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:


New York Daily News

Depression may not be caused by a lack of serotonin: study
New York Daily News
When Prozac — which works primarily by increasing the amount of serotonin in the brain — was introduced in the 1980s, scientists thought that upping serotonin levels was how to cure depression, which affects more than 350 million people and is the ...
Serotonin deficiency as cause of depression - is it a myth?Medical News Today

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My Story of Depression, Culture and Community
Huffington Post
It makes me angry sometimes when I think of the pain, loneliness, sadness, and frustration that come with closeted depression. I am a 28-year-old Caribbean-American female from a deeply-religious family. Depression, therapy, and help are not topics of ...


Depression-Era Photos Make A Mark In American Photography
NPR
A Yale University project has organized and mapped photographs taken for the Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information from 1935 to 1946. Now there's an online tool to explore them. Share. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email. Comment ...


KPRC Houston

Tropical Depression Five Forms in Gulf of Mexico; Tropical Storm Warnings Issued
The Weather Channel
Tropical Depression Five has formed over the Bay of Campeche in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Hunters from the U.S. Air Force found a well-defined wind circulation near the ocean surface Monday afternoon, prompting NOAA's National Hurricane ...
Tropical Depression No. 5 forms in Gulf of MexicoKPRC Houston
Tropical Depression Five Forms In Bay Of CampecheCBS Local
Tropical Depression 5 forms in southwest Gulf; no threat to Louisiana expectedThe Times-Picayune - NOLA.com
NBCNews.com -AL.com -WDSU New Orleans
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How my mother's depression shaped my whole life
Washington Post
When I think back to my mother when I was a child, I don't have a single memory of her smiling. She suffered from chronic, lifelong depression, and it affected me and my four siblings every day. We quickly learned that we couldn't depend on her for ...


The Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The hidden truths of depression
The News-Press
After the recent death of Robin Williams I catch myself looking for signs of depression among my friends and family. Depression is a loaded word that society throws around very loosely to describe feelings of sadness, unhappiness, and disappointment.
Why the media doesn't handle depression wellThe Massachusetts Daily Collegian
Local luncheons to focus on suicide, depressionLake Forester
Williams and depressionNorthwest Herald
Human Resource Executive Online -Sun.Star
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Depression-support club coming to UWSP
Stevenspointjournal
STEVENS POINT – The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus soon will be home to a new campus organization that supports discussion about depression and suicide. Gender and sexuality outreach services coordinator Alyssa Oltmanns said the ...


Successful Aging: The difference between depression, normal grieving
LA Daily News
Depression is not part of the normal aging process, although more than half of older Americans think it is. That's one reason it is often ignored. It is more than just feeling down in the dumps or blue for a few days. It is feeling low and hopeless for ...

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Teen trio teams up to take on suicide, depression
Brookfield Elm Grove Now
In an era when bullying and depression are often hidden behind vague Facebook posts and passive-aggressive Tweets, three Milwaukee-area teens are bringing the issue of teen suicide and depression under the spotlight. The spotlights will be those of a ...


Shawn Colvin Opens Up About Living With Depression
Huffington Post
"To get from the bed to the bathtub is sometimes an impossible feat, so you know that, alongside getting to work -- I've had to go to work when I've been depressed -- well, depression is miserable. It's like a pain. You can push through things, but it ...

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Turn Depression into Joy

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Fighting Depression by Restoring Your Routines

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A Simple Cure For Anxiety And Depression

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The Formula for Preventing Depression

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New FDA Approved Therapy for Depression: Timeline from Prescription to Procedure

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FDA Deems Vagus Nerve Therapy Approvable as a Treatment for Depression

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Wellbutrin For Depression: When Its More Than Just The Blues

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10 Simple Coping Strategies When a Family Member Has Clinical Depression

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Stress and Depression are Killing Us!

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Eliminate The Belief That Your Illness Is Genetic

Many illnesses, emotional and otherwise, are often said to be... Read More

Depression Help & Support Groups

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Dont Be Surprised!

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FDA Approves Vagus Nerve Stimulation as a Treatment for Depression

On July 15th, 2005, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA)... Read More

How You Can Learn To Treat Depression

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

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THE RISKAccumulation of acids in your body, due to insufficient... Read More

Everyday I have the Blues: A Medical Intuitive look at Depression

It may come in waves, it may control our lives.... Read More

How to Uncover the Reason You Cant Sleep Tonight

If you are like me ...you love your sleep!Sleep deprivation... Read More

Chronic Depression: Disease or Charcter Flaw?

A major survey on depression symptoms from the National Mental... Read More

Control Your Own Level of Motivation

When I first mention this to most people, they really... Read More

Andropause and Depression

Andropause correlates directly with depression ? a major player in... Read More

Being A Victim Is Always A Choice

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