Depression In Young Adults

Each year, thousands of young people, ages 15 to 24 kill themselves. The rate of suicide for this age group has nearly tripled since 1960, making it the third leading cause of death in adolescents and the second leading cause of death among college-age youth. Studies show that suicide attempts among young people may be…

Depression Is A Monster But Don’t Fear it

NISIAN HUGHES VIA GETTY IMAGES One of the earliest films I can really remember is Alien. I loved it. I still do today. I grew up in the green and grey countryside of the shady north, where raindrops pattered out the blues in summer, and the snow wiped everything clean in winter. Roaring fires, brothers…

Depression Rates Are Climbing In Teenagers And Young Adults

Here’s why, plus what you can do about it. Daria Nepriakhina / Unsplash Depression is the most common mental illness in the U.S., and it seems that unfortunate fact extends to teens and young adults as well. New research published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday found that the rate of depression is increasing among…

How to deal with your anxiety when you go home for Christmas

Festive anxiety can bog off, eh? (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk) Going home for Christmas can be a metaphorical sigh of relief for many.   Taking a break, heading back to your family home and hanging out with your relatives sounds like a dream for some, but for others it can exacerbate any anxiety disorder you already…

4 Ways to Reduce Depression Without Medication

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. Depression, sometimes known also as clinical depression and major depressive disorder, is a common and severe mood disorder which can affect people regardless of their age, gender or ethnicity, although there are certain studies that show that women are twice as…

Migraines and Anxiety: The Crazy Cycle & Ways To Break It

Migraines and anxiety often exist in a symbiotic relationship similar to the classic “chicken or the egg” causality dilemma. Which came first? In a similar vein, does anxiety trigger migraines, or do migraines cause anxiety? My head hurts just thinking about it. Anxiety and Migraines Coexist According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America…

Anxiety, irritability may precede depression in high-risk teens

The most common risk factor for early onset depression is having a mother or father with a history of the disease. (Photo: Pixabay) When parents have a history of depression, teens are at greater risk for developing the disorder themselves, and signs of being irritable, anxious and fearful may precede a first episode of depression,…

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How to Eat Right to Reduce Stress

During times of stress, we often turn to traditional “comfort” foods such as macaroni and cheese, pizza, and ice cream. Ironically, these high-fat foods are usually the worst possible choices because they can make us feel lethargic and less able to deal with stress. Not only that, but stress can drive up our blood pressure…

How Children Inherit Anxiety And Depression From Their Parents

New study provides insights into how parents pass anxiety and depression onto their children. An over-active network of brain areas is central to how children inherit anxiety and depression from their parents. The network consists of three regions in the brain which work together to control the fear-response. Genes passed down from parents to children…