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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USA TODAY

Tropical depression spins in Atlantic
USA TODAY
A tropical depression continues to spin in the Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center reports. As of 5 p.m. ET Tuesday, the depression had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. It was moving to the west at 18 mph and was located about 800 miles ...
Tropical depression expected to weakenSun-Sentinel (blog)
Tropical Depression 2 Still Weak; Should Fall Apart ThursdayWFMY News 2
Tropical Depression Two Spins East of Lesser Antilles in the AtlanticThe Weather Channel
AccuWeather.com -ABC News -The Times-Picayune
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How to Overcome Depression After a Sports Injury
Yahoo Health
Anyone can be affected psychologically, but the more success an athlete has achieved, the more likely he or she might experience depression or feel a lack of self-worth. In other words, an Olympian would be more affected psychologically by an injury ...


Bay News 9

Tropical Depression 2 expected to weaken, won't threaten Florida
Bay News 9
An area of low pressure in the central Atlantic Ocean became the second tropical depression of the hurricane season Monday. The system is no threat to Florida and is expected to weaken to a remnant low by Thursday near the Lesser Antilles. According to ...
Tropical Depression 2 quickly moves westWTSP 10 News
Tropical depression moves west; should degenerateThe Virginian-Pilot

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Man's Anxiety Not About To Let Depression Muscle In On Turf
The Onion (satire)
PHOENIX—Unwilling to cede decades of hard-won advances, local man Roger Cannon's persistent anxiety vowed Monday that it would not let clinical depression muscle in on any of its turf. “Look, I've had a vise-grip on this guy for 30 years, so I'm not ...


Online program uses exercise to combat depression
Standard-Examiner
CLEARFIELD -- From 1940 to 2012 there have been 102,000 research and scholarly articles written about depression and 99,000 about anxiety. Mental and emotional distress are now at an all-time high, according to Jacob Hess, co-founder of Alloflife.org ...


These 12 Incredibly Successful People Will Change The Way You Think About ...
Huffington Post
In a world where 350 million people suffer from depression, it's hard to fathom why the illness could be brushed under the rug. But for public figures in the spotlight, facing the world with composure is often a higher priority than facing what's going ...

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Tropical Depression Two expected to degenerate
Florida Today
The depression's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday were 35 mph (55 kph). Little change is strength is expected Tuesday, but the U.S. National Hurricane Center says some weakening is expected by Wednesday night. The depression is forecast to ...


Medical Daily

Controlling childbirth pain tied to lower depression risk
Medical Xpress
Controlling pain during childbirth and post delivery may reduce the risk of postpartum depression, writes Katherine Wisner, M.D., a Northwestern Medicine® perinatal psychiatrist, in a July 23 editorial in Anesthesia & Analgesia. Wisner's editorial is ...
Risk Of Postpartum Depression Decreases Among Women Who Receive ...Medical Daily
Mothers who have an epidural 'may be less likely to suffer post-natal depression'Daily Mail
Epidural 'may cut depression risk'Yahoo News UK

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GovExec.com

Depression and Stress Are Killing Productivity
GovExec.com
The result is a workforce that's not just disengaged (Gallup's 2013 State of the American Workplace report revealed that 70 percent of U.S. employees fall into this category), but also stressed and depressed. And here's the irony, the constant hustle ...


World Health Organization releases results of teens and depression study
News 10NBC
The World Health Organization released the results of a surprising survey, showing the rates of adolescent depression are on the rise. Dr. Papa talked about the troubling trend on Roc City Tonight at 7. To see the interview, press play on the video player.

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