Fighting depression in adolescents

Fighting depression in adolescents

Adolescence, an interesting and a crucial phase of life, is also the most vulnerable one. During this period, individuals are exposed to a whole new world of psychological, physical, emotional, as well as social changes. The stage helps build an individual’s foundation of perspective on life.

The prevalence of mental health issues among American teenagers is posing a threat to the country’s well-being. Major depression is one of the most common mental disorders among adolescents in the United States. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 2.8 million teens (11.4 percent), aged between 12 and 17 years encountered at […] Read more

Not all people taking antidepressants are depressed: Study

Not all people taking antidepressants are depressed: Study

It is difficult to explain the impact of depression to those who view it only as a medical condition. Indeed, depression is a psychological disorder, its  insidious effect is so deep and confounded that it makes almost impossible for sufferers to build a better future for themselves.

An estimated 9 percent Americans are constantly marred by feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, which are compounded by bouts of incessant sadness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

While depressed people are prescribed antidepressants by their physicians to ameliorate the symptoms of the mental disorder, many non-depressed people are […] Read more

Inducing mild fever may treat depression: Study

Inducing mild fever may treat depression: Study

An estimated 350 million people across the world are entangled in the web of depression. This figure by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals not only the prevalence of the disease but also the urgency to find an effective treatment for the disorder.

In their pursuit to discover an effective treatment for depression, a team of scientists recently revealed that whole-body hyperthermia (WBH) can help treat depression through its sustained antidepressant effects.

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