depression

Desperation: When You Think All Is Lost

Desperation is a poison that turns off your hopes, motivations, and energy little by little. It’s the scab that permanent disappointment leaves and the thorn that makes you breathe through bitterness until you’re immersed in a dangerous psychological trap.  In…

Suicidal Behaviors: Related Variables

Suicide is both a social and cultural phenomenon that affects a high percentage of the population. Actually, the mortality rate of suicide is higher than the mortality rate of car accidents. But suicidal behavior can be detected if you know…

The Uses of Electroconvulsive Therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT, still carries a certain stigma, partly because of the image it has received in films and television. However, over the years, there have been many improvements in the procedure, and specialists have established protocols and recommendations…

The Body Language of Depression

The body language of depression includes micro-expressions, postures, and gestures. It’s worth being able to recognize them, as these states of neurotic sadness can go unnoticed at first. What the mouth doesn’t say, the body often shouts. Depression, like all…

It’s OK to Feel Bad!

Sometimes, you blame yourself for feeling down or depressed. However, you don’t realize that, in some situations, it’s OK to feel bad. Have you ever wondered what lies behind certain expressions such as “You look stupid when you cry”, “Men…

How Do Antidepressants Work?

Anti-depression medications (antidepressants) can help relieve symptoms of depression, social anxiety disorder, anxiety disorders, seasonal affective disorder, dysthymia (persistent depressive disorder), and mild chronic depression, as well as other conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder. But how…

Sex
Learn All about Postcoital Dysphoria

People who suffer from postcoital dysphoria (often called “post-sex blues”) feel incredibly sad after having sex. Their sadness might last for only a few minutes or up to several hours. You can think of it as post-sex depression. Ana makes…

Karoshi in Japan: Death from Overwork

On Christmas Day 2015, Matsuri Takahashi, a 24-year-old woman, threw herself out the window of her house and fell to her death. She had started working at Dentsu, a global advertising giant, in April of the same year. She was…