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Depression

Here’s Another Way To Cut Down Depression, Anxiety And Stress: Go Green!

Here’s Another Way To Cut Down Depression, Anxiety And Stress: Go Green!

Greening sidewalks, parks and vacant or dilapidated spaces could be an important and inexpensive tool to help address the rising cases of depression, anxiety and stress in urban communities, suggests a study. “Dilapidated and vacant spaces are factors that put residents at an increased risk of depression and stress and may explain why socioeconomic disparities [...]

July 31, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Here’s Another Way To Cut Down Depression, Anxiety And Stress: Go Green!

Your chances of heart failure are higher if you suffer from depression, anxiety

Your chances of heart failure are higher if you suffer from depression, anxiety

Quite often experts from all over have said that there is a pathophysiological relationship between heart failure and depression and anxiety. A recent study by Harvard Review of Psychiatry says that around one-third of the people who are in depression or suffer from anxiety have higher chances of progressive heart diseases. Christopher Celano, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital and colleagues [...]

July 9, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Your chances of heart failure are higher if you suffer from depression, anxiety

Yoga can help you fight depression, boost brain chemicals that regulate mood

Yoga can help you fight depression, boost brain chemicals that regulate mood

Yoga helps reduce the severity of depression by increasing levels of certain chemicals in the brain that maintain the sleep-wake cycle and regulate the mood, appetite and digestion, according a recent study by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The study found that introducing yoga into lifestyle results in a decrease in cortisol, [...]

June 25, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Yoga can help you fight depression, boost brain chemicals that regulate mood

Digital addiction can be as bad as substance abuse, can lead to depression

Digital addiction can be as bad as substance abuse, can lead to depression

Turns out, digital addiction can increase the feeling of loneliness, anxiety, and depression among people. In a new San Francisco State University study, researchers Erik Peper and Richard Harvey argued that overuse of smartphones was just like any other type of substance abuse. “The behavioural addiction of smartphone use begins forming neurological connections in the [...]

April 15, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Digital addiction can be as bad as substance abuse, can lead to depression

Brain Activity and Good Diet May Prevent Insomnia-Related Depression

Brain Activity and Good Diet May Prevent Insomnia-Related Depression

al feedback as well as reinforce behaviours that are rewarded, while reducing behaviours that are not. The results showed that those who were less susceptible to the effects of poor sleep showed significantly higher brain activity in response to positive feedback or reward compared to negative feedback. The effects of poor sleep showed significantly higher [...]

October 23, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Brain Activity and Good Diet May Prevent Insomnia-Related Depression

Let’s talk depression and create awareness

Let’s talk depression and create awareness

In 2015, Aanchal (name changed) was told by her doctor that she was suffering from clinical depression. A severe mental illness (mind that illness is not same as disorder), that made her go through one of the toughest times of her life. Having friends around did not make things any easier for Aanchal. In fact, [...]

July 21, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Let’s talk depression and create awareness

Fight depression, find joy in simple living

Fight depression, find joy in simple living

Today, many things have lost their meaning. Be it relations, work, passion, leisure and so on. And it is becoming difficult for people to find contentment and peace in this stressfull fast-paced modern life. Simple life has faded away. Most people are in a state of restlessness and depression that leads to several health issues. People [...]

July 21, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Fight depression, find joy in simple living

Depression Gene Identified: 5 Foods You Must Have for a Healthy Brain

Depression Gene Identified: 5 Foods You Must Have for a Healthy Brain

A new study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, shows that a particular gene may be responsible for amplifying or reducing stress, depending on its level of activity and thus, triggering the risk of depression . This particular gene is known as Slc6a15 and its link with depression has been found in both animals and humans. The study throws [...]

July 8, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Depression Gene Identified: 5 Foods You Must Have for a Healthy Brain

Chronic Physical Illness in Childhood May Lead to Depression Later

Chronic Physical Illness in Childhood May Lead to Depression Later

Being sick is not a good feeling, but not all of us can help it sometimes when the seasonal flu or other ailments take over our health. It is important therefore for parents to pay attention to their children’s health right from an early age because those habits are what shows results in their future. [...]

May 15, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Chronic Physical Illness in Childhood May Lead to Depression Later

Skinny Women Are At a Increased Risk of Depression

Skinny Women Are At a Increased Risk of Depression

We have come across umpteen reports linking obesity to depression. Compared with normal weight adolescents, obese adolescents have a higher prevalence of mental health problems, self-esteem, anxiety, depressive disorders, due to their body image issues. According to a new study things aren’t as picture perfect in the other side of the spectrum too. A significant [...]

April 25, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Skinny Women Are At a Increased Risk of Depression