“Zombie” singer Dolores O’Riordan’s tryst with depression, bipolar disorder and death

“Zombie” singer Dolores O’Riordan’s tryst with depression, bipolar disorder and death

Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the band Cranberries, who delivered all-time hits like “Zombie” and “Linger” died recently under mysterious circumstances. Her body was discovered at a London hotel and sent for further examination. While the toxicology reports are pending, the entire nation and her family has been devastated by her sudden death.

Few details of the days leading up to her death suggest that she was perhaps struggling with depression, paranoia and hypomania along with serious backache, which led to the cancellation of many shows in 2017. In the past, she had also shared her battle with alcohol addiction, smoking […] Read more

Sleepio: CBT-based online program alleviating depression by restoring sleep

Sleepio: CBT-based online program alleviating depression by restoring sleep

People spend one-third of their lives sleeping. When a person sleeps, his or her entire body undergoes the process of repair and detoxification. In children and teens, sleep is even more crucial for growth and development. The way a person feels while he or she is awake has a close connection with the quality of his or her sleep. Getting the right amount of sleep at the right time helps to protect not only one’s physical and mental health, but also has a bearing on his or her quality of life.

Although every individual’s sleep requirement is different, most healthy adults […] Read more

Depression doesn’t have a specific ‘look’

Depression doesn’t have a specific ‘look’

Depression is an invisible disease that can be easily masked by a person wishing to present himself and herself as a happy man or woman to the world. Unfortunately, the outside world would have no inkling of what’s going on beneath the surface. All the turmoil, the emptiness and the exhaustion of dealing with depression can be hidden with a fake smile plastered on one’s face. And this is what makes depression so deadly and terrifying to the close family members and friends. When the symptoms of the illness become too much to bear, it takes a turn for the […] Read more