depression

How Does Stress Affect Women?

Stress, like any other anxiety disorder, doesn’t discriminate between men and women, poor or rich, young or old. However, what we do know is that stress affects women and men differently. The emotional responses are different, as well as the physical,…

5 Easy Yoga Poses to Channel Your Energy

Practicing yoga poses on a regular basis helps you channel your energy and control your focus to be more present.  In the moments when you feel you have no control, yoga poses can help you connect with whatever you’re going…

Hidden Causes of Laziness You Should Know

Is laziness a personality trait, or are there other reasons behind it? Many people don’t know that depression, fear, or stress are some of the hidden causes of laziness. It can even be a symptom of the pressure created by our…

The Effects of Mindfulness on Depression

There are many positive effects of mindfulness on depression. This fact was backed up by the World Health Organization (WHO). They found that depression is a common mental disorder that affects at least 300 million people in the world. Similarly, they…

5 Differences Between Sadness and Depression

Talking about psychology has become popular recently, but the way we talk about psychology isn’t always correct. We tend to talk about psychology while drawing inappropriate equivalences. One of the classic examples of this is our difficulty to establish the…

Psychological Causes of Absenteeism

Did you know that looking at your private emails during work hours is a type of absenteeism? In general, this practice is a deliberate absenteeism from work during the legal work schedule. It can also be considered desertion of your job…

Bibliotherapy: The Healing Power of Books

Reading is one of the best ways for human beings to cultivate their minds. Throughout history, books have instructed, entertained, and protected us. And on some occasions, they have also given us hope, shelter, and comfort. Some people even say…

The Antidepressant Diet: Eat Well, Feel Better

An antidepressant diet can’t cure psychological disorders on its own. However, nutrition is a key part of a multidisciplinary approach to treat depression. Something as simple as eating anti-inflammatory foods that are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C can help you…

Deprax: Uses and Side Effects

Deprax is a second-generation antidepressant. Its active substance is trazodone and it’s used to treat chronic depression, insomnia, and anxiety. Although it works fast and has great effects, we can’t ignore its side effects.

Cyclothymia: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

The defining feature of cyclothymia (also called cyclothymic disorder) is chronic mood fluctuations or changes. You could say that it’s like bipolar disorder’s “little brother”. For people with cyclothymia, the mood fluctuations consist of numerous, distinct periods of hypomanic and depressive symptoms. But the key feature is…

Grief Doesn’t Heal Without Acceptance

After the death of a loved one or a breakup, among many other situations that can happen, we all agree on one thing: we all feel grief. But sometimes we get stuck in that stage. We forget that grief doesn’t…

Chronic Sadness and Dysthymia: Is There a Cure?

Persistent depressive disorder doesn’t always respond to a medicine-based approach. The chronic apathy, hopelessness, and depressive moods have a more complex origin than we would have thought. When we apply neuropsychology to the study of dysthymia, it reminds us that…