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CCD owner VG Siddhartha dead: Why mental health remains a taboo in India

VG Siddhartha's death highlights the extreme stress and emotional distress entrepreneurs can be under. "No matter how glitzy and successful your life appears to the outside world, it's a lonely place at the top."

'Combat veterans more likely to experience mental health issues in later life'

Using data from the Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study, researchers explored the relationship between combat exposure and depressive and anxiety symptoms, as well as self-rated health and stressful life events.


Children likely to suffer from depression long after being bullied: Study

The study, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, has found that young adults who were bullied as children were eight times more likely to experience depression that was limited to childhood.

Social media may improve mental health in adults, suggests study

The study, published in the Journal of Computer Mediated-Communication, challenges the notion that social media, mobile technologies and the internet contribute to a mental health crisis.

Night owls can 'retrain' their body clocks to improve mental well-being

'Night owls' are individuals whose internal body clock dictates later-than-usual sleep and wake times -- in this study participants had an average bedtime of 2.30 am and wake-up time of 10.15 am.

Weak upper and lower body fitness in midlife women linked to depression: Study

The study published in the Journal of the North American Menopause Society evaluates objective measures of physical performance in relation to depression and anxiety in premenopausal, perimenopausal, and postmenopausal women.


Yoga boosts health, mental well-being in older adults: Study

The researchers found that people who practiced yoga had improved balance, flexibility, leg strength, depression, sleep quality, vitality and perceived mental and physical health - compared with no activity.

Depression may up risk of multiple chronic diseases in women: Study

The research, published in the journal Health Psychology, suggests that depression and chronic diseases share a similar genetic or biological pathway.

New method may help predict depression in new mothers: Study

For the study, published in the journal Psychological Assessment, data was collected from more than 600 pregnant women using the BUMPS questionnaire.

Depression may spread through social networks, says study

In a hyperconnected world, traditional social networks - face-to-face contacts of daily life - are unravelling with the loss of social supports, said researchers at the Flinders University in Australia.

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Stress Awareness Month: How this Egyptian artist fights DEPRESSION with these evocative paintings

Excessive stress may lead to depression. During Stress Awareness Month (April), speaks to Egypt-based artist Sief Hamza, who fought chronic depression using art. Evocative and unsettling, his paintings have created quite a buzz on social media.

Celebrities who battled depression and spoke about it

Depression, though a glaring reality, is often treated as an ugly word and is not included in conversations and discussions. However several celebrities who have gone through this have later spoken up on the issue, and have done a great job at that.