National Psychotherapy Day: Distinguishing depression and CFS

National Psychotherapy Day: Distinguishing depression and CFS

A bad mental or physical health impacts an individual. Many a times, a mental illness triggers a physical problem or vice-versa. And when a mental illness and physical condition both occur at the same time, the situation of the individual becomes more miserable considering the fact that people often tend to mistake the symptoms of one problem for another which leads to misdiagnosis. Depression and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are two such conditions that have a few common symptoms but are entirely different health conditions.

Depression is a mental disorder that affects an individual’s mood, behavior, and feelings. Every year, around […] Read more

World Suicide Prevention Day: Celebrities who won over their depression

World Suicide Prevention Day: Celebrities who won over their depression

Depression is a state of mind characterized by intense feelings of sadness and hopelessness. An individual with depression loses interest in things that he/she used to enjoy. This is typically a mood disorder that leaves a negative impact on an individual’s feelings, thoughts and behavior leading to severe mental illness, substance abuse and sometimes, even suicide.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) mentions depression as one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. Its 2014 statistics suggest that around 15.7 million adults aged 18 or more had faced at least one major depressive episode in […] Read more