The World Health Organization reports that suicide rates have increased 60 percent over the past 50 years, most strikingly in the developing world, and that by 2020 depression will be the second most prevalent medical condition in the world.

 
   
   
   
 
 

Laughter: Good for Your Brain Health

Laughter is the best medicine for the body, and this holds true for the brain, too. Unlike emotional responses, which are limited to specific areas of the brain, laughter engages multiple regions across the whole brain.

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Outdoor Exercises: Better Suited to Fight Depression

A 2011 study in Environmental Science & Technology clarified the best setting to engage in physical activity. After examining 11 studies with 833 participating adults, the author's concluded that when compared to indoor exercise.
 

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Depression: the Silent Epidemic

Depression in its clinical form, is a mood disorder in which the individual may feel sad, helpless, hopeless, as if life is just too overwhelming and burdensome. Every one of us experiences depressed feelings from time to time; no one can escape the hurtful things in life. Its how we react that matters in the face of adversity.
 

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Yoga & Depression

Depression is one of the most common mental health problems in the world. Tens of millions of people across the planet are diagnosed with some form of depression every year. While many cases of depression are tied to personal issues that affect the emotions, some have biological roots.
 

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New Recommendations for Treating Depression During Pregnancy

Depression is common during pregnancy-between 14 percent and 23 percent of pregnant women will experience depressive symptoms while pregnant.
 

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The anti-anxiety diet

Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. It helps one deal with a tense situation in the office, study harder for an exam, keep focused on an important speech. In general, it helps one cope. But when anxiety becomes an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it has become a disabling disorder.
 

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Acne & Depression: Closely Linked

A study published in the British Journal of Dermatology found that acne patients experience social, psychological, and emotional ramifications at the same level of those with chronic health problems, such as epilepsy, diabetes, and arthritis.
 

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Lift your spirits via food

The food you eat affects your mental health as well as your physical well-being. A bad diet can be one of the causes of depression on food swings. A healthy diet, on the other hand, may be enough to lift your spirits without the need for medication and counseling.

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Exercise: another excellent way to combat anxiety

The chemicals released in the body during exercise have a positive and stabilizing effect on mood and a person's sense of well-being. Anxiety is an emotion everyone has experienced. It is a distressing feeling of apprehension and uneasiness.

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Exercise Benefits for Those Suffering from Bipolar Disorder

Vigorous exercise (physical activity for 20 minutes or more at least 3 days a week) is positively associated with the incidence and prevalence of psychiatric disorders, particularly bipolar II disorder and alcohol dependence, according to US researchers report.

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Are You a Case of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? Alarm Against Obesity

Women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) gain weight more rapidly and are more likely to be overweight or obese, according to researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Harvard School of Public Health.

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Rate your Depression Level

A person experiencing depression, will likely be experiencing substantial changes in the mood, thinking, behaviors, activities and self-perceptions. A depressed person often has difficulty making decisions, for example, and the day-to-day tasks of paying bills, attending classes, reading assignments, and returning phone calls may seem overwhelming.

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Postpartum Depression Quiz

Have you recently given birth? Are you feeling exhausted, anxious, depressed, or just not yourself? If you are you are not alone. Many women are not prepared for the wide range of emotions they may experience after the birth of a child. They often feel sadness, anger, anxiety, or a sense of inadequacy.

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