Category: DEPRESSION

Mental health drugs are over-prescribed and how social media is helping keep tabs on suicide rates

There is always debate about how to treat mental health issues effectively. As someone who deals with this everyday, the solution is sometimes as individual as the patients themselves. However, according to a recent article in Psychology Today, it could be argued that drugs are being over-prescribed. It starts by saying : “We hear so…

Suicidal thoughts more likely with anxiety than depression, new report says.

A new study reports that people suffering from anxiety and panic attacks are more likely to have suicidal thoughts than those suffering from depression. The relationship between anxiety and suicide risk has long been debated, but now a number of papers in a special issue of Depression and Anxiety aim to settle the controversy by demonstrating that anxiety posed…

Depression: Recognising our thinking traps :Part 2

One of my favorite Buddha quotes is : “We are what we think”. Never was a truer word spoken.  These thinking traps are part of old patterns that lie behind our thinking, feeling and behavior and often lead to things going wrong. Hard as we then try to make things better, they often get worse and then…

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