Chronic Depression: Disease or Charcter Flaw?

A major survey on depression symptoms from the National Mental Health Association (NMHA), released in july 2001, revealed a dramatic degree of progress in public understanding. Yet even amid this promising trend, the survey sheds light on the difficulties faced by millions of people striving to manage this sometimes chronic,... Read More

The Patients Guide to Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Depression

INTRODUCTION Everybody has a story. My story is the one I know best and can write about. It is not a memoir of chemical dependency or self-abuse. Those subjects have been written about many times. This is a story of my winning battle against depression and... Read More

Depression in Teenagers: Now What Can We Do?

No doubt you have seen the recent news headlines about a federal panel that recommended to the FDA that anti-depressant medications carry the strongest possible warning label for use in children and teenagers. This recommendation to the FDA shook the medical community, especially those who work with depressed young people.... Read More

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Depression Are Not The Same Thing!

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a very misunderstood illness and this is perhaps why there are so many myths about it. Perhaps the most common myth about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is that it is effectively a mental condition, and another name for depression. ... Read More

New Treatment for Chronic Depression

Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Chronic Treatment-Resistant Depression About Vagus Nerve Stimulation VNS is not brain surgery, although it is a treatment that affects the function of the brain. Vagus Nerve Stimulation uses specific stimulation of the vagus nerve to send stimulation to specific parts of the brain that are involved... Read More

ADHD and Depression -- More Common Than Thought

"Thanks for Noticin' Me" says Eeyore. He walks slowly. He looks sad. He doesn't accomplish much. He's just glad to be noticed. This is Eeyore, the stuffed donkey who is so often in need of his tail being pinned back on. Eeyore is a good picture of life is like... Read More

5 Tips to Reduce Depression

While war and poor economic conditions begin to affect people all over the world, more and more people suffer with depression. The more we focus on news events and the business climate, the more we are depressed. Whatever the reason you feel is the cause of your depression, the following... Read More

7 Things You Can Do Immediately To Ease Depression

1. Get out now and walk fifteen minutes. It will get your feet moving and help you feel you are at least able to do something.2. Go immediately and be with someone who loves you. It will give you the feeling that you are wanted.3. Religious? Say a prayer. Ask... Read More

Is it ADHD or is it Depression?

During the assessment process it is of great importance for the physician or clinician to consider other possible causes of inattention, impulsivity, or hyperactivity in your child, or teen, or yourself. In fact, this is probably the most important element of a good assessment. There are several possible causes of... Read More

St Johns Wort and Depression

The bright yellow flower of the St Johns Wort (hypericum perforatum) with it's ray-like petals, represents the power of the sun that forces away the darkness. This already points to the anti-depressant effects of the St Johns Wort which are highly respected, even in conventional medicine.St. John's Wort, a perennial... Read More

In The News:

Why You Could Soon Be Screened for Signs of Depression At Your Next Check Up
Now, the United States Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF) has released draft recommendations that call for doctors to screen for depression as a matter of routine. This expands earlier recommendations issued in 2009 and focuses on the idea that ...

Medical Daily

Major Depression In Women May Stem From Too Many Overactive Genes In The Brain
Medical Daily
Sodhi and her colleagues analyzed the tissue from those who had suffered from depression, many of whom had died by suicide, she said in a press release. The team discovered that females with depression had the highest levels of several glutamate ...
Female patients with depression have abnormally high expression levels of
Decoded: A key reason of depression in womenTheHealthSite
Over-active genes found in depressed femaleZee News

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Depression awareness on the red carpet
The tragic loss of Robin Williams, who struggled with clinical depression, and most recently the legal troubles and subsequent rehab stay for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" actor Nicholas Brendon have brought mental illness to the forefront in the past year.

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Bangor Daily News

Depression screenings are recommended for pregnant women, new moms
Bangor Daily News
Ecker says obstetricians at his practice screen women for depression during their third trimester of pregnancy and again after giving birth. Such screening may not be routine in some practices, however, and the ACOG and task force recommendations can ...
Depression screening urged for pregnant women, new momsThe CT Mirror
US Task Force Advise On New Depression ScreeningsPioneer News
Doctors should screen all adults for depression, say expert panelMedical News Today
Yibada (English Edition) -Times Gazette -Times Gazette
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Coping with depression, Olympic medalist Allison Schmitt regaining top swim form
Schmitt, who will soon start training in Tempe, began speaking publicly in May about depression she has suffered since winning five medals at the 2012 London Olympics. She first opened up to her coach Bob Bowman and fellow North Baltimore Aquatic Club ...

Huffington Post

How Early-Life Stress Could Increase Risk Of Anxiety And Depression Later In Life
Huffington Post
After being subjected to maternal separation, the mice had abnormally high levels of the stress hormone corticosterone and displayed anxiety and depression-like behavior. The mice also showed imbalances in gut bacteria, which the researchers attributed ...
Intestinal Bacteria Can Trigger Depression And Anxiety, Study SaysInternational Business Times
Anxiety And Depression Linked To Stress Causing Gut BacteriaThe Inquisitr
Anxiety, depression may be triggered by stress-induced changes to gut bacteriaMedical News Today
Tech Times -Headlines & Global News
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Teen Depression
Imperial Valley News
Scottsdale, Arizona - Teen depression is a serious medical problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities. It affects how your teen thinks, feels and behaves, and it can cause emotional, functional and physical ...

Consuming highly refined carbohydrates increases risk of depression
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - A diet high in refined carbohydrates may lead to an increased risk for new-onset depression in postmenopausal women, according to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Led by James Gangwisch of the ...

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Mom: A vulnerable look at postpartum depression
Editor's note: Jill Krause is a wife and mom of three young children. She blogs at and is also a photographer and videographer, brand consultant and public speaker. She is on Twitter. My lowest moment of motherhood was the afternoon I ...

New York Post

Knicks draft bust beats back depression, now playing for $1M prize
New York Post
Michael Sweetney, the Knicks' top pick in 2003 (inset), is now 320 pounds and is competing in a $1 million tournament in an effort to improve his health. Photo: Courtesy of The Basketball Tournament; Susan May Tell (inset) ...

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Are you suffering from Depression?

Millions of people sufferaround the world from a depressive illness.... Read More

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How to Overcome Anxiety and Take Repossession of Your Life!

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More Than You Can Handle?

There's a dangerous illness afflicting women everywhere across the nation.... Read More

It Aint Easy Being Brave

A zoo attendant entered a lion cage carrying only a... Read More

Sources of Online Suicide Help for People Suffering from Severe Depression

There are Many Resources for Online Suicide HelpFirst of all,... Read More

25% of Americans Suffer From a Mental Illness and do Not Get Adequate Relief From Antidepressants

According to the June 7th issue of the Wall Street... Read More