A recent study by the Missouri University of Science and Technology revealed that the internet habits of depressed people are identifable. In a survey of the student population, Internet use was monitored and correlated with the results of a depression survey. The recognisable signs of people scoring in the greater range of depression are: Increased use of peer to peer … [Read more...]
How Video Games Can Actually Beat Depression
A new fantasy game created in New Zealand has created an interesting twist on video games use for teenagers with depression. While video game use is often tied to increasing depression, researches in New Zealand have recently developed a SPARX videogame program. The acronym stands for “smart, positive, active, realistic and x-factor thoughts,” strategies designed to fight … [Read more...]
How to Help Teenagers Beat Depression
Teenagers go through many highs and lows in life, including depression. Parents can easily confuse moodiness with legitimate depression, which left untreated can have tragic consequences. For a teenager the pressure to conform at school, as well as trying to ground their identity, manage studies and social life is incredibly hard. On top of this teenagers are generally more … [Read more...]
Depression an infection fighting byproduct?
At How I Beat Depression we believe the causes of depression are many: genetic, biological, psychological, existential and social. Mood disorders are complex conditions caused by a constellation of complex functions working together. But there is a genetic component, and biology and psychology informs us of how depression may be a useful function from previous times and … [Read more...]