'Most participants agreed that the way people stare at them during boarding and deplaning is humiliating, and at times even shameful,' says Professor Yaniv Poria. 'Obese people think that others regard them as individuals who intentionally decided to be disabled. Moreover, obese people feel that they are perceived as thieves, since their 'chosen' disability increases costs for other people. Obesity is a social disability as it prevents obese people from feeling safe in public.'
A national study shows that workaholics score higher on psychiatric symptoms like ADHD, OCD, anxiety, and depression than non-workaholics.
A new study has found that as early as first grade severely obese children are more likely to be rejected by peers and show signs of depression.
Women with severe depressive symptoms have a decreased chance of becoming pregnant, while the use of psychotropic medications does not appear to harm fertility, a study by researchers from the Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine shows.
A study shows which psychological characteristics of some new mothers may affect how they use Facebook to show off their baby.
Excessive internet use contributes to the development of school burnout. School burnout, in turn, may lead to excessive internet use or digital addiction.
The visible impacts of depression and stress that can be seen in a person's face -- and contribute to shorter lives -- can also be found in alterations in genetic activity, according to newly published research.
In a study appearing in the May 24/31 issue of JAMA, Jenna Wong, M.Sc., of McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and colleagues analyzed treatment indications for antidepressants and assessed trends in antidepressant prescribing for depression.
A long line of research links poverty and depression. Now a study by Duke University scientists unveils some of the biology of depression in high-risk adolescents whose families are socioeconomically disadvantaged. Published in Molecular Psychiatry, the study combines epigenetics, brain imaging and behavioral data over three years. The results are part of a growing body of work that may lead to biological predictors that could guide individualized strategies for preventing depression.
The importance of friendships and family support in helping prevent depression among teenagers has been highlighted in research from the University of Cambridge. The study, published in the open access journal PLOS ONE, also found that teenagers who had grown up in a difficult family environment were more likely than their peers to be bullied at school.