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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The Guardian

Do more for depressed cancer patients – study
The Guardian
Three-quarters of cancer patients who also have clinical depression are not currently receiving any treatment for depression, a study has found. Researchers from Oxford and Edinburgh universities also said that those who are receiving care could have ...
Depression untreated in many cancer patients, new approach could helpMedical News Today
Cancer patients with depression 'are being overlooked'BBC News
Three-quarters of depressed cancer patients do not receive treatment for ...Medical Xpress
Telegraph.co.uk -HealthCanal.com
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9 Things Only People With Depression Can Truly Understand
Huffington Post
There's been a lot of dialogue surrounding depression -- particularly in light of recent events -- as people struggle to understand why and how it affects people in the ways that it does. And for the 350 million people worldwide with the condition, it ...

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Help available for dealing with depression
Jackson Sun
A life lived with depression can feel like a "deep, dark place," said Steve Brannon. But with a variety of pathways to recovery, hope is never out of reach — even during the toughest times. Society often views depression in extremes, said Brannon ...


Fox News

Adding therapy to meds may speed depression recovery for some
Fox News
For about a third of people with depression, adding cognitive therapy to treatment with antidepressant medication helps them reach remission and recovery quicker, according to a new study. “We know they both work so you assume when you put them ...

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Could This Treatment Approach Better Help Teens With Depression?
Huffington Post
The researchers followed 101 teenagers with depression at Group Health Cooperative in Seattle. The teens were randomly assigned to receive either the usual care, meaning their doctors encouraged them to pursue treatment for their depression, ...
It Takes A Village To Help Teens Battle DepressionThinkProgress
Teens with depression benefit from 'collaborative care'Fox News
Collaborative Care Intervention Improves Depression Among TeensUniversity Herald
PsychCentral.com
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Wall Street Journal (blog)

Bernanke: 2008 Meltdown Was Worse Than Great Depression
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, a prominent student of the Great Depression, contends that the 2008 financial crisis was actually worse than its 1930s counterpart. Mr. Bernanke is quoted making the statement in a document filed on Aug.


Is fast food making us depressed?
BBC News
The people entering Felice Jacka's offices over the next few months will be in the throes of depression. She wants to help them – but her approach is unorthodox. Her team at Deakin University in Australia won't be trying out a new cocktail of drugs ...


HRmagazine.co.uk

Fighting Anxiety and Depression at Work
Huffington Post
There is a significant amount of work that needs to be done to educate managers and leaders on healthy minds. They should learn why a healthy mind is important; how to identify if someone might be moving from stress to distress to depression and ...
How employers can manage stress in the workplaceHRmagazine.co.uk

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8 things to know about depression
The News Journal
The magnanimous man who voiced the hilarious Genie from "Aladdin" and captured the spirit of an inspiring English teacher in "Dead Poets Society" – filmed here in Delaware – struggled with depression and the early stages of Parkinson's disease. But he ...

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Ben Bernanke: The 2008 Financial Crisis Was Worse Than The Great Depression
Forbes
Ben Bernanke has just been revealed on record as insisting that the financial crash of 2008 was actually worse than the Great Depression itself. That's a statement that leads on to a very interesting indeed question: why on earth wasn't the fallout ...
2008: Worse than the Great Depression?Q13 FOX

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Wellbutrin For Depression: When Its More Than Just The Blues

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Maria has been increasingly depressed for the past few years.... Read More

Antidepressants: Control or Cure?

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