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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CNN

Depression hits women in top jobs harder than men, study says
USA TODAY
Depression symptoms among women increase as they climb the workplace ladder, whereas, for men they generally decrease, according to a new study from University of Texas at Austin. "Our study certainly emphasizes broader societal factors and cultural ...
Why female executives get depressed more than menCNN
Women in Positions of Power Show More Signs of Depression Than MenTIME
UT study: Job authority adds to depression in womenKVUE
The Onion (satire) -AskMen (blog) -Shape Magazine
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PsychCentral.com (blog)

Navigating the Holidays When You Have Depression
PsychCentral.com (blog)
Navigating the Holidays When You Have Depression For people with depression, the holidays can be a challenging time. People with the illness “tend to have a negative view of themselves and their lives,” said Selena C. Snow, Ph.D, a clinical ...


Express.co.uk

Coronation Street star Simon Gregson: 'Depression can happen to anyone'
Express.co.uk
As the jovial landlord of the Rovers Return pub, Steve McDonald is one of Coronation Street's funniest and most popular characters. But in recent weeks fans of the show have been shocked to watch the usually cheerful and gregarious Steve slide into the ...
Coronation Street's Steve McDonald talks new 'depression' roleYorkshire Evening Post
Coronation Street's Simon Gregson says he has suffered with depressionstv.tv
Feeling downThe Northern Echo
What's On TV
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Avoid depression for the holidays
WOODTV.com
Neurocore can assess whether someone is depressed and get them the proper diagnosis so they can be treated. For more information on Neurocore, visit their website or call 1-800-600-4096. They have eight locations throughout Michigan. Neurocore is ...

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Are healthy girls affected physically by their mothers' depression?
Washington Post
Researchers following adolescent and pre-adolescent healthy daughters of mothers with a history of depression, have found that the chromosomes of these high-risk girls show signs of cellular aging. In a paper published in the Sept. 30 edition of ...


RT

​Depression? There's an app for that
RT
Teenagers and young people with mental health problems such as depression and anxiety will be encouraged to use smartphone apps to treat their conditions, a government minister has said. Care Minister Norman Lamb has called the prescription of ...
Kofi Annan calls for the tackling of depression to be made a global priorityThe Guardian
Treat your depression using an online app, teenagers are told: Government ...Daily Mail
London Hosts World Summit in the Fight Against DepressionPR Newswire (press release)
Telegraph.co.uk -Huffington Post UK
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5 Sneaky Signs of Depression You May Be Overlooking
PsychCentral.com (blog)
Today most people not only know someone who has struggled openly with depression, but they can probably also rattle off a handful of symptoms just from watching the many depression medication television commercials that dominate the airwaves.


Medical Daily

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Airway Devices Could Also Benefit Depressive ...
Medical Daily
When it comes to treating depression, the effective approach seems to be whatever the patient responds to. Whether it be medication, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), or more holistic therapies, such as acupuncture or meditation. A recent study ...
Treating Sleep Apnea Could Help Treat DepressionScience World Report
Sleep Apnea Treatments May Also Ease DepressiondailyRx
Obstructive sleep apnea treatments may reduce depressive symptomsScience Codex
University Herald -Counsel & Heal
all 7 news articles »

Geologists continue tests as third depression opens in Holiday
FOX 13 Tampa Bay, WTVT-TV
Geologists were back at it again, testing the soil in the Holiday Mobile Home Park after a third depression opened up Sunday morning. "I don't know if we've seen the end of this or not," said resident Doug Lewis. The two previous sinkholes had just ...


Popular Science

Is Depression An Infectious Disease?
Popular Science
Over the next decade, studies linking inflammation and depression increased the evidence to support this hypothesis. One significant study occurred in 2009, when an examination of over 6,000 people showed inflammation was involved in the onset of ...

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5 Tips to Reduce Depression

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The September 1, 2005 issue of Biological Psychiatry confirmed the... Read More

Are the Benefits Worth the Costs?

Schizophrenia suffers around the world have benefitted greatly with the... Read More

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On September 30th 1998 I was crossing the street in... Read More

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25% of Americans Suffer From a Mental Illness and do Not Get Adequate Relief From Antidepressants

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Do you blame your past, your family, your partner, your... Read More

Depression is a Choice

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