Increased social media usage may lead to depression and anxiety, suggests another recent study

With social media becoming an increasingly important part of nearly everyone’s life, it has become necessary to understand its effects on people. Keeping this objective in mind, the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) and Young Health Movement (YHM) published a report titled #StatusofMind. The report collated the response from approximately 1500 respondents, in the…

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Easy ways to take care of your mental health

The pandemic has taken a huge toll on people’s health. The constant pressure of trying to not get infected, the uncertainty of jobs, financial pressure, medical expenses, and the strain of working from home have adversely affected mental health. Mental health influences how a person manages their feelings, sensations, and emotions through the ups and…

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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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