Selena Gomez opens up about her battle with depression

Selena Gomez opens up about her battle with depression

People with immense wealth, name and fame may seem to be leading the so-called “good life,” devoid of daily stress and any kind of regrets experienced quite frequently by people who do not belong to this category. However, it is not usually true in most of the cases. Like the common masses, even celebrities are not immune to depression. In fact, people in the entertainment industry are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety compared to the general public. There have been many cases of celebrities battling depression, and coming out strong with therapy and faith. Read more

How to overcome depression better

How to overcome depression better

All of us go through feelings of grief and sadness from time to time. Luckily, they are transient and go away most of the time in a few days. However, one should become concerned when depressive symptoms persist more than the expected and the usual time. Many experts have stated that depression is not a rare condition rather a pandemic that has engulfed all, irrespective of age, gender, etc. Read more

Psilocybin relieves anxiety and depression in advanced cancer patients

Psilocybin relieves anxiety and depression in advanced cancer patients

Cancer is one of those diseases that cripples hope and kills the patient’s will to live. Probably, that is the reason why with cancer comes anxiety and depression. A study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology  in December 2016, reported clinically significant anxiety and/or depressive symptoms are prevalent among 30-40 percent patients in hospital settings. Furthermore, these symptoms have detrimental effects on the overall treatment outcome due to problems like medication non-adherence, poor quality of life, reduced social activity, increased pain, higher medical costs, increased disability, increased desire for hastened death, hopelessness, increased rates of suicide and decreased survival rates. Read more

Depression and anxiety may not be lifelong afflictions

Depression and anxiety may not be lifelong afflictions

Most people living with depression and anxiety live under the threat that these disorders will torment them for life. However, the truth is that both the disorders are curable provided right treatment and support are available, coupled with self-care. Holistic treatments that administer medications, psychotherapies, experiential therapies like yoga and equine therapy and a recovery management plan often help a person to get rid of his or her anxious and depressive episodes. Read more