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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Forbes

Depression Raises Risk Of Serious Health Problems: More Reason To Get ...
Forbes
Depression is a painful enough disorder in and of itself, but the kicker is that it brings with it the risk of a number of other serious health problems, not only mental, but physical, too. Studies over just the past couple of weeks have reconfirmed ...
Too Much Of Loneliness Leads To Parkinson's Disease, Obesity, Heart Disease ...Reporter Advocate

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The Atlantic

Well | Depression Tied to Increased Risk of Parkinson's Disease
New York Times (blog)
The study, in Neurology, found that the rate of Parkinson's disease among people with depression was almost three times that of people without it. Among people with depression, those who were hospitalized and those whose depression was recurrent were ...
Could depression be an early manifestation of Parkinson's?Washington Post
Is Depression a Symptom of Parkinson's Disease?The Atlantic
Depression Raises Parkinson's Risk, Study ConfirmsNBCNews.com
Live Science -Huffington Post
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Headlines & Global News

Depression Linked To 5-Fold Increase In Death Risk For Heart Failure Patients
Headlines & Global News
The study looked at 150 patients, 103 of which were depressed. Out of this group, 27 with mild depression and 24 had moderate to severe depression. Over a mean follow up of 302 days, 27 patients died. Depression levels were assessed using the Hospital ...
New Study Links Depression With Increased Risk for Death in Heart Failure ...Pioneer News
Depression Linked To Increased Mortality Rate In Heart Failure PatientsImmortal News
Depression May Be Linked To A 5-Fold Increased Death RiskUniversity Herald
Philly.com -Benchmark Reporter -Healthline
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NorthernLife.ca

Vital Signs: If your depression treatment doesn't help, ask doctor about ...
The Daily Progress
We've come a long way in destigmatizing mental illness in general over the past decade; however, there are still some who mistakenly see depression as a character flaw or weakness. In recognition of Mental Health Month, we want to draw attention to the ...
Defeat Depression walk and run raises more than $25KNorthernLife.ca

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Press-Enterprise

INLAND: Student filmmakers tackle depression, suicide prevention
Press-Enterprise
Reaching out – seeing past the stigma of mental illness – can help someone who is struggling with depression, or even prevent a suicide. That's the message presented in 420 60-second films entered in the contest, representing 1226 students from 112 ...


Benzinga

The Psychology Behind Facebook Depression (And How To Avoid It)
Benzinga
Just last month, researchers at the University of Houston and Palo Alto University published two studies showing an association between Facebook use and depressive symptoms. The latest evidence seems to confirm evidence found in previous studies ...


Deseret News

Millennials are more depressed than older co-workers
Deseret News
A new study shows millennials are more likely to experience workplace depression than their older counterparts — a fact that may shed light on developing workplace dynamics. A new study released by Bensinger, DuPont & Associates shows that millennials ...

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NPR

How A Machine Learned To Spot Depression
NPR
I'm in a booth with a computer program called Ellie. She's on a screen in front of me. Ellie was designed to diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, and when I get into the booth she starts asking me questions — about my family, my ...

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Medical News Today

Study: Men With Sleep Apnea More Likely To Suffer From Depression
Forbes
The latest study included 1875 men between the ages of 35 and 83 who were evaluated for depression twice over a five-year period. A random sample of the participants, all previously undiagnosed with OSA, underwent polysomnography (a sleep study) and ...
Is sleep apnea a risk factor for depression? Study examines the linkLos Angeles Times
Study confirms link between sleep apnea and depression in menMedical News Today
Sleep Apnea May Boost Depression Risk in MenWebMD
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Everyday Health (blog)

6 Depression Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore
Everyday Health (blog)
Depression symptoms aren't always as obvious as frequent crying and overwhelming despair. “Oftentimes the changes are subtle, and the person may not notice, but their friends and loved ones may,” says Boadie W. Dunlop, MD, director of the mood and ...

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