Not only women, men go through post natal depression too

It is believed that only women are at risk of developing postnatal depression after giving birth to a child. However, this is not completely true. Having a child is a life-changing event and it can take a toll over the mental health and emotional well-being of both the mother and the father. Just because fathers…

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Women can be vulnerable around menopause, susceptible to depression

A woman undergoes hormonal changes during perimenopause (around menopause), which can lead to a lot of emotional ups and downs and sometimes even depression. Hence, it is important to understand the implications of transitioning into this phase in one’s life and deal with it. What makes it even more complicated is that menopause and mental…

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Air pollution and genes may fuel depression in people, says study

According to various research studies, increased level of exposure to air pollution can cause inflammation and damaged blood vessels and tissues. It may contribute towards adverse psychological effect, making people impulsive and plunging them into depression. Environmentalists and medical practitioners who are analyzing the adverse effects of air pollution on human body consider it to…

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India reports surge in suicide rates since the outbreak of the pandemic

COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in stress and anxiety. Incidents of psychological trauma faced by adults and children have shot up across the world. Social isolation, loss of jobs, financial crises, and closure of schools, college and businesses upended the lives of people.  Levels of stress, anxiety and depression have gone up significantly…

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Depression can cause other serious ailments

Depression is one of the most common mental health problems among people, affecting 15-20 percent of the population. Despite being a psychological disorder, depression is linked to other physical diseases and the overall well-being of a person. Ranging from mild to severe, depression is a mental illness that should not be overlooked and go untreated….

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