Team sports can help teenagers overcome childhood adversity, reveals study

Among individuals exposed to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), team sports participation in adolescence is associated with better adult mental health, according to a study published online May 28 in JAMA Pediatrics

Team sports can help teenagers overcome childhood adversity, reveals studyAdverse childhood experiences, commonly called ACEs, can include witnessing parents fight or go through a divorce, having a parent with a mental illness or substance abuse problem, or suffering from sexual, physical or emotional abuse. ACEs have been linked to what’s known as toxic stress, or wear and tear on the body that leads to […]

Having a ‘vent buddy’ is good for your health, study says

Having a ‘vent buddy’ contributes to better health. A clinical psychologist has claimed that it’s better to vent out your frustrations than keeping them to yourself. The activity was also likened to problem-solving

Having a ‘vent buddy’ is good for your health, study saysAccording to clinical psychologist and author of “Paradoxical Strategies in Psychotherapy” Leon F. Seltzer, Ph.D., venting out your frustrations to someone relieves you of stress and tension. The activity makes you feel lighter after sharing indignity, misfortune, perceived threat and injustice to someone. As per WellBody.Net, moms who experience a series of tough situations also […]

Following a Mediterranean diet can help reduce risk of depression later in life

Maintaining a Mediterranean-type diet may protect against symptoms of depression in later life, according to new research presented here at the American Psychiatric Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting

Following a Mediterranean diet can help reduce risk of depression later in lifeAdherence to a Mediterranean-type diet has long been recognised as being good for physical health and has been associated with longer life and reduced risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. It may also have protective effects against cognitive decline in older individuals. A Mediterranean-style diet generally emphasises eating fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and […]

World Autism Day: One in five young adults with autism suffers from depression

People with autism are far more likely to develop depression in adulthood, according to a study.  Those with the condition were more than three times as likely as the general population to receive a diagnosis of depression by the age of 27

World Autism Day: One in five young adults with autism suffers from depressionDepression affects almost 20 per cent of young adults with autism, new research shows, a rate that’s more than triple that seen in the general population. And young adults with autism who were relatively high-functioning – meaning they did not have intellectual disabilities – were actually at higher risk of depression than people with more […]

Spiritual beliefs play a protective role against depression, suggests study

Contrary to what many may think, spirituality is one of man’s most important qualities. In this context, research has shown that spiritual beliefs influence brain function and influence the way we deal with reality. According to researchers, having a spiritual belief can possibly be a form of protection against depression

Spiritual beliefs play a protective role against depression, suggests studyReligious beliefs, or a sense of spirituality, may cushion some people’s brains against depression, according to new research. A study has found a curious link between our personally held beliefs and the thickness of white matter in our brain. This study has been published in Brain and Behaviour. The idea is still very much in […]

New research reveals: Not all insomnia is the same, in fact, there may be 5 types

Rather than just considering sleep-related symptoms, a new study from the Netherlands branches out to look at personality traits and emotions, and finds there are five types of insomnia

New research reveals: Not all insomnia is the same, in fact, there may be 5 typesThere’s a new way of looking at insomnia. The findings may pave the way for a better understanding of the causes of insomnia, as well as the development of more personalised treatments for the condition, the researchers said. The study, conducted by researchers at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience in Amsterdam, was published online Jan. […]

A vegetarian diet can help reduce the risk of depression, finds study

It is known that poor mental health can affect appetite in a harmful manner. But how much of an influence do poor eating habits have on our susceptibility to mental health problems?

A vegetarian diet can help reduce the risk of depression, finds studyResearchers at the University College London, England reviewed several studies published in recent years to find out. Their review titled ‘Healthy dietary indices and risk of depressive outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies’ was published in Molecular Psychiatry on September 26. Dr Camille Lasalle and her colleagues conducted the review by aggregating […]

Girls with obesity are at an increased risk for having depression, finds study

Obese girls are more likely to develop depression during childhood and adolescence than their peers who weigh less, a research review suggests

Girls with obesity are at an increased risk for having depression, finds studyCompared to girls at a healthy weight, girls with obesity were 44 per cent more likely to have depression or to be diagnosed with it in the future, the analysis of 22 studies with a total of almost 144,000 participants found. Just being overweight rather than obese, however, didn’t appear to influence the risk of […]

Abortion not interlinked with increased depression risk, states study

Women who have an abortion may be no more likely to develop depression than women who don’t, a Danish study suggests

Abortion not interlinked with increased depression risk, states studyResearchers examined data on 396,397 women born in Denmark between 1980 and 1994, including 30,834 who had an abortion and 85,592 who had a baby. Overall, 15 per cent of the women had at least one antidepressant prescription. Women who had an abortion were 54 per cent more likely to take antidepressants in the year […]