Valentine’s Day is a day most couples, greeting card companies and gift shops look forward to with bated breath. However, people who are single or haven’t found love feel a little sad as they feel that they are missing out on some great experiences in life. The songs on TV, reports in newspapers and public displays of affection on Facebook, etc. only further aggravate this feeling. Most …
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30-year-old Jagannath was a very passionate person and he had trouble controlling his emotions which meant he would often lash out at friends and colleagues, even his boss. He would lose control whenever he perceived incompetence and this got him in major trouble with the powers-that-be. He also started feeling shortness of breath, would get headaches and had trouble sleeping at night. When he …
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Five-time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe is being treated for depression after being found by the Australian police behaving bizarrely near a car in Sydney.  ‘The owner of the car basically called the police and the police came,’ said the swimmer's manager, James Erskine. They realised it was Ian Thorpe. They realised he was disoriented. He hadn't had a drink. He had zero alcohol in him’ His …
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Sleeping for six hours or less per night may increase the risk of major depression especially among adolescents, a new research has warned. A genetic study of adult twins and a community-based study of adolescents both report novel links between sleep duration and depression. A study of 4,175 individuals between 11 and 17 years of age is the first to document reciprocal effects for major …
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A genetic study of adult twins and a community-based study of adolescents have linked sleep duration with depression. 'Healthy sleep is a necessity for physical, mental and emotional well-being,' American Academy of Sleep Medicine President Dr. M. Safwan Badr, said. 'This new research emphasizes that we can make an investment in our health by prioritizing sleep,' Badr said. A study of 1,788 …
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An early prevention and treatment of childhood depression can reduce adult cardiovascular disease, shows a study. Depressed children are likely to be obese, smoke and be inactive that can lead to heart disease as early as their teen years. Further, researchers observed higher rates of heart disease in the parents of adolescents that had been depressed as children. “We were quite surprised to …
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With hearing loss and deafness leading to severe depression in nearly eight percent patients and nearly four percent of them acquiring suicidal tendencies, experts Saturday called for mandating hearing screening of newborns for early identification of the malady. 'Hearing loss or deafness results in nearly eight percent of the patients in the country developing depression which with time gets …
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Anxiety, detachment, isolation and a negative attitude towards life or, simply, winter blues - this common problem mostly observed in the Western world is snaring more and more victims in India, specially in the northern parts, doctors say. 'People in this season complain of isolation, irritability, lack of energy and feeling of being withdrawn. Even if there is a minor issue in their life, they …
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Whether you feel constantly low about your failures or you think you just can’t handle the pressure of competition, you are definitely marching on the path of clinical depression. Owing to the fast-paced lifestyle accompanied with exponentially increasing day-to-day stress, mild to major depression is very common among Indians. Report of a survey conducted by the World Health Organisation in …
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Sometimes thinking too much about oneself can be dangerous too. A study has revealed that male teenagers, perceiving themselves as too thin or too fat despite having perfect weight, are more likely to develop depression. The research by the American Psychological Association also found that teens, believing they are underweight and bullied because of it, are more likely to use steroids, Daily …
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A new study suggests that teens with a history of concussions are more than three times as likely to suffer from depression, than those who have never had a concussion. 'What this study suggests is that teens who have had a concussion should be screened for depression,' lead study author Sara Chrisman, MD, a pediatrician at Seattle Children’s Hospital, said. Concussion, considered a mild …
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You may not be as skinny as you think you are. Teenagers who think they are too skinny when they actually have a healthy weight are at greater risk of being depressed, says a study. 'Teenage boys who feel they are underweight and report being the victim of bullying are also more likely to use steroids and feel depressed than other boys their age,' according to the findings reported by the …
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A new study by Indian origin researcher has revealed that meditating for 30 minutes daily may help improve symptoms of anxiety and depression. Lead author of the study Madhav Goyal from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine said in their research meditation appeared to provide as much relief from some anxiety and depression symptoms as what other studies have found from …
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A new study has found that the diminution of depression is much slower in people who have suffered physical abuse or experienced parental addictions in their childhood than those who haven’t gone through such hardships. University of Toronto investigators examined a range of factors associated with remission in a sample of 1,128 depressed Canadian adults, drawn from the National Population …
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