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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Depression makes your brain smaller – study
Now, the largest international survey, which brought together the efforts of 15 research institutes from the US, UK and Australia and allowed scientists to combine the results of their smaller studies, revealed that recurrent depression shrinks the ...
Recurrent Depression Linked to Smaller (blog)
Chronic Depression Can Shrink Parts Of Your Brain Responsible For Forming ...Tech Times
Depression shrinks people's brainTimes of India
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College-Age Depression Is Increasingly Tied to Helicopter Parenting, Studies ...
Slate Magazine
From 2006 to 2008, I served on Stanford University's mental health task force, which examined the problem of student depression and proposed ways to teach faculty, staff, and students to better understand, notice, and respond to mental health issues.

Live Science

Low Testosterone May Raise Depression Risk
Live Science
Men with lower levels of testosterone may be at increased risk of depression, a new study finds. Researchers found that more than half of the men in the study who had lower levels of testosterone had a diagnosis of depression, or showed symptoms of the ...
Low testosterone levels increases a man's risk of depression, study findsDaily Mail

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Dear Friend, This Is Depression (blog)
I spent some time thinking about how I could soften the phrase “death thoughts,” but there was no way around the reality that I think about death when I am depressed, about ways I can get cancer, or accidents that I can stage, or just calculate over ...

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Care for depression, anxiety helps war-exposed children long-term
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(Reuters Health) - Treating depression and anxiety in youngsters affected by war may have lasting benefits for their mental health and ability to function in society, new findings suggest. The study, of former child soldiers and other young people ...

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Nicholas Brendon Wants Dr. Drew's Help, Buffy Star Says He's Battling Depression
Us Magazine
Nicholas Brendon reached out to Dr. Drew via Twitter asking for help with his depression. Credit: Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images. Nicholas Brendon wants to get better. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum, 44, took to Twitter in the early morning hours of ...
Former Buffy Star Nicholas Brendon Publicly Asks Dr. Drew for Help with His ...People Magazine
Nicholas Brendon Of 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' Asks For Depression Help From ...The Inquisitr
Former Buffy Star Nicholas Brendon Is Desperately Asking Dr. Drew To Help -Daily Mail -Headlines & Global News
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Stars lend their voices to HBO short on depression pro bono
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Sigourney Weaver, Fred Armisen and Steve Buscemi lent their voices to Elizabeth Swados' animated short for HBO, “My Depression,” for almost nothing. “We used people we knew and friends — we just reached out,” Swados told us this week at a screening.

Study: Antidepressants Can Worsen Rapid Cycling In Bipolar Depression
The Inquisitr
The study concluded that the majority participants who were not in the antidepressant group, had few, if any, depressive episodes. Those with rapid cycling, who were maintained on antidepressants, reported an average of two-to-four depressive episodes.
Antidepressants Worsen Rapid Cycling in Bipolar DepressionMad In America

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Okanagan Clinical Trials to Host Free Depression Clinic
The Okanagan Clinical Trials will host free depression clinics in Kelowna for working adults who need help. The free clinics are offered to those who are currently working, volunteering, or attending school for 20 hours a week or more. The clinics will ...


Shocker: Binge-Watching Leads to Depression; Americans See Average of 5 ...
Americans may want to rethink how they watch TV after taking a look at a shocking find featured on an infographic exclusive to TheWrap. In a mission to advise viewers on how to be happier watching TV in the summer, well-being site Happify compiled a ...

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

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First Thing You Should Do to Get Out of Depression

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Turn Depression into Joy

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Ten Tips For Beating Depression

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A Look at the Different Depression and Anxiety Medications

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

A Simple Cure For Anxiety And Depression

Our innate desire is to be happy, and when we... Read More

Get Rid Of Depression Once And For All

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

Depression Mantra

Depression is the most prevalent of all the emotional disorders.... Read More

When Your Fears and Depression Have the Best of You

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Can You Overcome Depression?

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Depression in Teenagers: Now What Can We Do?

No doubt you have seen the recent news headlines about... Read More

Reclaiming Your Life From Anxiety Symptoms

Only somebody who has lived with anxiety ? as either... Read More

New Treatment for Chronic Depression

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

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

ADHD and Depression -- More Common Than Thought

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

Your Daily Struggle With Depression

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

Are You Someones Puppet? Four Ways People Manipulate Others

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

Being A Victim Is Always A Choice

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

Depression: 14 Universal Laws for Recovery

The Law of BlueJust sort of feeling blue, kinda out... Read More

Is it ADHD or is it Depression?

During the assessment process it is of great importance for... Read More