depression

 
Depression during pregnancy may leave kids with a legacy of developmental problems
Depression during pregnancy may leave kids with a legacy of developmental problems
Children born to mothers who experienced depression during pregnancy may be more at risk of mental health disorders. Recent research published in the medical...
​Facebook adds a new feature to red-flag suicide bids before they are carried out
​Facebook adds a new feature to red-flag suicide bids before they are carried out
Facebook plans to address high suicide rates by adding a feature that will allow people to help friends they think may be suicidal. More than 40% of the posts on the site include some form of negative feelings....
8 things you should never say to a depressed person
8 things you should never say to a depressed person
Experiencing the peaks and plunges of feeling down or having a bad day is universal - clinical depression is an enduring and debilitating...
Return trip: Psychedelics are back
Return trip: Psychedelics are back
At 6.30am on Thursday October 29 2009, Friederike Meckel Fischer's doorbell rang. There were 10 policemen outside. They searched the house, put...
Gogos step up for peace of mind
Gogos step up for peace of mind
'Left! Clap! Right! Clap!" shouts a young woman dressed in an orange tracksuit. She stands in front of about 30 women, who follow her movements...
Depression on the rise among SA's chronically ill
Depression on the rise among SA's chronically ill
Depression among South Africans with chronic conditions such as HIV infection, high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer, are increasing at a...
Depressed TB patients ‘skip meds, imperil others’
Depressed TB patients ‘skip meds, imperil others’
Almost a quarter of tuberculosis (TB) patients are “severely psychologically distressed” and are consequently less likely to complete the...
SA is stressed out and suicidal
SA is stressed out and suicidal
Every day, an estimated 21 South Africans commit suicide and, according to experts, stress could be a significant contributing factor.
Office space – the primary health frontier of any enterprise
Office space – the primary health frontier of any enterprise
Forget office politics: research shows that companies should focus on improving office design to support the health of their employees and make them...
Coffee delivers a kick to the hair follicles
Coffee delivers a kick to the hair follicles
Hair today, gone tomorrow. That's the reality for an increasing number of South Africans – men and women alike are at risk of hair loss because of...
[From our archives] Lack of sex leaves women depressed, says survey
[From our archives] Lack of sex leaves women depressed, says survey
Seven out of 10 South African women say that a lack of sexual intimacy in their relationships makes them feel depressed and leads to doubts about...

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