Dwayne Johnson on depression: Speak up and ask for help, you are not alone

Dwayne Johnson on depression: Speak up and ask for help, you are not alone

It is hard to believe that the world’s highest paid actor, Dwayne Johnson, popularly known as “The Rock” once struggled with depression. The wrestler-actor said that it his struggle with depression that lead him to WWE that ultimately opened the doors to a successful acting career in Hollywood. In a recent tweet to a young fan, Johnson admitted about his longtime struggle with depression and urged that those battling depression should ask for help. Read more

Understanding ADHD – 3: 5 steps to fight the disorder

Understanding ADHD – 3: 5 steps to fight the disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder that impacts an individual’s everyday life. If diagnosed in a child, the condition impacts his/her performance at school and makes him/her incapable of paying attention, or following instructions. The condition in adults can make him/her hyperactive, impulsive, irritated and anxious. Read more

Kanye West hospitalized for exhaustion and sleep deprivation

Kanye West hospitalized for exhaustion and sleep deprivation

A good sleep is very important for a person’s mental and physical well-being. Sleep deprivation can increase a person’s risk to develop various health problems. One such case is of rapper Kanye West (39) who was reportedly admitted to UCLA Medical Center on November 21, 2016, to get treated for exhaustion and stress. The singer was admitted after a disturbance call from his residence. A leading cause of West’s exhaustion could be sleep deprivation due to his busy schedule, say reports. Read more

Understanding ADHD – 2: Types of ADHD

Understanding ADHD – 2: Types of ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of a kind neurodevelopmental disorder that begins in childhood and often continues in adulthood. It affects the person in such a way that he/she is unable to pay attention; can be hasty, negatively affecting his/her day-to-day functioning or development. Read more

Military wives more likely to abuse alcohol, suffer mental illnesses

Military wives more likely to abuse alcohol, suffer mental illnesses

For most people, it is often hard to maintain a perfect work-life balance, and it is harder in case of military families. A military spouse often encounters both personal and institutional challenges. Frequent relocations, erratic schedules and continuous deployments adversely affect the lives of military personnel and their family members. Read more

World Diabetes Day: Are depression and diabetes interlinked?

World Diabetes Day: Are depression and diabetes interlinked?

To feel sad and hopeless at times is normal. However, if such feelings persist, then it could indicate major depressive disorder. Depression is a serious mental illness that can strike anyone. It impacts an individual’s daily life and can make him/her feel sad, irritated, hopeless, guilty, lethargic and low on energy. It is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. Around 16.1 million adults in the U.S. had at least one major depressive episode in 2014, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Read more

Inducing mild fever helps alleviate depressive feelings: Study

Inducing mild fever helps alleviate depressive feelings: Study

Millions of Americans go through prolonged phases of despondency and hopelessness, characteristics of depressive behavior. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 16.1 million adults (6.7 percent) experienced at least one major depressive episode in the United States in 2014. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that major depression is the foremost disability to affect Americans aged between 15 and 44 years. Read more