End of daylight saving time can be linked to depression: Study

End of daylight saving time can be linked to depression: Study

The end of the daylight saving time (DST), when the United States adjusts to standard times, might be a cause of concern for millions of people. A switch back to standard time for winter has been linked to a host of problems, including car accidents, health problems, higher crime rates and higher rate of mental illnesses. As per a recent study, the end of DST is linked to an increased number of psychiatric cases in hospitals, particularly linked to depression. DST is the ritual of setting clocks back an hour which began on March 13, 2016 and ended on November […] Read more

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: Facts to know when Alzheimer’s and depression occur together

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: Facts to know when Alzheimer’s and depression occur together

When we talk about Alzheimer’s disease, depression can be a natural part of it. It has been found that having depression is quite common in cases of Alzheimer’s, especially in the early and middle stages. As the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s and depression are similar, distinguishing the two can be difficult even for a doctor. When both diseases are present, a patient may find it easier to cope with Alzheimer’s symptoms when they are less depressed.

The “National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month” is observed every year in November to raise awareness among the people about the disease. However, it is also […] Read more

Prevalence of depression during menopausal transition

Prevalence of depression during menopausal transition

Numerous women across the world experience menopausal transition, which is manifested in the form of inconvenient symptoms, including vasomotor ailments, joint disorders, reduced libido, dry vagina, sluggishness and insomnia. During their mid-life, many women experience changes in the menstrual cycles, in terms of regularity, flow, duration of cycle, etc. In addition, some of them experience hot flashes, poor quality of sleep, irritability and mood disorders.

Depressive disorders are prevalent in almost all the age groups, however, these are relatively more profound among middle-aged women. Since an ongoing hormonal disturbance is already taking place in the bodies of menopausal women, depression can […] Read more