Could new research change the conversation surrounding antidepressants?
There is actually some sort of scientific formula behind the labelling of Blue Monday. The Blue Monday concept first appeared on a press release for Sky Travel’s PR company back in 2005, with the hope that it might help encourage people with the January blues to book more holidays. Because according to one mental health charity the whole concept is dangerously misleading and could in fact contribute to trivialising depression and other mental health conditions.
When Zayn Malik pulled out of a longstanding appearance at the Summertime Ball, people assumed it was because he didn’t fancy performing at the same event as his ex, Little Mix’s, Perrie Edwards. Zayn isn’t the only high profile celebrity to discuss his ongoing battle with anxiety.
Earlier this week Selena Gomez announced she is going to be taking time out from her showbiz career to focus on her health. The 24-year-old has been battling panic attacks and anxiety since being diagnosed with Lupus in 2014. “I’ve discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges,” the singer said in a statement. "I want to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness and have decided that the best way forward is to take some time off.
We’re all familiar with the dreaded afternoon slump. That time between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. that just seems to drag on. You feel simultaneously unfocused and exhausted. Being productive feels borderline impossible and all you can think about is taking a long nap. But, what causes this sudden drop in energy and how can we effectively avoid it?Keri Peterson, MD, an internist in NYC who works with the digital health platform ZocDoc, explained to Yahoo Health that mid-day drowsiness is quite common, and the reason for it might surprise you: your natural circadian rhythms. These rhythms “govern many of the body’s biological processes tied to energy levels and alertness — things like blood pressure, body temperature, sleep cycles, hormone levels, among others,” says Peterson. Related: If You’ve Only Gotten This Much Sleep, Do NOT Get Behind The WheelInstead of reaching for yet another cup of coffee — which could mess with your sleep later on — there are many alternative ways to re-energize when you feel that you’ve hit a roadblock. Here, we lay out the best ways to reboot and wake up so you can carry on the day without any issues.Read This Next: Exhausted? Maybe It’s Your HormonesLet’s keep in touch! Follow Yahoo Health on Facebook, Twitter,Instagram, and Pinterest.