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:

The Guardian

We're Talking About Depression All Wrong
Daily Beast
But as a psychiatrist who has grappled with it both professionally and personally, depression can be a multilayered beast, interlaced with one's personality, vulnerabilities, and upbringing, all intermingling with the dark shades of misfiring brain ...
Escaping Depression: Williams' death prompts sharingFlorida Today
Professor Green: Men shouldn't suffer in silence with depression and anxietyThe Guardian
Let's Focus on Hope: Robin Williams, Depression and SuicideHuffington Post
Variety -Deseret News
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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Parkinson's and depression are a co-occurring cruelty
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The cruel interplay between depression and Parkinson's disease — an incurable neurological disorder that erodes mobility and thinking skills — has become reality for Jackie Hunt Christensen, a national Parkinson's advocate from Minneapolis.
Man urges Parkinson's sufferers to embrace hope, not despairSouthern Gazette

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Depression: The Everywhere and Everyone Illness
Huffington Post (blog)
Melancholia -- severe depression that is no passing phase or simply a bad day -- continues today to haunt the human condition. No race, ethnicity, age or socioeconomic group is spared its grip. We find depression in every country on Earth. It causes ...

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Your Brain On: Depression
Shape Magazine
The disorder that tragically claimed Robin Williams's life has been around for millennia. The ancient Greeks thought depression started in the spleen. Later some blamed demonic possession for a person's lingering melancholy. Doctors today know better; ...

Washington Times

Depression and gym class: In middle school, the latter can help the former
Washington Times
“Depression that begins at this time can lead to chronic or recurring depression in later years,” Camilo Ruggero, APA researcher, told Education News. “Fitness programs are one way to help prevent depression in middle schoolers, but schools should also ...

Health: Video Games To Fight Depression
CBS Local
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The recent suicide of Robin Williams has many people talking about depression. Now in addition to therapy and medication targeted video games are being used to help with mental health problems. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter ...

Deseret News

How depression threatens financial well-being
Deseret News
Depressive illnesses are more than just being sad occasionally. Among people with depression there is a measurable chemical imbalance in their brains and this prevents signals from being transmitted from neuron to neuron correctly. So depression ...

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Study finds slight link between preteen gaming and depression — but it needs ...
A new study out of the University of Texas says playing violent video games for more than two hours daily may lead to symptoms of depression in preadolescent kids. The results are far from concrete and require further study, but this inquiry has some ...
Slight Link Between Video Games And Depression In Pre-teens [Study]Ubergizmo

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Tropical depression possible by Friday, National Hurricane Center's evening ...
The Times-Picayune -
A low pressure system being watched by the National Hurricane Center is slowing becoming better organized and could form into a tropical depression in the next 24 to 48 hours, the center said in its Wednesday evening (Aug. 20) update. The elongated ...
Tropical trouble: Storm forming in the Atlantic?USA TODAY
National Hurricane Center monitors potential threat in Atlantic OceanLocal 10

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Ace Frehley Blasts Gene Simmons' 'Ignorant' Comments on Depression
Ultimate Classic Rock
“Then he attacks people with depression, alcoholics, drug addicts, you know?… Depression is a very serious disease. I've suffered from it in my lifetime, I know my daughter suffers from it … and Gene just seems to be ignorant of the whole fact. I ...
Kiss - Ace Frehley Chastises Gene Simmons Over Depression
Ace Frehley chastises Gene Simmons over depression
Ace Frehley chastises Gene Simmons over commentsBinghamton Homepage

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Your Daily Struggle With Depression

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Music so strongly evokes emotional responses that it is being... Read More

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