How smoking may affect mental health, shows study

How smoking may affect mental health, shows study

People who smoke are in a greater risk of suffering from psychiatric illnesses compared to those who had begun smoking in the early decades, says a recently published study, titled “Changing relationships between smoking and psychiatric disorders across twentieth century birth cohorts: clinical and research implications.” Read more

Are your past experiences haunting you? PSTD may be the reason

Are your past experiences haunting you? PSTD may be the reason

Does a past trauma still haunt you? Do you still shiver while reminiscing an incident that took place years ago? Did a previous unpleasant episode hurt you so much that it left a scar on your mind? If such feelings constantly affect you and make you distressed as ever, then post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) might be the reason. Read more

Obesity and depression: Bariatric surgery may help beat the blues

Obesity and depression: Bariatric surgery may help beat the blues

A University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in January 2016, reveals that patients seeking and undergoing weight loss procedures are more likely to suffer from depression and binge eating than the general population, but those with depression often see their mental health improve after surgery. Read more