Tag: levels of depression

How to Stop Feeling Guilty

A stress test involving nearly 33,000 respondents from 172 countries uncovered evidence that rumination (worrying endlessly about past events) and self-blame (holding yourself responsible for negative events) are two of the most important predictors of mental health problems. The research, published Oct. 19, 2013 in the online journal PLoS One, found

Rapid Stress-Relief Techniques Lessen Fear of Cancer Treatment

Cancer patients understandably can be fearful about impending medical procedures. Among their reactions are pre-existing phobias, flashbacks of previous traumatic events, fear of the disease spreading, and fear of dying.

Now, researchers in England have confirmed that specific rapid stress-management techniques (RSMTs), including -supportive interviews, can help patients deal with procedure-related

Back Pain With Depression? Don’t Rely on Opioids for Help

Chronic lower back pain is thought to affect about 50 million adults in the U.S., with older adults particularly at risk. Many people with back pain are prescribed opioids, powerful painkillers that are frequently utilized as next-step therapy if back pain doesn’t respond to other medications.

However, a recent small study

Depression Linked to Heart Disease and Stroke

A new study concludes that depression in older adults may be a risk factor for heart disease and/or stroke. It isn’t the only recent study to underline the cardiovascular risks that may accompany depression—other research, published in 2015, found that people who had persistently elevated depressive symptoms for four years

The Right Foods Can Improve Your Mood

Food choices not only affect your weight and physical health—they can also affect your mental well-being. Recent studies link dietary deficiencies to mood disturbances, depression, and anxiety. Eating certain foods helps maintain brain health, regulate mood, and produce chemicals called neurotransmitters. Serotonin, dopamine, GABA, and norepinephrine are examples of neurotransmitters

Treating Sleep Apnea Can Improve Mental Health

Obstructive sleep apnea becomes increasingly prevalent in both men and women with age. One in four adults over the age of 65 are estimated to have their sleep cycle disrupted by this disorder. It’s especially worrisome because some people may be unaware of it.
“It is one of the most common

Memory Maximizer: Depression Is A Risk Factor For Dementia

A connection between depression and dementia has long been observed, but scientists have not been able to determine whether one condition brings on the other, or a third factor contributes to both.

Recent research advances understanding of the connection by suggesting that depression is an independent risk factor for dementia. In

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