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Depression makes chemotherapy less effective in cancer patients: Study

01-27 | DTC Team

Depression makes chemotherapy less effective in cancer patients: Study

Depression, one of the most serious mental and behavioral disorders, can be a major deterrent to cancer treatment. A group of researchers from Zhengzhou University, China, have linked lower levels of brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF) to how a cancer patient responds to the treatment. The study, led by the Head of Oncology at Zhengzhou University, […]

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Understanding women who suffer from postpartum depression

01-23 | DTC Team

Understanding women who suffer from postpartum depression

New mothers usually experience a variety of emotions, ranging from elation and glee to despair and anxiousness. The baby blues after childbirth may start first few days after the baby’s birth and can last for up to two weeks. And when these postpartum blues get severe and refuse to go away, the new mothers may […]

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Antidepressants are not just ‘happy’ pills

01-17 | DTC Team

Antidepressants are not just ‘happy’ pills

The unspoken stigma that envelopes mental health conditions and their treatment has besmirched the role of medications like antidepressants. Many people mistakenly presume that mental disorders such as anxiety and depression can be fixed with a smidgen of self-discipline and perhaps a dollop of determination. They think that seeking help for such disorders is an […]

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Decrease in daylight time could increase risk of depression

01-10 | DTC Team

Decrease in daylight time could increase risk of depression

Changing the clocks can also trigger depression. This may appear surprising, but researches have confirmed that switching from British Summer Time to standard Greenwich Mean Time can be a real struggle for some. In fact, scientists have observed that the number of cases of depression increases after clocks go back in autumn.

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Chronic illnesses can pave way for depression

01-04 | DTC Team

Chronic illnesses can pave way for depression

Individuals diagnosed with chronic illnesses can also experience poor mental health brought on by their physical condition. It is natural to feel disheartened while coping with chronic pain or after a heart attack or cancer diagnosis. Such individuals may find it difficult to pursue their hobbies or other tasks that they could once easily perform. […]

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