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U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles’ decision to withdraw from parts of Olympic competition has brought attention to the pressure that elite athletes face. But are there lessons to be learned for the rest of us?
Depression hit Shaynee Novak in high school, but it wasn’t until adulthood that she had a name for it. All she knew was that she felt different from her friends.
You don’t have to wait for an appointment with a psychiatrist if you feel the need for mental health care services. You can bring up any concerns about your mental or emotional health with your primary care provider.
Seasonal affective disorder season could be more difficult than usual this year. As such, people with the disorder should take extra proactive steps in their self-care this year, since pandemic conditions may increase the severity of their symptoms.
Postpartum depression differs from the baby blues in that the symptoms are more severe and last longer. This type of depression affects around 13 percent of moms.
Girls who are bullied face a higher risk for behavioral problems, including depression, eating disorders and suicidal thoughts and acts. Research shows that frequent bullying is more common among tweens than in older or younger kids.
Studies show that up to 33 percent of heart attack patients develop some degree of depression, according to the American Heart Association.
The findings have important implications for the opioid epidemic, suggesting that some patients suspected of drug-seeking may in fact be under-medicated and simply are seeking more effective pain relief.