Tag Archives: Depression

This young mother’s post about depression is very real and relatable

US-based Brittany Ernsperger, a 25-year-old young mother’s post on depression went viral after she wrote about the reality of what it feels like to be depressed. Ernsperger posted a photograph of clean dishes on her kitchen counter and captioned it “This is what depression looks like”. Since posting it on Facebook, her post has been shared by over 2 lakh people because ... Read More »

Beware! Your child is not safe from depression

Kalpana Sharma| TNN | Updated: Feb 17, 2017, 10.13 PM IST “Exams are near and I am scared… not from exam pressure but from your expectations, Mom. I know you really care about my studies and get angry at me for not studying but do you know I try really hard.” “Mom dad, you look so stressed during my exams ... Read More »

Nearly 1/2 of breast cancer patients have severe treatment side effects, 1 in 20 Indians suffers from depression

Health weekly roundup This week was packed with some very shocking yet important health news. To ensure that you don’t miss any, we bring you a weekly roundup. Here is this week’s aggregation of the latest news stories on health, fitness and diet. Insomnia may triple the risk of asthma: Study Asthma affects approximately 300 million people worldwide, with major ... Read More »

Nearly 1/2 of breast cancer patients have severe treatment side effects, 1 in 20 Indians suffers from depression

Health weekly roundup This week was packed with some very shocking yet important health news. To ensure that you don’t miss any, we bring you a weekly roundup. Here is this week’s aggregation of the latest news stories on health, fitness and diet. Insomnia may triple the risk of asthma: Study Asthma affects approximately 300 million people worldwide, with major ... Read More »

One in every 20 Indians suffers from depression

One in every 20 Indians suffers from depression (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Indians popped in more anti-depressants than ever before in 2016, indicating perhaps that they are now more open to the idea of seeking help for mental health problems. Around 10.6 lakh more prescriptions for anti-depressants were written in 2016 in comparison to 2015, shows data collated by health information ... Read More »

Mother’s depression may affect kid’s brain development

Mother’s depression may affect kid’s brain development (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Depressive symptoms in women during and after pregnancy are linked to reduced thickness of the cortex — the outer layer of the brain responsible for complex thought and behaviour — in preschool-age kids, says a new study. “Our findings underscore the importance of monitoring and supporting mental health in mothers ... Read More »

Marijuana could help treat drug addiction, depression

Nov 17, 2016, 02.05 PM IST Marijuana could help treat drug addiction, depression Using marijuana could help some alcoholics and people addicted to opioids kick the habit and may also help people suffering from depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety, says a study. “Research suggests that people may be using cannabis as an exit drug to reduce the ... Read More »

Blood Pressure Drugs May Increase Risk Of Depression

7 Times Your Health Struggle Was Way Too Real (GAIA) EMAIL PRINT COMMENTS Blood Pressure Drugs May Increase Risk Of Depression The commonly prescribed blood pressure medications may increase risk of mood disorders. LONDON: Some commonly prescribed blood pressure medications may increase risk of mood disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder, say researchers including one of Indian-origin. “Mental health ... Read More »