Acne Depression: Is It Real? Is It Serious?

Acne vulgaris, otherwise known as Acne Depression, is a common skin disorder discovered in 1955 that has been proven to cause both psychological and psychosocial distress in those afflicted. Typically, Acne Depression appears in pre-teens and teens at the onset of puberty. Of course, this is a time when they are experiencing a good amount […]

Sinus Trouble Can Lead to Depression, Lost Work

People with chronic sinus infections who are also depressed due to these infections can become less productive at work, even missing work days. People with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) who aren’t depressed don’t miss as much work and are more productive. Based on these findings, researchers hope to create a targeted therapy for these patients. In […]

Hold That Pose: Yoga May Ease Tough Depression

Depression can be addressed through the meditation and calming poses experienced when doing yoga. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine recently published an article citing that those with depression who did yoga on a weekly basis, were ably to find relief from their condition. The researchers hope the findings will allow patients with hard […]

For Kids, Regular Exercise Seems to Put Depression on the Run

Physical activity, something mist parents encourage in their children, has been shown to have a surprise benefit besides physical health it can also lower the risk for depression in children. In a study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 700 children at two year intervals from ages 6-10 were followed over four years, […]

Why Practicing Gratitude Matters, Even When Everything Is Awful

Scientists have recommended that people actively try to be grateful. They have found that gratitude has actual positive physical benefits. Gratitude has been shown to lower blood pressure, prolong life, and help people to sleep better. Acting grateful helps the person to maintain stability during hard times, and to avoid a negative cycle of despair. […]

Body Image Problems Tied to Alcohol Issues

In the study, researchers sought to identify the behavioral effects associated with teen body image behavioral misperceptions (BIBM). Investigators discovered trying to lose, maintain, or gain weight when there is no medical need to do so, based on self-reported weight status, is associated with a bevy of substance use behaviors. Specifically, girls with BIBM have […]

Could a Drug Prevent Depression and PTSD? | Rebecca Brachman

Rebecca Brachman begins her speech by explaining how tuberculosis was originally a romanticized disease, even though it was truly caused by a bacterial infection. The original cure became the first accidental discovery of anti-depressant drug. Like tuberculosis, PTSD and other forms of depression have risen in diagnosis. Roughly 1 in 4 adults currently suffers from […]

2 Out of 3 Depressed Teens Gain Lasting Benefits from Therapy

Recent Studies show that teens with Depression issues benefit from short term therapy. A Cambridge professor suggests if we can tackle the issues early on, therapy could have long lasting effects. The subjects in this study were 465 teens in England with whom had been diagnosed with depression issues. The therapy they used to research […]

Hey Fellas, Depression Can Strike New Dads, Too

New Research out of New Zealand and published in the February 15th JAMA Psychiatry reveals that moms to be or new moms aren’t the only ones to experience depression related to pregnancy and birth, some dad’s experience it too. Pregnancy linked depression can affect men in poor health or who are highly stressed. This is […]

What I Learned From 100 Days of Rejection | Jia Jiang

Jiang talks about rejection, being rejected, and the unforeseen benefits of getting yourself used to rejection. He starts with a story about his kindergarten teacher doing a gift and compliment exercise (which backfired horribly.) Then he goes over various rejections in his life, and how there was a war inside of himself between the six […]