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Why Don’t We Take Depression Seriously?

30 September, 2014
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Why depression needs to be taken seriously Feeling of sadness, loss of interest in everyday activities, loss of appetite, lack of sleep, and poor concentration are just some signs of depression, a common mental disorder that affects a person’s ability to function and cope with everyday routine. In its most severe form, depression can lead …

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Drug Abuse & Suicidal Tendency

12 March, 2014
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There is a strong link between substance abuse (addiction to prescription drugs, alcohol and controlled substances, along with drugs) and suicidal tendencies. The interplay of the drugs used, brain’s chemistry and a person’s personal issues can be overwhelming, increasing the risk of suicide. Research has strengthened this viewpoint over the years: A study published in …