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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Wall Street Journal

Co-pilot in jet crash said to have had depression
Washington Post
The discovery came as investigators probe whether the 27-year-old's health — including possible psychological problems and a suspected background of clinical depression — played a role in an air tragedy that claimed 150 lives. Authorities would not ...
Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz Concealed Depression From AirlineWall Street Journal
Germanwings co-pilot examined for vision problems before fatal flight, reports sayFox News
Co-Pilot in Germanwings Crash Hid Mental Illness From Employer, Authorities SayNew York Times
CBS News -BBC News
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The Atlantic

Depressed Doesn't Mean Dangerous
The Atlantic
For depression specifically, a study of more than 47,000 people in Sweden found that 3.7 percent of men and 0.5 percent of women diagnosed with depression committed a violent crime, The Guardian reported. In the general population, those numbers were ...
Robyn Urback: More than 350 million people suffer with depression. Only one ...National Post

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Tech Times

Roseroot Herb Is Better Depression Treatment Than Conventional Drugs: Here's ...
Tech Times
Roseroot's minimal side effects could make the herb a great alternative to traditional treatment. 70 percent of those affected by depression don't fully respond to initial stages of therapy. The cost of anti-depression drugs, along with their many side ...
Roseroot may have potential as alternative treatment for depressionMedical News Today
Roseroot Herb May Treat DepressionNews Every day
Roseroot Herb Shows Promise as Potential Depression Treatment Option, Penn ...Penn: Office of University Communications
Newsmax -Science 2.0 -PsychCentral.com (blog)
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Germanwings Co-Pilot Had History Of Depression, German Reports Reveal
NPR
The cockpit voice recorder indicates the co-pilot appears to have deliberately crashed the plane carrying 150 people into the French Alps. A German tabloid reports he was being treated for depression. RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: What makes this week's ...


The Guardian

I've suffered from depression. The only life I've ever considered taking is my own
The Guardian
Depression is a horrible, potentially life-threatening illness – but the lives it threatens are almost always those of the people who suffer from it. If it does emerge that this incident was a result of his depression then we need to be able to ...

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Yahoo Health

Why Sugar Is Poison for Depression
Yahoo Health
I have a theory: Many people who suffer from chronic severe depression and anxiety are allergic to sugar and foods like white flour that the human body processes like sugar. Like most of my theories, I have tested this one on my 13-year-old son ...


Press-Enterprise

COMMUNITY NOTES: Annual lecture to discuss depression
Press-Enterprise
RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation, in an effort to bring community awareness of the prevalence of depression, will host the 26th Annual Dr. Richard N. Boylan Memorial Lecture, “Living Better: Best Practices for ...


TIME

How Pilots Are Screened for Depression and Suicide
TIME
While it's not clear exactly why Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed into a French mountainside, the black box from the cockpit raises questions about whether mental health issues were involved, and how aviation officials identify and monitor the mental ...

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Quartz

Psychiatrists have finally discovered how to better treat depression
Quartz
Depression affects an estimated 5% of the world population, according to the WHO, and is the leading cause of disability for both male and female workers (though it affects women 50% more than men). Despite its ubiquity, the disease is complex to ...


Las Vegas Review-Journal

Recognize the specific symptoms of depression in men
Las Vegas Review-Journal
This is particularly the case for clinical depression. Depression is typically associated with sadness and crying. However, in males, it manifests as anger, irritability, and aggression. Consequently, women are more likely to be diagnosed, and as a ...

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Do Natural Stress, Anxiety, and Depression Supplements Really Work?

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Your Daily Struggle With Depression

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Depression After A Heart Attack

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New Treatment for Chronic Depression

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

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5 Ways to Transform Your Struggles Into Victories

Have you read the famous quote, "Every struggle is a... Read More

10 Simple Coping Strategies When a Family Member Has Clinical Depression

1.Remember that it is an illness:Clinical depression often requires medical... Read More

Are You Someones Puppet? Four Ways People Manipulate Others

With the current interest in mental health topics, a mental... Read More

What About Drugs for Anxiety and Depression?

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

Dont Be Surprised!

Life wasn't easy for cave men. They had to hunt... Read More

Depression: Based on a True Story

"Ring, ring." The crisis operator answers the phone to a... Read More

Quick Steps To Improve Your Mood

Looking to improve your mood?Edward W. Smith, motivational speaker, author... Read More