A research study appearing in a recent edition of Biological Psychiatry strengthens the link between testosterone and depression. Testosterone is primarily thought of as the sex hormone in men, which is its primary function. But research is showing how the presence of the hormone also can work to combat depression.
We all know the story of Narcissus, the vain hunter who fell so deeply in love with his own reflection he died, pining away looking at himself. Narcissism refers to that self love that is so overwhelming and all encompassing it becomes harmful.
During the first two years of life, development is rapid. A child progresses from helpless newborn to a walking, talking child with independent ideas and opinions. While the changes on the outside are the most obvious, there are also significant developments in the brain.
If you saw the movie “As Good As it Gets” with Jack Nicholson, you probably have a pretty good idea of what Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is. Much less well-known is another psychiatric disorder with almost the same name: Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD). What’s the difference between the two?
These days, it seems as though everyone is addicted to something. From sex and shopping to chocolate and video games, there is no shortage of outlets for those seeking to numb their feelings or get a rush. And while all addictions have the capacity to destroy lives and must be taken seriously, a lesser known…
Numerous studies show that repeat deployments are a risk factor for post traumatic stress disorder among war veterans. PTSD and traumatic brain injuries can affect a person’s self control and even increase anger or hostility but the connection between PTSD and violent behavior does not appear to be strong, according to a recent news article.
Your life experiences could be an indicator as to the health of your heart. An article in Science News shares information about a study that found a link between traumatic events in a person’s life to cardiovascular health.
Bette Davis was famously quoted for saying old age isn’t for sissies, but experts say according to contrary belief, the elderly do not experience depression as often as younger people do. Many of us assume that with multiplying health issues and losing loved ones elderly people sometimes become depressed.
Depression is increasing in industrialized countries, and no one is sure why. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that one in 10 American adults is suffering from depression; in Great Britain, government estimates are as high as one in six. This is roughly triple the rates that occurred in 1992.
If you are what you eat, then consumers of Happy Meals should be doing great. Nevertheless, a team of Spanish researchers say that eating convenience food is more likely a sign of possible depression than the reverse.