Depression may be common in older adults, but it is not normal

Studies show many older adults feel satisfied with their lives, despite having more illnesses or physical problems. Important life changes that happen as we age may cause feelings of uneasiness, stress, and sadness

Depression may be common in older adults, but it is not normalAbout depression Depression is more than just feeling sad or blue. It is a common but serious mood disorder that needs treatment. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. When you have depression, you have trouble with daily life for weeks at […]

Stopping exercise can take a toll on your mental health, reveals study

According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Adelaide, ceasing all forms of vigorous physical activity can cause an individual to develop depressive symptoms. Previous research suggests being active increases the release of feel-good endorphins, which boosts an individual’s mood and promotes calmness

Stopping exercise can take a toll on your mental health, reveals studyIt’s long been understood that exercise is extremely beneficial for both one’s physical and mental health. However, the question of how a person’s mental state is affected when they give up exercise altogether is a topic that hasn’t been adequately explored. Julie Morgan, a PhD student from the Discipline of Psychiatry at the University of […]

The role of rehabs and support groups in aiding youths with #mentalhealth issues

Getting help from rehabs makes sure that someone is constantly evaluating the patient to make sure all his or her needs are met in a supportive atmosphere. This is done to take proper steps for each person to get them on the right path to recovery

The role of rehabs and support groups in aiding youths with #mentalhealth issuesApproximately 1 of every 5 individuals suffer from one or the other mental illnesses. Amongst the youth in particular, depression, anxiety and stress is common. One needs to understand that whatever the concern is, they need to speak to someone close or to a psychiatrist or a support group in order to get appropriate help […]

Night owls’ health may benefit from ‘simple’ routine adjustments, suggests study

A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of ‘night owls’ - people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits, could lead to significant improvements in sleep/wake timings, improved performance in the mornings, better eating habits and a decrease in depression and stress

Night owls’ health may benefit from ‘simple’ routine adjustments, suggests studyPeople who go to bed late and wake up late can often experience health problems because their body clock does not align with the regular rhythms of modern society. However, a new study suggests that a few easy routine adjustments could go a long way for night owls. Research from earlier this year found that […]

Living close to the sea can be beneficial to your mental health

Living close to the sea could support better mental health in England’s poorest urban communities, finds a new study published today in the journal Health and Place

Living close to the sea can be beneficial to your mental healthResearchers from the University of Exeter used survey data from nearly 26,000 respondents in their analysis, which marks one of the most detailed investigations ever into the well-being effects of being beside the sea. After taking other related factors into account, the study revealed that living in large towns and cities near to England’s coastline […]

Shift work tied to poor mental health

People who work night shifts or varied schedules that disrupt their sleep may be more likely to develop depression than individuals with 9-to-5 jobs, a research review suggests

Shift work tied to poor mental health  Researchers examined data from seven previously published studies of work schedules and mental health involving a total of 28,438 participants. Overall, shift workers were 28% more likely to experience mental health problems than people with consistent weekday work schedules. “We know that shift-work alters the circadian rhythm, that is our normal sleep-wake cycle which […]

Healthier diet may help lift depression symptoms, suggests study

In the first study of its type, researchers conclude that even a brief shift in dietary habits can alleviate the symptoms of depression in young adults. The findings offer hope, but more work is needed

Healthier diet may help lift depression symptoms, suggests studyYoung adults who eat poorly and feel blue might be able to perk themselves up by switching to a healthier diet, a small study suggests. In a randomised trial, men and women aged 17-35 in Australia who switched to a healthier diet had fewer depression symptoms after three weeks. And those who kept up the […]

Do you feel scared quite often? Your sleep quality might be the reason

There is growing evidence that the quality of a person's sleep is linked to the occurrence or severity of a number of psychological conditions, ranging from PTSD to depression. However, this study is the first significant one to explore whether a person's pattern of sleep can be used to predict whether he or she might be vulnerable to PTSD or develop PTSD following a traumatic event

Do you feel scared quite often? Your sleep quality might be the reasonThe quality of your sleep could play a role in how your brain responds to fear, which, in turn, could determine how likely you are to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a small, new study suggests. People in the study who got more “rapid eye movement” (REM) sleep had less activity in the areas […]

Vaping can increase depression risk, finds new study

Vaping, already linked to lung damage, may also have harmful psychological effects, a new study suggests

Vaping can increase depression risk, finds new studyThe researchers found a strong association between vaping and depression in a study of nearly 900,000 U.S. adults. The apparent culprit: nicotine. “There is a potential risk between e-cigarette use and depression,” said lead researcher Dr Olufunmilayo Obisesan. She is a postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, in […]

Know why it is important to sleep at the same time each night

Sleeping is as significant as eating and breathing; studies have linked poor sleep patterns with varied health problems, from weight gain to a weakened immune system. It has been observed that inadequate and improper sleep has a very strong relationship with loss of productivity, hypertension, stress, and depression

Know why it is important to sleep at the same time each nightIf you are sleep deprives, your brain and body systems won’t function normally, dramatically lowering your quality of life. Therefore, it is essential that you follow a healthy sleep regime for a fit body and mind. Let’s understand the ideal time at which you should sleep and wake up, to ensure a healthier and better […]
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