Wednesday, 28 December 2016 | Editor
As daylight hours shorten and the temperature starts to cool, itís fairly normal to occasionally feel a bit glum and sluggish. However for some people, a feeling of dread can accompany the onset of autumn and winter. For S.A.D. sufferers, the changing seasons can also bring about a significant change in mood and for many, this can involve feelings of anxiety and despair debilitating enough to affect normal daily functioning.
Saturday, 15 October 2016 | Editor
It is easy to feel happy and uplifted by a bright sunny day, just as a dark and gloomy day can worsen lethargy and fatigue. Our relationship with the environment is complex, and scientists are still unravelling the mysteries between our moods and the weather.
Some research shows people are more likely to feel generous and altruistic on sunny warm days – even hitchhikers are more likely to catch a lift when the sun is out compared to cloudy days!
Saturday, 27 August 2016 | Editor
Depression is merely caused by a deficiency in brain chemicals, or so doctors would have us believe. Yet a new study by Cambridge University in the United Kingdom is showing that inflammation can induce behavioural changes similar to depression. This includes symptoms including fatigue, difficulties concentrating, a lack of motivation and reduced sense of pleasure.