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:


A Social Network Designed to Combat Depression
Starting with the desired effect of helping people deal with depression, he developed Panoply, a crowdsourced website for improving mental health. The site, which was the focus of his doctoral thesis at MIT Media Lab, trained users to reframe and ...
MIT researcher develops app where anxiety, depression sufferers can
Depression and Anxiety Treatment Therapy Through Social Networking is ...Latinos Health

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Ask Well: Jet Crash Raises Questions on Mental Illness Risks
New York Times (blog)
We know from psychological autopsies that more than 90 percent of people who commit suicide have a diagnosable and potentially treatable psychiatric illness, most often depression — very often associated with alcohol or other drug abuse. Psychotic ...
Don't Blame Depression For Devastating Plane CrashForbes
Andreas Lubitz: Narcissism, Not DepressionHuffington Post
I've suffered from depression. The only life I've ever considered taking is my ownThe Guardian
Deutsche Welle
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Wall Street Journal

Lufthansa knew of co-pilot's previous 'severe depression' in 2009
Washington Post
BERLIN — The co-pilot who crashed Flight 9525 into a French mountainside last week had informed the German carrier Lufthansa in 2009 about a “previous episode of severe depression,” the airline said on Tuesday, raising fresh questions about the series ...
Lufthansa Says Germanwings Pilot Reported Deep DepressionNew York Times
Germanwings co-pilot reported depression during trainingCNN
Lufthansa Finds Germanwings Co-Pilot's 2009 Email on DepressionWall Street Journal
Fox News -ABC News
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The Atlantic

A Pilot Treated for Depression, on Why and How He Flies
The Atlantic
The first was when, as a new first officer I developed a depression/anxiety disorder because of a combination of stress and fatigue. The second was [X years ago] when again I was suffering from chronic fatigue brought on by low-cost rostering and the ...

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Fox News

Could 'psychotic depression' have downed Germanwings plane?
Fox News
The fact that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz crashed Germanwings Flight 9525 into the French Alps, killing 149 people and himself, suggests that, were major depression to blame, it had spiraled down into the worst form: psychotic depression. The official ...
The Germanwings Mass Murder–Suicide Shows the Importance of Depression ...The New Republic
RICHARD VATZ: Andreas Lubitz's depression not cause of Germanwings crashWashington Times
Germanwings Crash: Is Depression Really to Blame?WebMD (blog)
Wall Street Journal -New York Post
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ABC News

Airline Admits It Knew About Andreas Lubitz's 'Severe Depression'
ABC News
Breaking News: Sen. Bob Menendez Indicted on Federal Corruption Charges. Airline Admits It Knew About Andreas Lubitz's 'Severe Depression'. More. Co-pilot took leave of absence during training and shared medical records with the airline. 1:45 | 04/01 ...

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Yahoo Health

I'm Depressed, Not Dangerous
Yahoo Health
Why? Because depression and/or suicidal thoughts are once again perceived as linked with violence. So all the progress that we, as a society, have made in trying to understand an invisible illness is lost. Once again, the 10 percent of Americans who ...

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People Magazine

Noah Galloway Reveals How 'DWTS' Helps With 'Depression'
Hollywood Life
Additionally, Noah, who lost his arm and part of his leg in combat, continues to reveal the ways in which the show is helping him to overcome his struggles. Most recently, Noah has shared how Dancing has assisted in his battle with depression.
Noah Galloway: I Got Really Depressed After My War InjuryPeople Magazine

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Huffington Post

5 Insights on Depression From Someone Who Suffers
Huffington Post
Don't do it. Don't go on Facebook if you're feeling depressed. The worst thing about social media is the illusion it creates that everyone else is happy and successful. I'm as guilty as the next of crafting a digital façade of well-being -- posting ...

Yahoo Health

Ease Depression…With Red Wine?
Yahoo Health
Earlier this year, scientists found biological evidence that linked brain inflammation with depression. And now researchers from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine have discovered that resveratrol, a compound found in the skin of red ...

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Major Depression and Its Serious Complications

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

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

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Depression Are Not The Same Thing!

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Manic Depressive Episodes And Scientology

Scientologists believe that chemical imbalances do not exist. In their... Read More

Sources of Online Suicide Help for People Suffering from Severe Depression

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