https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/12/children-and-ptsd-health-risks-lurk-long-after-psychological-trauma.html 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

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/neuronarrative/201804/how-untreated-depression-changes-the-brain-over-time 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

http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/03/02/six-ways-to-beat-loneliness-when-depression-occurs.html 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

https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/how-to-know-if-youre-depressed-text-messages-language/ 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

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-practice/201801/five-mistakes-people-depression-make 1) Feeling irritable is one of the main symptoms of depression for many people. Some problems that trigger repeated irritation and frustration are easily fixable. However, people with depression often go into a passive “survival” mode and don’t address these issues, even though they could. 2) Difficulty sleeping isContinue Reading

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/from-pills-to-psychotherapy-treating-depression-often-lies-in-a-gray-zone/2017/11/24/7e124962-779a-11e7-8839-ec48ec4cae25_story.html?utm_term=.66ade46629ac A number of recent studies highlight the uncertainty involved with these treatment decisions. Researchers have dedicated considerable effort to studying the relative effectiveness between psychotherapies and antidepressants, frequently without finding much difference. For instance, a study published in 2012 reviewed data from more than 100 prior trials and includedContinue Reading