017

Can Late School Start Time Help Prevent Depression And Accidents?

A study revealed that late school start time could help prevent depression and accidents among teens in the United States. AASM attributed early school timing to be the primary reason behind children suffering from physical accidents and depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 19, 2017

8.3 Million Adult Americans Suffer From Serious Psychological Distress: What Is It And What Can You Do About It?

Depression and anxiety are taking their toll on Americans, as more and more people struggle with psychological distress. Find out what the most common symptoms of PD are, what triggers this mental health disorder, and how to combat it.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 19, 2017

On World Health Day: 5 Important Facts You Need To Know About Depression

The World Health Day 2017 has put depression as the focal area. The event is putting the spotlight on millions of people driven by extreme anxiety, disability, and suicidal thoughts. Depression, as a mood disorder, has many causative factors.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 8, 2017

Depression Is Leading Cause Of Ill Health Worldwide: How To Combat The Scourge

The upcoming World Health Day is themed around depression and the importance of recognizing symptoms and offering support to people living with this mental health condition. As such, WHO promotes talking therapy and calls for bigger investments in depression treatments.

Public Health April 3, 2017

A New Blood Test Could Help Doctors Prescribe More Appropriate Medications To Treat Depression

Researchers discovered that measuring C-reactive protein levels in finger prick blood tests can help doctors accurately prescribe more effective medication to patients diagnosed with depression.

Medicine April 3, 2017

WHO Names Depression As Leading Cause Of Sickness And Disability, Calls For Urgent Action

The World Health Organization named depression as the world’s leading cause of sickness and disability. Their program “Depression: let’s talk” aims to urge people with depression all around the world to seek for help.

Public Health April 1, 2017

Scientists Explain How Deep Breaths Calm The Mind

A new study has found that deep breathing is crucial to combat depression and anxiety. However, the research was conducted on mice and a study of the same on humans is on its way.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 31, 2017

Playing Video Games Can Help Combat Depression, Says Study

Playing video games can help combat depression per a new study. The introduction of video games led to a feeling of control among the participants, which helped treat overall depression symptoms.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 28, 2017

Doctors Prescribe Low Ketamine Dose To Severe Depression Patients: Experts Question Safety Of Such Practice

Ketamine, a powerful antidepressant, is being used in the treatment of depression. Experts have raised concerns, as the drug is a strong anesthetic and may prove to be fatal to humans in case of an overdose.

Medicine March 21, 2017

Balanced Diet Can Improve Mental Health: Study

A study has revealed that a balanced diet can help in maintaining good mental health. The required amount of nutrients not only aid in the maintenance of physical health, but keep mental aliments at bay.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2017

Researchers Find New And Faster Way Of Treating Depression

Researchers at the University Of California San Diego School Of Medicine found that intake of Glyoxalase can help reduce depression faster. The experiment has been conducted on mice, but human trials may be far off for now.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2017

First Blood Test To Accurately Diagnose Depression And Schizophrenia Developed

Current diagnostic tools are limited to behavior observations and verbal communication, making it difficult to differentiate between depression and schizophrenia in their early stages. This is the first physiological test to detect both conditions.

Biotech March 20, 2017

Nearly Half A Million US Doctors Could Not Be Wrong: Climate Change Harms Health

Nearly half a million U.S. doctors could not be wrong, as they warned that climate change causes more harm to public health. According to the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, climate change is making Americans sicker.

Public Health March 16, 2017

Childhood Bullying Can Lead To Health Risks In Adulthood: Study

A new study has drawn serious attention to the long-term impact of bullying in childhood. It says the scars of bullying will ride into adulthood and manifest as chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 14, 2017

Birdwatching Near Your Home Offers Mental Health Benefits, Says Study

Researchers have found that watching birds near your home can be good for your mental health. Results were consistent whether subjects lived in urban or suburban neighborhoods.

Public Health February 27, 2017

5 Reasons Why Reading A Book Every Day Is Good For You, According To Science

Through the years, researchers have compiled countless reasons why reading a book is good for your health and wellness. Here are five research-based benefits to begin with.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 25, 2017

Depression Leading Cause Of Disability, More Likely To Affect Women, WHO Reports

The World Health Organization has released new figures stating that depression can cause mental and physical disabilities. The statistics were released in a report on Feb. 23 and share that women are more likely to be affected vis-a-vis men.

Public Health February 24, 2017

Dads, Dads-To-Be Also At Risk Of Pregnancy-Related Depression, Says Study

Pregnancy-related depression symptoms have been mostly attributed as affecting mothers but a study carried out in New Zealand has shown that fathers are susceptible to the condition as well.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 16, 2017

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