Metacognitive therapy may be a potential treatment for major depressive disorder, finds study

Metacognitive therapy may be a potential treatment for major depressive disorder, finds study

Major depressive disorder is a highly recurring mood disorder and most treatment programs fail to address the risks of a relapse, which is a common occurrence. Some of the common treatment programs for depression include psychotherapy, medication, brain-stimulation, self-care and complementary health approaches. However, the efficacy of these treatments depends on the type of depression and its severity.

Researchers are constantly striving to come up with treatment methods that would ensure full recovery, without any risk of reoccurrence of the disorder. Today, medication and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) are the most preferred treatments for depression and anxiety. However, a study by the […] Read more

Researchers use machine learning to diagnose depression

Researchers use machine learning to diagnose depression

Depression is the leading contributing factor to disability worldwide with more than 300 million people across the globe suffering from it, highlights the World Health Organization (WHO). Over 15 million American adults, amounting to 6.7 percent of the U.S. population suffers from depression, as reported by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Though it is a treatable condition, it ends up compromising many vital years of one’s life. Therefore, predicting one risk of developing depression can be useful in controlling the onset of this most common mental health disorder.

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Depressive disorder in kids and adolescents – Part 3: Prevalence of chronic depression among adolescent girls

Depressive disorder in kids and adolescents – Part 3: Prevalence of chronic depression among adolescent girls

Since almost every social and biological risk factor is at play during the adolescence phase, depression among growing teenagers is a common menace nowadays due to various reasons. In fact, it is gripping both boys and girls at the same rate, irrespective of gender. As the gap is dissolving with time, the overall scenario has started worsening with time.

There has been a tremendous rise in the prevalence of chronic depression among adolescents since the last few decades. As mentioned above, one of the worrisome trends has been the growing prevalence of depression among teenage and adolescent girls. A report by […] Read more