The term depression is used for two purposes. It can either refer to a person’s mood where he or she is feeling sad and dejected and the term is also used to describe a debilitating mental illness called major depressive disorder. To feel sad during major life crises is normal but major depressive disorder refers to a condition where there is prolonged sadness without any link to life events. It’s important to remember that major depressive disorder is an illness and needs to be treated just like other ailments – physical or mental.
- Editorial Team
November 20, 2013 at 11:01am
Scientists have actually identified a new type of boredom that they call apathetic boredom which is described as an unpleasant form of the emotion
- Editorial Team
November 15, 2013 at 05:25pm
Peer pressure, spiralling costs, academic problems, substance abuse, romantic stress are some of the common problems most youngsters face.
- Abhijit Banare
October 10, 2013 at 05:42pm
We look at some cricketers who have battled depression.
- Nirmalya Dutta
October 10, 2013 at 10:17am
Most people think that depression is not a 'real' condition, but they fail to realise that not only does it need treatment it also requires the right
October 09, 2013 at 04:17pm
Being increasingly connected to the virtual world can lead to depression and in some cases suicide.
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September 10, 2013 at 11:31am
One of the major hurdles in preventing suicides is the stigma attached to seeking help when one is suffering from mental illness.
August 03, 2013 at 03:35pm
Does the sun shining overhead make you feel happy and do rains give you the blues? Well apparently it does that to many, and many psychiatrists vouch
July 27, 2013 at 08:41pm
A study has suggested having two to four cups of coffee every day can reduce the risk of suicide among men and women by 50 per cent.
- Mansi Kohli
July 12, 2013 at 11:48am
If you have read the Bible, then you would know even God rested on the seventh day. But for workaholics, the day of rest is far from reality. There
July 04, 2013 at 10:24am
For three days, Atul Negi, 29, was a possessed man -- he lost his voice, turned violent and needed at least seven people to hold him down whenever
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