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:


Ars Technica

In his final piece for Ars, Dave Girard talks about life with depression.
Ars Technica
Last November, my father took his own life. I'm frequently aware of the fact that the depression which helped drive him to that dark fate lives on in my genes. That's a doozy of a legacy to inherit, but it's one that has not been wholly negative for me ...


Media Matters for America (blog)

Michael Savage's Disgusting Rant: PTSD And Depression Sufferers Are "Weak ...
Media Matters for America (blog)
Conservative radio host Michael Savage accused those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, including military veterans, of being "weak," "narcissistic," "losers." Savage added that "we're being laughed at around the world.
Michael Savage rails against PTSD sufferers: 'No wonder ISIS can defeat our ...Washington Times
Conservative loon Michael Savage attacks veterans with PTSD: 'Boo-hoo-hoo!'Raw Story

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Medical Xpress

Anti-inflammatories May Help Ease Depression
Medscape
Results of a meta-analysis show that the adjunctive use of NSAIDs was associated with improved antidepressant treatment response without an increased risk for adverse effects. In particular, add-on treatment with celecoxib (Celebrex, GD Searle LLC) ...
Analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs may have an impact on depressionMedical Xpress
Common Pain Relievers Fight Depression: StudyNewsmax Health
Do Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Have Antidepressant Effects?Monthly Prescribing Reference

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The Secret to Living with Treatment-Resistant Depression
PsychCentral.com (blog)
You'd never suspect this by listening to pharmaceutical ads, but only one-third of people with major depression get better after trying an antidepressant. The others go on to try different drugs, or combinations of medicine and psychotherapy, and ...


Huffington Post

Sometimes I Forget I've Been Diagnosed With Depression
Huffington Post
I write about sobriety often, but I never really write about depression and negative self-image -- the underlying issues that I let drive me to rock bottom. I don't like to focus on them because I feel like that gives them some sort of power over me ...

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Greenville News

Depression, anxiety affect battle against breast cancer
Greenville News
But it can also give rise to a host of emotional issues — depression, anxiety, even post traumatic stress. "It is a psycho-social, spiritual trauma and it affects every aspect of their life," said Alice Myer, a patient and family counselor with ...
Brookhaven Retreat Observes National Breast Cancer Awareness MonthPR Web (press release)

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Combating Depression With CAM
Medscape
Mrs Singh is a 45-year-old Asian Indian woman with two adult children. She is experiencing her first episode of mild clinical depression, following a divorce and transition into a new job as an administrator. She complains of 2 months of low mood; ...


Daily Mail

Is the NHS's therapy for depression a total waste of time?
Daily Mail
A quarter of us suffer from a mental illness at any one time, mostly anxiety or depression. The cost to our economy is enormous - £105 billion a year, never mind the personal anguish - and for too long the only treatment was pills. What a tragedy, then ...


Medical Xpress

B-vitamins can help beat depression according to study
Medical Xpress
Depression is common and anti-depressants are at the forefront in management of adults with depressive disorders. Depression is common although not all patients respond to standard treatment in the most favourable way. Several studies have confirmed ...
B Vitamins Can Help Beat DepressionBioscience Technology

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WhatCulture

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Depression
WhatCulture
Depression is a misunderstood illness, nowadays if someone says they're depressed most jump to the conclusion they're just a little bit down, in a spot of bad luck or they're just being 'emo'. We all go through periods when we feel down and most will ...
Manchester councillor: My secret battle with depressionManchester Evening News

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Your Daily Struggle With Depression

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Can You Overcome Depression?

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Get Rid Of Depression Once And For All

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Suicide Prevention: 12 Universal Laws

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Ten Tips For Beating Depression

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Recognizing Depression

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

How You Can Learn To Treat Depression

When a person undertakes a course of therapy through their... Read More

So You?ve Been Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder?

If you've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (also known as... Read More

Hurricane Recovery: Steps to Start Putting Your Life Back in Order

It seems unreal, another major storm hitting Florida after experiencing... Read More

Cure Against Depression and Low Self Confidence

Depression strikes most of us and it can make us... Read More

Manic Depressive Episodes And Scientology

Scientologists believe that chemical imbalances do not exist. In their... Read More

Insurance Reimbursement for Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Depression

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