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Published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:22:38 -0500


Resident Doctors Are More Prone to Depression, Feel Experts

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:23:20 -0500

Affecting nearly 6.7 percent of American adults every year, depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. Though word "depression" is often used as a synonym for sadness, it is much more than that - a serious mental disorder that needs immediate medical treatment. Untreated depression can lead to chronic mental disorder or induce suicidal thoughts in the patient.

Fighting Depression Naturally

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:57:16 -0500

When you're depressed your energy levels can drop drastically, but the last thing you want to do when feeling down is to keep yourself from getting up. It's a physiological fact that activity fights depression.

What Is Depression and How to Cope Up With It?

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 14:55:50 -0500

There are a number of factors that can contribute to the onset of depression in an individual. The disorder is mostly a result of large events that have a negative impact on a person's life.

Depression: Can Someone Think Their Way Out Of Depression?

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 10:40:15 -0500

It is often said that it can be a lot harder for one to have a mental and emotional problem than it can be for them to have a physical problem. And there are a number of reasons as to why this is.

How Alcohol Addiction May Affect Mental Health

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:59:21 -0500

Alcohol happens to be the most preferred go-to thing for Americans, whether someone wants to de-stress after a long day at work or spending an evening with friends. Sadly, the booze is like a customary for most people. Despite being the leading cause of preventable deaths, alcohol is marketed openly and projected in the media as a positive substance.

Five Qualities Integrative Psychotherapists Must Have

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:33:47 -0500

Integrative psychotherapy has acquired widespread popularity all across the globe. However, the success of this kind of process depends largely on the therapist. Ideal psychotherapists must have the necessary qualities to offer best treatments to his patients.

Learning Ways to Effectively Deal With Depression

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:42:05 -0500

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. As per the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), in 2015, more than 16 million adults in the country suffered from at least one major depressive episode in the previous year.

Causes of Depression in Women

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:07:51 -0500

Living with depression is highly challenging since it involves intense emotions of extreme negativity, hopelessness, anxiety and even suicidal tendencies. Although it can happen to anyone, one must not take it lightly since it can affect almost every aspect of one's life, be it physical or mental health, relationships or work.

Depression Can Strike Anyone at Anytime

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:06:26 -0600

When someone is diagnosed with a physical illness, we tend to rally round them with open support. But when we discover that someone is battling with depression, we often feel unsure of what to say or how to even approach the subject. This article looks closely at depression and how it can come to anyone of us at any time.

Beat Depression Post Chronic Illness

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 07:32:09 -0600

For many people who have been diagnosed with a chronic illness, life becomes synonymous to negativity and hopelessness. This is because chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease or HIV/AIDS cannot be cured completely so far, and hence, take a heavy toll on such patients, even emotionally. They often lose all purpose in life.

Why Your Mental Illness Struggle Is Inspiring

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:05:19 -0600

Dear Fred, Your mental illness struggle is inspiring. I know you will disagree, but I hope you will read this letter and come to understand that you really are an inspiration...

Postpartum Depression - Postpartum Psychosis

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:58:22 -0600

This is a major depression occurring shortly before or more likely within four weeks after a pregnancy. The incidence is approximately 10% of pregnancies. Postpartum depression may last up to a year (20%) left untreated.

Silent Suffering

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:58:59 -0600

Is the Black hole of sadness or blues weighing you down?Depression: one of the most talked about issues today but unfortunately not a single permanent cure has been untapped. We live in a contemporary society, however an appling downside is that people who suffer from depression, are perhaps looked down by our society. Often we keep sermonizing about this scourge, but just cogitate the state of mind of a depressed one? What he/she might be going through or experiencing? Dozens of careful analysis have been done and the numbers trapped in this vicious cycle are an eye opener for all.Normally when a depressed person approaches his/her family, relatives or friends for help we simply ignore him/her, jape or upbraid the individual. Basically the general tendency is to flan the flames and simply walk away. This is one of the grievous action that aggravates the problem and therefore needs hooking attention.

