Healthy diet can alleviate moderate to severe depression, finds study

Healthy diet can alleviate moderate to severe depression, finds study

It has been believed for quite some time that a healthy diet improves mental health. Researchers from Deakin University in Australia have, in a first-of-its-kind study, established that eating healthy does indeed lower the risk of moderate to severe depression. Director of Deakin’s Food and Mood Center and lead author of the study, professor Felice Jacka, mentions that the study was the first randomized controlled trial to establish a direct link between diet quality and treatment of clinical depression.  

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Antenatal and postnatal depression symptoms prevalent among men, finds study

Antenatal and postnatal depression symptoms prevalent among men, finds study

Women are not the only ones at risk of depression during pregnancy or after childbirth. A new study by researchers from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, has found that men may also experience symptoms of depression during and after their partners’ pregnancies. The team of researchers collected data from male partners of pregnant women who had participated in an earlier study titled “Growing Up in New Zealand” and were expected to deliver between April 2009 and March 2010.

The study, results of which were published in JAMA Psychiatry on Feb. 15, 2017, examined antenatal and postnatal depression among 3,523 men. […] Read more

Chalk talk on depression – Part 4: Tips to deal with cognitive impairment during depression

Chalk talk on depression – Part 4: Tips to deal with cognitive impairment during depression

Every now and then the feeling of gloom and despair can take root within a person’s psyche. These sorrowful sensations are well within the gamut of emotions and are quite natural to be experienced. People may slump into the depressive state when exposed to some unforeseeable situations, e.g. when others let them down, when things go wrong, losing a loved one or dreams once close to heart, etc.

When such overwhelming feelings weigh an individual down and persist for weeks or months, it is very likely to interfere with his or her ability to interact with others and enjoy life, thereby […] Read more