Teens, Hair, & Depression

  Diagnosis and prevention of depression and other mental health disorders could be measured with a lock of hair, researchers at Ohio State University have found. The study they conducted analyzed cortisol levels in hair taken from teens. They were looking for a correlation between the concentration of cortisol, a stress hormone, and depression symptoms.…

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Hormone Imbalance & Seniors

We’ve unpacked a lot of causes, signs, and symptoms of hormone imbalance throughout every phase of life. We thought it appropriate to save the last installment of this series for the generation who is now enjoying their twilight years. As far as imbalances go, there may not be as many, per se, as you age…

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Hormone Imbalance & Children

Having examined hormone imbalances in men, women, and teens, we’re now taking a closer look at hormone imbalance and children. Unsurprisingly, many of the causes are the same in children as they are for adults, so we’re going to focus more on the signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance in children. Kids come with their…

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Hormone Imbalance & Teens

They’re moody. They’re mouthy. They’re dramatic. They know everything. They stay in their room all day. They stink. Literally. Teenagers get a (not totally undeserved) bad rap. The thing is, teenagers are incredibly complex — but simple — and intricately designed creatures created by a masterful Designer, hormones and all. Ah yes. Hormones. Of course,…

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Hormone Imbalance & Men

Two weeks ago, we began discussing hormone imbalance. Last week, we discussed hormone imbalance in women. This week, we’re going to give male hormone imbalance a closer examination. As it is with women, men can also experience natural ebbs and flows of hormonal imbalance during their lifetime. It seems as though no one can get…

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Hormone Imbalance & Women

Last week, we barely scratched the surface of the topic of hormone imbalance. This week, we’re going to dive in a little deeper to find out how hormone imbalance can affect women in particular. We already know that hormones are manufactured in the endocrine glands and that they are essentially messengers that make their way…

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Hormonal Birth Control Linked to Depression

The media was shocked recently to learn what woman have been saying for decades: taking hormone based birth control makes many of them depressed. A study from the University of Copenhagen found that woman taking these contraceptives saw an increased likelihood of also taking antidepressants or being diagnosed with depression. How much more likely? Nearly…

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