For the depressed, dating can often be a challenge

Categories For the depressed, dating can often be a challenge. Even smiling can be too much of an effort. It’s called wearing “The mask of depression”. Here are some tips that can help interfacing with a potential emotional prospect a little easier. Medication. If you are depressed and on medication,

Low Oxytocin Linked to Postpartum Depression

Categories Study Shows Higher Risk of Postpartum Depression for Pregnant Women With Low Levels of Oxytocin May 11, 2011 – Pregnant women who have lower levels of the hormone oxytocin may be at greater risk for developing postpartum depression a new study shows. Sometimes called the “cuddle hormone” or the

Valentine’s Secrets of Oxytocin

Categories Instead of just wishin’ and hopin’ for a dozen red roses to appear on your door stoop this Sunday, try approaching your Valentines affair from the steady stance of logic. The logic being that love is always with us; in our genes, our chemistry, our evolutionary past, our whole nature . .

Postpartum depression (PPD) helpline now available

Categories Feeling exhausted, irritable, angry or nervous? Not as interested in your baby as you might be? Are you experiencing feelings of being a bad mother? Crying uncontrollably? Are you experiencing feelings of guilt, worthlessness or hopelessness? Have you had thoughts of harming your baby or yourself? Family members can

Wearing too much perfume ‘signals depression’

Categories As retailers well know, smell has a profound effect on mood and memory. They have used them to induce shoppers to buy certain products. Now, a team at Tel Aviv University have found that certain diseases cause the body to attack the olfactory system which governs the ability to detect smells. This

Estrogen and Depression

Categories Hormonal fluctuations in both women and men account for their aberrations in their thinking, behavior, moods, and their sexuality, expressed in the symptoms of depression. The crucial question is: Given its close connection with depression, is estrogen an antidepressant? Research scientists have conducted various studies, which have indicated the impact of

Depressed Men and Women taking Prozac (and all other SSRI’s) must be screened regularly for osteoporosis

Categories Two separate studies from two respected institutions, focusing on older women and men, have found that Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs: Prozac, Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, Luvox, Zoloft) are linked to decreased bone density in both. The paired studies were published in the June issue of the Archives of Internal

Breastfeeding and good fats help new moms fight depression

Categories Breastfeeding and the good fats in Omega-3 fatty acids help new moms fight depression, according to a new article published in the most recent issue of the International Breastfeeding Journal by a University of New Hampshire researcher. The review was authored by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, a health psychologist and researcher

300 actress LENA HEADEY was diagnosed with clinical depression as a teenager

Categories 300 actress LENA HEADEY was diagnosed with clinical depression as a teenager, and still suffers from the condition. Headey, whose school days were “really hard”, blames her troubled childhood for triggering her continuing depression. She says, “I was diagnosed when I was 15, and it comes and goes. I

Sugababes singer Mutya Buena left due to Post-Natal Depression

Categories Singer Mutya Buena recently admitted that she left English girl group Sugababes in December 2005 because she was suffering from post-natal depression. “I suffered from post-natal depression after my daughter Tahlia was born. “That was part of me wanting to leave the group. Everything became a downer and I just couldn’t be

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