Depression: Information, News, Expert Advice, Diagnosis, Treatment

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Symptoms, Causes and Treatment
May04

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Commonly known as seasonal affective disorder(SAD), seasonal depression to a mental condition that usually occur every year at the same time starting at fall, becomes worse in winter, and ends in spring. It is different to “cabin fever” or “the winter blues” in that its symptoms are more severe. There also exists another form of SAD referred to as “summer depression” in which symptoms are experienced starting in late spring or early...

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How to Avoid Return of Depression Once You Have Overcome It
May02

How to Avoid Return of Depression Once You Have Overcome It

If you have ever suffered from depression, chances are higher that it will strike another time, according to William R. Marchand, a clinical associate professor at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine. The good news is that it is highly treatable and preventable through effective interventions. According to Marchand, you are 50% more likely to experience depression symptoms after you have overcome it at one time. People who have...

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10 Common Myths about Depression Debunked
May01

10 Common Myths about Depression Debunked

There are still a few common misunderstandings about what depression is and how it impacts on a person’s life. Read these facts to find out the truth behind the most common myths about depression. Myth 1: Depression a Common Part of Life, It’s Normal Everybody feels sad at various times and for about different reasons. It’s not just for young people, but anyone. Depression, however, is much more serious as compared...

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Office Tension Lead to Stress and Anxiety: Experts Reveal
Apr28

Office Tension Lead to Stress and Anxiety: Experts Reveal

Researches have shown that you are more likely to become stressed or anxious due to a poor working environment. Tension at work can happen especially if your seniors are harsh on you for failing to meet deadlines, heavy workload, job insecurity, poor work quality and misunderstanding among others. It is during events of frustration and nervousness that a person becomes anxious or stressed. Stress and anxiety triggered by office...

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Is There a Link between Financial Stress and Depression?
Apr27

Is There a Link between Financial Stress and Depression?

If you think about it, earning money, spending money and even thinking about it can take up a great part of your daily life. It is also true that a lot of people desire to have plenty of money as it endows you the opportunity to buy the things you want, plan for the future, provide your family and indulge in fun time. Let’ face it, money is responsible for shaping many aspects of our lives. Money directs us on how and where we...

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Can Family Secrets Make Child Depressed?
Apr16

Can Family Secrets Make Child Depressed?

Keeping any secrets such as death, health issues or pending divorce from your children should be thought through a hundred times. Traumatic, life-changing secrets can potentially ruin a child’s mental health and well-being. Yes, in most cases, keeping a family secret from the outside world is prudent for privacy, but keeping secrets within the family can have negative consequences. Children are tremendously sensitive and may...

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Empty Nest Syndrome: The Face of an Empty Nest
Apr03

Empty Nest Syndrome: The Face of an Empty Nest

What is Empty Nest Syndrome? Empty Nest Syndrome is a feeling of depression, a feeling of sadness and grief experienced by parents and/or caregivers when their children leave home. Sometimes this happens when the child/children are going away to college or maybe getting married and moving to a new location. It could be a relocation of a job that causes parents to get the empty nest syndrome. Studies show that women are more...

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5 Untold Stress Management Techniques
Apr02

5 Untold Stress Management Techniques

Is Stress a Choice? Most people would agree that chronic stress can have serious health consequences. Humans are the only animals who can experience a stress response without an actual stressor present. In other words, we humans only have to “think about” a stressful situation and we can experience stress in our bodies. This “gift” of imagining can also become a life threatening curse. For those who are not...

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Emotional Wellness – A “Cure” for Depression?
Mar12

Emotional Wellness – A “Cure” for Depression?

For the most part, depression is categorized as “situational” or “clinical”. Situational depression is often associated with a stressful life event, such as the loss of a loved one, or other significant life changes. It is a transitory event and will generally lift once the grieving process has run it’s course. Clinical depression is a diagnosable mood disorder which can occur with or without an...

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Depression and COPD – Is There Really Any Connection?
Mar07

Depression and COPD – Is There Really Any Connection?

The link between physical and mental health has become increasingly strong and is now widely recognized as a factor we should consider in delivering health care. There are many medical conditions that worsen mental health conditions and, conversely, many mental health disorders that complicate the management of medical illness. One of the medical conditions that impact many Americans who smoke, or who have smoked, is Chronic...

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