Depression can lead to permanent changes in the structure of the brain. In a study conducted at the University of Edinburgh, researchers found alterations in parts of the brain known as white matter – the key component of the brain and spinal cord consisting mainly of nerve fibres. White matter is critical for normal functioning of the brain, and its disruption has been linked to problems with emotion processing and thinking skills.
You have probably come across people using the word “depressed” to describe someone with mere sadness or the normal, everyday blues that last only a couple of days and get better on their own. But that’s just wrong. Depression is a serious mental health condition accompanied by feeling of extreme despondency that can result in reduction in person’s vitality, vigor or spirits.
Researchers claimed using Facebook leads to depression. People who abandon it experience a significantly higher level of life satisfaction compared to those who do not.
Finding a job is one of the ultimate life goals, it is possibly the highest honor you could ever reward yourself. So what happens if there is news about job opportunities and openings, would you be happy about it? Not necessarily, says a research carried out by a team at New Vanderbilt University. On the contrary coming to know about new job opportunities can be emotionally torturing for some people resulting in depression.
Imagining a criminal, the first thing that crosses most people's minds usually is 'He must be a psychopath!' After all why would a person in his right mind destroy lives?
Social media is an almost essential part of our lives now and there are people who just can't take it out of their lives, because they are addicted whether they realize or not.
Psychologists believe that every relation in a person's life is the reflection of his/her very first relation, the parent-child relation.
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness. That wasn't only claimed by Aristotle but modern science today,says so too. A high correlation has been observed between creativity and mental illness. People with schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and autism, tend to be very creative.