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:

Latinos Health

Suicide risk factors include depression, risky behaviors
Latinos Health
Do you know anyone who is feeling depressed or has been showing signs of possible risky behavior? If you do then you probably should make an effort in showing them support because according to a new large scale study, they are more than likely to ...
Study identifies symptoms of suicide risk for people with depressionMedical News Today
How To Prevent Suicide: Study Pinpoints Depressive Behavior Patterns Preceding ...Medical Daily
Suicide Prevention: 'Mixed Depression' Precedes Suicide Attempts, Says StudyParent Herald
Press Examiner -Times Gazette
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Depression: Medical and mental
University of Pittsburgh The Pitt News
Assumptions about depression have dangerous consquences. Researchers found in a 2004 American Psychological Association study that people associate depression with psychiatric symptoms, social skill deficit, physical appearance and labels like ...

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Here's What Happened When Grindr Users Opened Up About Depression
Huffington Post
A recent study recruited Grindr users to study depression. The biggest links to depression came from experiencing homophobia, how connected they were with the gay community, emotional support, and being near to someone who disapproved of them.

Depression, BP extremes may predict CV events
“This is not a randomized controlled trial, so we don't know if screening for depression in patients with extremes in blood pressure will be of any benefit. We need to do more [research] on the relationship between depression and BP, especially in ...
Depression Plus Extremes in Blood Pressure Increase Risk for Major CV Events ...Medscape
Depression and extremes of blood pressure predict highest rates of harmful
Depression and high blood pressure increases chances of strokeTheHealthSite

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Goth Teens at Greater Risk of Depression and Self-Harm: Study
“Our study does not show that being a goth causes depression or self-harm, but rather that some young goths are more vulnerable to developing these conditions,” Dr. Lucy Bowes, a psychology professor at the University of Oxford and the study lead ...
Goth Teens At Higher Risk Of Depression And Self-Harming BehaviorsTech Times
Goth Teens at Greater Risk for Depression, (blog)
goths and depression: Your storiesBBC News
MedPage Today -TIME -U.S. News & World Report
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Patheos (blog)

The Twilight Struggle: Depression is a Hell of Thing
Patheos (blog)
When I have faced depression, especially as the result of difficult circumstances, the dullness and sorrow often comes wrapped up with confusion or depression about certain ideas. In talking to hundreds of students over the years (not in mass meetings ...

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Study Shows How Magnetic Pulses to Brain Can Ease Depression (blog)
Scientists from the University of Nottingham in the U.K. say they have a new understanding of how transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) gives relief to severely depressed patients. TMS, used as an alternative to electro-convulsive therapy (ECT ...
Scientists show how magnetic pulses change the brain in treatment for ...EurekAlert (press release)

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Medical Xpress

Does exercise benefit the mildly depressed?
Medical Xpress
Although the effect of exercise on depression has been investigated extensively, neuroimaging has never been used to measure any physical effects inside the brain. A team of researchers at the University of Aberdeen are looking for volunteers who ...

PBS NewsHour (blog)

Trump's call for mass deportation reminiscent of Depression-era policy
PBS NewsHour (blog)
During the Great Depression, counties and cities in the American Southwest and Midwest forced Mexican immigrants and their families to leave the U.S. over concerns they were taking jobs away from whites despite their legal right to stay. The result ...
Donald Trump's idea for mass deportation akin to removal during Great DepressionPress Herald

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The State Press

Beach House's new album 'Depression Cherry' stuck in a dream from which it can ...
The State Press
The simply gorgeous cascades of Legrand's vocals oozes into the mix and “Depression Cherry” begins its first real winner. Unfortunately, the song abruptly passes away leaving only the well-dressed husk of disappointment for us to ponder over why good ...

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How You Can Learn To Treat Depression

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FDA Nears Completion of Review of Vagus Nerve Stimulation For Chronic Depression

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Know the Signs of Depression and Improve Your Life

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Antidepressants: Control or Cure?

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Depression Mantra

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What?s The Latest on Suicide Risk and Antidepressants For Children?

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Learn To Take Control of Depression

While depression is a growing epidemic in western society, it... Read More

The Formula for Preventing Depression

While it is arguable that depression is not always preventable,... Read More

ADHD and Depression -- More Common Than Thought

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American Indian Youth and Depression - Using Traditions To Heal The Wounds

When most people hear the words American Indian, visions of... Read More

The Cost of Giving Up

I'm sure at times of deep crisis many of you... Read More

Insurance Reimbursement for Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Depression

I attended the Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy Conference at the... Read More

Can You Overcome Depression?

There are many things that happen within the body when... Read More

Neuromodulation Is Now The Mainstream Therapy For Chronic Depression

The cover of the March 7, 2005 issue of Business... Read More

Recognizing Depression

Depression is a serious issue. There are simply hundreds of... Read More

Efficacy and Safety of Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Depression Published in Journal

On September 1st, the efficacy and safety of vagus nerve... Read More

Depression: One Womans Story

Sharon was talking to a friend on the phone one... Read More

A Simple Cure For Anxiety And Depression

Our innate desire is to be happy, and when we... Read More

St Johns Wort and Depression

The bright yellow flower of the St Johns Wort (hypericum... Read More

Stress and Depression are Killing Us!

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