Women are more vulnerable to depression than men if they indulge in heavy alcohol drinking; a new study by the researchers brings this fact to the light after studying about 6,009 men and about 8,054 women along with their history of depression. However, the same study further states that moderate drinking is not harmful for either of the sexes but does contain several health benefits. Actually, this is not the first study that has tried to fuse alcohol consumption with depression. However, we cannot deny the fact that this study has tried to press on an important but neglected issue once again that heavy consumption of alcohol may pave way to depression, which is fast becoming a common problem these days and giving way to several other physical as well as psychological problems.
All we know is that depression has emerged as a common health problem in the recent years and more unfortunate is the fact that workers or employees have also been encompassed in this tide, which experts believe is bound to have a bad impact on world economy. Before going further let’s have a close look at the figures so that we may have a better idea of the whole situation. 1. Workers between the ages of 25 to 64 are more afflicted with depression. 2. Workers in sales or in white-collar jobs are more vulnerable to depression than blue-collar workers. 3. Most of the workers don’t accept easily that they are depressed. 4. American employees take around three million days off work every year due to untreated depression. 5. Just in the year 2000, companies in the U.S. had to bear the loss of about $54 billion due to untreated depression of employees. 6. Over 300,000 people in Ireland experience a depressive illness at some point in their life, with an estimated one in 14 workers affected. 7. According to an estimate, about 1.8 to 3.6 percent of the workers in the U.S. labor force suffer from major depression. We all know that depression leads not only to mental disorders but to several physical problems too. In addition, more deplorable is the fact that it puts a bad impact on our world economy too. I strongly believe that depression is no longer an individual but a social as well as an economic problem. Therefore, employers will also have to come forward to make sure that the seeds of depression may not sprout in their employees because it is neither good for employees nor for employers. Here question arises that what should be done to tackle this depression in employees but before that, I think it is important to find out the exact reason behind it, which is fast spreading its tentacles and the irony is that it’s invisible. There are multiple factors contributing towards this scourge, including mainly long working hours, same time routine, and constant work pressure. Is there any solution? I think if working style is tailored in a way to create congenial working atmosphere, it would automatically make employees love their jobs and would create a lot of difference. Secondly, some motivating factor should be there in the working places so that employees may get more and more encouragement to go further with doubled energy and enthusiasm. Thirdly, the implementation of very strict rules and regulations should be avoided so that employees may not feel themselves under the yoke of suppression. Fourthly, but most importantly there should be a provision of medical counseling if any employee find some symptoms of depression in his or herself.
This analysis pegged down by a Canadian study seems quite plausible as often it has been found that women take disjunction in marital relation as a serious blow and on that basis, it could be asserted that this help depression intruding into their lives quite easily and in order to get away from this such women stoop towards alcohol drinking, which further exacerbates their condition. It is also noticeable that women who never got married or whose married life was sailing on smoothly, their vulnerability to depression was comparatively lower, which somehow vindicate the notion brought out in the above mentioned analysis. I strongly believe that after the rise of disjunction in marital relationship, a strange kind of loneliness creeps into women’s lives and this fact can also not be denied that they mostly fail to permeate into this loneliness, which higher ups their vulnerability to depression. I think that the wet blanket of depression can be kept aside if the women think of the aftermaths of the divorce before going for it.
In the recent few years child abuse has seen a sudden hike, which confirms the fact that their vulnerability to psychological as well as psychological disorders has mounted fast. I strongly believe that this fast galloping trend should be bridled as soon as possible and for that, parents will have to make a good beginning. Therefore, it becomes requisite to know is their children being abused or not and to know that following tips may definitely help you. 1. Unexciting behavior. 2. Poor concentration and a sense of fear. 3. Reluctance in taking to anybody. 4. Avoiding the home or abuser. 5. Lack of enthusiasm in every sphere. 6. Strange kind of fear or uncertain behavior. So, if you find any of these symptoms then try to go deeper into it in order to churn out the truth.
In an eye-opening revelation, a Norwegian study has revealed that people with low blood pressure are more likely to face depression. Telling more clearly about the whole issue the same study further states that people with low blood pressure suffered from anxiety issues or depression more frequently when compared to people with normal blood pressure. No doubt, this is not the first study, which has tried to associate low blood pressure with depression since several studies earlier too have done the same thing. However, we can’t deny that once again through this study this matter has been brought to the light, which emphasizes that in order to keep depression at bay it is important to keep blood pressure at normal level.
GP or general practitioner is still the first choice when it comes to seeking help for depression. This fact came to the fore through a new poll organized by irishhealth.com. Another facts, which came out brightly through this poll were as under:- 1. 14% said that they won’t seek help for treating their depression. 2. 12% preferred to consult counselors. 3. Just 3 % of the people showed interest in contacting support groups for seeking help for their depression. 4. 27% of the people said that they would prefer their friends for help during depression. 5. While a big percentage of 44% showed interest in going to GP for seeking help. On the basis of these figures, it can definitely be asserted that still, GPs are taken as the first priority by a big number of depression patients, which means still they are looked at as the most efficient helpers for depression treatment. These figures confirm the fact that GPs have a big responsibility to shoulder. Keeping these figures and beliefs in mind, we can say that there is need of these GPs to be trained in such a way so that they may impart depression patients with effective treatment, which would help embanking the spate of depression in which whole world is delving slowly but steadily.
In the recent years, suicide rate among kids has rocketed startlingly, as per the report transpired by CDC. This is definitely a matter of serious concern. In this regard Dr. David Fassler, a University of Vermont psychiatry professor, observers, ‘This is very disturbing news.’ Before we go ahead with this issue, here is a wrap up of the main points that came to the fore through this investigation:- 1. The suicide rate climbed 18% from 2003 to 2004 for Americans under age 20. 2. Most suicides occurred in older teens. 3. The suicide rate among 15- to 19-year-olds fell in previous years from 11 per 100,000 in 1990 to 7.3 per 100,000 in 2003. 4. Suicides were the main cause of death that increased for children through age 19 from 2003-04. 5. During this period, use of antidepressant among children came down. The above fact raises a question that – Can this much of rise in suicide cases among kids be attributed to the decreased use of antidepressants? But while mulling over this issue, we can also not keep a blind eye to previous studies, focusing on the same issue, which have expounded the view that taking antidepressants to fight depression may worsen the situation. At the same time, some studies have gone to the extent associating antidepressants with suicidal behaviors. Here is a look:- 1. Children and teens at increased risk for suicide with antidepressants, says FDA. 2. Antidepressants may worsen the condition. 3. Antidepressants a Suicide Risk for Young Adults. 4. Antidepressants and suicide. 5. Adults’ antidepressant bone risk. 6. Antidepressants Increase Suicide Risks? Interestingly, there is no privation of such claims too that have dubbed antidepressants as a potent weapon against mental disorder, especially depression. Here is a brief look:- 1. Study: Benefits of Antidepressants Outweigh Risks 2. Who benefits from antidepressants? 3. Efficacy and safety of antidepressants for children and adolescents 4. Antidepressants: advantages in the management of depression. The main purpose behind pulling out these paradoxical studies is to bring before the readers the point that studies conducted on the association of antidepressants and suicide have just nourished the Gordian knot further. Perhaps that is the reason why CDC’s Dr. Alexander Crosby avers: It’s something that we want to look a little bit closer into… It’s probably too early to say” if declining use of antidepressants had anything to do with it. Still, it would not be wrong to say that the main issue, which has come to the surface through this study i.e. ‘suicide rate among kids is on the rise’, is definitely obfuscating that cries for deeper study.