Irritable and anxious children are likely to develop depression, says study

Irritable and anxious children are likely to develop depression, says study

Feelings of fear, sadness, worry and hopelessness bother many children. Toddlers, for instance, often feel distressed about the thought of living without their parents, even when they are safe and their parents are around. Teens often sulk in despair due to poor grades in school and lose confidence of doing better and winning hearts. Such sense of mild insecurity comes and goes. However, extreme forms of fear and sadness, persistent over time, may be signs of anxiety in children.

While anxiety in children can grow out of the fears and worries, irritability can be a predecessor to anger. Researchers have also […] Read more

A stitch in time saves nine: Importance of early detection of depression

A stitch in time saves nine: Importance of early detection of depression

Experiencing sadness or grief is a normal part of a person’s life. It is something every individual experiences during the tough times; however, it usually passes away like any other experiences and life eventually gets back to normal. Going through such overwhelming feelings during the time of bereavement is known to have a healing effect on the person in the long run.

However, a large number of studies have also highlighted that extreme stress and grief can prove to be a deadly combination that can trigger a number of psychiatric disorders, such as depression, anxiety, etc. Such a situation arises due […] Read more

Employees bullied by narcissistic bosses more prone to depression

Employees bullied by narcissistic bosses more prone to depression

“In all of your living, don’t forget to live.”

― Ricky Maye

Depression, which features prominently in the list of one of the most common mental health disorders, has crippled millions of people worldwide. Be it depression at workplace, during teenage years or maternity, it has become a serious health concern. When it comes to professional life, workload along with authoritative bosses play a key role in increasing the level of unhappiness among employees.

Usually, a narcissistic boss with authoritative tendencies encourages the culture of bullying by taking credit for other’s work, criticize an employee for anything and everything etc. This can […] Read more

Benefits of yoga in overcoming depression

Benefits of yoga in overcoming depression

The common and the most prevalent course of action for treating depression is antidepressants. The antidepressant scourge that has hit America hard these days can be linked to the ease with which these medications can be obtained via prescriptions. In a report published in the JAMA Internal Medicine, Thomas Moore, from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices in Alexandria, Virginia, stated that nearly 16.7 percent of American adults reported filling one or more prescriptions for psychiatric drugs in 2013. The study also reported that 12 percent of the respondents took antidepressants.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), depression is […] Read more