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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Hounded no more
The Economist (blog)
In the latest trial, the results of which were published on April 15th in Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 65 patients burdened by seemingly untreatable depression were given the helmets to use for a period of eight weeks (they also continued taking their ...


Library ties DIY events to exhibit on Great Depression
The Spokesman Review
... assist you. Contact Customer Service by email or call 800-338-8801. In this painting by Depression-era artist Ronald Debs Ginther, jobless people staging a “hunger march” on Olympia in March 1933 accept supplies from sympathetic farmers near Tacoma.


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Activating neurons that trigger depression could help treat it, study suggests
Medical News Today
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 1 in 10 American adults report having some form of depression. Now, researchers have revealed an unlikely strategy for treating the condition; activating neurons in the brain ...
To Quash Depression, Brain Cells Must FightSci-Tech Today
To quash depression, some brain cells must push through the stressLos Angeles Times
Depression can be treated by Extreme Triggering of NeuronsYottaFire
Scientist -Xinhua -EurekAlert (press release)
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New dads have increased risk of depression, study says
Fox News
Becoming a father may raise a young man's risk of depression, according to a new U.S. study that suggests helping men at this stage could improve the wellbeing of entire families. "We know a lot about mothers and maternal depression and the effect that ...


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Depression risks increase for young dads
USA TODAY
Symptoms of depression increased on average by 68% over the first five years of fatherhood for men who were around 25 years old when they became fathers and lived with their children, according to the study published online today in the journal Pediatrics.
Young Dads Are at Risk for Postpartum DepressionTIME
Young Dads at Risk of Depressive Symptoms: StudyWebMD
Young dads have risk of postpartum depression, study saysFox News
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Tech Times

Childhood bullying victims more prone to depression, suicide, and anxiety in ...
Tech Times
The new findings show that bullying during childhood can lead to depression, anxiety and even suicide in adults. "Our study shows that the effects of bullying are still visible nearly four decades later," said King's College London researcher Ryu Takizawa.
Childhood bullying could lead to depression in adulthood: studyXinhua
Childhood Bullying Could Lead To Unemployment, Depression In AdulthoodUniversity Herald
Childhood bullying 'can lead to depression and unemployment in adulthood'The Independent

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Health Watch: depressed preschoolers?
ABC30.com
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Depression is the most common mental health problem in the U.S., affecting about 17 million people. When you think of depression, you probably don't think about children -- especially preschool children. However, researchers ...


Survivors of sunken ferry show serious signs of depression: hospital
GlobalPost
ANSAN, South Korea, April 19 (Yonhap) -- Survivors of a ferry that sank off South Korea's south coast earlier this week have shown serious symptoms of depression and anxiety, a hospital chief said Saturday. A total of 29 passengers have been confirmed ...

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Menopause Anxiety and Depression and How to Deal with Them
MarketWatch
Persistent feelings of sadness, anxiety, a lack of motivation, irritability, difficulty concentrating, flashes of anger, mood swings and increased aggression can all indicate the presence of menopausal depression. Women who have a history of depression ...

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Carolyn Hax: When you suspect depression, gently offer your support to loved one
Washington Post
A friend of our daughter's recently contacted me to say she had received a “very frightening” note from our “very depressed” daughter, then later backtracked and said there was nothing to worry about and our daughter would probably reach out to us when ...
Carolyn Hax: Don't put off checking in with depressed daughterThe Daily News Journal

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

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Vagus Nerve Stimulation Should be Used Early in Treatment when Traditional Antidepressants Fail

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Tuning the Music Therapist

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Ten Tips For Beating Depression

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Depression: Bringing Yourself Down

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Disability is NOT a Life Sentence

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New Treatment for Depression to be FDA Approved by Late June

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When Your Fears and Depression Have the Best of You

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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

Dont Be Surprised!

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

Depression - Causes and Treatments

Depression has long been considered a character flaw indicative of... 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

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

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Eliminate The Belief That Your Illness Is Genetic

Many illnesses, emotional and otherwise, are often said to be... Read More

Know the Signs of Depression and Improve Your Life

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

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Depression Are Not The Same Thing!

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a... Read More

ADHD and Depression -- More Common Than Thought

"Thanks for Noticin' Me" says Eeyore. He walks slowly. He... Read More

Depression and Procrastination: Twins in the Job Search

My definition of procrastination is that a person delays and... Read More

How to Put an End to Depression

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

Get Rid Of Depression Once And For All

Depression is something that will occur in many people's lives,... Read More

Depression is Underdiagnosed in College Students

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

Seven Steps to Good Mental Health

Psychological well-being is something that we all have a right... Read More

Control Your Own Level of Motivation

When I first mention this to most people, they really... Read More

New Treatment for Depression to be Presented at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

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

A Look at the Different Depression and Anxiety Medications

While it may be easy to recite the various brand... Read More