New research from Australia has found that smartphone apps could be an effective tool for managing symptoms of depression. The team found that overall, using a smartphone app significantly reduced people’s depressive symptoms, appearing to be most effective for those with mild to moderate depression.
Depression is a common mental illness that can easily be treated by uprunforlife | Aug 1, 2017 Often times the person suffering from major depressive disorder is in denial that they have a problem and feel that they are just sad. Unlike a bout of sadness, major depressive disorder affects every aspect of your […]
Stress is manageable, but not preventable. Everyone goes through stressful experiences of varying degrees. We sometimes think that stress is just in the mind: a reaction to a situation that will go away by itself (or when the situation resolves). Then, we think, we recover and go back to feeling normal.Stress, however, has many long-term […]
Not “Just the Blues ” Myths about depression: The myths and stigma that surround depression creates needless pain and confusion, and can keep people from getting proper treatment. The following statements reflect some common misconceptions about African Americans and depression: “Why are you depressed?
Controversial study helps explain the impact of pets on child development. Source: Antonio Balageur Soler/123RF Hal Herzog Ph.D. Posted Jul 12, 2017 When I was a kid, a pet changed my life. It was not our family’s lovable mutt Frisky or even Murphy, my pet duck. No, it was a four foot yellow rat snake […]
When depressed or suicidal be a good wingman: Having a friend ask if you’re OK can make the world of difference 16 July 2017 by Shannon Power Gay men are most likely to reach out to other gay men when they’re depressed or anxious and new resource will make it easier for men to support […]
You might think you know what signs to look for in yourself, or others, when wondering if you or someone you love is battling depression. But, things that might not look like depression, but actually are, often get overlooked because not all depression presents itself with the same set of symptoms.
Summertime blues By Anne Krueger Isn’t so true? It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy. At least that’s what you’ve been led to believe based on songs and film—and your friends’ Facebook pages. But for some, summer isn’t quite the fun foodie fest it’s cracked up to be. Or can it be. Take a […]
It is proven that men who do not exercise definitely have an increase in high blood pressure, weight gain, depression, and generalized risk of overall poor physical and mental health. Getting regular exercise may boost more than just your endorphin levels. A new study, published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings earlier this month, […]
by Henry Bodkin 21 May 2017 • 10:00pm Depression is being overdiagnosed because GPs are too reliant on a “basic” questionnaire designed by a pharmaceutical company which also manufacturers psychiatric drugs, campaigners have warned. The easy-to-use nine-question form sets the threshold for the condition “far too low” and results in patients being wrongly diagnosed and […]