Tag: depression

Study Shows: Magnesium May Work Better for Depression than Meds

Magnesium Puts Psychiatric Drugs to Shame for Depression

Magnesium instead of antidepressants?-Yes, please. Did you know that depression is one of the most widely diagnosed health problems today? Believe it or not, more than 3 million cases of depression in the US are diagnosed every year while 350 million people are believed to be affected worldwide. Antidepressants are […]

Here’s What Smartphones Are Doing to Our Brains

Here’s What Smartphones Are Doing to Our Brains

Notifications, inboxes, e-mails, etc. are part of our daily lives and we live a much different life than previous generations. Now, we fall asleep and wake up with our phones and constantly check our Instagrams to see how many likes we received and how many messages we have in our […]

Learn Why We Need Serotonin & How to Increase it Naturally

Why We Need Serotonin And How To Boost It Naturally

Serotonin is a hormone which plays a major role in almost all human behavioral processes, from our emotions, motor skills to digestion; this is a potent chemical that’s vital for our life and bodily functions. Its receptors are found in several parts of the brain and work as neurotransmitters and […]

Does Living in a City Really Mess with Our Mental Health?

How Living In A City Increases The Risk Of Mental Illness

Without doubt, cities are stimulating and vibrant places; however, their residents have mental diseases at higher rates than the gen population. For a long period of time, it has been known that the areas where we live and work influence our physical health and that we can be impacted negatively […]

Do Weighted Blankets Really Help with Depression & Anxiety?

Weighted Blankets Help with Depression, Insomnia & Anxiety

Weighted blankets are therapeutic type of blankets that are created to be heavier than regular blankets. Usually, they weigh somewhere between 4 and 30 pounds and contain natural materials or plastic beads. According to manufacturers, these blankets imitate the effects of deep touch pressure therapy and thus, increase the serotonin […]

Acupuncture may Replace Antidepressants, Researchers Claim

Acupuncture may Replace Antidepressants, Researchers Claim

Unfortunately, around 10 percent of US citizens are depressed, according to the NIH, or more than 20 million individuals. What’s more, in the last 15 years, there has been a major increase in the use of antidepressants or to be more precise, 65 percent. Knowing the side effects linked with […]

6 Major Ways Childhood Trauma Impacts Us during Adulthood

6 Major Ways Childhood Trauma Impacts Us during Adulthood

When it comes to trauma that has happened during the developmental period, it is more common than we may think. In fact, according to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 78 percent of children reported more than one traumatic situation prior to the age of 5. Adults with this type […]