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

By | 2017-05-31T01:18:45+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Categories: Healthy|Tags: , , |

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.


Drugs work a little bit better than a placebo

By | 2017-04-10T14:29:30+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Categories: Healthy|Tags: , |

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. Web. 6 Apr. 2017.

Kirsch I1, Deacon BJ, “Initial severity and antidepressant benefits: a meta-analysis of data submitted to the Food and Drug Administration.”; PLoS Med. 2008 Feb;5(2):e45. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050045.


There are a few things that help to overcome depression.

By | 2017-03-18T01:51:37+00:00 March 18th, 2017|Categories: Healthy, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

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 depression. High income and having religious faith helped with recovery from depression. People who earn more than $80,000 per year are more likely to recover than those earning less than $20,000 per year.

The next thing you can control is to get enough exercise.

Older people and women are also more likely to fully recover. From another side, people who experienced abuse or anxiety disorders in the past were less likely to recover.

Esme Fuller-Thomson, Senyo Agbeyaka, Deborah M. LaFond, Mercedes Bern-Klug Flourishing after depression: Factors associated with achieving complete mental health among those with a history of depressionPsychiatry Research, Volume 242, August 2016


Metaphors helps you reduce your negative emotions

By | 2017-02-02T15:57:43+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Healthy, Personal Success|Tags: , , , |

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 ratings.

They also found that metaphors can affect a feeling. For example, people rated neutral words as more pleasant when they were printed in a white font rather than a black one. We can connect it with “light” which we associate metaphorically with “good.”


Fetterman, A., Bair, J., Werth, M., Landkammer, F., & Robinson, M. (2015). The Scope and Consequences of Metaphoric Thinking: Using Individual Differences in Metaphor Usage to Understand How Metaphor Functions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology


Exercise Can Help Ease Depression

By | 2017-01-22T01:08:17+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Categories: Healthy|Tags: , |

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.