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, […]

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 […]

Shocking: Heart attack, depression, suicide killed more CRPF jawans than Naxal attacks

The combined data shows that heart attacks, depression, suicides, malaria, dengue and other such reasons constitute 15 times more over operational duties as the major reasons for the death of CRPF jawans and officers in the last two years

Shocking: Heart attack, depression, suicide killed more CRPF jawans than Naxal attacksHeart attacks, depression and suicides claimed lives of CRPF troops 15 times more than anti-Naxal operations during the last two years, the government informed Parliament. The Minister of State for Home Hansraj G Ahir in a written reply in the Lok Sabha said while a total of 1,294 personnel of the force were killed between […]

Getting less than 8 hours of sleep can lead to depression, anxiety

Regular sleep disruptions can increase the difficulty in shifting attention away from negative thoughts. These negative thoughts can more easily expose people to different types of psychological disorders, such as depression or anxiety

Getting less than 8 hours of sleep can lead to depression, anxietyPeople who sleep less than the recommended eight hours a night are more likely to suffer depression or anxiety, a new study suggests. The study, conducted by researchers at Binghamton University of New York State and published in the recent edition of journal ScienceDirect, compared the timing and duration of sleep in individuals with moderate […]

Mental health problems in offspring linked to high-fat diet during pregnancy

The new findings suggest that diet is at least as important as genetic predisposition to neurodevelopmental disorders such as anxiety or depression

Mental health problems in offspring linked to high-fat diet during pregnancyA high-fat diet not only creates health problems for expectant mothers, but new research in an animal model suggests it alters the development of the brain and endocrine system of their offspring and has a long-term impact on offspring behavior. The new study links an unhealthy diet during pregnancy to mental health disorders such as […]

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 […]

Irregular heartbeat risk interlinked with depressions, study suggests  

A study has shown that depression may be a risk factor for atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder that can cause clot formation and stroke. It revealed that among those who took antidepressants and had the highest scores on a clinical screening test for depression were found to be at more than 30 per cent increased risk for atrial fibrillation, compared with participants with low scores for depression and who did not take antidepressants

Irregular heartbeat risk interlinked with depressions, study suggests  This data was recently presented at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2018 scientific sessions on Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health, held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) occurs when the upper chambers of the heart spasm, which therefore prevents them from moving blood into the heart’s lower chambers. When blood collects […]

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 […]

Nutrition and anxiety: Foods that help ease the condition

Chief Clinical Nutritionist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, Dr Swati Bhushan shares tips and foods which can help you to tackle anxiety and anxiety-related problems

Nutrition and anxiety: Foods that help ease the conditionAnxiety disorders may affect our eating patterns adversely. For those suffering from anxiety, there could be a co-occurring eating problem. An individual develops a habit of binge eating which could, at times, spike the primary condition. Maintaining a suitable diet help boost mental health, instil confidence and reduce overwhelming stress. There are several nutrients which […]

Even minor distress puts you at risk of chronic disease, says study

Dealing with anxiety, depression, and stress at intense levels for a long time can impact our long-term physical health. But what if we are exposed to low levels of psychological distress? Does it still jeopardise our well-being? According to a new study, the answer is ‘yes’

Even minor distress puts you at risk of chronic disease, says study“Although the relationship between significant distress and the onset of arthritis, chronic pulmonary obstructive disorder (COPD), cardiovascular disease, and diabetes is well established,” says Prof. Catharine Gale, from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, “there is a significant gap in knowledge regarding the link between lower and moderate levels of distress and the […]
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