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:

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Epidural During Childbirth Can Cut Postpartum Depression Risk
Yahoo Health
Study participants whose pain was managed during labor had a 14 percent rate of depression six weeks after delivery, compared to a nearly 35 percent rate of depression for those who did not have the pain relief. The study also found that women who ...
Pain meds in childbirth may reduce postpartum depressionCBS News
Childbirth Pain Linked to Postpartum DepressionLaboratory Equipment
Reducing Pain during Delivery Decreases Postpartum DepressionNature World News
EurekAlert (press release) -KYTX
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Tropical depression weakens to tropical wave
Florida Today
MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. National Hurricane Center says a fast-moving tropical depression in the Atlantic is expected to approach the Lesser Antilles on Wednesday night. The depression's maximum sustained winds early Wednesday are near 35 mph (55 kph) ...
Tropical Depression 2 Still Weak; Should Fall Apart ThursdayWFMY News 2
Tropical depression expected to weakenSun-Sentinel (blog)
Tropical depression No. 2 moving westward in AtlanticLocal 10
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Maintaining weight may lower depression in African American women
Los Angeles Times
"It is exciting that we improved depression among a population that is severely socioeconomically disadvantaged and has limited access to depression treatment," the lead author, Dori Steinberg, a research scholar with the Duke Digital Health Science ...


Tropical depression spins in Atlantic
A tropical depression continues to spin in the Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center reports. As of 5 p.m. ET Tuesday, the depression had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. It was moving to the west at 18 mph and was located about 800 miles ...

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Tropical Depression 2 expected to weaken, won't threaten Florida
Bay News 9
Tropical Depression 2 expected to weaken, won't threaten Florida. A smaller area of low pressure in the eastern Atlantic Ocean has become Tropical Depression #; After the next day or two, though, environmental conditions are expected to become less.
Tropical depression moving westward in AtlanticHattiesburg American
Tropical depression moves west; should degenerateThe Virginian-Pilot

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How to Overcome Depression After a Sports Injury
Yahoo Health
Anyone can be affected psychologically, but the more success an athlete has achieved, the more likely he or she might experience depression or feel a lack of self-worth. In other words, an Olympian would be more affected psychologically by an injury ...

Tropical Depression Two Spins East of Lesser Antilles in the Atlantic
The Weather Channel
Tropical Depression Two formed Monday afternoon and is now about 1000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. While the system's persistence has been somewhat impressive, the overall environment for significant strengthening is poor. T.D. Two is working ...

Man's Anxiety Not About To Let Depression Muscle In On Turf
The Onion (satire)
PHOENIX—Unwilling to cede decades of hard-won advances, local man Roger Cannon's persistent anxiety vowed Monday that it would not let clinical depression muscle in on any of its turf. “Look, I've had a vise-grip on this guy for 30 years, so I'm not ...

Depression Ups Smoking Cessation Challenge – Exercise Helpful
Smoking is often associated with depression with the mood disorder making it much more difficult to kick the habit. Often those that have the hardest time shaking off the habit may have more mental health issues than they are actually aware of. Those ...
Smokers With Depression Could Kick The Habit With Extra Exercise And Even ...Medical Daily
Depressed Smokers May Kick the Habit Faster with More ExerciseScience World Report
Exercise May Help Depressed Smokers QuitUniversity Herald
Medical Xpress -Counsel & Heal
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British Psychiatrists Advocate Psychedelics for Depression
Mad In America
“Depression causes a profound burden on society. These drugs offer at least the potential of better understanding the neurobiology of depression, and of providing novel therapeutic agents,” conclude the authors. “The weight of clinical need must ...

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St Johns Wort and Depression

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

Depression and EPA Fish Oil - Does It Really Work?

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Major Depression and Manic Depression ? Any Difference?

Countless number of patients and their family members have asked... Read More

Vagus Nerve Stimulation as a Treatment for Depression to be Launched in May

Final FDA approval of vagus nerve stimulation as a therapy... Read More

I?m Not Depressed; I?ve Just Been Having A Lousy Conversation With Myself

Not long ago, I attended a mastermind group. During the... Read More

Depression Help & Support Groups

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Aromatherapy and Depression

When artiste Leslie Cheung committed suicide, he left behind a... Read More

Mental Health Stigma ? What Can We Do About It?

What is Stigma? Stigma is the use of stereotypes and... Read More

Quick Steps To Reduce Your Worries

Looking for a way to reduce the amount of worrying... Read More

What About Drugs for Anxiety and Depression?

As a counselor, I am often asked, "Can drugs be... Read More


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Depression in Long Term Care Heart Patients Often Goes Untreated

Cardiologists, other doctors and long term care staff might be... Read More

Surviving the Storms of Life

August in Florida has a daily ritual that Floridians take... Read More

Wellbutrin For Depression: When Its More Than Just The Blues

We all have blue days:We're missing someone we've lost, the... Read More

Do Natural Stress, Anxiety, and Depression Supplements Really Work?

Unfortunately, millions of Americans currently suffer from the debilitating effects... Read More

Natural Remedies For Depression

It is true that forms of depression cannot be avoided,... Read More

Use Alternative Medicine to Ease Depression

Depression is a problem that faces many of us, young... Read More

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Should be Used Early in Treatment when Traditional Antidepressants Fail

Lifetime Prevalence of Depression and the Age-of-Onset Report Distributions of... Read More

Depression Explained

Depression is a mental state marked by melancholy, pessimism or... Read More

ADHD and Depression -- More Common Than Thought

"Thanks for Noticin' Me" says Eeyore. He walks slowly. He... Read More

Major Depression and Its Serious Complications

When suffering from clinical depression, people have different ways of... Read More

Is it ADHD or is it Depression?

During the assessment process it is of great importance for... Read More

Depression Mantra

Depression is the most prevalent of all the emotional disorders.... Read More

Do You Think You Have Depression?

Do you have days where nothing can make you happy?... Read More

Raise Your Feeling Frequency with a Loving Smile

In every moment of our life we have the choice... Read More