How to Relax and Get Over Depression in Japan
Japanese social anxiety disorder is on the rise, but it can be hard to find the time to get over it, a new study suggests.
Researchers in Japan looked at people who have been diagnosed with depression, a major depressive disorder, and compared them to people who were not.
The findings were published in the journal Psychological Medicine.
The authors found that people who had depression were more likely to report having trouble finding time to relax, and more likely than non-depressed people to say they were not able to relax.
“This is a good opportunity to consider ways to reduce the number of times people are struggling with social anxiety,” said lead author Dr. Yutaka Takada, from the department of psychiatry at Osaka University.
“If we can’t take the time out to relax or take a break, that’s a big problem.”
The study found that depression was more likely in people who reported less sleep, or who were more often working during the day, and that those who reported that they were unable to relax were more frequently experiencing social anxiety.
The study did not look at whether the social anxiety disorders were related to one another.
Previous studies have found that social anxiety is more prevalent among older people.
It is thought that depression is a chronic mental health condition that can be treated with medication, therapy and other methods.
But for many people, it can remain a hidden or debilitating mental health problem, experts said.
The researchers found that depressive symptoms were more common among people who did not have social anxiety, and were more prevalent in people with higher levels of anxiety.
It’s not clear why people who are more anxious are more likely for social anxiety to develop, Takada said.
In the United States, depression is estimated to affect one in 5 Americans.
Researchers have previously linked depression to chronic stress.
For example, in 2012, researchers in the United Kingdom found that women with depression were five times more likely and men three times more often to have experienced psychological distress compared to women without depression.
People who are suffering from social anxiety are often reluctant to seek treatment, and there is little evidence that this is linked to depression, the authors said.
“We want to change this stigma around social anxiety and encourage people to seek help for their anxiety,” Takada told CNN.
“It may not be possible to get the symptoms of depression, but we can help people feel more comfortable and confident.”