Mindfulness practices more efficacious than other depression-related interventions, study

Mindfulness practices more efficacious than other depression-related interventions, study

Nothing underlines the magnitude of depression more than the famous quote by the British novelist C.S. Lewis “Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear.” As such, depression can be primarily defined as the failure to share one’s agony, which has reached an unendurable level, with others. People trying to sail through the state of depression often get trapped in the vicious cycle of treatment and relapse.

Depression often makes a person feel pessimistic and alienates him or her from others. Additionally, such people need to constantly grapple with other […] Read more

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

Cognitive behavioral skills can help depressed people find employment: Study

Cognitive behavioral skills can help depressed people find employment: Study

For some people, it can be difficult to break the curse of unemployment or land into a profession of their choice. Prolonged job hunts instill feelings of fear while invoking emotions of depression. Negative feelings about one’s own future due to anxiety of being jobless can affect the way one processes emotions.

For such individuals, researchers recommend learning a set of skills, commonly imparted during cognitive therapy sessions for managing depression, which can help them land a job. In a study published online in the Journal of Clinical Psychology in March 2016, scientists revealed the benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy, which […] Read more