Depression Information

Depression Information

Chronic Depression: Disease or Charcter Flaw?


A major survey on depression symptoms from the National Mental Health Association (NMHA), released in july 2001, revealed adramatic degree of progress in public understanding. Yet even amid this promising trend, the survey sheds light on thedifficulties faced by millions of people striving to manage this sometimes chronic, life-long illness.

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.

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.

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.

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 in mood.

ADHD and Depression -- More Common Than Thought


"Thanks for Noticin' Me" says Eeyore. He walks slowly.

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.

7 Things You Can Do Immediately To Ease Depression


1. Get out now and walk fifteen minutes.

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.

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.

Adult Men and Women Who Suffer From Chronic Depression


Market surveys on women, men and depression suggest an estimated 4.4 million Americans are believed to suffer from chronic treatment-resistant depression.

Know the Signs of Depression and Improve Your Life


Typical signs of depression actually show a change in the way a person has come to think about himself."I just can't get myself to do any work around the house.

A Look at the Different Depression and Anxiety Medications


While it may be easy to recite the various brand names and generalize their benefits enough to know they put us (or are supposed to put us) in a better mood, for lack of a better term, the drugs themselves can all be categorized individually, each working in a slightly different way.The following is a list and very brief description, by category, of depression and anxiety medications currently prescribed by physicians.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Depression


Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Chronic or Treatment-Resistant DepressionAbout Vagus Nerve Stimulation(VNS)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 in mood.

5 Super Effective Tips To Kill Depression


Being lonely is a normal part of our everyday lives. We get sad when we fail in our exams, when we're rejected by the person we love, or when someone very close to uspasses away.

