‘Parents feel under so much pressure for their children to succeed that many suffer from depression if they drop out of school’. A new research has found this. A third of parents experienced symptoms of anxiety, helplessness and severe stress if their children left school prematurely, the research found. Children who leave school at any time before their A-levels could be seen to be exiting education too early. And this depends on their parents’ aspirations. If the parents feel their children have left school without enough qualifications to succeed in life, — around four in 10 parents experience anxiety, helplessness and depression, according to the Learning and Skills Council (LSC).
In Australia, single mothers who are young are more likely to have suicidal thoughts and harm themselves, than other women, a survey has found. Sole mothers, specially the ones with children aged under 16 are also more likely to take medication — for depression, anxiety or to help them sleep than their married counterparts and women without children, according to researchers. And, do you know, sole mothers made up three per cent of the younger group and two per cent of the middle-aged women? According to the researchers, “Sole motherhood among 22-27 year olds was associated with increased odds of both suicidal thoughts and actual self-harm,” the researchers wrote… One Swedish study has also indicated that the suicide rate among sole mothers is substantially higher than that for partnered mothers.”
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.
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.
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.
Stress has always been linked to poor health but perhaps this is for the first time that any study has come out uncovering negative effects of stress on kids’ brain so comprehensibly. In this new study by the U.S. scientists, it was found that mental health of the children suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD might turn worse following damage to hippocampus, which my result in behavioral problems, memory loss, anxiety, etc. Further, the same study states that kids undergoing the phase of PTSD also contain higher level of cortisol in their blood, which has been found pernicious for hippocampal in studies conducted on animals. Through this study, it becomes quite clear that how harmful stress could be for kids. Moreover, we can keep a blind eye to the fact that in the recent years, like adults, kids too are finding themselves encircled by stress disorders, which is really an alarming bell for the society. For better understanding, find out how harmful stress or PTSD could be:- (1) PTSD and Physical Health (2) Study: PTSD Effects Sensitivity to Pain (3) The Health Effects of Stress and Increased Cortisol (4) Your Body – How Stress Affects Health (5) Stress affects us in many ways (6) How Stress Affects Your Immune System and More (7) Stress and Your Health
Believe it or not, if you are having symptoms of depression then it could be an indication of health-wreakening disease Parkinson’s in your life. A new study, conducted by a team of researchers, including Miguel Hernan at the American Academy of Neurology, came out unveiling this stark fact after they examined a database of over three million people in the United Kingdom. During the course of study, researchers identified about 1,052 people with Parkinson’s disease and matched them with 6,634 people without the disease. In addition, researchers also tried to find out whether people, taking antidepressants medications are more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than people who are not taking the medications. Finally, they concluded that people, taking antidepressants were having two times chances of developing Parkinson’s disease than those who were without antidepressants. However, they made it clear that it didn’t mean that antidepressants cause Parkinson’s disease. In the words of Hernan: This should not be interpreted as evidence that antidepressants cause Parkinson’s disease. This finding is quite informative, as it has tried to bring out the link between depression and Parkinson’s disease quite differently. Still, it is worth mentioning this is not for the first time when any study has come out associating depression with Parkinson’s disease because studies conducted earlier have also done the same. Here are some of those studies: • Depression May Be Early Sign of Parkinson’s Disease • Pessimism and Anxiety Linked to Parkinson’s Image Via: Sawf
Depression and anxiety disorders are increasing among young people having high stress jobs according to a study conducted by researchers at the institute of psychiatry at King’s College London to find a link between stressful working conditions and the mental health of workers. Nearly 1,000 people in the early stages of their careers whose average age was 32 and those who had no previous history of disorders were assessed. It was found that forty five percent of the participants were going through major depression or anxiety disorders and attributed these symptoms to work related stress. Work stress appears to bring on diagnosable forms of depression and anxiety in previously healthy young workers; in fact the occurrence is two times higher than among workers whose jobs are less demanding says Dr Maria Melchior, lead author of the study. It is interesting to note here, that most of the high pressured jobs were not only high collared jobs, but included ordinary jobs like chefs, school teachers and construction workers. This is probably due to the inflexible deadlines and also the constant struggle to meet up to the public expectations. The rate of depression has nearly doubled in the last decade and the number of women going through depression due to work related stress has also increased. The least stressful jobs according to the study were librarians, speech therapists, hairdressers, postmen and those in administrative jobs. Find out what you can do to remain stress free at your work place here. Image Source