Female depression recognized as fatal disease

Posted on May 21, 2020  in Uncategorized

Recently, the word “depression” is often heard from television screens, from conversations, from doctors. After years of research by psychologists and psychiatrists from around the world, it became clear that it was depression that was to blame for many demographic ills. This disease was recognized as the main cause of such troubles as the suicide net, the short life expectancy of the female population even in developed countries, and the poor quality of life of some segments of the population.

According to the research, it became clear that depression is especially severe for women. Over the past decade, the incidence of this disease has increased by about 17 times, and doctors have called this psychological state a “silent epidemic.” She got this name for the implicit severity of symptoms, which sometimes can be manifested only in a reduced mood.

It is the stagnant perennial depressive states that have the greatest negative impact on the duration and quality of life and living conditions of women around the world. The harm from it is even stronger than from many deadly diseases such as cancer. Depression is also common among men, but its manifestations are associated with age periods. The main problem of this disease is its treatment. Few people seek qualified medical help, considering the constant bad mood and the lack of an active interest in life as insufficient reason for excitement and a trip to a psychologist. Therefore, many people could have avoided problems in their personal and social life, just by contacting a doctor at the time.

One reason for postpartum depression is lack of money

Posted on May 17, 2020  in Uncategorized

More than fifty percent of young mothers who bring up newborn babies in conditions of low material security suffer from postpartum depression to one degree or another. Of course, this negatively affects both the mother herself and the small child. Postpartum depression affects many mothers. According to statistics, more than forty percent of all women suffer from it.

The results of a new study, conducted in the form of a survey by specialists from the United States, showed that more than half of young mothers living in conditions of severe material need were younger than twenty-three years. The study involved almost fifteen thousand families. In addition, postpartum depression often pushed new mothers to drink alcohol and drugs.

According to statistics, one out of ten babies born in a family without a livelihood is brought up by a mother who suffers from postpartum depression. In addition, these children are often breastfed for only four months. According to the organizers of the study, almost seventy percent of women need the help of a qualified psychologist. However, only less than thirty percent apply for such specialized assistance. Experts believe that this problem deserves closer attention from the authorities and representatives of the Ministry of Health.

Mental disorders make people strive for success

Posted on May 13, 2020  in Uncategorized

It turns out that people suffering from manic disorders are more likely to become successful in life, achieve fame and material well-being.

The study involved more than one hundred people, twenty-seven of whom were diagnosed with manic depression and bipolar disorder. The listed disorders are disorders in the brain that entail inadequate and abrupt changes in mood and decision-making ability. 

All study participants had to answer questions in the questionnaires. Proposed questions evaluated the life ambitions of the participants. The subjects should indicate the possibility of a combination of certain circumstances in their life.

As a result of the study, specialists found that people suffering from mental disorders, most of all relied on themselves, were confident in their success in life.

This conclusion makes it clear that people with manic depression and a tendency to bipolarity better than “normal” people concentrate on achieving their goals.

Based on the study, scientists concluded that mania, during which a person’s mood jumps sharply and thoughts change, have a close relationship with the belief that their own achievements are most important to them. 

In this regard, certain mental disorders can be considered as positive qualities for the individual.

Narcissism came to be seen as a mental disorder.

Posted on May 9, 2020  in Uncategorized

All odds of physical, in particular sexual, and psychological, emotional, coercion have long been causing nothing but negativity and complete denial. However, while almost everyone knows about sexual coercion, emotional coercion remains under a veil of secrecy. Emotional coercion takes place in a relationship when one partner considers himself better, more important, more valuable than his other half. Narcissism is, in essence, the emotional abuse of a partner.

Not so long ago, extreme manifestations of narcissism began to be seen as a mental disorder. Despite the fact that the daffodils, without realizing it, try to steal their half, they themselves often suffer from depression and turn to the doctor with this problem. Anger, anxiety and loneliness further exacerbate the problem. Specialists prescribe potent antidepressants to such patients, but the drugs only temporarily relieve the manifestations of a psychological disorder, but they do not solve the problem. 

