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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Medical News Today

Severe depression linked with inflammation in the brain
Medical News Today
Increasingly, evidence is suggesting that inflammation may drive some depressive symptoms, such as low mood, loss of appetite and reduced ability to sleep. What the new study set out to investigate was whether inflammation is a driver of clinical ...
Could Depression Be Caused By Inflammation In The Brain?Huffington Post
Depression Linked To Inflammation In The Brain, Study FindsThe Inquisitr
Brain inflammation linked to clinical depression, study findsFox News
Medical Daily -Tech Times -Newsweek
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Binge Watching Linked To Depression, Loneliness – Study
A new study sheds some light — or darkness — on the modern habit of binge-watching. Researchers at the University of Texas found that the more lonely and depressed a person is, the likelier he or she is to sit through a marathon of their favorite TV ...
Depression, loneliness linked to binge-watching TVCBS News
Depression a Factor in Binge-Watching TV ShowsNewsweek
Thanks for nothing, Netflix: Depressing new research links TV binging to ...Salon
WebMD -EurekAlert (press release)
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Al Jazeera America

Why is Utah America's most depressed state?
Al Jazeera America
He never saw his fellow Utahns as more depressive than other Americans. So, he and a team of researchers devised a depression index, incorporating variables like the number of adults who had at least one major depression episode in the last year, and ...

Depression Drug That Works In One Day Passes Key Test
Good drugs for depression have been around for years, but they tend to take weeks to kick in, and don't work for everyone. Millions of people still need more help. Now a little biotech company, Naurex, is gathering data that suggests it may have a drug ...
The Special K connection: Naurex spotlights another promising NMDA ...FierceBiotech

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Deseret News

Former Utah basketball player spreads hope from his battle with depression ...
Deseret News
Members of the Rydalch family at the high school graduation of the youngest son, Beau Rydalch. Left to right: Kayla Rydalch (daughter-in-law), Judd Rydalch (oldest son), Beau, father Craig Rydalch and his wife, Kena Rydalch. (Not pictured is family's ...

Alabama's News Leader

Your Health: Reversing depression symptoms without medicine
Alabama's News Leader
Rose Rogers is on a mission to educate others on how to reverse the symptoms of depression without medication. Part of her lesson teaches lifestyle changes including a balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in your diet for optimal brain health.

Teen Depression, Suicide Show Upward Trend
As a news organization we do not typically report on suicides, but a local teenager recently fell victim to the fatal effects of depression. So, News Channel 6 talked with an area Child Psychiatrist about the realities of the illness and what loved ...


Why The Super-Successful Get Depressed
Whether the uber-successful – the CEOs, the founders, the innovators – are more or less prone to depression than the average person is a tricky and fascinating, not to mention controversial, question. We know that the average CEO is more likely to ...

KQED (blog)

How Does Your Community View Depression? Teenagers Weigh In
KQED (blog)
According to the American Psychological Association, depression is now the leading cause of disability among American teens and adults ages 15 to 44. In a society where depression is only recently viewed as an all-ages disease, depression in teens may ...

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Depression And Anorgasmia: Sex Blogger Crista Anne Provides Live Updates ...
Medical Daily
Crista Anne's antidepressant medication keeps her from having an orgasm, a condition known as anorgasmia. In which case, she's on a quest to get it back and educate others on the stigma surrounding depression and sexual health in the process. Twitter.

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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

Your Daily Struggle With Depression

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

ADHD and Depression -- More Common Than Thought

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

7 Things You Can Do Immediately To Ease Depression

1. Get out now and walk fifteen minutes. It will... Read More

Are you suffering from Depression?

Millions of people sufferaround the world from a depressive illness.... Read More

Depression Explained

Depression is a mental state marked by melancholy, pessimism or... Read More

Depression and Procrastination: Twins in the Job Search

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

Mood Disorders And Depression

We all suffer with bad moods from time to time.... Read More

Natural Treatment for Depression - Is There An Alternative?

Many people who are suffering from mild to moderate depression,... Read More

Beating Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Why are these illnesses on the rise? And why do... 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

Acidity Depresses Thyriod Function

THE RISKAccumulation of acids in your body, due to insufficient... Read More

Control Your Own Level of Motivation

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

25% of Americans Suffer From a Mental Illness and do Not Get Adequate Relief From Antidepressants

According to the June 7th issue of the Wall Street... Read More

Recognizing Depression?s Warning Signs

Depression is a serious illness, not a harmless part of... Read More

What?s Causing My Depression and Fatigue?

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

Mental Health Stigma ? What Can We Do About It?

What is Stigma? Stigma is the use of stereotypes and... Read More

Dont Be Surprised!

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

Depression: One Womans Story

Sharon was talking to a friend on the phone one... Read More

Major Depression and Manic Depression ? Any Difference?

Countless number of patients and their family members have asked... Read More

What About Drugs for Anxiety and Depression?

As a counselor, I am often asked, "Can drugs be... Read More

St Johns Wort and Depression

The bright yellow flower of the St Johns Wort (hypericum... Read More

How To Help A Stressed Or Depressed Loved One

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

Recognizing Depression

Depression is a serious issue. There are simply hundreds of... Read More