ARTICLES RELATING TO DEPRESSION

Depression and suicide – situation in SA

2014-08-21 09:10

Depression involves pain, sadness and hopelessness, and when aggravated by stress or alcohol or drug abuse the risk of suicide increases greatly.

Joburg man attempts suicide after killing wife

2014-08-20 11:53

A man who allegedly fatally stabbed his wife in Johannesburg has attempted suicide and will face a schedule six murder charge when he appears in court.

Hurting myself makes me feel better

2014-08-18 15:21

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

Religious involvement lowers depression risk

2014-08-18 11:57

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

Robin William's plagued by Parkinson's and depression

2014-08-15 14:35

Did a recent diagnosis of Parkinson's combined with his long battle with depression push Robin William's over the edge?

Teenage suicide goes up as unemployment rises

2014-08-15 08:43

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

Hurting myself makes me feel better

2014-08-14 08:33

How to help if your teen self harms.

Robin Williams' death linked to depression

2014-08-13 09:53

The apparent suicide of Robin Williams has refocused public attention on depression and its link to substance abuse.

Fitness may reduce depression in school kids

2014-08-08 11:06

According to researchers, there is a possible link between fitness and depression symptoms in middle-school girls.

Ditch the stress

2014-08-07 13:57

To get your carefree self back, here are some cool ways to help you relax.

Diabetes and depression

2014-08-05 11:28

Research shows that type 2 diabetics have a much higher risk of major depression, which could have a serious impact on someone's usual behaviour and functioning.

Depression linked to faster cognitive decline in old age

2014-07-31 09:02

Among older adults with dementia, those who are also depressed tend to have more rapid cognitive decline, according to a new study.

Depression makes it harder to quit smoking

2014-07-30 11:38

Depression can make it more difficult to quit smoking, but exercise can help, even if it is just walking.

Animal hoarding – a dangerous mental illness

2014-07-14 14:16

We all joke about knowing a 'crazy cat' lady, but in reality, animal hoarding is a mental illness that, if untreated, can lead to serious cases of animal cruelty.

Concussions may lead to emotional problems in teens

2014-07-11 15:31

Identifying factors that may exacerbate issues teens experience after concussion may help in planning for the appropriate treatment.

Partners of stroke survivors also need care

2014-06-27 13:24

Stroke care needs to switch from focusing only on the patient to regarding the patient and spouse as one unit.

You’re not alone

2014-06-23 09:56

5 helpful tips for parents who are struggling.

Sudden bereavement can cause psychiatric disorders

2014-06-09 12:03

A new study found a link between the sudden death of a loved one and the onset of disorders like mania, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.

Is it really an allergy?

2014-06-06 10:54

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

Fatigue

2014-06-03 14:43

Fatigue is a condition characterised by feeling unusually tired for no apparent reason, drained of energy or exhausted.

Women fare worse after heart attack than men

2014-06-03 14:24

One year after a heart attack, women had worse physical functioning, poorer mental functioning and a lower quality of life than men who survived their heart attack, a study found.

Are you a 'YES' girl?

2014-06-02 15:30

Women who have a hard time saying no are more likely to suffer from stress, says Lisa Lee.

What are YOUR daddy issues?

2014-06-02 09:30

It’s a well known phrase used to describe troubled girls. But is there any truth to it?

Treating hearing loss

2014-05-30 11:29

There are two main types of hearing devices that may be used by people with permanent hearing loss.

 

Religious involvement lowers depression risk

2014-08-21 09:07

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

Depression and suicide – situation in SA

2014-08-18 15:58

Depression involves pain, sadness and hopelessness, and when aggravated by stress or alcohol or drug abuse the risk of suicide increases greatly.

Robin William's plagued by Parkinson's and depression

2014-08-15 14:42

Did a recent diagnosis of Parkinson's combined with his long battle with depression push Robin William's over the edge?

Robin William's plagued by Parkinson's and depression

2014-08-15 14:27

Did a recent diagnosis of Parkinson's combined with his long battle with depression push Robin William's over the edge?

Poor sleep may increase suicide risk

2014-08-14 13:10

A study found that people who eventually committed suicide tended to rate their sleep poorer than the comparison group.

Hurting myself makes me feel better

2014-08-13 13:53

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

Preschoolers can also suffer from depression

2014-08-08 15:12

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

10 symptoms no teen should ignore

2014-08-07 15:15

When you're fourteen or fifteen, health issues often take a back seat in your life. But if you have any of the following symptoms, get your parents to take you to a doctor.

Childhood abuse slows depression recovery in adults

2014-08-07 10:10

Adults who suffered childhood abuse or had parents with addiction problems may take longer to recover from depression.

Preschoolers can also suffer from depression

2014-08-05 11:07

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

Depression linked to faster cognitive decline in old age

2014-07-31 13:48

Among older adults with dementia, those who are also depressed tend to have more rapid cognitive decline, according to a new study.

Depression makes it harder to quit smoking

2014-07-31 05:00

Depression can make it more difficult to quit smoking, but exercise can help, even if it is just walking.

Babies of anxious moms tend to cry more

2014-07-22 13:30

German researchers found that mothers with prior anxiety disorders might represent a specific risk group for having an infant that will cry excessively.

Animal hoarding - a dangerous mental illness

2014-07-14 14:11

We all joke about knowing a 'crazy cat' lady but in reality, animal hoarding is a mental illness that, if untreated, can lead to disastrous cases of animal cruelty.

Negative emotions may boost stroke risk

2014-07-11 13:27

A new study has found an association between the risk of stroke and emotions like stress, hostility and depression.

Testosterone products may cause blood clots

2014-06-23 14:09

The FDA now requires that all US testosterone products should carry a warning about the risk of blood clots.

Dewani to make third court appearance

2014-06-20 15:07

Shrien Dewani who is being tried in Cape Town for allegedly conspiring to have his wife murdered, is set to appear in court on Friday.

Is it really an allergy?

2014-06-07 13:00

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

Memory loss

2014-06-04 11:05

People suffering from memory loss display forgetfulness. They commonly have an inability to learn new information and this is called short-term memory impairment.

New apps help users plan their day

2014-06-03 14:39

Several new planning apps aim to help users reduce stress by visualising how they will spend their day.

Anxiety disorders

2014-06-02 17:09

Everybody knows what it's like to feel anxious – the butterflies in your stomach before a first date, the tension you feel when someone important to you is angry with you

Are you a 'YES' girl?

2014-06-02 11:30

Women who have a hard time saying no are more likely to suffer from stress, says Lisa Lee.

How antidepressants work

2014-05-30 17:06

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.

Risk factors of depression

2014-05-29 10:14

With depression, everyone's at risk of getting it. However, there are certain factors that can increase a person's likelihood of developing depression.

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