Entries by Rach

Recovering From Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression often coexist, like two sides of the same coin. Depression can bring about symptoms of anxiety and anxiety can stoke symptoms of depression. Together these two mental health disorders have the potential to wreak havoc on a person’s life. Recovering from anxiety and depression takes time and patience. Whether you have used […]

What is Traumatic Depression?

Experiencing a traumatic even can leave deep scars in the psyche. These are the events that shock us—that we are totally unprepared to process emotionally. Our sensibilities and ability to cope with the trauma are simply overwhelmed. Many times the response to a trauma is delayed, buried deep in our subconscious until it demands to […]

Accutane, acne drug, does not boost depression, says study

Despite the ongoing debate regarding the safety of isotretinoin (former brand name Accutane), the most commonly prescribed acne drug, a recent study has revealed that it does not boost depression among its users. Lead author Dr. Bethanee Schlosser, a professor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago, explained that the available medical […]

How to deal with PTSD positively

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition diagnosed when an individual witnesses or experiences a distressing or traumatic event. People suffering from this condition experience flashbacks, nightmares, irrepressible thoughts, and extreme anxiety on remembering the event. Out of the 3.6 percent Americans affected by PTSD, the number of women dealing with this disorder […]