Pandemic Is Leading to More Depression for Pregnant Women

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Depression and other mental health problems have become much more common among pregnant women and new mothers during the COVID-19 pandemic, an international study finds. Researchers noted that mental health issues can harm not only a woman’s own health but also affect … Read more

Understanding Post-college Depression

Is it normal to feel lonely after college? When Brianna Baker earned her bachelor’s degree in spring 2019 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill she felt lucky to have a job lined up. Many of her peers didn’t. Still, the job as a public health analyst at a large corporation wasn’t her … Read more

My Spouse Is Depressed: Tips on How to Help and Cope

How do you know if your spouse is depressed, and what can you do to help? There are some healthy ways to encourage your partner to seek therapy, open up about their emotions, and work together to help them deal with depression. Signs Your Spouse Is Depressed Sudden changes in your spouse’s everyday habits or … Read more

12 Ways to Beat Loneliness

Whether you’re a social butterfly or a shy wallflower, you’re human and therefore wired for connection with others. After living through a year of social distancing recently, many people found themselves feeling more alone than ever. And that isn’t good — a lack of personal connection can lead to emotional and physical problems like: Sleep … Read more

Students Try to Cope as Pandemic Strains Mental Health

*Sarah, Washington, DC. *Hudson, California. Kelly Davis, associate vice president of peer and youth advocacy, Mental Health America, Alexandria, VA. Jane Cooley Fruehwirth, associate professor, Department of Economics; faculty fellow, Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. Laura S. Gray, PhD, clinical psychologist, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC. Khadijah Booth Watkins, MD, psychiatrist; … Read more

Half of COVID Survivors Struggle With Depression

TUESDAY, March 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — To the lingering damage of COVID-19 infection, add this side effect: New research shows that more than half of those sickened by COVID-19 report depression. Among more than 3,900 people who had COVID-19 surveyed between May 2020 and January 2021, 52% suffered symptoms of major depression, researchers … Read more

Learn how to manage your feelings effectively

First, we need to understand what it means to regulate our emotions. (Representational image:Reuters) By Aruna Sankaranarayanan,  A car swerves in front and you slam your brakes. Though you are safe after the near miss, the loud music and the insensitive laughter of the passengers in the car ahead arouse your angry demons. You get … Read more

Depression May Follow Stroke, Women at Higher Risk

By Ernie Mundell and Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The trauma and loss of stroke can often leave survivors with long-term depression, and women appear to be at special risk, new research shows. “We did not expect that the cumulative risk of depression would remain so persistently elevated,” said study … Read more