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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.

'All of us can help prevent the seeds of bulimia, depression': Princess Diana

"The society should value children, so that they know how to value themselves", said Princess Diana on her struggle with bulimia and depression.


Air pollution may up childhood anxiety, depression, finds study

Exposure to air pollution is a well-established global health problem associated with complications for people with asthma and respiratory disease, as well as heart conditions and an increased risk of stroke.

Fast-acting nasal spray can help treat depression: Study

According to the study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, esketamine nasal spray, in conjunction with an oral antidepressant, offers a new fast-acting treatment for people that have not responded to other depression treatments.

Diet high on saturated fats might make depression more likely: Study

Absorption of certain dietary fats has a direct impact on brain-signaling pathways, which in turn influence the development of depression.

Decoded: How high fat diet may cause depression

Obesity and depression have long been linked, with previous clinical studies finding an association between these two conditions. However, until now, the mechanisms of how obesity affects depression and vice versa have not been fully understood.


Online bullying may lead to depression in teens: Study

Although research has examined the relationship between online bullying and depression, the study is one of few to explore the connection between cyber victimisation and sleep quality.

Stress in early life may up depression risk, says study

The findings, published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, provide biological and psychological evidence to support work first proposed in the 1960s.

Using AI to detect mental health disorders may be counterproductive

The idea of a technology that allows people to diagnose themselves by speaking into their smartphones at home may be revolutionary, but until clinical trials offer conclusive results, getting the doctors help in case of mental health issues may be the best way forward.

Depression can't be predicted by few genes, according to study

Over the past quarter-century, researchers have published hundreds of studies suggesting a small set of particular genes or gene-variants plays a substantial role in boosting susceptibility to depression.

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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.