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Treatment Resistant Depression: What It Is And How To Master It
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Understanding the Difference Between Clinical Depression and Emotional Slump
Owing to celebrities like Michelle Williams, Kristen Bell, and Demi Lovato who have openly shared their experiences with depression, the latter is nowadays being discussed more openly than ever before. Yet, due to the stigma attached to mental illnesses, people are still scared of talking about the "issue" and do not know how to differentiate between the symptoms of a clinical depression and a temporary emotional slump.
02/04/2019 04:10 PM
Bridging the Tensions in Depression and Trauma
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01/31/2019 01:26 PM
2 Ways Depression Descends
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11/19/2018 02:31 PM
Stress Overload and ME/CFS
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10/24/2018 03:00 PM
Blue Moon: How to Build A Strong Mind In A Strong Body?
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09/05/2018 02:53 PM
About How Churches Can Fail Their Struggling Pastors
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What Kind of Church Welcomes Those With Depression?
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07/31/2018 08:33 AM
One-Third of American Adults Take Medicines That Can Cause Depression
Our health depends a lot on what we eat and drink. However, the very medicines that we take on our physicians' advice to treat certain conditions might be the cause of some other serious ailments. A recent study has found that more than 37 percent of American adults use commonly prescribed medications that have depression as a likely side effect.
07/31/2018 08:25 AM
Ways to Support Someone With Depression
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07/26/2018 09:23 AM
Signs: You Are Suffering From Loneliness
Everything about your once familiar life has suddenly changed due to your breakup, you feel empty, very vulnerable and all alone in the world. Time passes by so slowly which makes hours feel like days, you drench your pillow soaking wet with tears every night not knowing what to do next and have no desire to get out of bed and put on a brave face the next morning. Loneliness is one of the common emotional stages you go through after a breakup.
07/11/2018 08:12 AM
Depression, Low-Blood Sugar and Allergies
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06/12/2018 10:45 AM
Ways to Spice Up Sex Life When One of the Partners Is Depressed
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06/11/2018 03:52 PM
The Elusive Presence of Joy
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Depression - Can Pets Help Treat It?
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05/07/2018 03:16 PM
Are You Suffering From Sheer Depression? Know Its Early Signs
Depression - a common phenomenon which is even more commonly overlooked by the normal people. It is a form of a disease which kills a person slowly and eats them up full-fledged. We should never overlook any sign of depression irrespective of how big or small it is. In this article, we target to discuss such symptoms of depression which would help us distinguish between the affected ones and the normal people so that we can save them time from any greater hazard that can take place if they are not taken care of properly.
04/30/2018 08:02 AM
How To Help Your Loved Ones Overcome Depression
For decades, mental health conditions like depression, anxiety or other chronic medical disorders are not discussed openly in the communities because of stigma, fear, and ignorance. Unlike physical conditions, mental illnesses, specifically depression, do not demonstrate any obvious symptoms and the conditions aren't that easy to diagnose or observe.
04/29/2018 07:29 PM
Overcoming Loneliness
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04/24/2018 02:44 PM
Mental Health - Depression
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04/16/2018 02:15 PM
Study Finds Link Between Neural Biomarkers and Relapse of Depression
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04/16/2018 02:15 PM
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04/16/2018 09:05 AM
Fear of Success Explained
At first, people generally fear failure. But after a while, eventually we give up and accept failure. At this point, the hurdle is not fear of failure so much as it is fear of success. So what is fear of success?
04/09/2018 09:51 AM
Surfing The Wave Of Depression
If you suffer from depression you can wave goodbye to the black dog following you by doing the things that you love. Do you have a release valve from life? Do you want to create a positive environment, and lose the negative feelings associated to your old life? Be brave and find your courage. Don't let the black dog find a home.
04/03/2018 10:50 AM
Role of Meditation in Reducing Stress
A lot of us must have heard this word "MEDITATION" at some stage of our lives. But the truth is very few of us know what meditation really is. This article provides information about how to reduce stress through meditation.
03/27/2018 02:35 PM
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03/19/2018 10:30 PM
Ease Depression With This Natural Health and Healing Alternative
Have we become a society of stressed-out, depressed people that need to be medicated? Or, is there something else going on here? If you'd like to learn about a natural health and healing alternative that will ease your depression without making your feel numb and spacey, then this article is for you.
03/15/2018 03:28 PM
Mental Health Hacks - Best Ways to Fight Depression and Anxiety
This is a article about mental health hacks and the best ways to fight depression and anxiety. Most of the public encounters these issues but not many take action. Have a read and see what you can incorporate into your lifestyle routine.
03/08/2018 03:34 PM
Depression: Can Someone End Up Depressed If They Ignore Their Anger?
When someone exercises, they are likely feel better, and this can be how they feel for a little while afterwards. There are going to be a number of reasons as to why this is, but one of the things that will have had an effect is all of the energy that was released.
03/07/2018 09:38 AM
Why People Don't Seek Mental Health Treatment
Depression and suicide are epidemics in developed countries, but why aren't more people getting help? This article will explore these questions from a cultural standpoint.
03/01/2018 03:56 PM
Benefits of TMS Therapy
Overcoming depression is no less than a battle. Once treated, people can again get into mood disorders. There are cases where people try many treatments and experience no changes. Therefore, for these people, searching for options seems endless. However, some treatments are beneficial and give the desired results. One of them is TMS.
03/01/2018 09:40 AM
Homicides Connected With Suicides: A Case Study to Highlight for the Immediate Attention of NGO's