In recent studies , several signs of a narcissistic mental disorder have been put forward :  

– a feeling of one’s own too great significance;

– thoughts of undivided power, celebrity;

– a sense of personal unusualness and genius;

– the requirement of admiration and worship;

– the opinion that he is always right;

– the desire to exploit their neighbors everywhere;

– lack of understanding of feelings such as pity and compassion;

– envy of everything and everyone;

– arrogance and finicky.

It is worth noting that there are particles of narcissism in every person, but everywhere it is necessary to feel the measure.

If a man has a headache, then this is a sign of stress

Posted on May 5, 2020  in Uncategorized

Not so long ago, the results of a study were published that was conducted to find out what is the main cause of headaches in men. As it turned out, severe headaches can torment a man due to the fact that he has either depression or stress, or he is in a state of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Doctors say that with sudden severe pain, reminiscent of a migraine in nature, a man needs to go to specialists, as they can be a symptom of a strong mental disorder that only a doctor can cure. The study also showed that in men and women severe headaches can have a different basis, that is, in women migraines can indicate some other diseases.

Leading researcher B. Lee and his colleagues emphasize that gender differences in understanding the causes of migraine disorders are extremely important. Therefore, men and women often have to treat headaches with different doctors. This fact suggests that sex hormones play an important role in the development of severe headaches in humans.

A large role in this is also the age of the male patient. Headache can be a sign of aging, as the functions of sex hormones decrease, a kind of male menopause sets in, and the head can hurt due to the restructuring of the body. After a while, the headache may go away by itself. A man in reproductive age may suffer from headaches due to constant stress, and he needs the help of a specialist psychologist who will help to cope with the emotional stress.

Family scandals can cause postpartum depression

Posted on May 1, 2020  in Uncategorized

It has long been known that postpartum depression is often observed in women who have just become mothers. Among the main causes of this condition are changes in the hormonal background, psychological aspect, and genetic tendency.

Meanwhile, according to the conclusions of British experts, inattentiveness and even rudeness on the part of the spouse during the bearing of the child can also be considered one of the most basic reasons for the development of postpartum depression.

The study involved more than ten thousand women who recently gave birth to children.

Participants were asked questions about cases of violence and rudeness in the family during their pregnancy. In conclusion, the authors asked about the presence or absence of depression after childbirth.

It was found that by an eighteen-week period, more than five percent of women were abused by their spouses, and three percent suffered from assault.

Then, after the baby was born and after reaching the age of eight weeks, postpartum depression was noted in mothers in ten percent of cases. Among those women who were abused and abused during gestation, more than a quarter suffered from the painful phenomenon.

Scientists conclude that violence and rudeness in relation to a woman carrying a child significantly increases the risk of her developing postpartum depression after the baby is born. 

An unknown factor in the development of depression after childbirth

Posted on April 27, 2020  in Uncategorized

It has long been known that postpartum depression is often observed in women who have just become mothers. Among the main causes of this condition are changes in the hormonal background, psychological aspect, and genetic tendency.

Meanwhile, according to the conclusions of British experts, it is inattentive and even rude on the part of the spouse during the bearing of the child can also be considered one of the most basic causes of postpartum depression.

The study involved more than ten thousand women who recently gave birth to children.

Participants were asked questions about cases of violence and rudeness in the family during their pregnancy. In conclusion, the authors asked about the presence or absence of depression after childbirth.

It was found that by an eighteen-week period, more than five percent of women were abused by their spouses, and three percent suffered from assault.

Then, after the baby was born and after reaching the age of eight weeks, postpartum depression was noted in mothers in ten percent of cases. Among those women who were abused and abused during gestation, more than a quarter suffered from the painful phenomenon.

Scientists conclude that violence and rudeness in relation to a woman bearing a child significantly increases the risk of her developing postpartum depression after the baby is born.

Pears strengthen nerves

Posted on April 23, 2020  in Uncategorized

Medical studies have shown that people working in offices need to eat pears. The fact is that pears provide the body with protection against such “office” diseases as nervous disorders and insomnia, chronic fatigue and depression.

