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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High chance of tropical depression forming in eastern Atlantic by Saturday
The Times-Picayune
The system has a 30 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression by Wednesday, according to the 1 p.m. Central Daylight Time tropical weather outlook issued by the center. rbtop_lalo-animated.gif View full sizeNational Hurricane Center forecasters ...
3rd tropical depression could form within daysWFAA
Tropical wave could become depression this weekWESH Orlando
Tropical wave likely to develop into depression in next 5 daysPalm Beach Post
Lehigh Acres News Star -WTVY, Dothan
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Harvard Gazette

New treatment for depression shows immediate results
Harvard Gazette
“Importantly, LFMS appears to have an immediate effect on mood and thus has the potential to provide relief in emergency situations,” explained Rohan, who first reported the potential use of LFMS to treat depression in a groundbreaking study in 2004.


TV star Ashley James throws open the doors to her battle with depression and ...
Ashley James is best known for starring in E4's hit show Made In Chelsea when she joined the cast for a whirlwind two series, leaving in 2013. Aside from Chelsea, she's also a model, TV presenter and blogger. Here, Ashley throws the doors open to her ...
Made In Chelsea's Ashley James throws open the doors to her battle with ...Showbiz Spy

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Tropical depression likely to form in eastern Atlantic by week's end
The Times-Picayune
A tropical depression is likely to form in the next several days as a system located several hundred miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands in the eastern Atlantic moves westward, the National Hurricane Center said Monday evening (July 28). An area ...

Yahoo Health

Epidural During Childbirth Can Cut Postpartum Depression Risk
Yahoo Health
Study participants whose pain was managed during labor had a 14 percent rate of depression six weeks after delivery, compared to a nearly 35 percent rate of depression for those who did not have the pain relief. The study also found that women who ...
Pain meds in childbirth may reduce postpartum depressionCBS News
Childbirth Pain May Influence
Postpartum Depression: Epidural During Birth May Reduce RiskMedscape
Medical Daily -University Herald -Nature World News
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LPA intensifies to Tropical Depression Inday
Yahoo Philippines News
Weather bureau PAGASA has confirmed the low pressure area (LPA) 870 km East of Aparri, Cagayan (18.7°N, 131.0°E) has developed into a tropical depression and was named 'Inday.' 'Inday' has a maximum sustained winds of 55 kph. No public storm ...
LPA is now Tropical Depression 'Inday'
LPA off Aparri now a tropical depressionSolar News PH
LPA now a tropical depressionSun.Star
Rappler -GMA News
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Madame Noire

Actress Audra McDonald Talks Battle With Depression And Past Suicide Attempt
Madame Noire
In a new interview with ABC's “Popcorn with Peter Travers,” the 44-year-old spoke about the depression she battled in college, which led to a suicide attempt. “When I was at Juilliard, I had a suicide attempt. I tried to slit my wrist,” the six-time ...
Sideshow: Audra McDonald channels Billie Holiday and
'I had a suicide attempt': Private Practice star and Tony Award winner Audra ...Daily Mail
Audra McDonald reveals she once attempted suicideThe Journal News |
ABC News -The Inquisitr
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Program helped physicians better manage patients' depression
The use of evidence-based practices in screening for and treating depression can be increased with a performance improvement initiative for physicians, according to recent study findings. Michael E. Thase, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania Medical ...

The Guardian

Traditional treatment for depression is not always the answer
The Guardian
It might seem odd to hear someone who has had most of their adult life blighted by depression describe themselves as lucky but, in reality, I have been very lucky. I've managed to hold down full-time jobs since my mid-twenties and – barring one episode ...

Washington University in St. Louis News

Many depressed preschoolers still suffer in later school years
Washington University in St. Louis News
Using a two-way mirror, Washington University researchers observe children from preschool age through middle school. In a new study, they found that children who had depression as preschoolers were 2.5 times more likely to suffer from the condition in ...

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Depression, in psychiatry, is a symptom of mood disorder characterized... Read More

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We've all been there? One minute your listening intently as... Read More

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