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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Treating Depression Without Antidepressants
WebMD
Each year, around 16 million U.S. adults battle major depression. Many of them benefit from antidepressants. But as many as a third get depressive symptoms despite medication. And side effects, which can include weight gain, nausea, and insomnia, are ...


ESPN

In wake of high-profile suicides, retirees want peers to know help is available
ESPN
The depression Williams experienced after leaving the game is painfully common. Some of it stems from struggles with a loss of income, or diminished adulation, or the sudden isolation of no longer being part of a team and the camaraderie it brings.
Former New Orleans Saints tight end Boo Williams shares struggle with ...NOLA.com

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ESPN

The battle within Larry Sanders
ESPN
In describing his condition, Sanders said his goal was to start a meaningful conversation about the burdens faced by those who suffer from mental health issues and to dispel popular perceptions: stigmas that dog those who deal with depression and ...
Larry Sanders says he entered program for anxiety, depression and mood ...NBCSports.com
Watch This NBA Player's Video About His Depression and AnxietyNew York Magazine
Larry Sanders says he quit basketball to deal with anxiety and depressionSB Nation
fox6now.com -Uproxx
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'Upward Spiral': Iraq war veteran runs for 24 hours to fight depression, bullying
Fox17
When she returned a year later, she said she was fighting depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). After trying to resume her normal schedule, Garcia realized she needed to seek professional help. “I think I was in denial,” Garcia told FOX ...


Terminal cancer care should do more to treat depression
Reuters
After accounting for symptoms of the individuals' illness, the researchers found that overall 37 percent of patients were depressed. More women than men were severely or very severely depressed, and patients aged 17 to 65 were more likely to be ...

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Knoxville News Sentinel

Dr. Phil Kronk: How to screen your elderly parents for depression
Knoxville News Sentinel
Depression was one of the unrecognized signs of caregiver burnout. The caregiver of an elderly parent may also find it difficult to recognize depression in their parent. What kind of screening can aid the caregiver to screen for the signs of depression ...


Daily Mail

Smokers Are More Likely To Suffer From Anxiety And Depression
Huffington Post
The study also found that long-term ex-smokers (those who had kicked the habit for more than a year) had anxiety and depression profiles similar to participants who had never smoked. This finding suggests that quitting smoking may actually be the way ...
Smokers are 70% more likely to suffer from anxiety and depressionDaily Mail
Anxiety and depression more common among smokersMedical Xpress
Smokers at higher risk of depression, says British studyYahoo News
Metro -Cancer Research UK
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Phone Support Can Help Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Suggests
Huffington Post
“Postpartum depression is a problem for one in seven women, and many of them don't get help because there's a stigma and they don't have time and it's expensive,” said study leader Dr. Nicole Letourneau, a professor and research chair in parent-infant ...


NBC Bay Area

Federal Agents On The Hunt For Thousands Of Lost Depression-Era Paintings
NBC Bay Area
Michael Ramos is a Special Agent with the US General Services Administration. For the past three years he has been attempting to locate some of the thousands of pieces of art, commissioned during the Great Depression, that the government has lost track ...


Maladaptive avoidance processes distinguish chronic from episodic depression
News-Medical.net
Patients with chronic depression can be differentiated from those with episodic depression according to their levels of cognitive–behavioural and emotional avoidance, study findings suggest. Specifically, the 30 study participants with chronic ...

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