Nutritionists around the world agree that the pear is an excellent natural digestive system detoxifier. Such a useful property of a pear is determined by the content of a large number of vitamins and plant fibers in it. A pear not only cleanses the body, but also improves the appearance, energizes, restores strength.

Some will say that office work is simple. But doctors disagree with this, proving their point by highlighting in a separate category of diseases characteristic of office workers. Among these diseases, it is nervous disorders that occupy the leading position. 

Nutritionists and neurologists advise eating at least a few pears a day, and on an empty stomach. For better assimilation, it is recommended to drink the pear eaten with water or unsweetened warm tea. Pear – a fruit not only delicious, but also extremely beneficial for health and mood. But it is good health and good mood that are the key to a person’s high performance. This conclusion should be taken into account by managers who wish to increase labor productivity.

Carbonated drinks can cause depression

Posted on April 19, 2020  in Uncategorized

 A new study found that those who drink a fairly large amount of sweetened soda and fruit drinks — whether dietary or regular — have an increased risk of developing depression. Energy drink lovers, on the other hand, have a slightly lower risk of making psychological problems.

Previous studies have shown that drinking sugary drinks may be associated with a higher prevalence of depression, suicidal thoughts, and other mental disorders. But this study was the first prospective study, that is, it studied people for a number of years.

From 1995 to 1996, the consumption of drinks such as soda, tea, juices, and coffee was estimated in a survey that involved 263,925 adults. About 10 years later, researchers interviewed participants and it turned out that since 2000 a total of 11311 people have been diagnosed with depression. At the same time, people who drank more than 4 cans or cups of soda per day are 30% more likely to develop depression than those who did not drink soda. The risk of developing depression was higher in those who drank diet Coke.

Researchers acknowledge that this study does not prove a causal relationship. In other words, it may turn out that people who are depressed tend to drink more soda.

The study also found that people drinking coffee seemed to be slightly protected from depression. People who drank 4 cups of coffee a day were approximately 10% less likely to develop depression than those who did not drink coffee.

“However, the consumption of sweetened drinks has been associated with several adverse health effects,” study author Dr. Chen Honglay said. “Avoid frequent consumption of these drinks.”

Nerve Stimulation in Severe Depression

Posted on April 15, 2020  in Uncategorized

Doctors say that patients with severe depression who do not respond to standard antidepressant therapy benefit from the use of an electronic stimulator.

As a result of a study by scientists at the University of St. Louis School of Medicine in Washington, during which there was a preliminary scan of the brain, scientists identified processes in the brain during stimulation, which showed how the device affects depression. Researchers have found that vagus nerve stimulation leads to changes in brain metabolism before patients begin to feel better.

“Previous studies involving a large number of people have shown that treatment with vagus nerve stimulation in patients with resistant depression yields results,” said the first author of the study, Charles R. Conway, MD, associate professor of psychiatry. “But little is known about how this stimulation works to alleviate depression. We focused on certain areas of the brain known to be responsible for depression.” The Conway team examined 13 people with resistant depression. Their condition did not improve after many months of treatment with five different antidepressants. Most of them were in a similar condition for at least two years, but some patients even had clinical depression for more than 20 years. All participants underwent surgery, during which they had a device inserted into them to electronically stimulate the left vagus nerve. After activation, the device produces a 30-second electronic stimulation of the vagus nerve every five minutes. To establish the effectiveness of treatment at the brain, the researchers performed positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of the brain before stimulation, and then 3 and 12 months after the start of stimulation. In the end, nine out of 13 subjects experienced improvements in the treatment of depression. “We saw very big changes in brain metabolism that took place long before any improvement in mood,” says Conway. “This process, which is taking place, resembles adaptation. The brain begins to function differently. Then the patient’s mood begins to improve. Although patients did not stop taking antidepressants for several months after the stimulants were implanted, many of those who responded positively to the device’s functioning eventually were able to stop taking the medication. “