The figure, which comes from a 2003 paper published in the prestigious journal Science, shows that the risk of depression among people who have experienced stressful life events becomes much greater if they also possess a certain version of a certain gene. This landmark study, in the midst ofContinue Reading

People in their teens and early 20s start out reasonably cheerful. Gallup, a pollster, asked a representative sample of people in 158 countries to rate their life satisfaction on a scale from zero to ten. The data reported by the authors of the World Happiness Report, an academic study backedContinue Reading At its worst, anxiety controlled my future. I always wanted to go backpacking, but travel had so many inherent risks: Open water was home to lurking sharks, every mosquito was loaded with a deadly tropical disease, my plane would crash, I would hurtle through the window of a taxiContinue Reading

Men may claim that it's just burnout or stress, but there should be no shame in dealing with depression. — The Good Men Project (@GoodMenProject) August 1, 2018 As a woman, I feel comfortable telling people that I live with bipolar disorder and I often experience clinical depression. However,Continue Reading Researchers have long concluded that exposure to trauma can result in severe mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia and PTSD. Furthermore, mental health experts have concluded that individuals who have experienced trauma during their childhood — including physical, sexual or emotional abuse, neglect, natural disastersContinue Reading Years of untreated depression may lead to neurodegenerative levels of brain inflammation. That’s according to a first-of-its-kind study (link is external) showing evidence of lasting biological changes in the brain for those suffering with depression for more than a decade. The study findings are from the same research teamContinue Reading 1. Read a book, watch a movie or TV series Sometimes when life feels too difficult, we can seek temporary escapes in books, movies, or TV series that are familiar to us. Reading or watching a show that explains every detail about the thinking process, emotions, and situation weContinue Reading Depression is a far-reaching condition that can be hard to pinpoint: Like, are you feeling depressed, just anxious, or both? And how do you know if you’re just going through a rough patch or if your mood is symptomatic of something bigger? Although mental health is not an exactContinue Reading