Suicide risk among pregnant women and new mothers

Suicide risk among pregnant women and new mothers

Motherhood is an overwhelming period of life that generates varied emotions ranging from immense affection to extreme fear.  Besides giving birth to a baby, there are other challenges of motherhood as well. It usually includes a list of mental conditions, such as mental distortions, depression, anxiety, hallucinations, blues and other issues.

It is essential to understand other critical phases of motherhood, such as antepartum and postpartum phases, which incite depressive thoughts. During these phases, depression is often an uninvited guest that tends to seize one’s mind without a warning.

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People with depression prone to self-harm

People with depression prone to self-harm

Self-harm is a deliberate attempt to hurt oneself in order to alleviate emotional pain and other overwhelming feelings, such as sadness, self-loathing, guilt, rage, etc. The physical pain caused by self-harm actually sets off an endorphin rush into the body, thereby releasing the person from deep distress. Though self-harm assists in relieving distress, it fails to last for long. As such, self-injury does not involve a conscious intent to commit suicide. This behavior has been termed as nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI). 

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Cataract-affected aged adults at an increased risk of depression, says study

Cataract-affected aged adults at an increased risk of depression, says study

Cataract is a common problem among old people and one of the leading causes of visual impairment. The loss of vision can be debilitating if not treated timely. People afflicted with this disorder find it difficult to perform their daily tasks, which may cause depression in the long run. A group of scientists in their study titled “Cataract and Depressive Symptoms among Older Chinese Adults” has evaluated the link between cataract, an age-related disorder, and the onset of depression. The scientists tried to examine the same among a group of Chinese adults by controlling a wide range of variables and […] Read more

Co-occurring depression and panic disorder increase risk of antidepressants, finds study

Co-occurring depression and panic disorder increase risk of antidepressants, finds study

Individuals taking antidepressants experience potential side effects but a recent study has found that people with co-occurring panic disorder may experience significantly higher side effects than people with only depression. The study was led by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry in January 2017. It analyzed self-reported data from 808 participants with chronic depression who were given antidepressants.

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