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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Building Brain Implants To Fight Depression, PTSD
WBUR
“I have a hard time believing it was depression, in a way, because it was so pervasive and powerful,” she says. “It invaded every aspect of my life. It took so much away from me. And it happened so fast, and it was so degrading — it took everything ...

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Petoskey News-Review

Understanding teen depression
Petoskey News-Review
Depression is the most common mental health problem in the United Sates. Each year it affects 17 million people of all ages. Rates of teen depression are reported to range from 5-12 percent. Teen depression is a serious medical problem that causes a ...

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My daughter, who has depression, is considering IVF to become a single mother
The Guardian
At times she has taken medication for depression, which has been helpful, but has stopped to prepare for IVF on the advice of her GP, but she is very unsure of whether she is doing the right thing. I am not sure if the effects of coming off the ...


Local company helps identify depression
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Nearly one in 10 American suffer from from major depression. And even though there are effective solutions, fewer than five in 10 people get treatment. One local company, Ridge Diagnostics, is working to treat major depression one blood test at a time.


Here And Now

Defense Department Invests In Brain Implants For Depression, PTSD
Here And Now
Liss Murphy, who had surgery to implant Deep Brain Stimulation for depression in 2006 and got much better, on Cape Cod in summer, 2014, with husband Scott, son Owen and sheepdog Ned. (Courtesy). More than 100,000 people have electrical stimulation ...

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PsychCentral.com (blog)

5 New Theories on the Cause of Depression
PsychCentral.com (blog)
depression-brain I grew up thinking depression was as simple as one little transmitter getting lost somewhere on his way from one neuron to the other, much like I do when I venture farther than five miles from home. It's an easy explanation — a ...


The Many Different Types Of Depression
Huffington Post
To say Rachel Hargrave has experienced "depression" is a bit simplistic. Thirteen years ago, Hargrave -- now a 32-year-old mother and psychology student who lives in Sabina, Ohio -- gave birth to her daughter. A month later, she recalls, "I felt like I ...

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Doctors say key to combating childhood depression is noticing signs early
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Certain medical issues are easy to see in the light of day but others that affect our children may not be so noticeable. "With depression there's a negative style of thinking specially about self and about relationships." Dr. Kevin Stark is the Chief ...


Medical Xpress

The digital therapist: Acoustic changes in speech of people with depression ...
Medical Xpress
When patients' feelings of depression were worst, their speech tended to be breathier and slower. The team also found increases in jitter and shimmer, two measures of acoustic disturbance that measure the frequency and amplitude variation of the sound, ...
Talk To Me: New App Uses Speech Analysis To Monitor Mental HealthMedical Daily
Acoustic changes in speech of depressed could help monitor mental healthScienceBlog.com (blog)

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Medical News Today

Stressed girls at high risk of depression 'may age faster'
Medical News Today
Numerous studies have suggested a link between stress, depression and physical changes in the body. Specifically, studies have linked stress to increased risk of depression, and depression to premature aging, determined by shortened telomere length.

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