Digital escape from depression: Seeking solace in video games may help

Digital escape from depression: Seeking solace in video games may help

Competitive surroundings that force individuals to challenge his/her own capacity and potential, and failure in meeting expectations can cause self-disappointment and self-dissatisfaction. While many people are capable of overcoming such failures, there are others who succumb to the pressure. Failures, disappointments and unfulfilled expectations often lead to depression.

Depression is a serious mental disorder which affects nearly 6.7 percent Americans, aged 18 years and older, in a year. Depression can make a person physically and mentally non-functional. In severe cases, it can provoke him/her to take dire steps in the form of suicide. Timely intervention is important to treat depression as […] Read more

Brain inflammation may trigger depression in multiple sclerosis patients: Study

Brain inflammation may trigger depression in multiple sclerosis patients: Study

With symptoms of depression varying from person to person, it is not easy to recognize the problem. Moreover, the heightened feeling of sadness and loneliness and the fact that the disorder creeps in without any prior warning add to the woes of patients of depression.

There are a plethora of reasons that cause depressive behavior, which affects nearly 9 percent of adult Americans, as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A recent study has revealed that multiple sclerosis (MS) patients can also suffer from depression. The study, “Hippocampal Neuroinflammation, Functional Connectivity, and Depressive Symptoms in Multiple Sclerosis,” aimed […] Read more