The Purpose of 'Unhealthy' Emotions

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 07:40:47 -0600

nger, sadness, jealousy, hurt. Four unhealthy, unproductive, unpalatable emotions. But also, catalysts for transformation.

10 Things to Help You Understand Depression

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:26:53 -0600

When someone you love suffers from depression, it can be difficult to know what they're going through and how you can help. Often you may find yourself just as confused as the victim. However, there are some things that you should attempt to understand.

Gardening Makes You Happy

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:48:08 -0600

Scientists have finally proved that gardening makes you happy; confirming what gardeners, farmers and kids who play in the dirt have been saying for centuries. Studies have proven that the two brain neurotransmitters, serotonin, and dopamine, responsible for regulating moods and feeling pleasure, are boosted by gardening.

Magnesium - An Unexplored Method to Treat Depression

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 08:26:33 -0600

In today's times when stress has become a second habit, a large number of people are wrestling with the problem of depression. Despite the fact that it is so common, the condition is not so well understood and any kind of sadness is merely perceived to be a case of mood swings.

Why I Cannot Tell You About My Mental Illness

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:24:09 -0600

Dear friend, thank you for your interest, but I cannot share with you, for I fear you won't understand. You can't possibly understand. And even if you would understand, me thinking you don't or can't won't help me open up to you, nor does it ever help when I think you could be judging me without letting on.

Coach Your Way Out Of Depression

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:52:39 -0600

If people were offered a coach instead of a drug, we could transform a generation. We don't need to be numbed from another type of substance available to us. We need to be lifted to our highest potential. Lifted to becoming the person we deep down know we are capable of being. Coaching can help this process. I know because it's worked for me.

Understanding the Correlation Between Insomnia and Depression

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:46:38 -0600

Feeling sad and low due to stress at work and home is a part of life. However, when such emotions persist long enough to overwhelm a person and disrupt daily routine, it is a symptom of depression. Depression is a severe mental health issue that affected approximately 16.1 million American adults aged 18 or above at least once in 2014. The above data once again underlines the growing menace of depression.

Your Depression As Proof of Your Being and Purpose

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:19:37 -0600

Love is Blindness by U2 is a song, for me at least, that proves a universal truth. Sad songs drip with truth. They speak to the spirit, opening the door to the soul.

Depression: Can Feeling Helpless Cause Someone To Be Depressed?

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 08:20:46 -0600

There can be times when someone's life will go how they want it to and times when it won't. It could be said that this is simply part of life, and not something that can be changed.

Christmas Holidays May Lead to Depression in Some People

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 07:50:42 -0600

Christmas is supposed to be the happiest time of the year, when people are cheerful themselves and spread joy around through active participation. However, the holiday season may not be joyful for everyone. Many people feel a burden of grief during this time of year. And in most of the cases, the culprit is not a person or his circumstances, but the depressive symptoms that come along this season.

Ignoring Depression Can Be Life-Threatening

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 07:49:37 -0600

Sally (name changed) was the apple of her father's eye. Her father, a Vietnam war veteran, was always away when she was growing up. She missed her father, especially on the occasions like her birthday, Christmas and Thanksgiving. Life was going fine, but tragedy struck on her 13th birthday when suddenly she heard that her father was no more.

Female Prisoners Are Prone to Co-Existing Conditions

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 07:46:37 -0600

The female prison population in America has been at an all-time high owing to extensive law enforcement efforts and leading to more stringent drug sentencing laws. According to the 2015 report by "The Sentencing Project," a research and advocacy center working for the effective U.S.

5 Signs That Antidepressants Are Ineffective

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 07:49:00 -0600

Major depressive disorder, commonly known as depression, is a mood disorder which makes a person experience sudden mood swings and inability to handle everyday tasks, such as eating, sleeping, etc. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), approximately 16.1 million American adults had at least one major depressive episode in 2014.

