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

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Chicago Tribune

Menasha gunman suffered from major depression, fiancee says
Appleton Post Crescent
Sergio Valencia del Toro, the 27-year-old gunman in Sunday's killing spree, suffered from major depression and was very irrational, his fiancee told Post-Crescent Media on Tuesday. "The man we loved and knew did not commit this," said Haylie Peterson ...
Girlfriend: Gunman in Wisconsin bridge shooting suffered from depressionChicago Tribune
Wisconsin Gunman's Girlfriend: He Suffered From DepressionABC News
Menasha gunman's girlfriend: He suffered from depressionWBAY

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TIME

The Scary Link Between Credit Card Debt and Depression
TIME
A recently released study shows that people with credit card debt and overdue bills are much more likely to experience symptoms of depression than those who don't have such debts, particularly if they are near retirement, unmarried or less educated.
Credit Card Debt Linked to DepressionLowCards.com

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Consequence of Sound

Stranded in a Mob: Depression and Rap in 2015
Consequence of Sound
There's a lyric in Eminem's “Rock Bottom”, off The Slim Shady LP, that sticks out: “Live half a life and throw the rest away.” You can read it as a description of depression and its impact, how a crushing vortex of internal negativity can prevent ...


Medical Daily

'Fuzzy Thinking' Episodes Are Real Signs Of Depression, Bipolar Disorder: Study
Medical Daily
According to a study out of the University of Michigan, this fuzzy effect is indeed real for depression and bipolar patients, and it can be seen affecting certain parts of the brain on brain scans. The researchers also conclude that based on these ...
Brain scans confirm 'fuzzy thinking' as symptom of depression and bipolar disorderMedical News Today
Brain Scans Show 'Fuzzy' Thinking in Depression, BipolarPsychCentral.com (blog)
Depression and Bipolar: Brain Activity Measured and Tested, 'Fuzzy Brain' is ...Headlines & Global News
Neurology Advisor -AskMen -Fusion
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Indicators Of Teen Depression, Earlier Suicides, On The Rise
Hartford Courant
Her office and the state's Child Fatality Review Panel called for increased screening of youths for depression and suicidal thoughts by health care providers and schools, expanded access to "timely and effective" clinical care, and an annual child ...

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Medical Daily

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Effectively Treat Depression In Patients With High ...
Medical Daily
Some depressed patients are treatment-resistant — their symptoms do not lessen no matter what drug they take. Interestingly, given an anti-inflammatory drug, such patients who also happen to have high inflammation levels will find relief from their ...


Healthy relationships may prevent depression in child abuse survivors
Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Child abuse survivors who find stable romantic relationships as adults may also find that these relationships help protect against depression, a study suggests. Researchers followed a group of 485 young adults in Rochester, New York ...

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The Week Magazine

Can your smartphone treat depression?
The Week Magazine
In fact, there are hundreds of apps aimed at helping people deal with depression and anxiety, and they're being hailed by some mental health professionals as a way to spread otherwise-unavailable treatment to those in need. "There are a lot of problems ...


Huffington Post

'OITNB' Star Dascha Polanco Opens Up About Battling Depression As A Latina
Huffington Post
The hit Netflix show "Orange Is The New Black” has tackled a lot of issues during its two seasons, but one of its stars opened up recently about a personal struggle she has faced in her own life. Dascha Polanco, who plays Dayanara (Daya) Diaz on the ...

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Fox News

Depressed? Botox might be the key to happiness
Fox News
Currently used off-label for depression, Botox is in phase 2 clinical trials for FDA approval. “Once it becomes FDA-approved, hopefully we will have mental health professionals using it,” said Dr. Eric Finzi, a board-certified dermasurgeon in the ...

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