Postpartum Depression: Signalled During Pregnancy?

Jamie Nesi suffered mild depression in 2004. Her doctor prescribed a low dose of Prozac, which eased her symptoms. In 2005, Nesi got pregnant with her first child and discontinued the medication at her gynaecologist’s recommendation. For the first two trimesters, things went smoothly and “everyone said I was having a perfect pregnancy,” said Nesi […]

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Losing direction in life during your 50s

Experiencing some changes in life that makes you feel less wonderful as you grow old? You might be at risk of depression then! Depressed at mid-life Midlife is usually defined as the ages between forty and sixty. This is usually marked by many changes, including physical changes and changes in lifestyle and career. This would […]

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Growing depressed as you aged

Depressed late in life Depression in the later stage of life should never be regarded as normal and a part of the ageing process. Older people who feel depressed should still seek help before it gets worse. Why does this happen? Late in life, people usually experience major losses, be it the loss of their […]

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Do not simply mistreat it as teenage rebellion

Behavioural traits like longer time spent sleeping, decreased interaction with the family, increased irritability and a pessimistic outlook in teenagers are often dismissed as signs of one growing up. Yet these are signs of one being depressed – in fact, it is so common that about 4 percent of teenagers become critically depressed each year. […]

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Kids, please have an enjoyable childhood instead

Contrary to the popular belief that “Children are the happiest people on Earth”, they are actually most likely to become depressed. In addition to children in stressful situations like parental abuse or neglect, those aged 4 and below may become mildly depressed even when kept away from their parents for just a few days. The […]

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Getting blue as you go high on drugs

Substance abuse is closely-linked to depression. This is because most substances, alcohol included, depress the nervous system after a chemical-induced high. It is believed that chemical abuse of the brain is the main cause of substance abusers feeling depressed. It is also argued that depressed individuals are likely to self-medicate with alcohol and other substances, […]

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Unbelievable! I am Sick and Depressed

Disease of the thyroid gland is one of the more common causes of being depressed, especially in women, due to the thyroid hormones that are released. When too little thyroid hormone is produced, this results in hypothyroidism, which slows down metabolism rate. This would cause the sufferer to experience various symptoms such as feeling sluggish […]

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Mummys stop exaggerating! It’s just a blue!

The line separating postpartum blues and postpartum depression is very fine. So how does one know that they are depressed? The early development of postpartum depression may seem very similar to postpartum blues. This is generally mild and does not require extensive treatment. Postpartum depression is generally more common with the loss of the child. […]

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I am terribly depressed after childbirth

We’ve all heard of postnatal depression. However, we must not readily assume that just because a woman is feeling different and goes through changes means that she is depressed. A mild form of mood alteration, which is faced by 2 out of 3 women, is known as postpartum blues. Though the cause of it is […]

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Postpartum Depression is not just a women’s thing now!

Do not mistake postpartum depression as something that only women have to undergo. Fathers, too, are prone to feeling depressed after the birth of their new offspring. Fathers may not undergo the hormonal changes that are experienced by mothers but they do have to undergo certain lifestyle changes that are sudden and often very drastic. […]

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