A large percentage of people suffering from depression will do their best to hide it behind a smiley mask. This is known as smiling depression and it happens to be one of the most serious and devastating mental health problems. Identifying smiling depression can be difficult but there are still some tell-tale signs.
It’s a well-known fact that certain mental health problems like anxiety disorders increase the risk of clinical depression. New meta-analysis performed by Australian researchers connects first-episode schizophrenia to depressive symptoms.
The link between insufficient sleep and depression is well-established. Here’s how people who get little sleep can address the issue.
Foods like dark chocolate and red wine offer quite promising anti-depression benefits.
Depression among the elderly in Singapore is becoming more common. More elderly Singaporeans are living on their own and experiencing social isolation. Some other factors that contribute to the depression experienced by elderly Singaporeans are the physical and mental deterioration that comes with ageing, low self-esteem, and loss of independence. A combination of art therapy, medication, and social support can help to alleviate the depression suffered by Singaporeans in their silver years.
Research shows that the photos people post on Instagram, Facebook, and other social media networks might reveal their mental state.
Of all Singaporean children in the six to 12 age group, 12.5 per cent demonstrate signs of either emotional or behavioural problems. Educational and peer pressure, little time being spent with parents (who have to work hard in order to support the family) and internalising have all been identified as common reasons why children may suffer distress and even depression in Singapore. What is even more revealing is the fact that Singapore has an insufficient number of child psychiatrists. Let’s take a look at the evolution and challenges of child psychiatry services in Singapore.
Michael Phelps reveals details of his own severe anxiety and the major depression that hits him after every Olympic games.
Famous composer Andrew Lloyd Webber shares his lifelong battle with depression, which began when he was very young.
A new study claims depression can affect overall cognitive function, as well as taking away a person’s joy and zest for life.
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- First-Episode Schizophrenia Linked to Depression, New Study Confirms
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- Simple Sleeping Schedule Adjustments Could Reduce the Risk of Depression