Depression can cause debilitating fatigue and make the simplest activities, such as getting out of bed, too difficult to manage. According to a 2018 report, fatigue affects over 90 percent of people with major depressive disorder. In this article, learn about the link between depression and fatigue, as well as how to cope.
Depression and anxiety are common comorbid conditions in people with epilepsy. Their presence is associated with an increase in suicide risk, increase healthcare costs, increase in mortality and reduced quality of life.
Living with a serious health condition like epilepsy can have a mental and emotional impact. For that person, and a caregiver, staying positive may be very difficult but is an important part in the overall health plan. As a friend or caregiver here are a few tips: Help them stay positive and motivated by showing your support Many people living with a chronic disease feelings of helplessness, anxiety or depression. These feelings may make it harder for them to find the motivation to be proactive about managing their condition. You can give them a boost when they’re feeling down, help them develop an action plan, maybe you can help them do something they enjoy so they don’t feel so alone. Don’t allow them to be a shut-in When someone feels down often they want to be alon...
Rutgers and Columbia scientists assessed family histories of epilepsy and depression to find a possible genetic relationship From the time of Hippocrates, physicians have suspected a link between epilepsy and depression. Now, for the first time, scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Columbia University have found evidence that seizures and mood disorders such as depression may share the same genetic cause in some people with epilepsy, which may lead to better screening and treatment to improve patients’ quality of life.
Chronic childhood illnesses such as epilepsy could increase the risk that a person will develop clinical depression as an adult, according to new research. The study, “Research Review: Childhood chronic physical illness and adult emotional health – a systematic review and meta-analysis,” was published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
A little Whanganui girl whose classmates refused to come to her birthday is about to be flooded with friends, presents and birthday well-wishes from all over the world. Gabi Barnett, 9, has suffered some setbacks in the last two years. Merciless bullying by another girl has made Gabi shy and withdrawn. Her mum Toni says the bully picked on someone every year, and one year she chose Gabi. “It was pretty nasty stuff. She would say things like ‘You should just die’. “Gabi got really depressed and chopped one side of her hair off, so she had to get a haircut and we could only cut it short – then there was more bullying, she was getting called a boy. It snowballed.” The girl’s family eventually moved and Gabi was delighted – but then out of the bl...
An analysis of published studies found that in individuals with epilepsy, there is a 20.2% prevalence of anxiety disorders and a 22.9% prevalence of depression. Investigators also found no differences in the prevalence of either depression or anxiety based on the severity of illness.