Anxiety, family history precursors to depression in youth

Anxiety, family history precursors to depression in youth

Anxiety and depression often occur sequentially in children and adolescents that augment the repercussions over time. Although worry, fear and stress are part of one’s life, they may tend to escalate over time and erupt frequently causing severe physical and mental imbalance on a repetitive basis. Some of the best ways to predict one’s depressive disorder are by understanding the significant antecedents, such as poverty, psychosocial adversity and family history of depression.

According to a 2010 study, “Comorbidity of Anxiety and Depression in Youth: Implications for Treatment and Prevention,” the various anxiety and depressive disorders tend to cluster strongly within families […] Read more

Emotional risks of social media platforms

Emotional risks of social media platforms

“Social media is the illusion of connectedness without the interconnectedness that makes us thrive.”
― Lisa Cypers Kamen, Are We Happy Yet?: Eight Keys to Unlocking a Joyful Life

Social media has taken the world by storm in a short span of time. For many users, social media is part of their daily routine. Approximately three-quarters of the Facebook users and around half of Instagram users tend to go through these sites at least once a day. Social networking sites (SNSs), such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter, have emerged as great platforms to interact and exchange information through photos, messages and discussion groups.

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Hormonal contraception may spike depression in adolescents

Hormonal contraception may spike depression in adolescents

Multiple researches and studies indicate that birth control measures, such as pill, patch, implant, etc., can lead to a series of mood changes. Therefore, hormonal contraceptives are associated with the increased risk of depression, especially among adolescents. Though women often do not experience clinical depression post using such contraceptives, medical practitioners often recommend the first-time users to keep a check over the potential mental and physical changes in the initial phases.

Moreover, the risk of depression varies according to one’s age and method of contraception. Considering the fact that hormonal contraception is prescribed to treat mood disorders witnessed due to menstruation, […] Read more

Depression impacts productivity of sinus patients, finds study

Depression impacts productivity of sinus patients, finds study

Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a long-lasting condition that adversely impacts overall well-being of those suffering. Patients experience difficulty in breathing or sleeping as a result of blocked nasal and sinus cavities. Likely causes of CRS, include infection, enlarged sinuses or nose injuries. In addition to physical issues such as ear/face pain and nasal congestion, CRS can lead to psychological issues, such as depression.

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Causes of depression in women – 4: Social causes

Causes of depression in women – 4: Social causes

Juggling between different responsibilities from kids to career, women are most vulnerable to developing depression. In women, depression typically begins around adolescence. Studies have found that women have two times more risk of developing a major depressive episode over men. As compared to men, women are more likely to suffer different mental health conditions including anxiety, depression and psychological stress, aggravated by horrific experiences such as domestic and sexual violence, history of substance abuse, etc.

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