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

Childhood Depression: Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & More
Apr16

Childhood Depression: Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & More

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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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
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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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