Feeling depressed? Ask Google

Feeling depressed? Ask Google

Using its smart analytics, Google is trying to help people who repeatedly search for “depression” or “clinical depression” on mobile phones in an attempt to find answers to what they feel. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide and considering that a record number of people live with clinical depression, this new initiative, in collaboration with the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), is seen as an effective step in the right direction. It would help those having apprehension about low moods being more than a case of passing blues arrive at a definitive conclusion.

Mary Giliberti, chief executive officer […] Read more

Diet and depression: Is there a link?

Diet and depression: Is there a link?

Although people are aware that diet affects one’s physical health and deficiency of the key nutrients negatively impacts physical indices, such as weight, body mass index (BMI), heartbeat rate, bone density, etc., there only few who are aware of the connection between nutrition and mental health.

Since mental disorders have been invariably associated with emotions and other biochemical changes in the brain, there has been less emphasis on understanding the role of nutrition in safeguarding mental health. Some of the key factors, such as poor appetite, skipping meals and cravings for sweet food, can play havoc on one’s mental health.

The deficiency […] Read more

Emotional freedom technique may be helpful in treating teen depression

Emotional freedom technique may be helpful in treating teen depression

Depression is a common disorder that affects individuals of all ages, costing the family and society immense socioeconomic burden. When feelings of hopelessness and sadness continue to plague someone’s mind day and night, it could be a sign of major depression. The American Psychological Association (APA) reports that major depressive disorder (MDD) affects approximately 14.8 million adult Americans in a given year. However, there is a difference in how the disorder impacts teens and adults.

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), nearly 2 out of 100 young children and 8 out of 100 teens may be suffering […] Read more