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

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

It’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 […]

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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 […]

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Can faith be helpful in curbing adolescent depression?

Although not as talked about as other conditions, suicide has slowly seeped into our collective cultural consciousness, becoming a bigger problem that needs to be addressed as each new year passes by. The rates of adolescents going through major depressive episodes each year have also risen, pushing the World Health Organization to mark it as […]

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Effects of air pollution could make children suicidal, warn researchers

A new study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, shows that exposure to air pollution could trigger psychiatric disorders in children. What makes the findings more alarming is that even short-term exposure could contribute to their anxiety and increase their risk of being suicidal. “This study is the first to show an association between […]

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Excessive social media use, television viewing increase depression in teenagers

Changes in adolescent social media use and television use predict increases in symptoms of depression. The study, published July 15 in JAMA Pediatrics, revealed that a higher than average frequency of social media and television viewing over four years predicts more severe symptoms of depression over that same time frame. Over and above a potential […]

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#YogaDay2019: Yoga keeps the mind and body young, reveal 22 clinical trials

Yoga refers to a series of mind-body practices that originate in Hindu tradition. However, they are growing in popularity across the world as an alternative well-being practice. A review analysing the results of 22 randomised clinical trials has found that yoga practice can improve many aspects of physical and mental health among older adults. Some […]

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#YogaDay2019: Yoga improves health in later life, reveals study

Yoga improves physical function as well as mental well-being in healthy adults over the age of 60, the study found. The physical benefits of yoga – an ancient practice that includes the use of postures and regulated breathing – were found to include better muscle strength, balance and flexibility. Boosts to health Boosts to mental […]

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Vision loss linked with anxiety, depression – and vice versa, reveals study

Vision impairment is associated with increased subjective cognitive decline (SCD)-related functional limitations for adults aged 45 years and older. “Older adults are at a high risk for vision problems compared to other segments of the population,” said Dr. Joshua R. Ehrlich ,the study’s senior author from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. “Vision impairment, particularly […]

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For teens, online bullying worsens sleep and depression – reveals study

Although research has examined the relationship between online bullying and depression, the University of Buffalo study is one of few to explore the connection between cyber victimisation and sleep quality. The study surveyed more than 800 adolescents for sleep quality, cyber aggression and depression. The research will be presented by Misol Kwon, first author and […]

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The no-drug approach treatment for mild to moderate depression

Looking for a boost or alternative to antidepressant medicines? Here are four therapies that may help relieve your symptoms. While antidepressants like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can be helpful to relieve and control symptoms, they are not always the right choice. “Many older adults don’t want to be dependent on antidepressants, or are sensitive […]

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