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Michael Phelps started enjoying life after opening up about his ‘depression spells’

January 12, 2018   0 Comments

Michael Phelps started enjoying life after opening up about his ‘depression spells’

Millions of adolescents and teens across the world, at some point during their youth, strongly admire celebrities from all walks of life, particularly from entertainment and sports. Youngsters often consider these celebrities as infallible individuals or the epitome of perfection. What many adolescents may not realize is that famous personalities too, much like ordinary people,
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Holiday season may worsen teens’ depressive symptoms; here’s how to handle it

December 6, 2017   0 Comments

Twinkling lights and mistletoes; festive carols and shopping; the excitement of opening presents and gorging on home-baked treats – it is no surprise that we all eagerly wait for the holiday season. While many may consider the merrymaking and family bonding to be the perfect respite from low moods and depressive symptoms, for some people,
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Smartphone apps may improve symptoms of mild to moderate depression, finds study

October 11, 2017   0 Comments

The recent explosive growth in smartphone usage, especially among youngsters, has given rise to a unique opportunity to experts to deliver mental health interventions via smartphone applications (apps). So far, there is limited evidence to establish the efficacy of using digitally enabled interventions in the treatment of mental health conditions like depression. To bridge this
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Lessons on resilience may help youth cope with everyday issues, improve mental health

September 27, 2017   0 Comments

As part of its “Rise Above for Schools” program for building critical life skills among youth, Public Health England (PHE) – an executive agency under the Department of Health in the United Kingdom – unveiled a series of new resources for teachers, earlier in September 2017. As part of the program, secondary school teachers will
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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Reframing teens’ negative mindsets to positive ones help prevent suicide

September 18, 2017   0 Comments

Adolescence is a critical transitional period characterized by rapid physical and emotional changes. Teen years are typically associated with attributes such as stubbornness, irritability, rebellion and risk-taking behavior. It is a vulnerable age where academic stress, peer pressure and parental expectations can negatively impact youngsters’ psychological health. Young children often suffer from emotions such as
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Ketamine helpful in preventing teen depression and suicidal tendencies

August 22, 2017   0 Comments

For the last few decades, ketamine has found a wide range of clinical applications in anesthesia, pain and critical care. At the same time, over the years, it has also gained notoriety as a recreational drug commonly referred to as “special K” on the party circuit. According to the researchers, ketamine is a harmful and
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Brains of adolescent boys are affected differently by depression, finds study

July 24, 2017   0 Comments

Depression, one of the most common mood disorders, affects not only people’s emotional well-being but also the way their brain functions. The three main parts of the brain affected by depression are the hippocampus, prefrontal cortex and amygdala. The hormone, cortisol, which is regulated by the hippocampus, surges in depression patients, leading to mood and
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Preliminary symptoms of depression in teens

July 13, 2017   0 Comments

Teen years are the most demanding years in an individual’s life. It is during these years that the teen adopts habits that would frame his/her personality and define the type of an individual that the teen would grow up to be. Apart from being an experimental stage, these years are also vulnerable as they hold
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Study links sleep-disordered breathing to teen depression

July 11, 2017   0 Comments

Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses that affect thousands of people around the world. Stress during teen years is one of the key contributing factors to depressive symptoms in young children. Now, a new research presented at SLEEP 2017, the 31st annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS) held in
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Habits that can help reduce teen depression

June 27, 2017   0 Comments

Teenage is defined as the most unsettling time in a person’s life. There are times when a teenager feels sad or irritated either due to excessive pressure at school, peer pressure or some other reason. But when such emotions get so overwhelming that they begin to impact the teenager’s friendships, performance at school, as well
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