Diabetes makes people depressive?

by The Anti Depression Team on

Harvard School of Public Health researchers found that both depression and diabetes conditions often links together. The 10-year study consists of 65,381 women ages from 50 to 75, and result
shows that depressive women are 17% higher risk in getting Type 2 diabetes and diabetes women are 29% more likely to become depressive. Moreover, the more depressive or serious diabetes
condition was, the more likely she would diagnose with the other illness.

Researchers explained that the bridge between both diseases is likely to be stress.

Depressive people are found to have high stress hormonal levels resulting in glucose and blood sugar metabolism problems, accumulation of stomach fat and stronger insulin resistance which
are diabetes risk factors. Unfavourable lifestyle habits are also found in depressive people such as unwilling to exercise and unhealthy diets, which are leaning towards diabetes.

Meanwhile, diabetes people have to monitor their illness by following rules to change their diet and lifestyle and regularly consuming prescribed medicines. These could easily make them feel
stress and more depressive.

Hence, it is suggested that doctors should consider the psychological aspects of diabetes patients, closely observing their blood sugar levels and any depressive signals.

Losing direction in life during your 50s

by The Anti Depression Team on

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 include deaths, ending of jobs, boredom with current lifestyles and so-on. Although this is a natural maturation process, people have varying reactions towards this. Though some may feel that midlife is truly the best time of their lives, some may get depressed, viewing it as a decline in their life.

Midlife for women is marked clearly by physical changes such as menopause, and usually starts earlier as compared to men. Majority of women go through menopause between forty-five and fifty-four, marking the end of their fertility.

This would then prompt some women to genuinely feel depressed due to the decline in fertility and thus, by extension, the peaking of their lives. Recent studies have also shown that menopausal women have a greater tendency to be depressed due to great hormonal change sparked by menopause.

Men do not have any great indicator to mark their transition into midlife like women. However, they still get depressed and experience what is popularly known as ‘midlife crisis’. This is due to ageing and the fear of losing youth. This is backed up by the physical changes that are present, such as the loss of strength and sexual prowess in their late 40s and 50s. Men can also get depressed when they realize that their hopes and dreams were unable to be achieved and they were instead relegated to a lifestyle that is not ideal to them.

Although midlife is a time where many are at a higher risk of being depressed, there is no form of depression that is specifically present at this stage of life. Some changes in midlife may have a greater impact on one’s psyche and thus cause them to be depressed much more easily.

Other studies suggest that midlife depression originates due to circulatory problems found within the brain or a genetic inclination towards mood changes and disorders which is also common in depressed individuals who are younger.

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The Power of Genes; I was borned to be depressed

The inheritance of particular genes can affect peoples’ behavior, increasing their likelihood of becoming depressed. However, it is doubtful whether one single gene or gene combination can be held accountable for all the different types of depression known. Should depression be an inheritable trait, it would occur more frequently in identical twins that have the […]

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Anti depressant & Miscarriage

It is not uncommon for pregnant women to suffer from depressive disorders. A new research suggests that pregnant women who take antidepressant medications to treat depressive disorders may have an increased chance of miscarriage. Scientists at the University of Montreal reported that women taking the drugs most commonly prescribed to treat depressive disorders and anxiety […]

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