Instagram has taken recent cues from the website known as Tumblr when it comes to promoting a healthy, positive social media community. Tumbler recently banished all content that promoted any type of self-harm.
Research has shown that children who show early behavior patterns of anxiety and shyness can often turn into depression later on in life. There are numerous traits that factor into the development of depression symptoms such as shyness, fear and hesitation.
Teens have long tried to find a way to get around legal restrictions on alcohol. However, news reports from California have many worried that teens are exhibiting a concerning determination to get drunk. Within the past year eight California teens wound up hospitalized for alcohol poisoning after drinking liquid hand sanitizer. Yes, as incredible as…
Eating large amounts of fast food like hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages and pizza can increase your risk for depression by as much as 51%, according to a new study from Spain. The researchers also found that junk food pastries like doughnuts and cupcakes were linked to mood problem and could also increase the risk for…
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 50 percent of the mental health disorders that last throughout life begin by age 14. Oftentimes, symptoms in adolescents go unnoticed and these children may battle depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders alone for years, putting them at risk for substance abuse and suicide.
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…