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

Top 6 Common Misconceptions about People with Social Anxiety
Aug06

Top 6 Common Misconceptions about People with Social Anxiety

How a person relates to other people is based on his or her social skills and mental and emotional well-being. Some people know how to hold a conversation politely and otherwise seem well-adjusted, but they freak out about socializing. When a person has an irrational severe or extreme fear of socializing, he or she may actually have a disorder. Called Social Anxiety Disorder (or SAD,) the fear of social situations is actually a mental...

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9 Things To Remember If You Love Someone With Depression
Aug02

9 Things To Remember If You Love Someone With Depression

Living with depression isn’t easy and watching our loved one depressed isn’t easy either. When your loved one is clearly suffering you want to do your best to help them. However, it is difficult to handle depression for all people involved and sometimes and at the beginning you find yourself in an unfamiliar territory. In this article you will find out what to remember if your loved one suffers from depression and what you...

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Reduce Stress with These Simple Breathing Exercises Most People Don’t Know
Jul31

Reduce Stress with These Simple Breathing Exercises Most People Don’t Know

Stress is all around us every single day. From the moment we wake up we are in a hurry to be somewhere. We are in a hurry to get things done. Be it off to work, or school or PTA meetings, it’s important to remember to take a moment to breathe in the morning. And in the evening. Or any other time of the day when stress starts to creep on. Breathing is a vital part of our survival. Without breathing air, we simply will cease to...

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Jul29

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Have you ever been in a severe accident where you, or someone close to you, was killed or severely injured? Maybe you are a solider returning home from a tour of duty. If either of these is the case, chances are high that you are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; commonly referred to simply as PTSD. How can you know you have PTSD? What are the symptoms? Is there any treatment or for? History The term post-traumatic stress...

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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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