Seeking Addiction or Mental Health Treatment? (866) 593-2339
Find The Right Addiction or Mental Health Treatment Center For You

Blog

Phone-administered psychotherapy reduces depressive symptoms in rural adults with HIV, finds study

February 7, 2018 depression

0 Comments

Phone-administered psychotherapy reduces depressive symptoms in rural adults with HIV, finds study Residents of rural areas account for 5-7 percent of all individuals suffering from HIV in the United States.  Rural people living with HIV (PLHIV) have a 1.3 time higher likelihood of receiving a diagnosis for depression than PLHIV in urban areas. Such individuals also experience increased suicide ideation and loneliness, and face difficulty in accessing health care services and social support. A high prevalence of depression and loneliness among rural PLHIV is associated with faster disease progression and higher rates of mortality. Although interpersonal psychotherapy is a common treatment for depression, a new study from the University of Georgia (UGA)…

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…

Effective ways to combat negative body image

effective-ways-to-combat-negative-body-image Body dissatisfaction, a predominant problem among women, is associated with a range of psychosocial difficulties and disorders like body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), eating disorders and severe depression. The problem of body dissatisfaction varies from the mild feeling of unattractiveness to extreme preoccupation with one’s physical appearance that impairs functioning and social behavior in daily life. Compared to males, women and adolescent girls are more conscious about their body due to the social status attached to their appearance. They consider their body size, much like their weight, as a decisive element of their personality. Due to their obsession for becoming slender…

HIV virus affects vital parts of brain linked with reward circuit and cognitive skills, finds study

Diagnosis of a chronic disease like AIDS is enough to increase the stress level and make existing depressive symptoms worse. Once detected, a person is not only bound to undergo lifelong treatment, but also has to face the inevitable stigma and discrimination that comes along. In case of HIV-infected individuals, depression can weaken the body’s defense mechanism and increase mortality rate. Hitherto, individuals diagnosed with HIV infection or AIDS were known to suffer from chronic depressive symptoms, but it was unclear whether the mental agony was the result of the physical illness or if HIV could have a direct effect…

Depression increases risk of men’s premature death by up to three times, suggests study

November 20, 2017 depression

0 Comments

Depression increases risk of men’s premature death by up to three times, suggests study Depression, one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States and a leading cause of disability globally, affects people of all ages, be it children, adults or elderly. In midlife or older adults, the condition can occur simultaneously with other serious illnesses like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Untreated depression can lead to comorbid mental illnesses, recurrent occurrences and higher suicide risk. Past research showed an increased risk of mortality not only in instances of major depression but also in subclinical forms of the disorder. A recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) in October…

World Mental Health Day: 1 hour of exercise a week can help prevent depression, finds study

October 10, 2017 depression

0 Comments

Depression is a common mental problem affecting millions across the world. Though the disorder is treatable with timely medical intervention, it is better to prevent it. Now, a recent study, titled “Exercise and the Prevention of Depression: Results of the HUNT Cohort Study,” has suggested that an hour of regular exercise in a week can reduce the risk of future depression. The researchers examined 33,908 Norwegian adults whose levels of exercise and signs of depression and anxiety were analyzed over a period of 11 years. The study, published online in the American Journal of Psychiatry in October 2017, revealed that…

Jenny Mollen talks about her struggle with prenatal depression, but says she’s ‘totally fine’

September 27, 2017 depression

0 Comments

American actress and author of the bestselling book “Live Fast Die Hot,” Jenny Mollen, has been sharing regular updates about her pregnancy on Instagram. Mollen, who is married to actor Jason Biggs, is expecting their second child; the couple already has a three-year-old son. While most of her updates have ranged from photos of her baby bump to videos of her bouts of morning sickness, Mollen’s recent post spoke about the serious issue of prenatal depression, a condition she has been struggling with. On Sep. 7, 2017, Mollen posted a photo of herself with the caption: “Prepartum Depression… it’s what…

Suicide Prevention Week: Suicide a leading cause of death among pregnant and postpartum women, finds study

Motherhood or impending motherhood is accompanied by significant physical and emotional changes in women. Although this is perceived as a happy period which women should eagerly anticipate, many of them experience a variety of psychological conditions such as mood swings, depression and anxiety. Sometimes this can lead to fatal consequences. A new study published on Aug. 28, 2017, in the Canadian Medical Association Journal has found that suicide is a leading cause of death among pregnant and postpartum women. The researchers monitored 966 women in Ontario, Canada between 1994 and 2008. They found that suicide was responsible for 5.3 per…

Mental health may be affected by divergence in conventional gender roles, suggests study

There has been significant progress in the areas of women’s education and career development in recent decades. However, society’s expectations and perceptions regarding gender stereotypes at home and in the workplace have not evolved at the same pace. New research from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign suggests that parents’ mental health is affected when their work and family identities, along with their respective contributions to family incomes, deviate from conventional gender roles. The research was presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) held in Montréal, Canada on Aug. 14, 2017. The researchers found that women…

Vegetarians twice as likely to get depressed as meat eaters, suggests study

Vegetarianism is becoming increasingly popular in Western cultures due to ethical, environmental and physical health reasons, although vegetarians still comprise a significant minority. In some countries, meat is consumed less due to religious or cultural reasons. Past studies investigating smaller samples of adolescents and young adults show that although vegetarian diets are associated with good physical health, they do not contribute to better mental health. The type of food a person eats can meaningfully impact his or her mood. Recent research shows that when individuals with moderate or severe depression are put on a modified Mediterranean diet, they experience significant…
Copyright © 2018 - Recover Mental Health. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy - Terms