Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Watch out your eating habit, it may prove fatal

Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Watch out your eating habit, it may prove fatal

Excess of anything is bad, and if it is food then probably it’s worse. For, excessive eating is not just harmful for physical health, but can also be a threat to good mental health. The psychological problems that one is exposed to due to eating disorder make it important to tackle it at an early stage. Of all the psychological problems, eating disorder is said to have the highest mortality rate. Read more

U.S. task force suggests screening for depression among pregnant women

U.S. task force suggests screening for depression among pregnant women

Not one kind of depression affects all, nor every depressed patient is administered the same kind of antidepressants. Because of the fact that causes and symptoms of depression are different, women are more prone to the risk than men. While many factors, including reproductive hormones and societal pressure, can contribute to depression in women, it is necessary to realize that the problem needs to be looked upon as a serious illness that needs treatment. According to the National Mental Health Association, about one in every eight women develops depression at some point during her lifetime. Read more

Mental health, opioid epidemic get priority in Obama’s last budget

Mental health, opioid epidemic get priority in Obama’s last budget

Opioid abuse has become an epidemic in the United States, and President Barack Obama has time and again emphasized on the need to tackle the issue sternly. His recent statements on the drug menace reflected in his final annual budget unveiled on February 9. The federal government proposes to spend over $2 billion on tackling drug epidemic and ensuring good mental health. Read more

The double whammy of debt and depression

The double whammy of debt and depression

Living under debt can be stressful. And, Americans are no exception to living under the burden of liabilities – unpaid debts. Besides, the piling debt, in the form of unpaid bills, can have disastrous effects on one’s health, leading to depression and anxiety disorders. While it is evident that the twin devils of debt and depression go hand in hand, it is necessary to be careful of the symptoms associated with depression due to debt. Read more