DEPRESSION

  • This beautiful comic tells us what depression is and how one can deal with it March 8, 2015

    Depression is not something to be taken lightly. Often people think that metal health is not as important as physical health. And that is not true at all. The fact that people misuse the word 'Depression' so often is testimony to the fact that a lot of us don't...
  • Facebook addiction can lead to depression March 3, 2015

    New York: Constantly checking Facebook to see what your friends are doing could drive you to depression, a new study warns. The study found that heavy Facebook users might experience envy, which can ultimately lead to extreme sadness. The researchers surveyed 736 college students and found that if one quietly stalks their...
  • Here's what could make Facebook users envious and depressed March 2, 2015

    Washington: Using Facebook only to scroll through your news feed or browse other people's profiles could make you feel envious and depressed, according to a new study. Researchers examined how passive versus active Facebook use affects users. They completed two studies: one laboratory experiment, which allowed them to draw inferences about cause...
  • Passive Facebook use to scroll news feed, browse profiles can lead to depression: Study March 1, 2015

    Washington: Using Facebook only to scroll through your news feed or browse other people's profiles could make you feel envious and depressed, according to a new study. Researchers examined how passive versus active Facebook use affects users. They completed two studies: one laboratory experiment, which allowed them to draw inferences about...
  • Why stress makes some people more vulnerable to depression February 10, 2015

    New York: One reason why social stress makes some people more vulnerable to depression than others could be due to deficiency of serotonin, a crucial brain chemical linked to the feeling of well-being and happiness, a study suggests. "Our results are very exciting because they establish that low serotonin could be...
  • Does Facebook trigger feelings of envy in you? You could go into depression February 4, 2015

    Washington: Facebook use can lead to symptoms of depression if the social networking site triggers feelings of envy among its users, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Missouri said the way in which Facebook users use the site makes a difference in how they respond to it. "Facebook...
  • Living It Up: Depression in children December 14, 2014

    In this edition of 'Living It Up', we talk about the growing depression in children. Irritability, continued sadness and social withdrawl are some of the symptons associated to depression. ...
  • Living it up: Depression in children on the rise October 26, 2014

    In this episode of 'Living It Up', experts comment on the rising depression in children. Irritability, continued sadness and social withdrawal are the various symptoms associated with it. Genetics plays a key role in protecting one from depression. ...
  • Living it Up: Mental illness is critically linked with diabetes September 28, 2014

    One of the banes of urban life, is the accompanying stress and anxiety resulting from various triggers. Depression, one of the most common mental illnesses is predicted to affict 20 per cent of the Indian population by 2020. ...
  • Strict parenting may lead to low self-esteem in kids September 23, 2014

    Washington: Are you a strict parent? Your child may be at risk of depression! Less supportive and punitive parenting techniques may lead to the development of low self-esteem and school adjustment difficulties in children and leave them vulnerable to depression and problem behaviours, according to a new study. "Our research shows...
  • Stigma bars mentally ill from seeking care September 7, 2014

    Washington: While stigma is one of the many factors that may influence care seeking, it is one that has profound effects for those who suffer from mental illness, says a study. The desire to avoid public stigma causes individuals to drop out of treatment or avoid it entirely for fear of...
  • Depression more common for cancer patients, but rarely treated September 6, 2014

    New York: Three new studies by researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh in the UK reveal that threequarters of depressed cancer patients are not receiving treatment for depression. The researchers also found that serious depression is more common for cancer patients than for the general population, and varies by...
  • One person commits suicide every 40 seconds: WHO September 4, 2014

    Geneva: More than 800,000 people die by committing suicide every year one person in every 40 seconds, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report published on Thursday. According to the Global Report on Suicide Prevention, 75 per cent of suicides occur in low and middleincome countries, the WHO...
  • Living it Up: 10 crore people in India suffer from hypertension August 16, 2014

    Nearly 10 crore people in India suffer from hypertension in India, and survey predicts that another 20 crore people will be afflicted with hypertension by 2020. The World Health Organisation has however said that hypertension is the most easily preventable problem. A healthy lifestyle, less stress and lot of positive...
  • Robin William was battling severe depression, hanged himself using a belt: Report August 13, 2014

    Officials say that Hollywood actor Robin Williams hanged himself using a belt from his bedroom door. There is no clarity yet on whether the actor who was battling severe depression left behind any suicide note. Williams' left wrist had cuts and a pocketknife was found near his body with dried...
  • Shamli: 'Depressed' engineer kills father, sister after he fails to get a job July 24, 2014

