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 Bionic Mind: Building Brain Implants To Fight Depression, PTSD
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“I have a hard time believing it was depression, in a way, because it was so pervasive and powerful,” she says. “It invaded every aspect of my life. It took so much away from me. And it happened so fast, and it was so degrading — it took everything ...

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The digital therapist: Acoustic changes in speech of people with depression ...
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When patients' feelings of depression were worst, their speech tended to be breathier and slower. The team also found increases in jitter and shimmer, two measures of acoustic disturbance that measure the frequency and amplitude variation of the sound, ...
Acoustic changes in speech of depressed could help monitor mental healthScienceBlog.com (blog)

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5 New Theories on the Cause of Depression
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depression-brain I grew up thinking depression was as simple as one little transmitter getting lost somewhere on his way from one neuron to the other, much like I do when I venture farther than five miles from home. It's an easy explanation — a ...


Latin Post

Tropical Depression Twenty-One-E May Threaten Mexico's Pacific Coast Next ...
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Tropical Depression Twenty-One-E will track toward the west or west-southwest for the next couple of days, and will likely gain strength to become "Tropical Storm Vance" soon. That said, the current forecast track keeps the system well off the Mexican ...
New tropical depression forms in the PacificThe Denver Post
Tropical Storm Vance Path and Update: Tropical Depression Could Turn Into ...Latin Post

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The Many Different Types Of Depression
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To say Rachel Hargrave has experienced "depression" is a bit simplistic. Thirteen years ago, Hargrave -- now a 32-year-old mother and psychology student who lives in Sabina, Ohio -- gave birth to her daughter. A month later, she recalls, "I felt like I ...

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The Advocate

Coping with Depression:
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Last Tuesday, Mt. Hood counselor Malcolm McCord spoke about ways in which depressed students can handle their issues in a talk called “Coping with Depression.” McCord began with a fact that is not commonly known: “Twenty to thirty percent of the U.S. ...

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Stressed girls at high risk of depression 'may age faster'
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Numerous studies have suggested a link between stress, depression and physical changes in the body. Specifically, studies have linked stress to increased risk of depression, and depression to premature aging, determined by shortened telomere length.

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Matt Anderson taking break from volleyball due to depression
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I thought I could stand and overcome depression, but in the end I was wrong. I will miss the remainder of the season, but I am not finished with volleyball yet. I just want to have a break. I think that this break will help me get back the passion and ...


Climate depression is for real. Just ask a scientist
Grist
Two years ago, Camille Parmesan, a professor at Plymouth University and the University of Texas at Austin, became so “professionally depressed” that she questioned abandoning her research in climate change entirely. Parmesan has a pretty serious stake ...

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Special report: Breaking the silence about postpartum depression
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"We know there's so much stigma associated with maternal depression,” Dr. Lanzi said. “Whenever we think, 'Oh I may be depressed,' it becomes, 'Well, I'm not going to talk about it, I'm not going to seek help, I'm not going to reach out to others, I ...

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The Formula for Preventing Depression

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Seven Ways To Deal With Your Depression

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Depression After A Heart Attack

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Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Depression

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A Simple Cure For Anxiety And Depression

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Neuromodulation Is Now The Mainstream Therapy For Chronic Depression

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Are the Benefits Worth the Costs?

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Aromatherapy and Depression

When artiste Leslie Cheung committed suicide, he left behind a... Read More

Learn To Take Control of Depression

While depression is a growing epidemic in western society, it... Read More

What About Drugs for Anxiety and Depression?

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

Natural Remedies For Depression

It is true that forms of depression cannot be avoided,... Read More

Antidepressants 101- What You Absolutely Need to Know

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Disability is NOT a Life Sentence

On September 30th 1998 I was crossing the street in... Read More

What Is God Thinking?

What can you say to a parent who loses a... Read More

Do You Think You Have Depression?

Do you have days where nothing can make you happy?... Read More

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