News / UK by Press Association 13/07/2018, 4:02 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The number of young women who exhibit signs of anxiety and depression during pregnancy has risen by half (51%) within a generation, according to a new study. The latest figures show a quarter (25%) of women who became pregnant under the age of 24 have high depressive symptoms compared to 17% who did in the 1990s, according to research published in the journal JAMA Network Open. Researchers at the University of Bristol analysed data from two generations of women who took part in Bristol’s Children of the 90s longitudinal study, examining responses to questions completed by the women during pregnancy to compare levels of depressive symptoms more than 20 years apart. Looking at the responses of 2,390 of the original women who were recruited to the study in the early 1990s and then 180 of their daughter’s generation who became … [Read more...] about Rise in symptoms of depression and anxiety during pregnancy
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DEPRESSION is complicated and everyone's experiences vary, but here are some key signs you're suffering from the mental illness. By Laura Mitchell / Published 16th May 2018 GETTY DEPRESSION: If you feel sad for a prolonged period of time you could have depression Alarming statics reveal one on four people in the UK experience some kind of mental health problem each year. A further 17 out of 100 people feel so low that they suffer with suicidal thoughts.Many people misunderstand conditions like depression and think it's something that happens to other people.But according to the World Health Organisation, "if we don’t act urgently, by 2030 depression will be the leading illness globally".One of the biggest mistakes people make is thinking that depression is sadness, but the two are entirely different things.While sadness is a normal human emotion that comes and goes and is usually caused by certain events, depression is a constant feeling of sadness and hopelessness. … [Read more...] about Symptoms of depression: Seven signs you could be suffering with mental illness
MANY children can be shy in certain social situations - but selective mutism is a lot more extreme than the typical case. The severe situational anxiety disorder, which can affect children and adults, means individuals can't speak in certain scenarios as they have a phobia of initiating speech. What is selective mutism? Selective mutism is severe anxiety disorder where the individual is unable to speak in certain social situations. It typically affects children, who are able to speak freely to people they feel comfortable around, but go silent around certain people. The individual will undergo feelings similar to stage fright, and they will freeze up and find it impossible to talk. Around one in 140 young children are affected by selective mutism, and it is more common in girls than boys. It is also more likely to affect children who have recently migrated from their home country and are learning a second language. What are the symptoms of the childhood anxiety disorder? Typically … [Read more...] about What is selective mutism, what are the signs and symptoms of the childhood anxiety disorder, and do adults suffer from it too?
MULTIPLE sclerosis can affect the spinal cord as well as the brain causing nerve damage and lifelong ailments. Here's all you need to know about the condition which affects around 100,000 people in the UK and the new breakthrough in treatment. What is multiple sclerosis (MS) and how do you get it? Exactly what causes MS is unknown, but it is suggested that the condition occurs from a mixture of genetic and environmental factors. MS is an autoimmune condition. This means that the body's immune system (designed to fight any infection or foreign body in your system) mistakes an area of the body for a threat and attacks it. In the case of MS the most common areas for the immune system to fight are the myelin sheaths (layers that cover and protect your nerves while also helping them transmit signals around the body) in the brain and/or spinal cord. This can slow down the nerve signals, jumble them up or stop them completely, leading to a loss of control over certain functions in the … [Read more...] about What is multiple sclerosis, what is the new breakthrough in treatment and what are the early signs and symptoms of MS?
RAYNAUD'S disease is a condition that affects your circulation — and can leave you with discoloured fingers and toes. TV host Jenni Falconer suffers from Raynaud's and posted a startling snap of her white finger. Here's what we know about the condition. What is Raynaud's disease? Raynaud's disease is a problem with your circulation that results in discoloured fingers or toes. It is common and doesn't usually cause any severe problems — bit it can sometimes be a sign of something more serious. You can often treat the symptoms yourself by keeping warm. Symptoms include: pain numbness pins and needles difficulty moving the affected area Some people also find their ears, nose, lips or nipples are affected. The symptoms of Raynaud's may last from a few minutes to a few hours. You should see a doctor if the problem is persistent or getting worse. Also, numbness on one side of the body, joint pain, rashes, or if you're getting symptoms for the first time over 30 you should see a … [Read more...] about What is Raynaud’s disease, what are the signs and symptoms of Jenni Falconer’s condition and what treatments are available?