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Alternative treatment for mild depression

2014-12-17 16:18

Depression can affect just about anyone but, luckily, the condition is largely treatable. While traditional treatment typically involves psychological therapy, antidepressant medication or a combination of the two, mild cases can be treated through alternative means, including yoga, aromatherapy and various dietary supplements.

Brain abnormalities tied to teen suicide risk

2014-12-11 14:12

Researchers found that white matter abnormalities in the brain's frontal systems may be associated with suicide risk in teens and young adults.

What seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is and is not

2014-12-10 12:25

Founder of Yellowbrick Treatment Center shares a detailed infographic of what the late autumn and winter depression entails.

68% of South Africans are holiday-deprived

2014-12-08 14:03

By this time of the year, most working South Africans suffer from a phenomenon known as ‘cerebral overload’ – it’s when you simply can’t meet the demands to process any further information.

New study finds 8% of Americans are depressed

2014-12-04 08:31

A new study has found that approximately 8% of Americans over the age of 12 suffer from moderate to severe depression, yet only one third suffering from severe depression actually sought help.

Early puberty linked to increased depression risk

2014-11-29 05:15

Teenage boys and girls who go through puberty earlier than their peers are at an increased risk for depression.

The link between sleep and suicide

2014-11-25 05:00

A study has found that poor sleep is more common in people that commit suicide than those who don't.

Sex slaves remain traumatised long after freedom

2014-11-20 13:06

A 13-year-old sex slave's nightmare continues after she is set free from a Chinese brothel.

SA mom sentenced for killing disabled children

2014-11-19 12:55

A South African mother loved her three disabled kids dearly and exhausted herself financially and emotionally for their well-being before eventually killing them.

Caring for dementia patients takes toll on baby boomers

2014-11-17 16:19

It's known that caregivers of dementia patients tend to have worse mental and physical health, less leisure time, more work complications and more family conflict.

Too much sitting may cause depression

2014-11-07 05:10

Chinese researchers have found that sedentary behaviour was linked to a 25 percent higher likelihood of being depressed compared to people who were not sedentary.

Mom throws son off bridge

2014-11-06 11:27

US Woman arrested after throwing son off a bridge and calling 911. [WITH VIDEO]

Do South Africans have access to treatment for depression?

2014-11-05 13:38

With one of the highest rates of suicide globally, South Africans need better access to mental healthcare and greater acceptance and support of those who suffer from mental illness.

Too much sitting may cause depression

2014-11-05 12:30

Chinese researchers have found that sedentary behaviour was linked to a 25 percent higher likelihood of being depressed compared to people who were not sedentary.

Mental illness in SA – are we getting the help we need?

2014-11-04 11:51

With one of the highest rates of suicide globally, South Africans need better access to mental healthcare and greater acceptance and support of those who suffer from mental illness.

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.

 

Alternative treatment for mild depression

2014-12-15 13:05

Depression can affect just about anyone but, luckily, the condition is largely treatable. While traditional treatment typically involves psychological therapy, antidepressant medication or a combination of the two, mild cases can be treated through alternative means, including yoga, aromatherapy and various dietary supplements.

Brain abnormalities tied to teen suicide risk

2014-12-10 15:31

Researchers found that white matter abnormalities in the brain's frontal systems may be associated with suicide risk in teens and young adults.

68% of South Africans are holiday-deprived

2014-12-09 14:56

By this time of the year, most working South Africans suffer from a phenomenon known as ‘cerebral overload’ – it’s when you simply can’t meet the demands to process any further information.

New study finds that 8% of Americans are depressed

2014-12-04 08:34

A new study has found that approximately 8% of Americans over the age of 12 suffer from moderate to severe depression yet only one third suffering from severe depression actually sought help.

Hitting rock bottom and finding hope

2014-12-03 16:12

2014 feels like a year where we’ve been battered around, pushed up against the rocks and kicked repeatedly while we’re down, says Chemory Gunko.

Early puberty linked to increased depression risk

2014-11-26 11:55

Teenage boys and girls who go through puberty earlier than their peers are at an increased risk for depression.

Sex slaves remain traumatised long after freedom

2014-11-21 16:02

A 13-year-old sex slave's nightmare continues after she is set free from a Chinese brothel.

SA mom sentenced for killing disabled children

2014-11-19 14:18

A South African mother loved her three disabled kids dearly and exhausted herself financially and emotionally for their well-being before eventually killing them.

SA mom sentenced for killing disabled children

2014-11-19 10:21

A South African mother loved her three disabled kids dearly and exhausted herself financially and emotionally for their well-being before eventually killing them.

Nicotine withdrawal symptoms

2014-11-14 12:59

Ready to quit? Be prepared for the withdrawal symptoms.

Mom throws son off bridge

2014-11-06 11:28

US Woman arrested after throwing son off a bridge and calling 911. [WITH VIDEO]

Two-way relationship between depression and activity

2014-11-05 13:40

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.

Let's talk about mental health!

2014-11-05 13:36

"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.

Losers use anti-depressants?

2014-11-03 09:54

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

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.

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