A new study has disclosed the fact that Abortion may make women more prone to depression. The severity of depression can be 2 times higher in those women who move to abortion than the women who are already wrapped by depression. This new finding has also revealed that the severity of depression may be three times higher in the women who turn to abortion than the women who never bear a child. It would also not be wrong that this depression may later on branch out in various other psychological as well as health related problems too. Now, it is you who has to decide what way you want to tread on.
Watching slim-trim figure of the beautiful models on television may fill women with inferiority complex and they may start hating themselves that sometimes may also lead to depression and other physiological problems. Researcher Gayle Bessenoff, PhD, has come out with this fact after studying about 112 college women. Another fact that came to light is that those women who are not so beautiful or have negative image about themselves have more chances of being engulfing by problems such as depression and anxiety. In the words of Bessenoff: Women who already have low opinions of their physical appearance are at an even greater risk for negative effects from media images.
Whereas depression leads to various psychological problems, it can also turn your bones fragile. A new Israeli study has floated out this fact after conducting some tests on rats. When researchers gave some drugs to these rats to induce behavior similar to human depression then the bones of these rats turned fragile and at the same time when these rats were given anti-depressant drugs then their bones’ density increased. So, it means anti-depressant drugs may strengthen your bones too. Actually, due to depression, our body’s mechanism releases a chemical compound known as noradrenaline, which is responsible for harming the bone-building cells. However, anti-depressant drugs embank the release of noradrenaline and as a result keep our bones away from turning fragile. Really, this fantastic disclosure has carved out interesting as well as important information.
Music has hidden power; once again, British scientists have given vent to this idea by evincing that music therapy may play a vital role in treating patients with depression, anxiety and emotional disorders due to schizophrenia. According to an estimate, there is a big percentage of people engulfed by schizophrenia in UK and US. So, it means doctors may find it easy to treat such patients easily with music therapy. In the words of Dr. Mike Crawford, the author of the study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry: This study shows that music therapy provides a way of working with people when they are acutely unwell. Now the time has come to entwine the power of music with medical science for treating patients suffering from such psychological disorders.
Believe it or not, but it is true! The higher is your IQ the less you are susceptible to stress. It was found during a research that brainpower might play a vital role in keeping you away from stress and various other mental and psychological disorders. Moreover, researchers believe that people with higher IQ are less likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which may even include act of violence, life-threatening illness. The researchers gave vent to this idea when they examined IQ of some people and came to the conclusion that people with higher IQ were less prone to stress and anxiety in the later years of their lives. On the contrary, people with lower IQ were found more susceptible to stress and other mental and psychological disorders.
Negative traits like anger, depression, hostility and anxiety may higher up the chances of coronary heart disease, according to a new study by a team of researchers that included Edward Suarez, PhD, a Duke University associate professor of psychiatry. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in US. Therefore, this disclosure is somewhat more important for the people in US. The most important thing that came to light through this study is that anger, anxiety, depression, and hostility each independently predict heart disease. However, just to blame all these traits would also not be right because some other factors like smoking, diabetes, obesity also play a key role in promoting heart diseases. But with this finding, once again it has become clear that our feelings, emotions and psychology plays an important role in keying up our health. So always, keep in mind, where the mind goes the body follows it.