Suicidal tendency is one of the greatest challenges facing the modern society. Like T.B germs, the suicidal tendency is also inherent in each and every person in varying proportions. Every person, on some occasion or the other should have thought of ending his life in case of failures. But only in some cases they actually enact the dastardly decision and the psychological depression becomes public. There are a few cases wherein the fateful decision is taken at the spur of the moment, unable to bear the mental torture due to failures, insults and heavy financial losses. There are hundreds of non-Governmental agencies working all over India, in the field of prevention of suicides. They are successful in preventing several cases of attempted suicides, removing the suicidal tendencies and bringing them back to normal life. This article deals with a special aspect of suicides which deserves immediate attention i.e HOMICIDES connected with SUICIDES. A case study is given to thoroughly handle the seriousness of the case and solutions suggested. It is insisted that both Governmental and non-Governmental organisations to give immediate attention to this aspect on a war footing like they have handled T.B, cancer and AIDS.
02/21/2018 09:14 AM
You Won't Understand: A Cry for Help From a Depressed Person
Ok! So we have all met people who are sad all the times. Their sadness is so deep that they start behaving normal and in reality, they are not. Whenever you approach them and ask they say they are fine and after small conversation they try to escape and when you ask them anything further they say, "You won't understand." We have all heard this, but what have we done for them? Did you know, it is a cry for help?
02/08/2018 09:28 AM
Effective and Safe Ayurvedic Cure for Depression
If you are suffering from depression, you must go for Ayurvedic medicine for anxiety and panic attacks. The Ayurvedic treatment offers excellent benefits and is free from any side effect.
02/02/2018 10:20 PM
14 Things Not to Say to People With Depression
Depression is a real condition of deep, deep sadness and hopelessness that a lot of people experience. The problem is that the folks who love those with depression the most, aren't quite sure how to speak to them or don't really know how to support them. This article provides a few simple tips for holding a presence of Love & Understanding around someone who is depressed, along with a list of 14 things what not to say, & a list of suggestions what you could say, in order to support your Loved one in a way that is best for both of you!
01/31/2018 02:23 PM
So What's Up With The Third Eye?
I get this question a lot! Almost very day actually! I wear my third eye sunglasses as often as I can for a real purpose. First of all, it's fun and fun is so very important.
01/29/2018 08:22 AM
Drug-Free Depression Treatment - What You Need to Know
Depression is a serious illness that a great number of people around the world face. It's unfortunate that a lot of people with depression are unaware of their condition. Hence it is important to keep a check on the symptoms of depression. While it is normal for a person to feel sad over the course of their life, it is important to keep an eye on the sadness that is intense and does not seem to go away for a long time.
01/19/2018 03:06 PM
What Are The Types of Depression Treatment?
The person suffering from depression can feel unconscious for the whole day and night. Most severe problem of depression can be treated after seeing the symptoms of that person who is suffering from it.
12/03/2017 11:20 AM
What Do Prokofiev and Shawn Achor Have in Common?
Have you ever experienced the joy of attending a chamber concert such as those that include one of the great masters? How do you feel at the end? I recently was reminded how wonderful it feels to listen to great music from one of the great masters, such as Prokofiev and how it made me feel so "high", so to speak. Read on to find out what is going on inside the body, when this happens.
11/21/2017 02:44 PM
Responsiveness to Positive Experiences Decreases Vulnerability to Depressive Symptoms of Poor Sleep
Like good nutrition and physical activities, a healthy quota of sleep is an essential component of good health and overall well-being. In recent times, sleep trouble has escalated in America, with as many as a third of the adult population receiving less than the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep.
10/27/2017 10:18 AM
Depression in Teenagers
Teenage depression is a very real issue. According to a report by WHO, teenage depression affects one out of four adolescents in India, making it the highest ranked in suicide rates amongst all South-East Asian countries. Until recently, it was thought that depression does not affect kids and teenagers, but nothing can be far from the truth; depression is one of the leading causes of deaths in teenagers, caused by untreated depression.
10/26/2017 12:08 PM
11 Signs That You Are Falling Into Depression
Depression (depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's behavior, feelings and sense of well-being. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think and handle daily activities. Most people feel anxious or depressed at times due to situations in their lives.
10/16/2017 09:52 AM
Extensive Benefits of Ayurvedic Treatment for Depression
The brain should be taken care of with proper periodic replenishments and tonic. There are a number of brain tonics in Ayurveda devoid of any chemicals that assures you of side-effect free results and works wonderfully as a source of the nutrient.
10/15/2017 08:59 PM
Frustration - How to Prevent It?
When things don't work out for you, do you scream with frustration or stamp your foot? Or perhaps you roar out loud like I did recently. The football team I support were losing in a match against a far inferior side. Feeling really vexed, and for no good reason, I yelled at the referee to give us a penalty kick. I later realised, to my embarrassment, that I had worked myself up over a trivial thing. There are a lot more serious matters in life than sport; for example difficulties at home or at work which would try the patience of a saint. I'm pretty sure life never runs completely smoothly for any of us. Someone throws a spanner into the works to stop something going well, to prevent progress, or hinder the fulfilment of our hopes. So how can we deal with this sort of thing? Is there any way of coping without getting steamed up with frustration?
10/09/2017 04:05 PM
Coping With Depression Induced by Autumn Equinox
Autumn equinox in the northern hemisphere signals that winter is near. While it is one of the most colorful seasons, there are many who feel a sense of desolation. Most of them tend to ignore their low moods around winter time, paving the way for seasonal affective disorder (SAD) - a type of depression related to changing seasons which is generally associated with the onset of winters.
10/09/2017 04:04 PM
Depression - A Catalyst for Homicide, Suicide
The rampant gun violence in the United States is often blamed on mental illness. The common perception is that only a deranged person can go on a killing spree. It remains the hottest topic for debate whenever there is a bloodbath in the country, such as the recent Las Vegas massacre. It might be possible that someone living with low mood for long and being unhappy with his or her life will take the drastic step of killing someone or committing suicide.


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