People who spend a lot of time on the internet are more likely to be depressed, lonely and mentally unstable, a study found.

A study has shown that the more someone uses Facebook, the less satisfied he is with life.   Kross E, Verduyn P, Demiralp E, Park J, Lee DS, Lin N, et al. (2013) Facebook Use Predicts Declines in Subjective Well-Being in Young Adults. PLoS ONE 8(8): e69841. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0069841

Drugs work a little bit better than a placebo

In 2008, a psychologist analyzed all the test data on drugs used for curing depression. He concluded that the extra benefit of the drug versus the placebo was not meaningful. He said this was for those with mild to moderate depression. Kirsch, Irving. “Antidepressants and the Placebo Effect.” Zeitschrift Fur Psychologie 222.3 (2014): 128–134. PMC. […]

There are a few things that help to overcome depression.

The thing that helped people the most was relationships. A person who has a strong relationship is more likely to get out of depression. The next thing is to have a good income. That may be hard to do, but if you can manage it then you have a better chance of getting out of […]

Metaphors helps you reduce your negative emotions

Fifty participants spent 5 minutes each day for a week to write about their negative emotions. They wrote either literal words such as, “I felt anxious or confused,” or they used metaphorical words such as, “I felt like a leaf in the wind.” Only the participants who wrote metaphors decreased their depression and negative emotion […]

Exercise Can Help Ease Depression

An exercise group’s depression was reduced while studying symptoms of depression. It started to work after three weeks, and at the program end. During this time, the control group’s depression symptoms remained unchanged. __________________________________ Craft, L.L. (2005). „Exercise and clinical depression: examining two psychological mechanisms.” Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 6, 151-171.