Depressive disorder in kids and adolescents – Part 2:  Brains of depressed children respond differently to pleasurable events

Depressive disorder in kids and adolescents – Part 2: Brains of depressed children respond differently to pleasurable events

Depression has become an increasingly major issue in the United States, with millions of people grappling with the challenges of this problem. Unlike the popular perception that children cannot get depressed, there are a number of evidences to suggest that a large number of children and adolescents are diagnosed with major depression to bipolar disorder.

Being a serious disease, depression has devastated more lives than any other disease. In fact, depressive disorders manifest in several forms among children. According to a study, the prevalence of major depressive disorder is about 1 percent of preschoolers, 2 percent of school-aged children, and 5 […] Read more

Deficiency of vitamin D impacts brain health

Deficiency of vitamin D impacts brain health

Besides causing several health problems, such as rickets, osteomalacia (bone softening), osteopenia (low bone density), osteoarthritis, heart diseases and cancer to name a few,  the deficiency of vitamin D also causes mood disorders like depression. The problem has further aggravated due to lifestyle and dietary problems. By addressing the challenge of vitamin D deficiency, one can make the entire treatment of depression much more effective.

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Depressive disorder in kids and adolescents – Part 1: Early exposure to depression increases risk of developing MDD

Depressive disorder in kids and adolescents – Part 1: Early exposure to depression increases risk of developing MDD

Anxiety and depression, considered the leader among all mental disorders, have dominated the lives of millions of children and adolescents by affecting their work and destroying their families. As anxiety and depression often accompany each other, this increases their potency over time. According to some of the studies, the development of major depressive disorder (MDD) in adolescents with parents diagnosed with depression suggests that genetics and family history determine the onset of psychiatric disorders among adolescents. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is one of the leading causes of mental illness, with only about half of them receiving treatment in a given year, […] Read more