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:


Jezebel

Women in Positions of Power Show More Signs of Depression Than Men
TIME
Researchers looked at 1,300 middle-aged men and 1,500 middle-aged women for the study, “Gender, Job Authority and Depression,” which appears in the December issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. Women with the ability to affect pay and ...
​Women Bosses Exhibit More Symptoms of Depression than MenJezebel
For Women, Job Authority Adds to Depression SymptomsImperial Valley News
Women bosses more prone to depression than menThe Straits Times
Daily Times
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CBS News

Women with workplace power are more depressed. Men, not so much.
Washington Post
Women with job authority -- ones who have the ability to hire and fire people and influence over paychecks -- also have significantly more symptoms of depression than women without this kind of power. At the same time, having job authority slightly ...
Breaking the glass ceiling may lead to depressionCBS News
Women Leaders at Workplace at Higher Risk of Depression than MenTech Times
Women bosses 'more depressed' than male counterpartsBBC News
NBCNews.com -Medical News Today
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Anxiety Can Lead to Depression, and Depression Repays the Favor
Huffington Post
Anxiety and depression often go hand in hand. Many people who have one will experience the other at some point. In fact, nearly one-half of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. When you miss work, sleep too much ...

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New York Times

Christina Kim Handles Downs and Ups by Dealing Openly With Depression
New York Times
Kim, who is five strokes off the lead, held by Julieta Granada, after a one-under-par 71, has experienced ozone-layer highs and ocean-bottom depths. She has dealt with a depression that propelled her toward a two-story ledge in Spain and has been feted ...

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Medical News Today

Postpartum depression: citalopram benefits explained
Medical News Today
Scientists claim to have found out precisely why the commonly prescribed drug citalopram is effective in treating postpartum depression. New research suggests that the antidepressant may restore the connections between brain cells that are impeded by ...


Houston Chronicle

How I escaped suicidal depression
Houston Chronicle
Except for a few close friends, I was socially isolated, and the more lonely I felt, the worse my depression became. I was self-admitted to a psychiatric hospital for a week my sophomore year, which made my outlook on life even worse and my emotions ...


New York Times

Struggling to Overcome Depression and Return to the Working World
New York Times
He was upset and humbled by his depression diagnosis. He began attending an outpatient mental health program. In 1999, he completed a job-training course and held a few jobs over the next seven years, working as a messenger and a mailroom clerk.


Depression and Your Body – It's Physical, Too
U.S. News & World Report
Still, Gitlin says, not all physical symptoms of depression – tiredness, a lack of concentration or bowel issues – have a definite medical explanation. “The exact biology of why people with depression have pain that feels worse, why they get ...

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Headlines & Global News

Depression Vaccine on the Horizon?
Headlines & Global News
Depression may not be genetic or a result of poor nutrition, obesity or other causes, a new study indicates. Rather, major depressive disorder may be caused by parasites and bacteria, and one psychology professor wants the disorder re-classified as an ...


PsychCentral.com

Cognitive Distortions: The Lies Depression Tells
PsychCentral.com
According to psychologist Deborah Serani, PsyD, depression's top three distortions revolve around helplessness, hopelessness and poor problem solving. Depression diminishes functioning in the frontal lobe of the brain, home to goal-directed behavior, ...

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