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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Signs of winter depression and ways to deal with it

Signs of winter depression and ways to deal with it

Winter is a time for comfort and a lovely season with snow-capped mountains, piping hot tea and warm clothes. However, winters also bring with them cold winds, low temperatures and something called seasonal depression, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Besides the confinement within the four walls, the gloomy environment during winters, such as icy winds, lack of any activity outside, etc., often trigger sadness and other overwhelming feelings.

Depression is nothing but a chemical imbalance in the brain that causes the feelings of sadness. Unlike other major depressions, SAD still intrigue scientists and medical practitioners due to the lack of sufficient […] Read more

End of daylight saving time can be linked to depression: Study

End of daylight saving time can be linked to depression: Study

The end of the daylight saving time (DST), when the United States adjusts to standard times, might be a cause of concern for millions of people. A switch back to standard time for winter has been linked to a host of problems, including car accidents, health problems, higher crime rates and higher rate of mental illnesses. As per a recent study, the end of DST is linked to an increased number of psychiatric cases in hospitals, particularly linked to depression. DST is the ritual of setting clocks back an hour which began on March 13, 2016 and ended on November […] Read more