Smartphone usage can cause stress and anxiety because we are expected to be constantly connected. Although convenient, smartphones can overwhelm its user with the demand for constant connectivity. Back when mobile phones used to be a source for communication than entertainment, it was only a few with whom we interacted on a daily basis.
Anxiety and depression are no longer First World problems. The biggest victims facing such issues are young singles and millennials owing to a lot of underlying psychological reasons, possibly stemming from familial dynamics, conditioning and stress. 1. The most commonly used word to refer to Millennials today is ‘entitled’, which to an extent is a generalised and misleading concept.
The two most common (mental) health problems that people are facing currently are depression and anxiety. Despite the fact that they are commonly mentioned casually in our daily conversations, they are serious issues which have to be recognised by the individual, to start with.Everyday we heard and read about people committing suicide and self-harm or dealing with failure, breakup, disappointment, rejection. Celebrities like Deepika Padukone and Selena Gomez are coming forward to spread the awareness and importance of talking about it by opening up about their own struggles.There are many ways to deal with anxiety and depression. But if you ever need a reminder to stay positive, tattoos are one way to do it. Vikas Malani, the founder of BodyCanvas Tattoos says, “A tattoo is a symbol that can motivate you and say a thousand words by just looking at it. It is a constant reminder of hope, strength, serenity, freedom, perseverance to those who have struggled with depression, disorders, addiction, or self-harm. They are a way saying ‘your story isn’t over yet’.”It is incredible how therapeutic a tattoo can be. So be proud and celebrate your life journey with some inspirational tattoos to help spread awareness about depression and other mental health issues.
For Mental Health Awareness Week, we are reminded that anxiety and panic attacks are just as much physical states as they are mental ones...
People are increasingly aware of the emotional and mental symptoms, but there are a whole host of unexpected physical symptoms that are associated with depression too, and often people don’t make the link. This strange feeling can be caused by stress or shallow breathing, so is often associated with depression linked to anxiety. Stress and depression can cause hormonal imbalances that can lead to hair loss.
A recent study reported in the American journal, Military Medicine, revealed that regular practice of Transcendental Meditation can help military personnel battling post-traumatic stress disorder to reduce or even eliminate their medication and reduce stress. Practitioners of meditation have been extolling its benefit for ages. - A study, which was published in November 2012 in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, found out that people with coronary diseases who took part in a transcendental meditation class showed a 48 percent reduction in the overall risk of heart attacks, strokes and death.
Eighteen percent of the population suffers some form of anxiety disorder, and 6.7 percent of the American population over the age of 18 have been diagnosed with clinical depression. The good news is that while there are plenty of potential causes for either situation, the foods we consume can play a major role in increasing the frequency, depth, and duration of bouts of depression or anxiety, especially if we’re already predisposed to experiencing them. A 2015 study of postmenopausal women demonstrated that an increase in added sugars in their diet was associated with an increased likelihood of depression.