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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The Market Business

Mindfulness may be as good as meds for staving off depression
Washington Post
THE QUESTION Doctors generally prescribe antidepressants to help people avoid the recurrences that are common with chronic depression. Might mindfulness therapy, which helps people change the way they respond to feelings and experiences that ...
Study says that MBCT as good as medication for heavy depressionThe Market Business
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy: an alternative for pills to cure ...The Upcoming
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy as effective as antidepressants: StudyYahoo News Canada (blog)
Pakistan Observer -Cherwell Online
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CNNMoney

Ph.D students earning a degree in depression
CNNMoney
A recent survey by UC-Berkeley's student assembly found that nearly half -- 47% -- of its Ph.D students were depressed, citing dismal job prospects. About 37% of its master's degree students also reported depression. Even though the once-a-decade ...

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Emory University News and Events

Targeting depression with deep brain stimulation
Emory University News and Events
The darkest day of Marjorie Stowe's depression came when her long-time psychiatrist told her she obviously was choosing to resist the healing effects of one medication after another, psychotherapy, electric shock. "You must be getting some emotional ...


Medscape

Low Serotonin, Depression Link a Myth?
Medscape
The concept that depression is a result of low brain serotonin levels and, therefore, that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are an effective treatment for the disorder is a myth, says a UK psychiatrist. Moreover, David Healy, MD ...
Psychiatrist Rails Against Antidepressants' Marketing MythBig Think (blog)

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The Daily Startup: Neuronetics Raises $34.3M for Device to Treat Depression
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Neuronetics, which sells a noninvasive device to treat clinical depression by stimulating the brain, has raised a $34.3 million Series F round, Timothy Hay reports for Dow Jones VentureWire. Other medical-device companies offer devices that stimulate ...

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New York Post

New Yorkers have stopped breeding
New York Post
The city's birth rate is the lowest since 1936 — having steadily declined over the past decade, according to data obtained by The Post. “This is a very troubling trend,” said Conservative Party state chairman Mike Long. “The economy is hurting ...

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Bullying leads to depression and suicidal thoughts in teens
Science Daily
High school students subjected to bullying and other forms of harassment are more likely to report being seriously depressed, consider suicide and carry weapons to school, according to findings from a trio of studies reported at the Pediatric Academic ...
Depression, Weapons May Be More Common for Bullied TeensU.S. News & World Report

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TIME

Yoga Helps Older Adults Battle Depression and Anxiety
TIME
Up to 40% of older adults report anxiety, they note, and anywhere from 15-20% of the elderly experience depression. So in the review published in the journal Aging & Mental Health, researchers scrutinized 15 studies—12 of them randomized controlled ...
The Most Relaxing Yoga Poses To Help Fight Depression, AnxietyMedical Daily

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Major depression leaves a metabolic mark
Science Daily
Major depression comes with an unexpected metabolic signature, according to new evidence reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on April 23. The findings in humans and mice offer new insight into the nature of depression. They may also ...


Health.com

New Study Finds Mindfulness Therapy As Effective As Meds Against Depression ...
Huffington Post
Relapse is a common and devastating aspect of major depression, a mental illness that affects roughly 15 million Americans. The usual preventative treatment is long-term or maintenance use of antidepressants. Now a large new study published in The ...
Mindfulness therapy may be as good as meds for depressionCBS News
Mindfulness-Based Therapy May Be as Good as Meds for DepressionHealth.com
Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapy as Effective as Meds for Longterm Relief ...Patheos (blog)
eMaxHealth -WMDT -2 Minute Medicine
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