Category: depression

Studies show 41% of people who have unexplained nausea are…

Studies show 41% of people who have unexplained nausea are suffering from anxiety, and 24% are clinically depressed.

By 2020, depression will be one of the leading causes of death…

By 2020, depression will be one of the leading causes of death and disability. Mental illness is a factor in most suicides and is the most common cause of death for people aged 15 to 24. 

By 2020, depression will be one of the leading causes of death…

By 2020, depression will be one of the leading causes of death and disability. Mental illness is a factor in most suicides and is the most common cause of death for people aged 15 to 24. 

When people self-injure, e.g., cut themselves with razors, the…

When people self-injure, e.g., cut themselves with razors, the brain immediately stops repeating painful thoughts, such as, “I am worthless and unlovable”, and releases a flood of soothing endorphins. 

In Japan, doctors would prescribe “Forest therapy”…

In Japan, doctors would prescribe “Forest therapy” to treat depression and anxiety. The scent of the trees increases activity of the natural killer cells that enhances your immune system which boosts resistance against stress.

Ph.D. students display twice as many symptoms of psychiatric…

Ph.D. students display twice as many symptoms of psychiatric disorders such as depression than other people.

Vegetarians are almost twice as likely to suffer from depression…

Vegetarians are almost twice as likely to suffer from depression as those who consume a conventional balanced diet, according to a study.

what would your fourteen year old self say if …

what would your fourteen year old self say if you travelled in time and told them what you were doing with your life now

I’d like to think they’d say “what the fuck is tumblr? what’s social media? it’s 1995. WAIT. THE INTERNET GETS BIGGER AND I GET PAID TO…..BE ON IT? FOR WORK?!“

But, realistically, I think they’d say something like “YOU MEAN WE SURVIVE THIS DEPRESSION? We’re still around? And, like…happy? And healthy?” 

And then I’d hug 14-year-old-me and tell them that things are still hard some days (a lot of days), but in the future we have a support network and we get the help we needed. And that we’re still weird, and that that’s rad.

A Duke University research revealed that men tolerate sleep…

A Duke University research revealed that men tolerate sleep deprivation better than women. When women don’t get enough sleep, they suffer mentally and physically. They are at high risk of developing heart disease, depression, or blood clots, while men suffer fewer consequences.

In the 1880s, many farmers communicated by connecting their…

In the 1880s, many farmers communicated by connecting their phones to barbed wire fences. This process often allowed for up to 20 people to be connected at once, everyone’s phone would ring regardless of who called, and the invention helped many farmers overcome depression and loneliness.