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:


LOL: Pixar Depression Ad Pokes Fun at the “Hardships” of Pixar's 'Inside Out'
A clever new video has surfaced online called Pixar Depression, presented as if it were a prescription commercial for some kind of anti-depressant. In reality, what it does is poke fun at the hardships presented in the movie by pointing out that Riley ...
'Inside Out,' Depression, Anxiety & What Happens When Fear Is The Dominant ...Bustle
A Teen Parent's Spiritual Take Away From Pixar's 'Inside Out'Huffington Post

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People Magazine

Former Buffy Star Nicholas Brendon Publicly Asks Dr. Drew for Help with His ...
People Magazine
Nicholas Brendon wants Dr. Drew of HLN's Dr. Drew On Call and former host of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew to help him with his depression. The former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star sent a Tweet to Dr. Drew on Friday night. "If anyone sees @drdrew, have ...
Buffy The Vampire Slayer's Nicholas Brendon asks Dr. Drew for help as he ...South Carolina SC (press release) (blog)

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Science 2.0

Patients With Recurrent Depression Have Smaller Hippocampi
Science 2.0
The brains of people with recurrent depression have a significantly smaller hippocampus (the part of the brain most associated with forming new memories) than healthy individuals, according to a study of nearly 9,000 people called the ENIGMA study.
Depression and Memory LossWILX-TV
Depression Tied to Small

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What a Depression looks like (Greek style)
The Greek drama has spiraled out of control. The banks are closed and tens of thousands of people are protesting in the streets. But behind the headlines is a country in the middle of a deep recession -- and by many measures, it's a "depression.".

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Pixar Depression Ad Targets 'Inside Out' and First World Problems
Sort of like SNL's famous fake commercials, this new mock ad for Pixar Depression accurately satirizes the studio's latest animated film, Inside Out. Pixar's newest film has been praised by many as their greatest effort to date thanks to its ...

Medical News Today

Major depression tied to smaller hippocampus
Medical News Today
The ENIGMA study researchers, including a group from the Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI) at the University of Sidney in Australia, suggest their findings highlight a need to treat depression when it first occurs - especially in adolescents and ...

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Patheos (blog)

Struggling with Depression – When Life and Ramadan is Too Hard to Write
Patheos (blog)
I ask during this month of Ramadan to make du'a (supplication) for all who suffer silently, and openly, with various levels of depression. Insha'Allah I hope one day, sooner rather than later, to fulfill my promise and write a post that is equivalent ...

Sounds bad
The Economist
CLINICAL depression is, simply put, a dreadful disease. Diagnosing it is anything but simple, however. Its symptoms vary, can shift with the ups and downs of everyday life, and sometimes overlap with those of other diseases. For these reasons, it is ...

Huffington Post

16 Moms Share Supportive Messages For Others Struggling With Postpartum ...
Huffington Post
According to the World Health Organization, postpartum depression affects roughly 10 to 15 percent of women in industrialized countries and 20 to 40 percent in developing countries. The American Psychological Association puts that number at 1 in 7 ...

Concord Monitor

Secrets sizzle in Depression-era summer
Concord Monitor
Daddy thinks Layla could learn a lot from holding down a job, and she finds employment through the Federal Writers' Project, which created jobs for historians, librarians and writers during the Depression. Barrows' thorough research on the writers ...

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A short generation ago, families could set their watch by... Read More

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