Vegetarians are twice as likely to be depressed: study

Vegetarians are twice as likely to be depressed: study

Could a burger a day keep the depression away? A new study published by the Journal of Affective Disorders found that beef was the only food linked to a lower risk of depression. Researchers wanted to look into the association between vegetarianism and depression among adults. They asked 14,216 people in Brazil between the ages … Read more

REVEALED: The hidden epidemic of sexual dysfunction which experts blame on SSRI antidepressants

In the past year, about one in eight people in the UK were prescribed antidepressants, which includes SSRIs

Patients on antidepressants are not being warned of the risk that the pills could permanently ruin their sex lives, experts say. The Mail on Sunday has been contacted by a number of patients who claim to have been left with ‘life-changing’ sexual problems after taking a class of the drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake … Read more

Vegetarians depressed twice as often as meat-eaters: new study

Vegetarians depressed twice as often as meat-eaters: new study

Eating green and feeling blue? Vegetarians experience depressive episodes twice as frequently as meat eaters, according to a new study by Brazilian researchers published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. There’s a “positive association between the prevalence of depressive episodes and a meatless diet,” the study read. Scientists set out to investigate the potential association … Read more

The Debate Over How Antidepressants Work Is Putting Millions of People in Danger

The Debate Over How Antidepressants Work Is Putting Millions of People in Danger

Nearly 10 percent of all Americans will experience symptoms of depression every year. One of the common forms of treatment includes a combination of therapy and antidepressants. According to the CDC, around 13 percent of Americans over the age of 18 were taking antidepressants between 2015 and 2018. The most commonly prescribed form of these … Read more

Having a history of psychological distress may trigger long Covid, study says

Having a history of psychological distress may trigger long Covid, study says

CNN — You may have up to a 50% higher risk of developing long Covid-19 if you suffer from common psychiatric issues such as anxiety or depression, a recent study found. Signs of the disease can include breathing problems, brain fog, chronic coughing, changes in taste and smell, overwhelming fatigue, difficulties in performing daily life … Read more

Half of Long COVID Cases Have This Symptom, Here Is How to Reverse It

Half of Long COVID Cases Have This Symptom, Here Is How to Reverse It

A study looked at the data of 1.6 million COVID-19 patients worldwide. The researchers were trying to understand a phenomenon called “long COVID,” where the patients who clear the infection are left with lingering symptoms or new pain after several months have passed. The researchers have found that about 43 percent of infected patients developed … Read more

Being around a dog boosts ‘positive’ serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain, expert says

Walking dogs helps people get out of the house, which can help build a sense of happiness and ensure people feel less isolated (stock image)

Being around a dog boosts ‘positive’ chemicals in the brain, reduces blood pressure and even helps to relieve stress and depression, an expert has said. Dr Jane Manno, a psychiatrist at the Cleveland Clinic extolled the benefits of dogs today saying walking, petting or even just sitting with them helps boost serotonin and dopamine levels … Read more

Jonah Hill No Longer Promoting Films To Protect His Mental Health

Jonah Hill No Longer Promoting Films To Protect His Mental Health

Actor and director Jonah Hill has decided to refrain from doing press tours to promote his films for the time being because promotion has been detrimental to his mental health. Hill said he came to a realization during filming for his upcoming documentary stutzwhich documents his conversations with his therapist. He told Deadline in a … Read more

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Might Be the Promising New Treatment for Depression

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Might Be the Promising New Treatment for Depression

In 2018, Kristin Hooker had been taking antidepressants for 20 years. She would try a new medication, which might work for a little while, but then her depression would return and she’d have to try something new. Eventually, she ran out of new medications to try. “I just wasn’t finding a medication that really worked … Read more

Owning a cat while pregnant increases the risk of DEPRESSION, study claims

The results of a study from the University of Toyama found that cat ownership was associated with increased risk of depressive symptoms at 6 months postpartum (stock image)

The ‘cats versus dogs’ debate is about as old as the pets themselves – but science may have settled the score for expectant mums who are also choosing a fur baby. A new study has found that owning a cat while pregnant increases the risk of the mother experiencing postpartum depression. However, dogs were found … Read more