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Michael Phelps started enjoying life after opening up about his ‘depression spells’

Michael Phelps started enjoying life after opening up about his ‘depression spells’

Millions of adolescents and teens across the world, at some point during their youth, strongly admire celebrities from all walks of life, particularly from entertainment and sports. Youngsters often consider these celebrities as infallible individuals or the epitome of perfection. What many adolescents may not realize is that famous personalities too, much like ordinary people, …

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Brains of adolescent boys are affected differently by depression, finds study

Depression, one of the most common mood disorders, affects not only people’s emotional well-being but also the way their brain functions. The three main parts of the brain affected by depression are the hippocampus, prefrontal cortex and amygdala. The hormone, cortisol, which is regulated by the hippocampus, surges in depression patients, leading to mood and …

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Study links sleep-disordered breathing to teen depression

Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses that affect thousands of people around the world. Stress during teen years is one of the key contributing factors to depressive symptoms in young children. Now, a new research presented at SLEEP 2017, the 31st annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS) held in …

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Not just ego: Low self-esteem can fuel substance abuse

“Self-esteem” is one of those terms which can cause some eyes to roll. Maybe it brings touchy-feely imagery to mind, or the suspicion that some people need to toughen up. The reality is a bit more complicated. Fundamentally, self-esteem is a person’s sense of value and worth. People with healthy self-esteem feel good about themselves, …

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Ketamine to treat depression: A new study highlights the effects of “special K”

“Depression is the second most expensive health problem that we face worldwide, but this fact is not very well known because there is a stigma attached to depression and people don’t like to talk about it. About 17 percent of Americans will be treated for depression at some point in their lives, but there are …

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Poverty physically linked to depression

Why do some people in the same family get sick and others do not? Until recently, scientists explained that such differences were attributable to either nature (genes) or nurture (environment), or some indescribable combination of both. And, for the most part, that explanation is still correct, except for the indescribable part. That part is now …

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When illness isn’t mental: The psychology of the thyroid

Parents are almost trained to notice these things. A sudden change in school performance. A loss of interest in activities. Changes in temperament, including anger, irritability and depression. A teen who suddenly becomes withdrawn. Eating habits becoming different for no reason. Problems concentrating and forgetfulness. These symptoms get noticed, because among others identified by the …

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