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Depression may change brain structure

Depression may change brain structure

According to study, white matter, which enables brain to communicate, is reduced in people who suffer from the blues.

Some people may be genetically programmed to be depressed

Some people may be genetically programmed to be depressed

A gene variant increases the odds of getting the blues.

Cut smoking, reduce stress to ward off dementia: Study

Cut smoking, reduce stress to ward off dementia: Study

Managing lifestyle factors such as smoking, hypertension and depression could prevent one-third of the world's dementia cases, a Lancet study has claimed.

This is why some women are more vulnerable to depression

This is why some women are more vulnerable to depression

Researchers have said that a lesser menstrual cycle over the lifespan as well as earlier menopause could be the reason why women are more vulnerable to the risk of depression.

A boss' response to his employee asking for leave to focus on her mental health is a lesson for all of us! - Read

A boss' response to his employee asking for leave to focus on her mental health is a lesson for all of us! - Read

 Parker works for live chat software engineering company Olark and has been extremely vocal about her battle with mental illness.  

Depression affects men and women differently, says study

Depression affects men and women differently, says study

The study further says that the condition has different effects on the brain activity of males and females in particular regions of brain.

Gene that plays key role in depression identified

Gene that plays key role in depression identified

Globally, depression affects over 300 million people annually. Nearly 800,000 die from suicide every year - it is the second-leading cause of death among people between the ages of 15 to 29, researchers said.

Childhood psychiatric disorders linked to increased risk of adult addictions

Childhood psychiatric disorders linked to increased risk of adult addictions

Based on a large amount of data from previous studies on these participants, the researchers identified a correlation between various psychiatric disorders among children and later risk of developing addictions.

Persistent mental stress ups death risk in heart disease patients

Persistent mental stress ups death risk in heart disease patients

According to researchers, people with persistent mental distress, including depression and anxiety, were nearly four times as likely to have died of cardiovascular disease and nearly three times as likely to have died from any cause.

Yoga and the mind: How it helps you beat stress, anxiety, depression

Yoga and the mind: How it helps you beat stress, anxiety, depression

The truth is that yoga has a great role to play in mental wellbeing. If not as a mainstay, then even as an add-on.

Early stress increases depression risk by permanently altering DNA, reveals study

Early stress increases depression risk by permanently altering DNA, reveals study

According to researchers, early life stress encodes lifelong susceptibility to stress through long-lasting transcriptional programming in a brain reward region implicated in mood and depression.

Former England pacer Steve Harmison reveals 'demons' made him think of suicide

Harmison -- who is one of a series of England cricketing greats such as opener Marcus Trescothick and all-rounder Andrew Flintoff to have spoken about suffering from depression -- said he suffered from depression on long tours abroad but found it pursued him even in a home series.

Does your teen use the phone at night? It may be making them depressed!

Does your teen use the phone at night? It may be making them depressed!

Around two thirds or 65 percent of students in Class 8 who owned a mobile phone were reported to use it regularly after "lights out".

Exam failure: What parents should do if their child fails out of school, college

Exam failure: What parents should do if their child fails out of school, college

Here are a few tips for parents to help their child cope with failure in exams and get them back on track.

Dear Zindagi: Don't let the dark side of exams cast a shadow on your child's happiness

When exam results are declared parents sometimes forget that children are a part of them.

Feeling low? Try Tai Chi

Feeling low? Try Tai Chi

For the study, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, the team recruited 50 participants through advertisements offering tai chi for stress reduction. 

This is how listening to music in a group can be bad for people with depression - Read

This is how listening to music in a group can be bad for people with depression - Read

As per a study, listening to sad music in a group and talking about sad things tend to make people feel more depressed.

Bouldering – Rock climbing may treat depression, says study

Bouldering – Rock climbing may treat depression, says study

Bouldering, in many ways, is a positive physical activity, said Eva-Maria Stelzer, one of the researchers and a doctoral student of psychology at University of Arizona in the US. 

Regular consumption of  probiotics can improve symptoms of depression!

Regular consumption of probiotics can improve symptoms of depression!

A new study has found that regular intake of probiotics may help to improve the symptoms of depression.

Does your baby snore regularly? It could be signs of serious health problems

Does your baby snore regularly? It could be signs of serious health problems

As per a new study, children with regular snoring - at least four nights a week – may be indicative of some serious health problems.