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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How Early-Life Stress Could Increase Risk Of Anxiety And Depression Later In Life
Huffington Post
After being subjected to maternal separation, the mice had abnormally high levels of the stress hormone corticosterone and displayed anxiety and depression-like behavior. The mice also showed imbalances in gut bacteria, which the researchers attributed ...
Intestinal Bacteria Can Trigger Depression And Anxiety, Study SaysInternational Business Times
Study Links Depression and Bacteria in GutCDA News
Anxiety, depression may be triggered by stress-induced changes to gut bacteriaMedical News Today
The Inquisitr -Headlines & Global News -Food World News
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Las Vegas Review-Journal

Depression awareness on the red carpet
CNN
Since her relocation to New York, Katie Holmes has been seen taking full advantage of the city that never sleeps. Aside from frequently strolling the streets of New York like a regular Joe, Holmes was also photographed sneaking in a catnap on the ...
Depression pushes Jared Padalecki to form #AlwaysKeepFighting campaignLas Vegas Review-Journal

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Medical Daily

Depressive Ruminations: Why People Focus On Negative, Self-Defeating Thoughts
Medical Daily
Depression is often like being sunken in a deep hole. Unable to reverse negative, spiraled thinking, people who suffer from depression feel as though they'll be stuck in the same place forever. Making changes, or even doing daily activities like ...
Depressive ruminations and the idling brain: New analysis in Biological ...EurekAlert (press release)
Depressive ruminations and the idling brain: New analysis explores neural ...Medical Xpress

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Medical News Today

Doctors should screen all adults for depression, say expert panel
Medical News Today
At present, the most commonly used tool for screening patients for depression is the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ). It requires patients to answer nine questions - such as, "Over the last 2 weeks, have you been feeling tired or having little energy?
Panel of experts (USPSTF) propose to screen all US adults for depressionBenchmark Reporter
Expert Panel Recommends Adding Depression Screening For US AdultsTech Times
Expert health panel recommends questionnaire to aid diagnosis of DepressionThe Hoops News
Yibada (English Edition) -Junior College -ReliaWire
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Indianapolis Recorder

Depression, substance abuse, suicide are related cases
Indianapolis Recorder
"Depression is a clinical disorder and there are varying levels. Some people may have situational depression, which is depression as the result of an event or the death of a loved one," said Babcock. "There's clinical depression where we begin looking ...

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Female patients with depression have abnormally high expression levels of ...
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Numerous genes that regulate the activity of a neurotransmitter in the brain have been found to be abundant in brain tissue of depressed females. This could be an underlying cause of the higher incidence of suicide among women, according to research at ...
Over-active genes found in depressed femaleZee News
Decoded: A key reason of depression in womenTheHealthSite

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Yahoo Sports (blog)

After depression, diet ended NBA career, ex-lottery pick Sweetney playing for $1M
Yahoo Sports (blog)
Even as he battled his undiagnosed depression and dealt with the aftermath of his trade, Sweetney had a decent enough first season in Chicago as part of a frontcourt rotation featuring Tyson Chandler, Andres Nocioni, Darius Songaila and Othella ...

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Mixed Evidence on Benefit of Deep Brain Stimulation for Depression
PsychCentral.com (blog)
Those suffering from depression do not always respond to medication and/or psychotherapy. Recently, deep brain stimulation (DBS) has become an intervention option for cases of treatment-resistant depression. New research suggests, however, that current ...
Effectiveness of Deep Brain Stimulation for Depression QuestionedPsychiatry Advisor

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New treatment options for children and teens with depression and Bipolar I ...
WVLT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. From school supplies to health check-ups, back to school is sure to keep everyone busy as the lazy days of summer come to end. For parents of children and teens who suffer from bipolar I disorder, this time of year can be especially ...

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Risks of Taking St. John's Wort for Depression
WebMD
Research has shown that St. John's wort can help ease mild to moderate depression. But the fact that it works also means there is a risk of side effects, said Dr. Samar McCutcheon, a psychiatrist at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus.

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More Than You Can Handle?

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

What?s The Latest on Suicide Risk and Antidepressants For Children?

FDA confirms some antidepressants increase suicide risk in some children.... Read More

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

Unfortunately, millions of Americans currently suffer from the debilitating effects... Read More

Change Your Life Forever with New Medical Breakthrough Treatment for Depression

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

Depression Series (Part 2): My Antidepressant Doesn?t Work - What Can My Psychiatrist Do?

Maria has been increasingly depressed for the past few years.... Read More

Antidepressants: Control or Cure?

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

Antidepressants 101- What You Absolutely Need to Know

IntroductionChange in social and economical states throughout the world although... Read More

Major Depression and Its Serious Complications

When suffering from clinical depression, people have different ways of... 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

How to Uncover the Reason You Cant Sleep Tonight

If you are like me ...you love your sleep!Sleep deprivation... Read More

How to Put an End to Depression

Depression can have many, many faces. If you are not... Read More

What?s Causing My Depression and Fatigue?

Chronic Fatigue and Chronic Depression are absolutely systemic in our... Read More

Depression is Underdiagnosed in College Students

Everyone feels down or blue once in awhile. Especially during... Read More

Depression is a Choice

There is one very simple reason for all emotional depression.In... Read More

Anxiety and Depression - Why Depression Drugs May Not Be Necessary - Fight Depression Naturally

Millions of people, especially in the United States, are currently... Read More

Depression: Escape Your Mental Prison

There is an illness all around me in modern society... Read More

Major Symposium About Vagus Nerve Stimulation & Depression at the American Psychiatric Association

A major symposium about vagus nerve stimulation as a treatment... Read More

Depression is the Number One Cause of Disability in the United States

According to the World Health Organization, 4 of the 10... Read More

Psychiatrist Begin Training About Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Depression

The manufacturer of the vagus nerve stimulator has begun face-to... Read More

Senate Finance Committee Delays FDA Approval of Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy for Depression

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

Vagus Nerve Stimulation: What are the Benefits and How Does It Relieve Depression?

Vagus nerve stimulation is more effective than antidepressants and is... Read More

Are You Someones Puppet? Four Ways People Manipulate Others

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

Depression Series: Why Don?t I Respond to Medications? (Part 1)

Maria has been feeling depressed for at least two and... Read More

Know the Signs of Depression and Improve Your Life

Typical signs of depression actually show a change in the... Read More

How To Help A Stressed Or Depressed Loved One

Having lived with a depressed partner for 3 years and... Read More