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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World Magazine

Doctors may soon use a blood test to diagnose depression
World Magazine
Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago have developed a blood test that not only diagnoses clinical depression, but also shows that changing thoughts and beliefs changes brain chemistry. The test provides clear evidence of the mind-body ...


Ketamine: The Future of Depression Treatment?
WebMD
But in a handful of ketamine clinics around the country, people who weren't helped by standard treatments are getting a series of infusions to ease their depression. The drug has also been used in emergency rooms for curbing suicidal thoughts, making ...


Tax Court: Anxiety, Depression Are Not Physical Injuries
Forbes
If you've ever experienced an anxiety attack, you know that it sure feels like your body is experiencing a physical trauma. The night my first kid was born, there was a lull in the labor when, shortly after my wife got her epidural, she fell asleep for ...


Find Relief from Depression
Chicago Tribune
The majority of people may feel depressed at times. Losing a loved one, getting fired from a job, going through a divorce, and other challenging situations can lead a person to feel sad, lonely, scared, nervous, or anxious. According to the Anxiety and ...
Treatment for depression often crucial after heart attackNG News

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9 true stories of overcoming depression
Deseret News
Depression is something millions of people across the world struggle with on a daily basis. According to the World Health Organization, 350 million people around the world suffer from depression. In America alone, 9 percent of the country battles the ...

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Drinking, Depression and Their Dysfunctional Relationship
Huffington Post
Alcohol is a depressant. This, we know. But the immediate effects of a few cocktails can feel far from depressing. And for someone who's already down and out, the mood-enhancing effects of alcohol can prove pretty tempting... hence the prevalence of ...

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Monthly Prescribing Reference

This Phone App Knows If You're Depressed
MIT Technology Review
When 48 students let the app collect information from their phones for an entire 10-week term, patterns in the data matched up with changes in stress, depression, and loneliness that showed up when they took the kind of surveys doctors use to assess ...
App May Detect Depression via Everyday Phone UseMonthly Prescribing Reference
Smartphone app detects early sign of depressionhelpmeoutDOC News - A consistent flow of medical news
Stressed Out? Your Smartphone Could Know Even Before You DoThe New Republic
CNET -Wired.co.uk
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Detroit Free Press

Drug-free therapy tested for young kids with depression
Detroit Free Press
While every toddler has tantrums and mood swings, some have more serious mental health problems, including depression and anxiety. Researchers at Washington University are now enrolling preschoolers and young children in a study of therapy designed ...

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Medical Xpress

Blood test provides first objective diagnosis of depression in adults
Gizmag
Diagnosing depression can be a difficult task, currently relying on patients reporting symptoms – something those suffering depression don't always do – and doctors correctly interpreting them – which isn't easy as the symptoms are non-specific.
New blood test may help diagnose depressionMedical Xpress

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TheHealthSite

Educating teens about changing nature of personality prevents depression
TheHealthSite
depression If you wish to shield your kids from depression, driving home the point that personalities can be changed may help, a study suggests. A low-cost, one-time intervention that educates teenagers about the changeable nature of personality traits ...

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Adult Men and Women Who Suffer From Chronic Depression

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Depression: One Womans Story

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The Formula for Preventing Depression

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Depression Series: Why Don?t I Respond to Medications? (Part 1)

Maria has been feeling depressed for at least two and... Read More