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Are people more likely to commit suicide during recessions?

Are people more likely to commit suicide during recession? Economic recession is an inevitable part of life.  Several major economies such as United States, Russia, UK and parts of Europe have experienced recessions in the past.  According to financial sources, several countries had serious economic crisis culminating in recessions in …

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    Lifetime risk of depression higher among children that are overweight

    New research presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity suggests that being overweight, especially from a young age, may substantially increase the lifetime risk of major depression. The study by Deborah Gibson-Smith from VU University Medical Center in the Netherlands and colleagues found that being overweight at age 8 …

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      Suicide-Why do people attempt to kill themselves?

      ‘I   no longer felt that life was worth it’ says Mabel.  ‘I wanted relief from all the pain and suffering’ says   Susan a female student who attempted suicide.    Every year, over one million people die by suicide worldwide. When a loved one commits suicide, one is left with a bitter …

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        Depression screening Test

        Depression

        Depression is a mood disorder that is characterized by the persistent feelings of sadness, tiredness/loss of strength and loss of interest in pleasurable activities. Globally, it is estimated that 350 million people suffer from depression. For more information about depression or other mental health topics click here. This depression screening …

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          What You Must Know about Bipolar disorder

          ‘I think, move and speak fast whenever I have an episode of bipolar’ says Debbie. ‘At other times I just withdraw from everyone and lose interest in things,’ she added. ‘People tell me I become more   lively, do and say things that make them laugh, then appear sad, down and …

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            Airplane Pilots May be Depressed or Suicidal while Flying

            More than one in ten pilots may experience depressive symptoms such as loss of interest, tiredness, and thoughts of dying while flying, according to a new, anonymous survey of close to 2000 commercial pilots published in Environmental health. The study was conducted in the wake of the Germanwings Flight 9525 …

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              How to fight loneliness

              Loneliness is a consistent challenge for many people today. If unchecked it is easy to conclude that no one likes you. One challenge of being lonely is that it increases a person’s vulnerability. For instance, in the course of craving for attention, some have settled for anyone who accepts them …

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                Stress –You can Fight it in 7 simple Ways

                stress

                We often use the word ‘stress’ to describe an experience of being overwhelmed by things around us. Everyone-children, adults and older ones-may be affected by stress.  This is because common life demands such as work, school, relationships, examinations and money problems cause stress. If these problems fail to go away, …

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                  Depression-Signs, Causes and Treatment

                  Depression

                    It is normal to occasionally feel sad, hopeless and fatigued. You most likely have experienced these feelings before. For most people, these feelings last a few minutes, hours to days and then subside. But when a person has depression, the feelings may persist for weeks, months or years. What …

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