Low self-esteem responsible for surging depressive thoughts among disabled people

Low self-esteem responsible for surging depressive thoughts among disabled people

People living with a disability are often afflicted with negative and cynical thoughts, apparently due to low self-esteem. Such thinking can sow the seed of depression in later years. However, it is not appropriate to equate disability with mental disorders. Several evidences suggest that people suffering from a physical disability have an increased chance of developing clinical depression due to certain traumatic life experiences.

People with a disability have to stand against incredible challenges and unimaginable stress due to psychosocial problems, physical health issues and emotional turmoil. This often puts them at a high risk of developing depression. Therefore, there is […] Read more

Severe mental illnesses can also be treated, here’s how

Severe mental illnesses can also be treated, here’s how

Almost one out of five adults in the United States experiences some mental illness in a given year, while approximately one in 25 — nearly 9.8 million American adults — experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Health care providers and policy makers are actively engaged in finding new ways to reduce the occurrence and provide relief to existing patients.

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Ways music influences moods of people suffering from depression

Ways music influences moods of people suffering from depression

“Without music, life would be a mistake” –Friedrich Nietzsche

Music has the capacity to alleviate stress, anxiety, etc. and accelerate the process of recovery by increasing the level of neurochemicals that are also known as “feel good endorphins” and providing a healthy distraction. Due to its pivotal role in healing depressive moods, music has been integrated into various kinds of treatment for a range of psychiatric disorders. According to an article published in Spirituality and Health, although music has been used for therapeutic purposes for thousands of years due to its capacity to heal, scientific research on the possibility of using […] Read more

Early signs of childhood depression

Early signs of childhood depression

During the process of growing up, children are often taught the ways to deal with certain unwanted and unavoidable circumstances. But sometimes, parents fail to acquaint their children with the ways to not buckle down due to a problem triggered by mental health issues. Although children may exhibit the signs of depression at times, they are often overlooked as feelings of sadness or normal mood swings.

Being a common mental illness, depression affects millions of children worldwide. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) has highlighted that an estimated 2.8 million adolescents aged 12 to 17 in the United States […] Read more

Excessive social media browsing may cause depression

Excessive social media browsing may cause depression

Today, social media platforms are a go-to affair for almost every individual. For many people, such platforms have become a medium to share their feelings while maintaining an on-the-go virtual relationship with the world. From social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat etc. people announce to the world what is happening in their lives. It allows them to share their perspective about what is trending. From sharing their happiness over the arrival of their bundle of joy to announcing their latest travel destination, these sites have been breaking millions of news every day.

While such social media sites are keeping […] Read more

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

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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