Depression

Student

The link between young adults – in particular, university students — and high levels of depression and depressive symptoms is well documented. But when exactly are they at their highest? Are stress levels and risks of depressive episodes as elevated on campus in September as they are in, say, April?

Get your fix from exercise

We all know that running improves aerobic fitness and is a great way to help improve cardiovascular health. Plus, it burns calories and can build strength. But did you know that running can also boost your brain health, improve memory and even counteract brain shrinkage as you age? By the

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Depression affects millions of people worldwide. It can be severely disabling, impacting general health and wellbeing, and performance at work and school. Like other mental illnesses, depression can have a profound effect on social life. In fact, one in two people suffering from mental illness say they have lost friends

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According to recent statistics from the World Health Organization, more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression in the world, with it being a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease. While this condition is more common in women, a recent study suggests that being an

suicides

News of the suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade on June 4th, followed by popular celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain on June 8th shocked many. And in the same week, the CDC released research that shows suicide rates are rising at an alarming rate. Why These Suicides? Kate Spade’s husband Andy

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Mental health problems not only affect one’s wellbeing, they can also affect the economy. In South Africa alone, depression in the workplace can cost over R200 billion in lost productivity, whereas in the United States, depression can costs the U.S. economy over than $45 billion a year in lost productivity. As

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Living in a place with minimal sunlight can easily catalyze the depressing experience of seasonal affective disorder, better known as SAD syndrome. It is not the cold that invites SAD syndrome to filter into your mind and body; scientists believe it is caused by a lack of sunlight. The absorption

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Failure is inevitable in life. By learning to focus on valuing who you are, not what you do, you can let go of negativity and approach yourself in a more positive way. Failure is a common experience that affects all age groups, from childhood though to old age. The rise

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According to the World Health Organization, depression is a major mental disorder, with more than 300 million sufferers worldwide. If not treated, it can lead to suicide, and currently 800 000 people die annually because of untreated depression. Moreover, this disorder is badly stigmatized, and often the taboo surrounding the

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With as many as one in six South Africans suffering from anxiety, depression or substance abuse (excluding more serious conditions such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia), Dr Renata Schoeman, member of the South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) says now, this very minute, is the time for everyone to take stock of their unhealthy lifestyle