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

In The News:


Huffington Post

Fighting Depression and Suicide With Love
Huffington Post
As someone who openly struggles with depression, I'm frequently confronted by the parents, siblings, and friends of individuals who are having suicidal thoughts and feelings. "What can we do?" they ask. "How can we help them?" In an article published ...


Huffington Post

Functioning While Depressed
Huffington Post
Depression isn't necessarily related to individuals who aren't able to function, as there are numerous individuals who are depressed (whether they know it or not) and manage their daily affairs. These individuals -- such as me in the past -- maintain ...
9 Things People With Depression Are Seriously Not Interested In HearingBustle
October is National Depression Awareness MonthJackson County Times-Journal
Take depression seriouslyNew Straits Times Online

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Voice of America

Anti-inflammatory Drugs May Ease Symptoms of Clinical Depression
Voice of America
New research suggests that some anti-inflammatory drugs, like aspirin, may improve symptoms of clinical depression. The findings were based on observations that people with inflammatory diseases suffer from more depression than others and are helped ...
Anti-inflammatories May Help Ease DepressionWebMD
Anti-inflammatory meds may ease up symptoms of depressionTech Times
Anti-Inflammatory Drugs For Depression? The Link You Need To Know AboutMedical Daily
The American Bazaar -PsychCentral.com -KSBY San Luis Obispo News
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Horse Tranquilizer Can Briefly Restore Pleasure To Depressed Patients
io9
Current medications for depression, like SSRIs, do little to address a patient's inability to experience pleasure, a symptom known as "anhedonia." But ketamine – a recreational drug and common veterinary anesthetic – seems to offer sufferers of ...
Ketamine helps depressed patients temporarily experience pleasure againBoing Boing

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Newsweek

Ketamine Restores Ability to Experience Pleasure in Depressed Patients Within ...
Newsweek
There are many faces to depression: sadness, hopelessness, trouble sleeping, lack of motivation, an inability to experience pleasure. That last one has a medical name—anhedonia—and people experiencing it often no longer enjoy activities that used to ...

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The Guardian

The terrible effects of postnatal depression
The Guardian
I have never suffered from postnatal depression. Many mothers do – according to a report by the Maternal Mental Health alliance this week, up to 20% of women experience mental health problems in pregnancy or the first 12 months after birth. That's a ...


Corey Taylor Opens Up About Depression + Attempted Suicide
Loudwire
Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has teamed up with the You Rock Foundation for a PSA about depression and suicide prevention. In the raw clip, Taylor discusses his dark teenage years, his battle with depression and his attempted suicide.

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UPI.com

Childhood depression may be lessened with music therapy, study finds
UPI.com
BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- It appears children suffering from depression may find relief through music therapy. A joint effort between the Northern Ireland Music Therapy Trust and Queen's University Belfast, funded by the Big Lottery ...
Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescentsScienceBlog.com (blog)
Music Therapy Shown to Ease Depression in Kids, TeensPsychCentral.com
Music Therapy May Reduce Depression in Children, AdolescentsUniversity Herald
Firstpost -Zee News
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Ars Technica

In his final piece for Ars, Dave Girard talks about life with depression.
Ars Technica
Last November, my father took his own life. I'm frequently aware of the fact that the depression which helped drive him to that dark fate lives on in my genes. That's a doozy of a legacy to inherit, but it's one that has not been wholly negative for me ...


Arthritis, Depression, and Disability: A Vicious Cycle
Healthline
Regardless of which blow is dealt first, arthritis, disability, and depression are closely linked, according to patients and doctors alike. Arthritis, the number one cause of disability in America and one of the leading causes of disability worldwide ...

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5 Super Effective Tips To Kill Depression

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Get Rid Of Depression Once And For All

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Everyone has days when they are down, worn out and... Read More

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1.Remember that it is an illness:Clinical depression often requires medical... Read More

Omega 3 EPA: Natures Very Own Anti-depressant

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