We all know about postpartum depression, but have you heard of postpartum anxiety?
CLOSE Postpartum anxiety plagues just as many moms as postpartum depression, but not as many know about it. This type of anxiety paralyzes moms from functioning the way they normally would, said Karen Kleiman, founder and director of The Postpartum Stress Center in Pennsylvania.
This Surprising Factor Puts You at Risk for Depression
Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the U.S., impacting more than 15 million American adults each year. (It's also an issue that men struggle to talk about. Here's why.) Some of the risk factors for depression are well-known, like having a family history of the disease and going through a traumatic event.
Study Says Treating Your Depression with Therapy has Unexpected Benefits for Your Kids
As a life-long anxiety sufferer, I know that caring for my mental health has to be a top priority. If I don't keep up with the things that temper my anxiety (which for me, means exercise, meditation, and psychotherapy), I suffer the consequences.
Under the Hood Depression Symptoms And Diabetes: Poor Sleep In Diabetics Linked To Mental Health Condition
A new study has found that diabetics who are "night owls," or people who stay up late and sleep late, have a higher risk of depression than individuals with other sleeping patterns. According to the research, if this is confirmed, it could have significant applications for diabetes patients; though depression is uncommon in this demographic, it can be particularly dangerous if not treated.
Study Finds Playing Outside Reduces Obesity, Depression
Children and adults who have access to nature and regularly go outside are less likely to be inactive, obese and depressed, according to a recent report. A team of 11 researchers with the Institute for European Environmental Policy reviewed more than 200 academic studies and discovered that "access to nature is vital for good mental and physical health at all ages," the report says.
Could This Go-To Breakfast Beat Depression? A New Study Says Yes!
Grab a spoon because we're talking about yogurt. While it's common knowledge that yogurt has fabulous health benefits, new findings suggest that it may also help combat depression, thanks to gut-bug-boosting probiotics. A new study published on Scientific Reports has shown a direct link between the health of our gut and our mental well-being, which could pave the way for groundbreaking new treatments.