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:


The Guardian

Anti-inflammatory drugs 'could fight depression'
The Guardian
“Recent evidence has shown, overwhelmingly, that there is a link between depression and inflammation triggered by the body's immune behaviour in the body,” said the consortium's leader, neuroscientist Professor Ed Bullmore, of Cambridge University.

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BBC News

'Depression and Christmas just don't go'
BBC News
My friend Alice encapsulated the problem in a pithy 33 characters: "Depression and Christmas just don't go." But Christmas is here whether I like it or not - and so is my bipolar disorder. To accommodate them both, things are going to have to be a ...


25 Years Ago, 'Darkness Visible' Broke Ground Detailing Depression
NPR
It was 25 years ago this month that an essay in Vanity Fair magazine brought the pain of depression out into the open. It was called "Darkness Visible," a personal account by novelist William Styron. He laid out in vivid detail how a debilitating ...


PsychCentral.com (blog)

Young Blacks from Better Homes May See More Discrimination, Higher ...
PsychCentral.com (blog)
A new study has found that higher parental education, which has a protective effect for white youth, actually increases the risk of depression for black youth. The study, from researchers at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), also found ...


Yahoo Parenting

Overcoming Crippling Postpartum Depression: One Mom's 'Horror' Story
Yahoo Parenting
I am one of those rare women who actually loves being pregnant. Case-in-point: I'm pregnant with my third child as I type this sentence! My symptoms are always manageable: Eating like a linebacker, feeling queasy, looking stoned because I'm completely ...


MedPage Today

Do Depressed Moms Predispose Kids to Behavorial Problems?
MedPage Today
Adolescents are more likely to engage in substance use and risky behavior if they were exposed to symptoms of maternal depression during their middle childhood years, according to a study published online in Pediatrics. Middle childhood is a period of ...


Why We Get Depressed At The Holidays, And How To Deal
Huffington Post
Feelings of depression and negative mood affect many people at the holidays, and not just those who have been diagnosed with clinical depression. While there hasn't been data to suggest an actual rise in depression rates and suicides in December ...


Fond du Lac Reporter

Tom Ramirez column: A sad/glad Depression Christmas
Fond du Lac Reporter
I often wonder how — at age 88 — I can still recall so many details from my just-out-of-the-egg years. Imbedded miles deep in my subconscious, one memory triggers another, and out they tumble. For example: Back to 1931 (age 5) to Fond du Lac, Wis ...
Christmas twinkled from Santa to the '70sColumbia Daily Tribune
JIMMY SMOTHERS: A little girl's ChristmasGadsden Times
Suicidal and on anti-depressants: The mum, aged 54, who can't accept Santa isn ...Express.co.uk
Metro -Ottawa Citizen
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New York Times

Climbing Out of a Deep Depression by Learning to Lean on Others
New York Times
And, at just 9 years old, Ms. Nieves carried the burden of assimilating her family — her mother and two younger siblings — to their new city. Her mother, suffering from severe depression and other mood disorders, required constant buoying, Ms. Nieves ...


WKYT

Holidays can trigger depression
WKYT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT)- The holidays can be an especially difficult time of year for those who suffer from depression. What's typically thought of as a joyous time of year can be especially hard on some folks. We talked to two counselors from Our Lady ...

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Depression Keeps 19 Million Adults From Being Productive

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Are the Benefits Worth the Costs?

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How Do You Know if You Have Manic-Depression

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New FDA Approved Therapy for Depression: Timeline from Prescription to Procedure

On July 18, 2005, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA)... Read More

How to Get Rid of Your Worries: 5 Golden Rules and a Warning

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7 Things You Can Do Immediately To Ease Depression

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Manic Depressive Episodes And Scientology

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Being A Victim Is Always A Choice

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

Your Daily Struggle With Depression

If you have been diagnosed with depression or feel that... Read More

Sources of Online Suicide Help for People Suffering from Severe Depression

There are Many Resources for Online Suicide HelpFirst of all,... Read More

Aromatherapy and Depression

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

Depression: What It Is and What You Can Do About It

There are three basic ways to treat depression: psychotherapy, self-help,... Read More

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Depression Are Not The Same Thing!

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Change Your Life Forever with New Medical Breakthrough Treatment for Depression

With the next few weeks, the FDA is expected to... Read More

How You Can Learn To Treat Depression

When a person undertakes a course of therapy through their... Read More

Depression: Bringing Yourself Down

Sometimes it's hard to see the forest from the trees.... Read More

More Than You Can Handle?

There's a dangerous illness afflicting women everywhere across the nation.... Read More

Antidepressants: Control or Cure?

What's curious is that most of them will be on... Read More

FDA Nears Completion of Review of Vagus Nerve Stimulation For Chronic Depression

On June 2 at 8:00 pm ET, Reuters news service... Read More

Depression: Based on a True Story

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

Suffocate

I felt cold, my body was stiff and my back... Read More

Depressed? Wise Woman Ways Offer a Helping Hand

Winter time is depression time for many women. Perhaps it... Read More

So You?ve Been Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder?

If you've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (also known as... Read More

I Love You, I Hate You But Dont Go: Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

It amazes me that 6-10 million Americans have been diagnosed... Read More

Biological Psychiatry Confirms of Efficacy and Safety of VNS Therapy for Depression

The September 1, 2005 issue of Biological Psychiatry confirmed the... Read More