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

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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Does Fluoride In Drinking Water Lead To Depression – Let The Study Speak!
Mar04

Does Fluoride In Drinking Water Lead To Depression – Let The Study Speak!

Government Agencies And Role Of Adjustment Of Fluoride Levels In Public Water Government agencies are able to address public health in three separate ways Through primary prevention efforts, which address the causes of common medical problems before they have actually taken hold in a population (e.g. vaccination). Through secondary prevention, which aims to cure medical problems which have already affected people (e.g. antibiotics...

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Abuse And Depression: Is It Really Connected?
Feb11

Abuse And Depression: Is It Really Connected?

Abuse as a basic construct refers to the misuse of something, typically in a manner that is harmful. Abuse can occur between two (or more) people, where a person is being mistreated by another; or it can apply to individuals who make inappropriate use of substances such as drugs and alcohol. Both of these forms of abuse can contribute to depression as the cause or maintaining factor, and so it is important to be able to identify...

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Postpartum Depression: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and More
Jan27

Postpartum Depression: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and More

What is Postpartum Depression? Postpartum depression also known as post natal depression mostly affects women after delivery and is rare in men. The probability of its occurrence in new dads is estimated at 1-25%. In women, after childbirth, it is expressed as strong excitements and feelings of happiness coupled with anxiety which lead to clinical depression. Mood changes and crying spells that are short-lived are common in new mums...

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What is Major Depression?
Jan19

What is Major Depression?

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Depression Prevents Healing of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dec26

Depression Prevents Healing of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Depression and rheumatoid arthritis have long been shown to have an inter-link between each other. This evidence has further been reinforced by the latest research study which has given a more definitive proof that indeed depression slows down the process of recovery in RA patients. Conducted by Alan Rathbun, Ph.D, and his colleagues at the school of medicine, university of Maryland, this study suggests that depression and rheumatoid...

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Special K: Street Drug Ketamine New Hope for People with Resistant Depression
Dec21

Special K: Street Drug Ketamine New Hope for People with Resistant Depression

There is a ray of hope from a street drug referred to as “Special K” for people suffering from treatment-resistant depression. This happens to be a hallucinogenic drug sold illegally in the streets of major cities across the United States. Main Ingredient The main ingredient in “Special K” is Ketamine, which is categorized as a ‘dissociative anesthetic’ 1 which is used in form of powder or liquid as...

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How To Fight Depression Without Prescription Drugs?
Dec18

How To Fight Depression Without Prescription Drugs?

Depression can overwhelm every aspect of your life. All you have to ensure is that it doesn’t incapacitate you. Though manageable with medication, depression can be treated or managed without prescription drugs. This is the most recommendable approach since you won’t have to become dependent on antidepressants. Here are a few suggestions on how you can fight depression without necessarily seeking professional advice: Eat a...

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Don’t Let Stress Make You Sick
Nov24

Don’t Let Stress Make You Sick

Helen Burnett, a nurse in Midwestern psychiatric hospital starts her working day with a 15-minute prayer and meditation. She recounts on how relaxation helps while she goes about her regular tasks at work. To help her cope with the modern stressful workplace, politics and tedious paperwork, that gives common person headaches, Burnett is always faced by the difficult task of dealing with psychotic clients who behave in all sorts of...

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