Understanding Depression

Last Updated: Saturday, January 29, 2011, 11:27

Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person`s thoughts, behaviour, feelings and physical well-being.

Yoga calms heart pace, cuts anxiety: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, April 03, 2011, 17:24

People who suffer from irregular heartbeat could benefit from doing yoga regularly.

6-9 hrs of sleep improves quality of life

Last Updated: Sunday, August 07, 2011, 16:44

Getting six to nine hours of sleep a night is associated with higher ratings for quality of life and lower ratings for depression.

Coffee lowers depression in women

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 11:14

Depression risk in women may decrease with increased consumption of caffeinated coffee, according to a new study.


Last Updated: Friday, October 07, 2011, 14:19


Unwind, take up a hobby and start socialising. This fights stress and depression.

`Magic mushroom` trips point to new depression drugs

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 11:24

The brains of people tripping on magic mushrooms have given the best picture yet of how psychedelic drugs work.

`Electroacupuncture may be effective for depression`

Last Updated: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 17:12

Boosting the effect of acupuncture needles with small electric currents may be effective in treating depression, a study in Hong Kong has found.

South African daffodils `may hold key to depression treatment in future`

Last Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 17:04

Plant compounds from a South African flower may in time be used to treat diseases originating in the brain – including depression, according to researchers.

Yoga may help expectant mums cope with depression

Last Updated: Thursday, August 09, 2012, 12:42

Mindfulness yoga may help reduce depression in pregnant women, according to a University of Michigan Health System pilot feasibility study.

Mindfulness meditation prevents depression, cuts chronic pain

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 13:34

Brown University scientists have shed light on why does training in mindfulness meditation help patients manage chronic pain and depression.

Yoga may help fight major mental disorders

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 06, 2013, 00:21

Yoga, the 5,000-year-old Indian practice, has positive effects on mild depression and sleep complaints, even in the absence of drug treatments.

Yoga can prevent anxiety, depression in pregnant women

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 18:18

Moms-to-be, take note! Yoga can reduce the risk of anxiety and depression in pregnant women, according to a first-of-its-kind UK study.