Depression is a very serious mental illness. It can occur in any given person at any age. The affected suffer from a very depressed mood, lose interest in things they usually enjoy, and are exhausted, sometimes even apathetic. This disease … Continue reading Anthropology: What Is Seasonal Depression and How Is It Treated?
Culture is shaping our identity. Cultural norms, beliefs, and practices influence, to a large extent, the way we think, feel, and act. It defines accepted ways of behaving. We learn the norms and values during the process known as primary … Continue reading Anthropology: The Influence of Culture and Society on Mental Disorders
All of us are aware of the term “music”, but did you know that melodious sounds can heal a person? Music therapy is an ever-growing concept that can facilitate healing. Mainly, it is a therapeutic approach that uses the natural … Continue reading Exploring the Role of Music Therapy in Mental Health and Society
I often go back to my earliest childhood memories of growing up in Revere, during the early 90s. Long before I knew about, let alone come down with, mental illness or clinical depression. I often think of those years as … Continue reading Columbus Day Part One: The Story of How I Overcame My Depression
Introduction Depression comes in all its own sizes. However, did you know that not one culture agrees on depression? According to cross-cultural studies, a lot of cultures have their own idea of what depression is. Depression affects people depending on … Continue reading Anthropology: Sociocultural Differences in Depression
What Is Culture? Culture is an umbrella term for the ‘way of life of groups of people, meaning the way they spend their lives. Culture includes the way people dress up, the type of food they like, how people manage their mutual relationships. … Continue reading Anthropology: An Analysis of Depression in Individualistic Compared to Collectivistic Societies