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Facebook posts may reveal depression, finds study

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According to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Facebook posts might be able to predict whether users are suffering from depression, Reportedly, researchers found the kind of words people use in their posts indicate whether they are in need of mental health support for… Read more »

Social media may reduce depression, claims study

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This US study observed that online socializing may weaken the tie between pain and depression for older people. Those who suffer from chronic pain can get depressed as they tend to stay at home which doesn’t allow them to interact with their friends and family Reportedly, Journals of Gerontology, Series… Read more »

Depression is bad for your heart, can trigger cardiovascular disease

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It is a known fact that depression is on the rise, especially amongst middle aged people. Currently, it is one of the leading causes of health perils across the world. For quite some time now, a link between depression and heart disease has been observed. Like heart disease, depression is… Read more »

Depression and anxiety in middle age can increase risk of heart disease and stroke

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Older adults who experience psychological distress such as depression and anxiety may have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), a new study suggests. The findings, published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, showed that high/ very high psychological distress was associated with a 44% increased risk of stroke among women. The research… Read more »

People suffering from Type 1 diabetes, there’s a reason you feel depressed often

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Inflammatory protein is associated with depression in diabetes, according to a study. The research, conducted by at Lund University in Sweden, suggests that galectin-3 levels may be useful for diagnosis of depression or may be a new target for treating depression associated with type-1 diabetes, which could lead to better… Read more »

A yo-yo diet or weight cycling can harm your heart, metabolism and cause depression. Here’s how

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When home-maker and mother Karishma Sharma (35) was trying to lose weight, she tried different kinds of diets. While some were low in calorie, others required her to consume only protein-rich food. While she lost a few pounds initially, over a period of time, Sharma’s body stopped reacting to all… Read more »

Mental health matters: Tweaking brain circuits may fight depression

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The number of people suffering from depression rose from 8-20% over the past decade. Yet, there are still myths and stigma around mental health issues. Now, in a ray of hope for people suffering from social withdrawal and helplessness behaviour, scientists from the University of California San Diego have linked specific wiring in… Read more »

The One Diet Change That Led to Charlize Theron’s Weight Gain–Induced Depression

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Charlize Theron is no stranger to body transformations—the Oscar-winning actress completely altered her appearance for 2003’s Monster. Wearing prosthetic teeth and gaining 40 pounds, the actress went from beautiful Hollywood ingénue to a worn-down, unattractive serial killer. Now, 15 years later, the 41-year-old actress and producer says transforming her body for a role… Read more »

Parents, beware. Childhood depression ups risk of addiction in adulthood

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Suffering from depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in childhood may increase the risk of developing addictions later in life, according to a new study. Based on a large amount of data from previous studies on these participants, the researchers identified a correlation between various psychiatric disorders among children and later… Read more »

Battling the blues: How you react to depression may depend on your gender

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When it comes to coping with depression, your gender may play a factor. According to a recent study, researchers found that depression has different effects on the brain activity of male and female patients in certain brain regions. The results suggest that adolescent girls and boys may experience depression differently… Read more »