Gender-based wage gap causing depression in women: Study

Gender-based wage gap causing depression in women: Study

The United States is experiencing a new cause of depression among the lowly paid female counterparts, apparently due to the wage gap when compared to the salaries of men. As per a study by Columbia University, New York published in the journal Social Science & Medicine, “Women who earn less than men are four times as likely to develop an anxiety disorder and two and a half times more likely to suffer from diagnosed depression.” Read more

Impacts of child abuse on brain development

Impacts of child abuse on brain development

The earliest years of a child’s life are the most formative stage that plays a crucial role in his/her development. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study of the long-term effects of trauma has also concluded that multiple childhood traumatic events predicted both mental and physical health problems and significantly raised the risk of suicide attempts across the lifespan. Read more

5 activities to help manage depression

5 activities to help manage depression

Most people feel sad or depressed at some point in their lives. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 350 million people suffer from depression worldwide. Although it is a common illness and often goes unnoticed, the fact is that this mental disorder needs treatment. Read more