Experts dismiss links between subclinical hypothyroidism and incident depression

Experts dismiss links between subclinical hypothyroidism and incident depression

Hypothyroidism, a condition where the production of thyroid hormone is below normal, has been always associated with depression. According to the Health Information Center of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), nearly 4.6 percent of the American population aged 12 and older suffer from hypothyroidism. This implies that almost five people out of 100 are afflicted by the condition, even if the severity is mild.  Therefore, the functioning of the thyroid is related to the psychological well-being of the people. In fact, many experts have highlighted a striking similarity in the symptoms of both depression […] Read more

“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