People and depression – Part 3: Misogynist men more likely to suffer from depression

People and depression – Part 3: Misogynist men more likely to suffer from depression

“Boys don’t cry” – the phrase itself sums up the convincing influential characteristics of a man. He is known for having a strong mental state, taking rational decisions and assessing the balance between the right and the wrong. Men are considered the stronger class of the sexes. But depression does not discriminate anyone, irrespective of gender, race or religion. The “stronger sex” too can fall prey to the mental disorder.

A new study, published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology, featured a persuasive statement that sexist men and playboys tend to suffer from depression more than the other categories of people. […] Read more

Is depression more than a chemical imbalance?

Is depression more than a chemical imbalance?

Depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), is a serious mood disorder, causing “severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working.” The World Health Organization’s (WHO) factsheet on depression says that approximately 350 million people in the world suffer from this condition, and that globally, it is the leading cause of disability for both males and females.

Depression is a wide-ranging disorder, and not all people afflicted by it experience every symptom. However, experiencing some of these signs and symptoms almost daily, for most of the day, for […] Read more

People and depression – Part 2: Depression among college students

A student’s life is like a book with many chapters and depression has become a common chapter. A 2015 survey by the Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State University highlighted that about 20 percent of college students seeking mental health treatment took up half of all appointments at campus counseling centers. With growing competition to excel in every sphere of life, students often can’t keep up with the pressures and suffer from episodes of depression. What might have started as moments of sadness, stress and irritation, might develop into a full-blown disorder in no time.

Certain factors and circumstances […] Read more