A report by Federal researchers states that one-third of US suicides cases were found with alcohol. Now what does it point to. Don’t you think it pops out various intricate issues before us? First, let us have a glance over the whole perspective to have a better idea of the situation. (1) Tests results of the 13 states suicides cases denotes that 33.3 were inebriate during suicide. (2) 16.4 percent had opiates. (3) The year 2003 saw a total number of 31,484 cases of suicides in US alone. (4) Suicide became the fourth leading cause of death among the people between the ages 10 to 64. (5) Suicide was the third leading cause of death among the people between the ages 10 to 24 years. (6) It was the second leading cause of death between the ages of 25 to 34. (7) According to an estimate 7% of the people with alcohol dependence die by committing suicide. (8) Approximately 96% of alcoholics who commit suicide continue abusing alcohol to their death. Alcohol consumption and suicide This above-mentioned briefing shows that how desperately the situation is exacerbating in the US and health officials as well as experts are really very concerned about it. First, let’s try to find out how alcohol consumption is linked to suicide. As we know, a big percent of people in US are afflicted by depression, anxiety, and this tendency often prim up such people to tread on the path of suicide and alcohol consumption works as a boosting fuel to this. Various psychological studies also evinces that depressed people usually hold up wine glass just to embrace anodyne. However, they forget that the joy and relaxation they get from alcohol consumption is transient. Alcohol consumption depresses the central nervous system and stir up anxiety and suicide. In addition, regular alcohol consumption form a hole on consumer’s pocket, leaving him economically wrecked and depressed and that usually open up doors to suicide. Bottom Line However, the burning issues still remains wrapped that how we can prevent such people from heading to their doom. Personally, I believe that if we really want to bring up a solution to this problem then we shall have to dive deep into the whole concept to find out the root cause of the problem, means alcohol consumption. I think there are various factors nourishing this problem and among such factors, I usually count lifestyle, eating habits, customs, as well. As the world is moving ahead very fast, a common person is finding it difficult to walk abreast with it, leaving him depressed as a result and alcohol consumption seems to be the only way to get away from it. However, this intoxication turns the consumer’s mind defunct, vanishing the capacity to discern good from the bad and here suicide comes as rescue. To combat the situation, it’s essential to give preference to healthy lifestyle and good eating habits by including sufficient physical activity and meditation as compulsory daily routine.
Children who show early signs of depression are more likely to move to drinking habit, a new study has come up with this finding after studying about 1119 children who never drank alcohol before the beginning of this study. But as the time moved on some of these children started drinking alcohol and finally researchers concluded that whereas the percentage of drinking children with fewer depressive symptoms was just 4.1., the percentage of drinking children with higher depressive symptoms reached 14.1. This clearly shows that children with symptoms of depression are more likely to move to drinking, if compared with the children with no depression symptoms. This finding is really interesting but I think researchers must go deeper into the whole concept in order to come up with conclusions that are more concrete.
If you don’t like eating food any more, as you used to do earlier, and are loosing your sense of taste, it is quite likely that depression has started sprouting out within you. The latest study further uncovers the fact that mood-enhancing chemicals serotonin and noradrenaline are linked to our sense of taste. During the course of study, researchers found that whereas, decline in the levels of these chemicals blunted the taste while boosting the level of these chemicals improved the sense of taste. Through this study, one thing clearly looms out that if your sense of taste is melting down, levels of chemicals like serotonin and noradrenaline are falling drastically, means you are heading to embrace depression. So, take this as a signal of depression and consult your doctor immediately.
Using antidepressant drugs may help adults above the age of 25 in reducing their stress level while it may pose serious threat to the adults under the age of 25. A long awaited analysis has unmasked this finding after going through a deep study. Before coming out with this finding researchers tried to find out the impact of these antidepressant drugs both on adults above the age of 25 as well as on the adults under the age of 25 and concluded that using antidepressant drugs higher up the chances of young adults committing suicide. However, there are many psychiatrists who see this new finding with suspicion and assert that they have been in this profession for the last many years and didn’t noticed any such relation between antidepressant drugs and suicide tendency. The study raises many doubts. Moreover, it can also be the reason behind some doctors’ opposition that they are scared of losing their patients and if they say in favor of this study then it would be just like quarreling with their tools. Blaming antidepressant drugs utterly for this rise in suicide cases among adults under the age of 25 would be lop-sided convictions because psychologically it is proved that adults in younger age are more likely to take risks thus quite often end their lives. Another conclusion that looms out of this study clearly indicates that patients under placebo treatment have shown no such trend, so the research remains open ended still and it would be too early to conclude right now about it. Therefore, I think researchers should yet move on with their study so that evidences that are more concrete could be obtained to defend these newly emerged findings more effectively.