The link between fatigue and depression, explained

Major depression causes a total lack of energy that doctors call 'anergia'. This lack of energy can lead to mental, emotional, and physical fatigue that’s difficult to treat

The link between fatigue and depression, explainedHow do you become depressed? What are the steps involved? First, a problem presents itself in your life, whether it’s real or imagined. Your body in response to that problem produces stress hormones. Stress hormones cause your brain to work overtime on the problem at hand. That’s fine at first, but your brain can only […]

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect women

Women and men share most of the common illnesses; but there are few distinctions that set them apart from each other. The health of a woman can be differentiated and deserves special attention. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, doctors elaborate on the five common illnesses witnessed largely in women

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect womenMenstrual Irregularities These can have various presentations right from puberty to menopause. Periods may be prolonged, heavy, scanty, delayed or frequent. Often, this can be physiological; however, it is important to rule out any underlying medical cause. In young adolescent girls, the cause of an irregular bleeding pattern could be a polycystic ovarian disease, thyroid […]

Instagram tops list of social media apps in terms of negativity impact

Instagram - the image-saturated app with over 700 million users worldwide -- topped the list in terms of negative impact, most notably among young women, stated the report, published on Friday

Instagram tops list of social media apps in terms of negativity impactAccording to a new report by the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK, Instagram is the most detrimental social networking app for young people’s mental health, followed closely by Snapchat. Their study, #StatusofMind, surveyed almost 1,500 young people between the ages of 14 to 24 on how certain social media platforms impact health […]

Cold water swimming might ease depression, says study

For the first time it has been shown open water swimming could be an effective treatment for depression. A case study published in British Medical Journal Case Reports suggests open water swimming might help people with depression be able to give up their medication and live happier lives

Cold water swimming might ease depression, says studyThe study, led by television doctor Chris van Tulleken, of University College London, and co-authored by two University of Portsmouth scientists, highlights the case of a woman with severe anxiety and depression who once she began open water swimming, immediately started feeling better. She continued to swim and, as the weeks went by, her symptoms […]

#MentalHealth: 4 natural therapies that can actually work to treat depression

Antidepressants bring in almost $17 billion a year for the pharmaceutical industry, and yet science shows their benefit to be small. Natural therapies such as diet, exercise, light therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy are just as effective

#MentalHealth: 4 natural therapies that can actually work to treat depressionWinter is upon us. And with it comes the annual worsening of depressive symptoms. Sadly, in the United States, suicide continues to claim more lives than firearms, and suicide rates are increasing in nearly all states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that death by suicide has increased by 30 per cent […]

Suicide prevention: Nursing staff, teachers in the state to receive mental health education 

To overcome the shortage of mental health professionals in India, the Indian Psychiatric Society, along with civic-run KEM hospital, has planned to launch a mental health education programme for nursing staff attached with government and civic-run medical colleges and teachers across the schools in Maharashtra

Suicide prevention: Nursing staff, teachers in the state to receive mental health education The nursing staff, attached to state-run and civic-run medical colleges in Maharashtra, will be imparted with Mental Illness Education training. The Indian Psychiatric Society and civic-run KEM hospital will begin with the training program from December 2 in Mumbai. India has only 7,000 psychiatrists to cater the 125 crore population. One in every 20 people […]

DNA of people with depression, trauma is biologically older than healthy individuals

DNA from people who suffer from major depression is biologically older than that of healthy people by on average 8 months, suggesting that they are biologically older than their corresponding calendar age

DNA of people with depression, trauma is biologically older than healthy individualsThis effect was greater in people who have had childhood trauma, such as violence, neglect or sexual abuse, who show a biological age around a year older than their actual age. This work is presented at the ECNP conference in Barcelona. There is increasing evidence that serious depression and trauma is associated with shorter life-spans. […]

Group therapy most effective treatment for anxiety in young people, finds study

Group cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) could be the best choice of psychotherapy for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents, according to a new network meta-analysis study from Oxford University, Department of Psychiatry

Group therapy most effective treatment for anxiety in young people, finds studyCBT is a talking therapy designed to help people manage problems by encouraging positive changes in the way they think and behave. It is widely used to treat anxiety and depression, as well as other mental and physical health problems, especially in adults, as it is designed to help people to deal with overwhelming problems […]

4 health problems which can be treated by light therapy

Light therapy is a treatment in which you’re exposed to an artificial light source. Though the pain-relieving qualities of green LED are clear, exactly how it works remains a puzzle

4 health problems which can be treated by light therapyRats in a new study out of Arizona State University were given the green light, or rather, they got a dose from green LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, in research that tested whether the light treatment could alleviate chronic pain. Results showed the rodents were able to withstand more heat and touch after the treatment, though […]

Exercise may help reduce fall risk for older adults with Alzheimer’s

People with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other forms of dementia have difficulties performing the daily activities that others might consider routine

Exercise may help reduce fall risk for older adults with Alzheimer’sDementia takes a toll on those who live with it—and it also places a burden on caregivers. Along with problems connected to memory, language, and decision-making, dementia can cause neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, changes in mood, increased irritability, and changes in personality and behaviour. People who have AD/dementia also have twice the risk […]
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