Everyday stress may boost blood vessel dysfunction in people with depression

Long-term stress has been linked with cardiovascular disease, but for people with depression, researchers say small, everyday stressors may be enough to diminish blood vessel function in otherwise healthy adults

Everyday stress may boost blood vessel dysfunction in people with depressionA team of researchers led by Penn State found that among adults with depression, those who had experienced stress in the previous 24 hours had worse endothelial function, a process that helps regulate blood flow, than those with depression alone. Lacy Alexander, associate professor of kinesiology, said the results help explain the links between stress, […]

Symptoms of job burnout and how to effectively deal with it

Job burnout is a special type of work-related stress, a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity

Symptoms of job burnout and how to effectively deal with it‘Burnout’ isn’t a medical diagnosis. Some experts think that other conditions, such as depression, are behind burnout. Some research suggests that many people who experience symptoms of job burnout don’t believe their jobs are the main cause. Whatever the cause, job burnout can affect your physical and mental health. Consider how to know if you’ve […]

Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depression

Researchers have recently examined the link between mental health conditions and obesity in over 12,000 children and teenagers. The results show that obesity raises the risk of anxiety and depression, which is something that physicians and healthcare professionals should be ‘vigilant about’

Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depressionA new study connects obesity and anxiety among young people, finding that obesity is an independent risk factor for anxiety and depression among children and teenagers. Louise Lindberg, from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, is the lead researcher of the new study. She and her colleagues presented their findings at the European Congress on […]

Researchers find new evidence on the negative effects of excessive smartphone use

In this day and age, almost everybody has a smartphone that they use and rely on. For most of us, it’s an everyday necessity that helps us accomplish our tasks and communicate with people we need to talk to, or simply use to pass the time while we are on our daily commute

Researchers find new evidence on the negative effects of excessive smartphone useThe modern-day man’s need for a phone is reflected in numbers, as the past decade has shown a significant increase in the use of smartphones. And it’s not hard to see why. It helps us stay connected, be informed with a simple click and keeps us entertained, all while being small enough to fit in […]

Diabetic teens with high blood sugar may feel more emotional distress

Teens with type 1 diabetes may have more emotional distress from managing their condition when their blood sugar is high or they suffer from symptoms of depression, suggests a small study that advocates screening kids at risk for distress

Diabetic teens with high blood sugar may feel more emotional distressResearchers examined data on 264 adolescents with type 1 diabetes, the less common form of the disease that typically develops in childhood or young adulthood when the pancreas can’t produce insulin. Teens reported their diabetes-related emotional difficulties at five assessments over 16 months. Overall, 7.2 per cent of the youth reported consistently high levels of […]

Perseverance toward life goals can fend off depression, anxiety, panic disorders

People who don’t give up on their goals (or who get better over time at not giving up on their goals) and who have a positive outlook appear to have less anxiety and depression and fewer panic attacks, according to a study of thousands of Americans over the course of 18 years

Perseverance toward life goals can fend off depression, anxiety, panic disordersSurprisingly, a sense of control did not have an effect on the mental health of participants across time. The study was published by the American Psychological Association in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. “Perseverance cultivates a sense of purposefulness that can create resilience against or decrease current levels of major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder […]

24 TB patients commit suicide in the past eight years: States RTI 

Doctors say that depression is the leading cause behind the suicides. Many patients suffer from ‘Psychosis’ due to the medicines which they have to take, and the patients are counselled time and again. Moreover, patients lose their hope to live due to this

24 TB patients commit suicide in the past eight years: States RTI During the past eight years, as many as 24 patients undergoing treatment at Sewri TB hospital in Mumbai committed suicide. According to doctors, many TB patients suffer from depression and that is the reason behind the suicides. On May 2, a woman from Thane, Maharashtra, who was suffering from TB committed suicide by jumping into […]

Does living alone increase mental health risk?

A new study has concluded that living alone is linked to common mental disorders. The authors have also identified the main driver of this worrying relationship

Does living alone increase mental health risk?In recent years, scientists have investigated whether living alone might be a risk factor to mental health. A new study, the results of which now appear in the journal PLOS ONE, takes a fresh look at this question. The study authors conclude that there is a link between living alone and common mental disorders (CMDs). […]

‘My hands are the source of my strength, confidence and independence’

After nearly two years since her hand transplant, Shreya has emerged as a strong and resilient woman who did give up on life, when times seemed the darkest. She is India’s first upper hand transplant recipient. Now with a strong will and determined spirit, she has decided to come forward and raise awareness about hand transplants in India. And the need for people to overcome misconceptions and donate their hands

‘My hands are the source of my strength, confidence and independence’“It was very demotivating to lead a life of dependence. But, today, I am very happy that I am completely independent. I always wanted to be independent, and see, today I am confident and positive that I can travel alone, without depending on my parents,” said, Shreya Siddhanagowda, a bilateral hand transplant recipient. As one […]

No safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy, say researchers

An international group of researchers has taken one of the first major steps in finding the biological changes in the brain that drive foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)

No safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy, say researchersNew work using chaos theory to analyse brain signals, discussed this month in the journal Chaos, from AIP Publishing, shows the long-term effects. Researchers found that teenagers who were exposed to alcohol while in the womb showed altered brain connections that were consistent with impaired cognitive performance. Their findings were reached by measuring the responses […]