Loneliness Spikes In Older Adults During Pandemic

By Serena McNiff HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The constraints of the coronavirus pandemic have many more older adults feeling lonely this summer than in years past. According to a new poll, many older adults are feeling isolated while they protect themselves from the virus. In June, the … Read more

Suicide Rate Keeps Rising Among Young Americans

“Having a five- to 10-minute chat or phone conversation in the moment when something is stressful can be just as valuable as spending an hour a month in therapy,” Singer said. In the new report, the researchers found that the suicide rate for adolescents and young adults more than doubled in New Hampshire between … Read more

More Using Pot When Depressed — But Does it Help?

Because the study is observational, it can’t say in which direction this association runs — if depressed people are more likely to turn to pot, or if marijuana use fuels depression. “I think it’s probably both of these things at the same time,” Aoun said. “Marijuana could be causing depressive symptoms. Also, people who … Read more

Rate of Depression Are Triple of Pre-COVID Levels

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — As the coronavirus pandemic has swept across America, so has an epidemic of depression, a new study shows. Since the pandemic began, the prevalence of depression symptoms has roughly tripled, with the poor who lost jobs and savings most affected, researchers report. “People with lower income were twice … Read more

Covid-19 pandemic: Managing mental health becomes priority in corporate world

Mental health issues have always been stigmatised in our society. By Arouba Kabir Mankind would have never imagined that in this fast paced, technologically advanced world, a minute invisible thing like a virus could absolutely stop life to a Point Blank. With the advent of the phased Unlock being introduced, slowly things are heading towards … Read more

Blood Pressure Meds Don’t Raise Risk of Depression

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) — If you have hypertension and you’re depressed, don’t blame your blood pressure drugs. Although previous research hinted there might be a connection between high blood pressure medications and depression, a new study of dozens of commonly used drugs found no such link. In … Read more

Lockdown in Maharashtra: Mental health issues on rise, over 1,300 seek govt’s help

Noted psychiatrist Anand Nadkarni said before March this year (prior to the outbreak of COVID-19), he used to get six to seven cases of OCD daily, but now the number has gone up to 32 to 36 every day. (Representational image: IE) Amid the coronavirus-enforced lockdown, more than 1,300 people battling mental stress and depression … Read more

Depression doubles during coronavirus pandemic

Image copyright Getty Images Twice as many adults in Britain are reporting symptoms of depression now compared with this time last year, Office for National Statistics figures suggest. One in five people appeared to have depressive symptoms compared with one in ten before the pandemic. The conclusions are based on a survey of more than … Read more

‘The Year Has Been Sort of Canceled’

A lost chance to say goodbye to an aged parent, a promising romance that fizzles when a pair can’t meet in person, a career that stalls when a prized job vanishes, a dwindling shot at parenthood when an infertility clinic suspends all in vitro fertilization treatments — these are the casualties of our lives on … Read more