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:


Medical Xpress

To quash depression, some brain cells must push through the stress
Los Angeles Times
The nature of psychological resilience has, in recent years, been a subject of enormous interest to researchers, who have wondered how some people endure and even thrive under a certain amount of stress, and others crumble and fall prey to depression.
Triggering Resilience to DepressionScientist
Researchers find boosting depression-causing mechanisms in the brain ...EurekAlert (press release)
Turning off depression in the brainMedical Xpress
Medical Daily
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WWMT-TV

New dads have increased risk of depression, study says
Fox News
Becoming a father may raise a young man's risk of depression, according to a new U.S. study that suggests helping men at this stage could improve the wellbeing of entire families. "We know a lot about mothers and maternal depression and the effect that ...
Depression Rates Is High Among New Latino Fathers, Study FindsFox News Latino
Study: Dads at risk of postpartum depressionWWMT-TV
Postpartum Depression in Young DadsWFAA
WEAR -West - Welfare Society Territory
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WFAA

Depression risks increase for young dads
USA TODAY
Symptoms of depression increased on average by 68% over the first five years of fatherhood for men who were around 25 years old when they became fathers and lived with their children, according to the study published online today in the journal Pediatrics.
Young Dads Are at Risk for Postpartum DepressionTIME
Young dads have risk of postpartum depression, study saysFox News
Young Dads at Risk of Depressive Symptoms: StudyWebMD
Huffington Post -Chicago Tribune (blog)
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MSUToday

Internet use can help ward off depression among elderly
MSUToday
It's estimated that as many as 10 million older Americans suffer from depression, often brought on by feelings of loneliness and isolation. However, new research – a project that followed the lives of thousands of retired older Americans for six years ...
Internet use may cut retirees' depressionMedical Xpress
Internet Use Could Help Depressed Retirees Because the Internet Is the BestGeekosystem
Internet Use May Help Ward Off Depression In Older AdultsUniversity Herald

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Philly.com

Carolyn Hax: When you suspect depression, gently offer your support to loved one
Washington Post
A friend of our daughter's recently contacted me to say she had received a “very frightening” note from our “very depressed” daughter, then later backtracked and said there was nothing to worry about and our daughter would probably reach out to us when ...
Tell Me About It: Fears daughter, 22, is depressedPhilly.com

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MedPage Today

Stroke Rounds: Depression Tied to Worse Stroke Outcomes
MedPage Today
Depression was found to be a significant and independent risk factor for poor stroke outcomes in a study from the U.K., and recovery from depression within a year did not alter long-term risk. Depression at 3 months was associated with increased ...


Forbes

Intranasal Ketamine Promising For Treatment-Resistant Major Depression
Forbes
Results from a newly published study indicate that intranasal ketamine spray can produce a rapid and sustained antidepressant effect within 24 hours, and was well tolerated in a small group of patients with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder.


Block Cinema revisits the Great Depression
Chicago Tribune
The rawest, most vital Hollywood films of the early 1930s didn't turn a blind eye to the Depression. Rather, they turned the crisis into an opportunity for all kinds of storytelling, guided by socially conscious principles as much as filmmaking wiles ...


Ketamine Depression Study Shows Promise
Guardian Liberty Voice
A recent ketamine depression study shows promise in fighting major depressive disorders that are usually considered untreatable. A spray form of ketamine was used and it seemed to cure the person of the major depression in about 24 hours. This ketamine ...


5 Ways Brooding Can Lead to Depression
Huffington Post
Brooding (also known as rumination) is defined by a habitual focus on distressing feelings and the events that caused them. You might replay the time your boss insulted you in a meeting making you feel angry and embarrassed, you might replay the ...

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