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Internet-based treatment for depression effective in short term only, finds study

Internet-based treatment for depression effective in short term only, finds study Mental health experts advise a holistic treatment for major depression by including medications and psychological support to those affected by the condition. The combined treatment method helps prevent relapse in patients. However, some experts suggest an alternative method — internet-based version of preventive cognitive therapy (PCT) – to prevent worsening of depressive symptoms or relapse. Now, a recent study suggested that mobile cognitive therapy (MCT), which is internet-based version of PCT, is effective in preventing relapse in individuals with depression in short term only. In the study, a group of researchers tried to find if the provision of cognitive therapy…

Fidel Castro’s eldest son ‘Fidelito’ commits suicide after battling deep depression

Fidel Castro’s eldest son ‘Fidelito’ commits suicide after battling deep depression “I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened.” These words from late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro possibly came true in the case of his own son, although in a tragic way. Cuban state-run media reported that Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, Castro’s eldest son, committed suicide on Feb. 1, 2018 after having undergone treatment for depression for several months. While Castro Diaz-Balart was initially hospitalized for his treatment, he later continued it as an outpatient. He was reportedly being attended…

Is yoga effective in reducing depressive symptoms?

The aim of any depression treatment method is holistic healing and improving the quality of life. Mainstream depression treatments which use medication or psychotherapy, although effective for many patients, may not successfully treat the disorder for some. That is why researchers and physicians are constantly looking for healthy alternatives that do not have side effects. For some time now yoga has been gaining popularity in this area since it modulates the stress response. More recently, both small and large studies have investigated the effectiveness of yoga in treating major depression. Research presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American…

Fighting mental health stigma with videos and conferences

It is common to see stigmas, such as typecasting, prejudice and discrimination, being associated with mental health disorders, in spite of the fact that one in every four person, around the world, suffers from them. While spreading awareness about mental illnesses, educating others and staying positive, are some of the ways that can help fight these stigmas, there is a lot more that needs to be done. One such innovative and positive step was taken by the Pediatric Mental Health Institute at Children’s Hospital, Colorado when they initiated the Youth Action Board (YAB) in 2013. The board, aimed at advising…

Rising from Ashes: Having fought depression, Mike Sweetney now gives tips to affected kids

Life is uncertain. It might throw new challenges anytime. The life of American basketball player Mike Sweetney substantiates this fact. He was at the peak of his career in 2003 and was the ninth overall preference in the New York Knicks rookie for one of the best draft classes of all-time. But life did not remain the same. He lost his father, Samuel Sweetney, a few days before the beginning of the New York’s training camp. While he was still mourning the death of his father, he was diagnosed with depression. Even though Sweetney was in dire need of help…

Late sleeping may cause depression in diabetic women, says research

Stressful lives, hectic work hours, erratic schedules, busy lives, and no time to take care of oneself. That accurately sums up the life of the average working individual in today’s world, with tensions running high and pressure governing lives. In such stressful environs, it is easy to contract diseases and infections if one isn’t careful enough. A new study has found that women who suffer from type 2 diabetes and have a habit of sleeping late, may end up with symptoms of depression. The probability of depressive symptoms in them is higher than the women who have relatively a set…

World Health Day: Do wobbly skyscrapers trigger depression?

Working in a plush new office in a swanky, uptown business district is something that everybody dreams of. Even the coveted Fortune 500 companies ensure that they are comfortably perched atop an 80-storey skyscraper, just to let the intimidating factor set in. Come to think of it, having an office in a tall skyscraper is a symbol of success, power and wealth. However, since the 1970s, the technique of building skyscrapers has changed. The column space has increased and the floor slabs have become thinner and comparatively lighter. Skyscrapers built like this are unable to absorb the vibrations as well…

More reasons to fear, Blue Monday is here!

In 2005, Welsh psychologist Cliff Arnall, who formerly worked at the Cardiff University, calculated the third Monday in January as the saddest day of the year. As per Arnall, this can be calculated using several factors such as one’s debt level, time since Christmas, failed New Year’s resolutions, low motivation levels, and cold weather. According to what Arnall told The Telegraph, a confluence of factors could make the 2017 Blue Monday the bluest of them all. In addition to the climatic factors, events including massive political upheaval and uncertainty in the U.S., Brexit anxiety, and the death of many popular…

Tackling depression among HIV-infected people

Depression is a mood disorder that is more intense than sadness or grief and lasts much longer. It is characterized by feelings of sadness, hopelessness and unhappiness, among others. Though everyone experiences these emotions at some point, people with HIV infection may feel anxious and depressed all the time. The rate of depression among people with HIV is as high as 60 percent. Depression can be devastating for people with HIV infection. As depressed people often tend to neglect their health, depression can make HIV infection progress faster. Individuals with HIV can make people miss appointments, not engage in their…

Feeling broken inside, says Selena Gomez on her struggle with anxiety and depression

During the acceptance speech given on the night of the American Music Awards (AMAs) on November 20, 2016, singer Selena Gomez (24) opened up about her experience with mental health issues. For Gomez, who won the American Music Award for the Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock, this was her first high-level appearance since she took time off to seek treatment for her mental problems. While accepting her award, Gomez talked about her struggle with depression and anxiety and  how she has been trying her best to overcome the problems. She thanked her fans for their continuous loyalty and support through…
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