The Insidious Connection Between Depression, Unwanted Weight Gain and Obesity

If you’re struggling with weight gain and depression, you know how difficult life can be. Perhaps your depression symptoms make it hard to get out of bed, much less exercise. Maybe you’ve experienced feelings of sadness, shame, self-loathing, or guilt about your body since the pounds have been slowing accumulating. Depression all-too-frequently occurs with both…

Unattractive People More Likely to Be Bullied at Work, Study Finds

Workplace bullying is the collective term for a range of behaviors designed to do such things as control, degrade, intimidate or humiliate a co-worker or subordinate. Exposure to these behaviors is known to increase a person’s risks for mental health problems such as depression, insomnia and a group of conditions called anxiety disorders. According to…

Five Mental Disorders Are ‘Linked’ Through Our Genes

Researchers are constantly seeking clues that may unlock the mysteries of mental illness. A recent discovery about a genetic link between five major disorders has great potential for helping professionals find better ways to treat and diagnose mental illness. Scientists found genetic links between the following disorders: attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia.…

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Family Focused Therapy Highly Effective For Youths With Mood Swings

Mood disorders are heavily influenced by not only genetic factors, but also family history and other environmental influences. The patterns of mood regulation that are learned in a family can have an impact on how a child or adolescent processes the emotions they experience. A recent study conducted by UCLA and Stanford researchers provides evidence…