    A man has been arrested for allegedly killing his father and sister at Shamli town in Muzaffarnagar district, police said. The accused Vikrant, a B Tech engineer was arrested on Wednesday evening after he confessed that he committed the crime under depression, Superintendent of Police A K Rai told reporters. The accused...
  • Odisha reviews preparedness to tackle flood July 23, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: With water level rising in several Odisha rivers following incessant rains and a forecast of more rains due to a depression, the state government reviewed preparedness to deal with possible flood. "There is a possibility of flood in Keonjhar, Jajpur and Bhadrak districts. All arrangements are being made to deal...
  • Woman suffering from depression kills three daughters April 23, 2014

    A woman suffering from depression allegedly murdered her three minor daughters in Rajasthan's Alwar district. 28-year old Bina Bai Koli along with her three daughters Monika (6), Khushbu (4) and Muskan (2) went missing from her home on Tuesday morning. When she returned home last evening, her in-laws asked her about the...
  • Internet use can ward off depression among the elderly April 18, 2014

    New York: Are you in your 60s and surf internet for better vacation deals or finding old friends on social networks? Keep surfing as research reveals that Internet use among the elderly can reduce the chances of depression by more than 30 per cent. "That is a very strong effect. And...
  • Salimpur: Boy commits suicide March 31, 2014

    A 19-year-old boy committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan in Salimpur village here, police said on Moday. The deceased, identified as Mukesh, was found hanging from the ceiling fan at his house yesterday, they said. According to his family he was depressed over some unknown issues but no suicide...
  • Man jumps into tiger enclosure at China zoo to offer himself to tigers February 18, 2014

    Beijing: A Chinese man suffering from depression shocked visitors at a zoo when he attempted to feed himself to a pair of Bengal tigers. Yang Jinhai, 27, climbed over the wall of the Chengdu Zoo in Sichuan province to enter into tigers enclosure on Sunday as he wanted to improve...
  • I became very depressed at the end of 2013: Lady Gaga February 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: Pop star Lady Gaga says she battled severe depression late last year realising that the people, who were her socalled friends, had taken advantage of her celebrity status. The 27yearold singer opened up about her struggle to find happiness and peace in life in an interview, reported Ace...
  • Two killed in rainrelated incidents as cyclone Helen hits Andhra coast November 22, 2013

    Two persons were killed and crops in 1.5 lakh hectares were damaged in Andhra Pradesh on Friday under the impact of cyclonic storm Helen, which has now weakened into a "deep depression". The two persons died in separate rainrelated incidents, disaster management commissioner C Parthasarathi said. Coastal districts of East Godavari, West...
  • Twentyeight die in Vietnam floods, nine missing November 17, 2013

    Flooding in Vietnam has killed at least 28 people since Friday, with nine others missing and nearly 80,000 displaced, state media and government reports said, after a tropical depression dumped heavy rains across central regions of the country. In Quang Ngai province, where nine were killed and four people are missing,...
  • Heavy rains lash WB, Odisha, AP; Met predicts more rainfall October 27, 2013

    Just days after Phailin and floods struck Odisha, incessant rains have added to the misery of the people in the state. So far, around 16 people have died and lakhs are still marooned. Rescue operations are continuing, but the situation in Ganjam district continues to be grim as the Met department...
  • Cyclone Phailin related death toll in Bihar rises to four October 14, 2013

    Three persons, including two women, were killed, on Monday, in the cyclone Phailinrelated incidents in Bihar's Darbhanga and Madhepura districts to take the toll to four, police sources said. A woman, identified as Yamuna Devi (45) was killed when her thatched house collapsed and fell on her during heavy rains in...
  • Sandra Bullock battled depression during 'Gravity' shoot October 14, 2013

    Los Angeles: While shooting for space drama 'Gravity', actress Sandra Bullock suffered serious bouts of depression as she was locked in an isolation tank for 10 hours at a time. The 49yearold admits the lonely sessions took a serious toll on her mental health, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Director Alfonso Cuaron had to keep...
  • Phailin weakens, turns into 'deep depression', says IMD October 13, 2013

    After wrecking havoc in coastal belts of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, cyclonic storm Phailin weakened further turning into "deep depression" on Sunday evening. According to M Mohapatra, scientist (Cyclone Warning Division) of the Meteorology Department, the "cyclonic storm" has now turned to "deep depression" with the wind speed of 4555 kmph. It...
  • Deep depression cyclone turns into Phailin October 9, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: After crossing North Andaman Islands, the deep depression over east central Bay of Bengal on Wednesday night intensified into cyclonic storm Phailin, while remaining practically stationary at about 950 km from Paradip, the IMD said in its latest bulletin. The cyclone would intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in the...
  • Class XII girl, allegedly depressed over studies commits suicide August 3, 2013

    Apparently depressed over her studies, a class XII girl student allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself, police said on Saturday. 16yearold Akanksha Srivastav, a resident of Lajpat nagar area here hanged herself from a ceiling fan in her room when her brother was asleep at home and her parents were away,...