Treating depressed teens can also be beneficial for parent’s mental heath

According to previous studies, many of those teens' mental health is linked to depression in their parents But new research suggests there's a flipside to that parental effect: When teens are treated for depression, their parents' mental health improves, too

Treating depressed teens can also be beneficial for parent’s mental heathThe bond between parent and child extends far beyond sharing similar looks or behaviours, as symptoms of depression in teens and parents appear to be linked, according to research presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. When a teen’s depression improved through treatment, so did depression experienced by his or her parent, […]

Postpartum depression not just limited to women

While the condition is often associated with new mothers, recent findings suggested its prevalence among new fathers may be severely underestimated

Postpartum depression not just limited to womenIf left untreated, postpartum depression can have a range of complications such as difficulties in bonding with one’s child, overwhelming fatigue, suicidal ideation, etc. The study titled ‘Prevalence of depression among fathers at the paediatric well-child care visit’ was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Paediatrics on July 23. It is estimated […]

Here’s how to identify and treat exercise addiction

Exercise addiction usually starts with a desire for physical fitness. An eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, may lead to an unhealthy obsession with exercise. A body dysmorphic disorder, or body image disorder, may also cause exercise addiction

Here’s how to identify and treat exercise addictionAddiction to ‘drugs’ (or substances; a better scientific term) are known since ages. Not much surprisingly, certain behaviours can be addictive too, though the attention over them is a recent development. The increased usage of smartphones, the Internet, and online gaming is a real cause of concern by the end of 2017. And to add […]