The more you brood over painful thoughts, the more you get depressed. Therefore, those guys who want to brood over it,the benediction is over for them and those who want to be cured of this sickness, join with me here. Just look around the place where you are right now and find something that will change your focus for some time, hold your attention for a longer time or keep you busy forever. The decision you make right now will help you for a lifetime, like repairing your vehicle, constructing a fence, planning for something that is contrary to your bugging thought and of course constructive. There can be various cures for depression, which completely excludes anti-depressants. According to Dr. Robert Brown, a clinical associate professor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, ” Exercise produces chemical and psychological changes that improve your mental health. It changes the levels of hormones in blood and may elevate your beta-endorphins( mood-affecting brain chemicals). Exercise may also improve the function of the autonomic nervous system.” There are many Yoga asanas like vakrasana, bhujangasana, shalabhasana, halasana, paschimottanasana, sarvangasana and shavasana and pranayamas like kapalbhati, anuloma-viloma and bhastrika that can cure them of depression. The bet way to ease out is to ease out mentally through mental exercises like relaxation, meditation and other exercises. Meditation will help you to get control over your nervous system. You just have to close your eyes and sit without thinking about anything, or maybe you can sit in a beautiful park and get soaked mentally in the nature’s tranquilizer.
Fewer men fall victim to depression than women. Several gene variants linked to depression are found to occur only in women, according to researchers. A study said that the findings also include a gene variant related to female hormone regulation. It is found globally that twice as many women as men are handling depression. And at some time in her life, one out of eight women have an episode of major depression, according to the May issue of the Harvard Mental Health Letter. Some of the major factors to be blames for this disease are genetics, acknowledgment of symptoms, stress, premenstrual disturbances and pregnancy. It is ‘heredity’ that accounts for up to 50 per cent of the risk for depression.
‘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).
Almost half the U.S. population suffers from depression. A community-based research has widely reported this. True, this is alarming! But, should we breathe a sigh of relief with a new research, which claims that this percentage is greatly exaggerated or is a misrepresentation? One of the two sociologists who conducted the research damned the extraordinarily high rates of untreated mental illness reported by community studies as false. “Moreover, because people experiencing normal reactions to stressful events are less likely than the truly disordered to seek medical attention, such questions are bound to inflate estimates of the rate of untreated disorder,” the authors state while reporting the findings in Contexts magazine (Winter 2006), published by the American Sociological Association.
Mothers who are deeply stressed during pregnancy may mar their babies’ growth in the womb, while those who go on with joyful attitude, their chances of giving birth to a healthy baby increase manyfold. This fact has been exposed by a new study. During stress, adrenal gland secretes a hormone known as Cortisol, which plays and important role in the stunted growth of the baby in the womb. Researchers examines about 98 women who were pregnant and found that the mothers who were stressed their fetus was smaller than the pregnant women who were not stressed. Therefore, it is important for a mother to keep away from stress, depression and anxiety, especially during pregnancy. So, all to-be-moms out there, keep smiling.
As we know, children are stepping into puberty earlier and a new report claims that stress is the key factor behind this. Although some experts believe that good medical facilities and good nutrition are responsible for early puberty, yet this new report is bending upon proving that is also due to stress that that crept into our lives and children are also engulfed by it. Children’s stepping into puberty earlier than normal age may lead to damaging consequences and coming out with the same idea study author says: The results can be ill-informed health damaging behavior including unprotected sex, substance abuse, self-harm, violence and bullying, with disadvantaged communities likely to hit the hardest. So now, all of us will have to think about this problem, which is by now saving itself from our eyes but growing on slowly but steadily.
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.
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.
If you wish to bring down your stress level, then you simply have to hold hand of your spouse. Yea, hand, because a new study by the psychology experts from the University of Virginia has cleared out the fact that handholding of life partner provides our brain with soothing sense. To get this fact precisely, psychologists scanned the wives’ brains with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Whether handholding has similar effect on husbands’ brain is still not clear, since this study was focused just on wives’ brain. Therefore, we cannot deny that this study is lop-sided or incomplete. However, we shall have to accept that this study has brought before us a very significant fact, which vindicates that directly as well as indirectly company of a life partner plays a significant role in our life. So, still it would be adequate to say that at least, wives can hold their husbands’ hand whenever they find themselves stressed.