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 […]

Working weekends tied to increased depression risk, finds study

Men and women who work on weekends may be more likely to develop depression, a UK study suggests

Working weekends tied to increased depression risk, finds studyAlthough a growing number of people worldwide are working longer hours as more businesses operate 24/7, it’s not clear how evaporating “off time” is impacting workers’ mental health, researchers note in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. Data is particularly sparse about differences between women and men in the connection between work schedules and […]

Long working hours linked to heightened depression risk in women

A 55-hours plus job - a week - is linked to a heightened risk of depression in women, suggests an observational study published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health

Long working hours linked to heightened depression risk in womenAnd working weekends is associated with an increased risk in both sexes, the findings indicate. The expansion of the global and gig economies has driven the need to work outside standard ‘office’ hours, a factor that has been associated with poorer physical health. But the potential impact on mental health is less well known. And […]

Post-natal depression in dads tied to depression in their teenage daughters, reveals study

A teenage girl is more at risk of developing mental health problems if her father has experienced post-natal depression, according to new research

Post-natal depression in dads tied to depression in their teenage daughters, reveals studyThe “small but significant” risk applied only to daughters. Sons were found to be unaffected, said the study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. The survey, the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, which has been running since 1991, looked at 3,176 father and child pairs Fathers as well as mothers can experience post-natal […]

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 […]

Study reveals: Urological problems lead to depression, sleep issues in men

The research found that risk of depression and sleep problems was common among the men, particularly older ones and those who were overweight or experiencing ‘lower urinary tract symptoms’

Study reveals: Urological problems lead to depression, sleep issues in menThis was the main conclusion that investigators at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) came to after studying 124 men aged 54, on average, who were attending a clinic specialising in men’s health. The men completed detailed questionnaires about mental and general health, sleep, and urologic conditions, such as erectile function and ease or difficulty […]