ARTICLES RELATING TO DEPRESSION

Reader's response: my thoughts on anti-depressants

2014-10-31 14:56

This reader shares with us what she thinks about medical treatment for mental illness.

A troubled marriage may lead to weight gain

2014-10-25 05:00

In a study, men and women with a history of depression burned fewer calories and had higher levels of insulin after a heated argument with their spouse.

A troubled marriage may lead to weight gain

2014-10-24 10:42

In a study, men and women with a history of depression burned fewer calories and had higher levels of insulin after a heated argument with their spouse.

Post-heart attack depression more common in women

2014-10-23 15:29

Anxiety and depression after a heart attack may be more common, and conditions more severe in women than men.

Need for earlier recognition and treatment of ADHD

2014-10-17 10:39

Children with ADHD may already be struggling to perform well and fit in at school as early as Grade 2.

Sunday evening blues?

2014-10-16 15:38

Sunday 3 p.m. and it feels like a dark fog is descending over you. Your shoulders are tensing up, and you find yourself beginning to fret about your workload.

Self-help for depression

2014-10-16 14:58

If you are depressed, there are a number of things you can do to accelerate the healing process. We show you what helps and what to avoid.

Teen girls may face greater depression risk

2014-10-16 12:46

Girls are more likely to suffer from relationship-related stress, putting them at higher risk of depression.

SA mom who killed three kids won't face murder charges

2014-10-13 17:00

A South African mother who killed her three young children in April will not face murder charges after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

SA mom who killed three kids won't face murder charges

2014-10-13 14:52

A South African mother who killed her three young children in April, will not face murder charges after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

Pesticides make farmers kill themselves

2014-10-13 14:10

The chemicals that farmers use to protect their crops from unwelcome invaders might be killing more than just fungus, it seems they could be killing the farmers too.

Depression and breast cancer

2014-10-13 11:20

Emotional well-being is very much linked to health. So, can depression also be linked to breast cancer?

Farmers' massive suicide rate due to pesticides: study

2014-10-13 10:25

The chemicals that farmers use to protect their crops from unwelcome invaders might be killing more than just fungus, it seems they could be killing the farmers too.

Let's talk about mental health!

2014-10-13 07:29

"Let's Talk" is a social network campaign in South Africa that honestly and openly explores what it's like to live with or care about someone who suffers from mental illness, as experienced by thousands of South Africans every day.

SA has eighth highest suicide rate

2014-10-10 05:00

South Africa has the eighth highest suicide rate in the world with approximately 8000 suicides per year and suicide being the third largest cause of unnatural death in the country.

Depression: do you know the signs?

2014-10-07 05:00

One of the most important things you can do for someone who is depressed is to make sure they get the help they need. Here's what you need to know.

10 things to do when you're feeling down

2014-10-06 09:02

Life is not always moonshine and roses. There are those days when you feel really down, despondent, ugly and unwanted. Here's how to make yourself feel better.

Hurting myself makes me feel better

2014-09-29 07:00

Self harm amongst teens is common and dealing with it as a parent can be very hard, but there is help.

Single antidepressant dose changes brain connections

2014-09-19 11:45

A single dose of a common antidepressant can alter the way brain cells communicate with one another.

Antidepressants 'linked to autism'

2014-09-11 10:18

Janine Dunlop is extremely uneasy about a study linking antidepressants in pregnancy to autism.

SA has eighth highest suicide rate

2014-09-11 08:42

South Africa has the eighth highest suicide rate in the world with approximately 8000 suicides per year and suicide being the third largest cause of unnatural death in the country.

Depression and sick leave

2014-09-08 00:00

A reader wonders if people will ever stop stigmatising depression.

Teenage suicide goes up as unemployment rises

2014-09-05 11:52

A new study reveals a link between retrenchment and teenage suicide rates.

