Depression 

The Quest of not going down that road again | Battling Depression relapse | SOWERS

Depression survivors feel they have conquered that toughest part of life. If they can overcome depression, what more in life can torment them? Little do we know that the evil witch that depression is tends to meet some along the road several times in a lifetime! Statistics have it that nearly 50% of all the people who once recover from depression suffer from depression relapses. On an average, most people with depression are likely to have 4 to 5 incidences of it across their lifetime.   I’ve often said that…

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Depression 

Society and Depression | Depression in Adolescents, Adults

Man is a social animal. Now, whether man is an animal or not is a latter concern, but in this post, we will talk about man and his need for society. Man cannot live in isolation. I and other people like me (Billy, et cetera et cetera) would argue that we absolutely can because we love our own company; the truth is – we cannot. Our deep fundamental need is to associate – at least to some degree. Isolation brings us some comforts but associating brings its own privileges one…

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Depression 

Where it all started – a peek into the journey of modern psychiatry as we know it

The seventeenth century was the Age of Enlightenment; the eighteenth – of Reason; the nineteenth – of Progress; and the twentieth – of Anxiety. Although the human race has always been headed into solving problems, somehow it has also moved in the direction of creating new ones. And hence now, in the twenty-first century, the need to talk about these problems has dawned upon us. But peculiar as it sounds, are psychological problems really that recent? Or did our understanding of them evolve with time? In this post, we shall…

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International 

America’s shame – the Guantanamo Bay

Anyone can become angry – that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way – this is not easy. – Aristotle, The Nicomacbean Ethics Introduction 166 inmates currently have the privilege to be in the most expensive prison on Earth – the Guantanamo military camp. Little did they know 15 years back that they’d one day be captivated and force-fed to endure such devastating facet of life with no opportunity to…

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Ashmita Our Story 

Chapter 1. Why Ashmita won’t eat (and how to make her!) | Welcome to Ashmita’s story.

To be honest, I did not want to reach out to y’all anytime soon, but rest of the team at Sowers made me do it (they collectively kicked me in the behind!) So here I am to tell you what I am like and what has been up with me. The good news is I had been knee-bent in mess too, lately, so I can be an interesting story! I’m Ashmita. I’m 170 centimetres and 55 kilograms. My backpack is always a little heavier than me. Petite-to-Fat people love telling…

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