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The Blues vs. Depression: Can Depression Be Cured?

Many people view depression as a state of mind controlled by the individual experiencing it instead of a real condition. It has been referred to as whining, complaining, or feeling sorry for oneself. Negative comments and teasing may have been thrown around by ignorant people. Depression is a mental illness. It is not just a state of mind that can be wished away. Chemical changes might occur in the brain altering emotions and moods. That fact alone changes the disorder from a controllable figment of imagination to a medical condition. Hundreds of millions of people worldwide are diagnosed with this disorder each year. Speculation from professionals on the subject believes there are many more cases not reported. Men are not as prone to telling someone their feelings or lack thereof regularly. People fear they will be viewed as freaks or insane if they come forth and admit they have disturbing abnormal thoughts. Some individuals do not have the money to seek ongoing treatment. There are

Panic Disorder With and Without Agoraphobia

The symptoms of a panic attack are very similar to those of a heart attack: the heart pounds, breathing is almost impossible and people believe that death is imminent or that they are going crazy. A panic attack can happen anytime and anywhere without any warning sign: this can be while you are relaxing, sleeping, walking the dog, dining out with good friends, etc. Most people experience this kind of panic attack disorder once in their lifetimes; some others have it sometimes twice and the episode is ‘forgotten’ for them. Panic Disorder With and Without Agoraphobia More unfortunate people who suffer from recurrent panic attacks develop over time a never-ending fear of having another panic attack. They simply cannot forget the terrible intense fear that they have felt during their panic attack, and their self-confidence vanishes with time. This fear of fear is practically always present with them and usually influences negatively the person’s daily activities and quality of life. These

8 Tips for Students to Prevent and Avoid Depression in College

As one wakes up from a teenage sleep to adulthood, one has to travel through a very rough and rocky road. The transition stage usually surfaces as the chapter of college life begins. It is when most young minds are brought to foreign places to sharpen their minds and skills for a brighter future. Also, it is when they experience almost the firsts of everything. Adjustments do not happen overnight. Being a stranger in a crowd, most of the time makes students feel bad and scared. It is normal to feel down at times but if the feeling of anxiety and emptiness doesn’t go away, there is a possibility that they are developing depression in college. Depression in college students “I am depressed!” This is the common expression among college students, may it be after a social event or academic activity. But depression in college has a deeper meaning which most students and even professionals sometimes fail to recognize. It is a condition of mental disturbance that causes a feeling of hopelessne

Can Dads Get Postnatal Depression? Yes, they need support too

Can dads get postnatal depression (PND)? The first question you may ask about the line above is: is it true? Do we have any statistic that says this is true or close to true? Yes, Paternal Postpartum Depression (PPPD), or Postnatal Depression (PND) in Men Is Very Real. Can dads get postnatal depression? About 8-10% of men experience depression before or after the pregnancy of their partner and childbirth. [Ref. Postpartum Depression in Men - PMC - NCBI ] There are many misconceptions, especially in this area – many people believe that postnatal depression (PND) in men occurs as an after-effect due to the presence of PND in women. But that is far from the truth. There is independent evidence for the presence of PND in men. It is also fair to say here that when PND is present in mothers , there is a greater likelihood that PND will also occur in fathers. Emotional poverty and stress along with depression can be observed in new dads even before the child is born. This onset of depressive

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The Mystery of Edith Bouvier Beale's Mental Health

Edith Bouvier Beale , commonly known as " Little Edie ," was an American socialite and cousin of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. In this article, we explore the life of Edith Bouvier Beale, an enigmatic figure whose struggles with mental health captivated public attention. From her affluent upbringing to her seclusion in " Grey Gardens ," we delve into the complexities of Edith Bouvier Beale's mental health journey. Edith Bouvier Beale's Mental Health: What We Know (and Don't Know) In the realm of intriguing personalities, Edith Bouvier Beale stands out as a complex figure whose life was marked by both glamour and obscurity. While her name might not ring a bell for everyone, her captivating journey, marred by mental health struggles, has left an indelible mark. Let us delve into the life of Edith Bouvier Beale, exploring her early days, her rise to stardom, her decline into isolation, and the profound impact of mental health challenges on

OCD: Symptoms, Types, Causes, Treatment, Help, Cure

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder , more commonly known as  OCD , is a common, chronic, and long-lasting disorder and is characterized by way of persistent, undesired thought processes (obsessions) and/or repeating actions (compulsions). Obsession, in this case, is highly unpleasant as the individual is compelled to repeat certain behaviors again and again. The condition, most of the time, is anxiety-related and the  thoughts are unwanted and intrusive . Sufferers often understand that these thoughts are irrational, but by performing compulsive behavior, they believe they will be cured or will be relieved. Recurring actions such as hand washing (to avoid catching germs), counting numbers, checking things over, or cleaning are frequently carried out with the anticipation of avoiding compulsive thoughts or making them disappear altogether. This is to avoid their obsession turning into reality. OCD is a common mental condition that affects 2.5 million adults or

Health Anxiety Is Ruining My Life: How to Get Over It

Do you have a fear of diseases? Have you ever thought of a simple headache to be a brain tumor, or a slight stomach ache as an intestinal blockage? Have people ever called you crazy because of your obsession with health and hygiene? Are you gripped by a constant fear of being terminally ill? Have you ever self-diagnosed yourself by checking the symptoms online? Are you aware of the symptoms of various diseases because you constantly look them up online? Do you keep getting tests done (often by different doctors)? Is no reassurance enough to prove that you are not sick? You know that but are never satisfied. Is that you? If the answer to most of these questions is yes, you probably are a hypochondriac. But if " Health anxiety is ruining my life " is something you can relate to, this article will help you overcome it. Health Anxiety Is Ruining My Life If you're constantly worried about their health and always convinced that you are sick, then you may