Burn victims often suffer from depression

2014-09-05 09:22

Those injured by fire during childhood are at increased odds of prolonged periods of depression and suicide attempts during adulthood due to heightened sensitivity to trauma.

 

Having strict parents may affect later relationships

2014-10-30 12:15

Teens whose parents use guilt or 'withholding' have trouble working out disagreements well into adulthood, according to a new study.

Two-way relationship between depression and activity

2014-10-24 14:57

A British study found not only that people who increased their weekly activity reported fewer depressive symptoms, but also that those with more depressive symptoms were less active.

Post-heart attack depression more common in women

2014-10-24 05:30

Anxiety and depression after a heart attack may be more common, and conditions more severe in women than men.

Teen girls may face greater depression risk

2014-10-17 10:49

Girls are more likely to suffer from relationship-related stress, putting them at higher risk of depression.

Depression: do you know the signs?

2014-10-16 15:41

One of the most important things you can do for someone who is depressed is to make sure they get the help they need. Here's what you need to know.

Guidelines on how to start a support group

2014-10-16 15:17

Support groups provide a useful forum for people to share their experiences, access information and increase understanding about a common problem. Here are useful guidelines to help you set up your own support group.

Teen girls may face greater depression risk

2014-10-16 12:53

Girls are more likely to suffer from relationship-related stress, putting them at higher risk of depression.

Why losing weight can make you depressed

2014-10-14 10:37

A University College London study found that 78% of people who lost weight were more likely to report that they were feeling depressed.

SA mom who killed three kids won't face murder charges

2014-10-13 14:52

A South African mother who killed her three young children in April, will not face murder charges after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

Why losing weight can make you depressed

2014-10-13 14:26

A University College London study found that 78% of people who lost weight were more likely to report that they were feeling depressed.

SA mom who killed three kids won't face murder charges

2014-10-13 13:18

A South African mother who killed her three young children in April will not face murder charges after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

Pesticides make farmers kill themselves

2014-10-13 11:13

The chemicals that farmers use to protect their crops from unwelcome invaders might be killing more than just fungus, it seems they could be killing the farmers too.

Let's talk about mental health!

2014-10-13 07:33

"Let's Talk" is a social network campaign in South Africa that honestly and openly explores what it's like to live with or care about someone who suffers from mental illness, as experienced by thousands of South Africans every day.

Can religion lower depression?

2014-10-11 05:00

People who often attend religious services are less likely to report symptoms of depression.

Know the symptoms of depression

2014-10-09 14:26

Awareness of the symptoms of depression is an important part of recognising that you or a loved one may be struggling. These are some of the key symptoms of depression...

Weight-loss surgery may not ease depression

2014-10-06 10:01

While most severely obese people get a mood boost after weight-loss surgery, some may have a recurrence of depression symptoms months after they have the procedure, a new study finds.

Need for earlier recognition and treatment of ADHD

2014-09-30 10:43

Children with ADHD may already be struggling to perform well and fit in at school as early as Grade 2.

Antidepressants

2014-09-18 16:31

Depression is a medical illness which affects mood, body, thoughts and feelings. With appropriate treatment 80% of sufferers will improve and up to 60% may fully recover.

Antidepressants in pregnancy 'linked to autism'

2014-09-11 10:17

Autism-antidepressant link found in study makes Janine Dunlop extremely uneasy.

Depression and suicide: SA's unseen killers

2014-09-09 09:09

New statistics reveal startling facts about the mental state of South Africans, with 10% of all non-natural adult deaths due to suicide.

Is it really an allergy?

2014-09-05 13:00

Food intolerance can easily be mistaken for a true allergy. Spot the difference.

Preschoolers can also suffer from depression

2014-09-05 11:50

According to a new study, kids may be plagued by depression throughout their childhood.

Burn victims often suffer from depression

2014-09-05 09:08

Those injured by fire during childhood are at increased odds of prolonged periods of depression and suicide attempts during adulthood due to heightened sensitivity to trauma.

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