1. Mental health risks to girls who spend more than an hour a day on social media

    Mental health risks to girls who spend more than an hour a day on social media

    We know how social media makes everything public for us. However, considering it as a boon or bane is a debatable topic. Recent studies have shown surprising results of its impacts on teens, especially girls using social media.Ladies, listen up! Here’s some food for thought : Social media in general isn’t great for anyone’s mental health but it does have a  impact on ladies especially. 1. Drawing comparisons: Women tend to start comparing themselves with their peers and others on social media, leaving them stressed about their current situation. 2. Self esteem:  The Placebo effect of...
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  2. Long-term depression may alter your brain

    Long-term depression may alter your brain

    According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), depression is a common illness, that affects more than 300 million people. Depression is different from usual mood swings and emotional tasks in daily life. Specifically, long-lasting depression may become serious health problems.A new study has revealed that years of continuing depression alters the brain, which suggests the need to change in what way we think about depression as it progresses. Evidence shows that people with longer duration of untreated depression, lasting more than a decade had remarkably more brain inflammation compared to those who had less than 10 years of untreated...
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  3. Escitalopram: Alleviating Depression

    Escitalopram: Alleviating Depression

    Escitalopram is used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD) & generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). It's an effective antidepressant of a class of medicines known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). www.netmeds.com supplies Escitalopram at lower prices than offline pharmacies. A study by Assocham estimates that up to 42% of Indians suffer from anxiety disorders due to soaring stress levels brought on by demanding schedules and job- related performance. Escitalopram can be prescribed for children over the age of...
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  4. Stop The Stigma- Talk About Mental Health!

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  5. Depression: Facts & Myths

    Depression, also known as major depressive disorder or clinical depression is a common yet serious mood disorder. Depression affects how you feel, think, and handle daily living activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. For a diagnosis of depression, the symptoms need to be present for at least two weeks. Signs & SymptomsDepression is usually classified according to circumstances, in which they develop, and extent of severity may slightly differ:Persistent Depressive Disorder or DysthymiaSymptoms of depression must last for at least two years for a diagnosis of persistent depressive disorder to be arrived at. Someone diagnosed with persistent depressive disorder may have episodes of major depression...
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  6. Harsh Parenting May Negatively Affect The Development Of The Child

    A strict or harsh parenting style affects the development of the child and may lead to negative behaviour in growing teens.The study was conducted on 1060 students from the 7th grade till they reached the age of 21 years.  The study published in the Child Development journal showed that children who received harsh or strict parenting showed poor performance in academics and behavioural problems. The children were made to report the arrogant attitude of the parents such as hitting and shouting, making abusive threats, punishing the children, etc.  The children were also made to report the effects of harsh parenting, their interaction with friends and neighbours,...
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  7. Grandparents Who Involve In Care Of Grandchildren Live Longer Than Other Senior Citizens

    A recent study published in journal Evolution and Human Behavior, revealed that, grandparents, who care and help their grandchildren in their day-to-day life, live longer than other senior citizens.The study conducted in Germany showed that grandparents who had regular interaction and contact with their grandchildren, children or other neighbors had an increase in the lifespan by ten years. Having no contact with grandchildren showed to have a negative impact on the health of the grandparents.The study conducted...
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  8. Depression Is Equally Harmful To Your Heart As Cholesterol

    A recent study showed depression to cause same amount of harm to the heart as cholesterol and hypertension. These results were published in the journal Atherosclerosis.The common risk factor associated with a healthy heart includes smoking, high cholesterol and obesity. But a recent study conducted in Germany showed depression to be at a greater risk of developing heart diseases when compared to the other factors. The study was conducted on 3428 European men between...
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