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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Medical Daily

Could Depression Be Caused By Inflammation In The Brain?
Huffington Post
There are a number of factors that may play a role in the development of depression, including genetic, environmental, emotional, psychological and biological influences. According to one integrative neuroscientist, depression could even be a form of ...
New biological evidence reveals link between brain inflammation and major ...Medical Xpress
Depression Linked With Brain Inflammation, Opening Up New Avenues For ...Medical Daily
Study finds link between depression, brain inflammationCTV News
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
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Depression Drug That Works In One Day Passes Key Test
Forbes
Good drugs for depression have been around for years, but they tend to take weeks to kick in, and don't work for everyone. Millions of people still need more help. Now a little biotech company, Naurex, is gathering data that suggests it may have a drug ...
The Special K connection: Naurex spotlights another promising NMDA ...FierceBiotech

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CBS News

Common allergy, depression meds may increase odds of dementia
CBS News
Long-term and/or high-dose use of a class of medications used for hay fever, depression and other ills has been linked in a new study to a higher risk of dementia. The drugs -- called anticholinergics -- include nonprescription diphenhydramine ...

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Forbes

Why The Super-Successful Get Depressed
Forbes
Whether the uber-successful – the CEOs, the founders, the innovators – are more or less prone to depression than the average person is a tricky and fascinating, not to mention controversial, question. We know that the average CEO is more likely to ...


KING5.com

Recognizing and dealing with postpartum depression
KING5.com
"One of the triggers of postpartum anxiety and depression is probably the hormone changes after birth, and with multiples that's going to be a bigger drop," said Dr. Catherine Davies, a psychiatrist who specializes in reproductive mental health at the ...


New Study Suggests Postpartum Depression Lasts Longer Than You Think
Huffington Post
I believe the first step is to increase awareness that maternal depression continues well past the postpartum phase into preschooler time. More studies need to be conducted so we can narrow down the biggest causes for sadness for mothers of 3 and ...


PsychCentral.com (blog)

How One Woman Reclaimed Stability During Postpartum Depression
PsychCentral.com (blog)
Nothing ever prepares you for motherhood. Nothing. I read the books, made my birth plan, chose a playlist for my delivery and yet I was still totally naive and ignorant when the baby actually came nine months later. I was particularly wary about having ...


Research Links Childhood Abuse with Depression
PsychCentral.com (blog)
For several decades experts have been telling us that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance. “The causes of depression are not fully understood,” notes an article about depression on Live Science, “but scientists believe that an imbalance in the ...


Use of These Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia
WebMD
MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term and/or high-dose use of a class of medications used for hay fever, depression and other ills has been linked in a new study to a higher risk of dementia. The drugs -- called anticholinergics ...

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Slate Magazine (blog)

The lesson from Greece: A 1930s-style depression creates 1930s-style politics
Washington Post (blog)
This was the difference, for Greece, between, if not a Great Recession and a Great Depression, at least a Lesser Depression and a Great Depression. Think about it this way. People, you might have noticed, don't like taking pay cuts, so you have to fire ...
Greeks Are Voting for Radical Leftists and Nazis. Can You Blame Them?Slate Magazine (blog)
Greece, eurozone creditors gear up for clash over bailoutRock Hill Herald
Greece 'not going gently into the night,' says new finance ministerChristian Science Monitor
Motley Fool -Vox
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Depression: One Womans Story

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Senate Finance Committee Delays FDA Approval of Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy for Depression

On June 15th, 2004, FDA's Medical Devices Panel recommended that... Read More

How To Help A Stressed Or Depressed Loved One

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Change Your Life Forever with New Medical Breakthrough Treatment for Depression

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American Indian Youth and Depression - Using Traditions To Heal The Wounds

When most people hear the words American Indian, visions of... Read More

Are the Benefits Worth the Costs?

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

Depressed? Wise Woman Ways Offer a Helping Hand

Winter time is depression time for many women. Perhaps it... Read More

Anxiety and Depression Treatment - 5 Tips for Beating Depression

Everyone has days when they are down, worn out and... 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

FDA Deems Vagus Nerve Therapy Approvable as a Treatment for Depression

On February 3, 2005 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration... Read More

Mood Disorders And Depression

We all suffer with bad moods from time to time.... Read More

What About Drugs for Anxiety and Depression?

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

Efficacy and Safety of Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Depression Published in Journal

On September 1st, the efficacy and safety of vagus nerve... Read More