Cocaine Users Are More Prone to Depressive Behavior

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 07:18:50 -0600

Overwhelming feelings of dejection, loneliness, inability to fall asleep, insensibility and digestive disorders are some of the manifestations of depression which can wreak havoc on an individual's overall well-being. Life-shattering experiences often drive people insane, rendering them vulnerable to using mind-altering substance to alleviate their suffering.

Including Walnuts in Their Diet May Help Young Men Improve Their Mood

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 07:08:52 -0600

The benefits of eating walnuts, often regarded as a wonder food, are plenty. Walnuts are good not only for physical health, but also for mental health of young adults, especially men, says a recent study by the University of New Mexico (UNM).

Music Therapy Can Help Manage Depression in Teens and Children: Study

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 07:30:12 -0600

It is said that music has a universal language which knows no barriers. Music is also divine and has the ability to heal. Listening to music can be soothing and it caresses the bruised soul. Now, a team of researchers from the Bournemouth University, Poole in England and the Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland have found that music therapy also has the power to minimize depression in children and teens with behavioral and emotional problems.

Losses of Depression - When You Can No Longer Feel

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:14:33 -0600

One of the greatest challenges in the battle for mental health is the weakness we experience because we can no longer feel. What a dreadful satire life is when we plummet to this influx point.

Is Inflammation the Root Cause of Depression?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:11:59 -0600

There are many contributing factors for depression. Inflammation can play role in depression. What causes inflammation and how can you help the condition by improving your diet.

How Depression Impacts Men

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:16:16 -0600

Believing that only women and weak men are victims of depression does not really hold true as the number of male patients being diagnosed with the mental disorder is increasing by the day. Anyone, including the strongest of men, can be affected by depression, which can have a long-lasting impact on their physical and psychological well-being.

Experience of Breakdown and Recovery of Hope

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:12:42 -0600

Something that occurs regularly enough for me is the experience of breakdown and the recovery of hope. Acute fatiguing attacks where my soul is spiritually weary precedes a resurrection, but it would be unfair to overlook the value of being emotionally decimated.

How to Fight Depression in Men

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:31:15 -0600

When you feel depressed, don't suppress it, in fact, you are right when you express it. Before now, depression is thought of as women's problem, usually expressed by them as a feeling of worthlessness and sadness. While women show signs and symptoms of depression.

Depression: Don't Let It Take Over

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:41:41 -0600

Depression can easily make a person feel like they cannot get out of bed in the morning. It can make living life seem pointless, work worse than it already is and it can have a disastrous effect on relationships. Everyone gets depressed at times, but when it last longer than usual, it's time to act. These tips will help individuals become happier and will drastically lessen the impact that depression has on their life.

Importance of Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:20:17 -0600

Co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis refers to a condition where a person is suffering from two problems - usually a mental health problem and a substance abuse issue - existing side by side. A coexisting condition can appear in many different combinations, such as an eating disorder alongside a substance abuse problem. An individual suffering from depression could also be struggling with an addiction to drugs like heroin, cocaine, marijuana and so on.

The Best Way Out Of Depression

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:54:34 -0600

Over the years, I have spent a fortune on over coming depression. And after years of trying various types of therapy and paying a fortune for the privileged, I have finally found an answer that is not only free but is insanely simple. What could be better? But having the discipline to apply it everyday is pre-requisite.

One Day's Depression in a Deluge of Discouragement

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 18:46:05 -0600

Dark clouds descend like smoke over the highway of our day, bringing spiritual progress to a standstill. Purpose wanes mysteriously. Everything becomes an effort.

Depression - Bravery and Safe Exposure for Vulnerability

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:32:12 -0600

Mental ill-health is either bigger now than ever or it's just being reported more - or both. Certainly, there's less stigma, but the more aware we are of our mental health, the more we'll feel its bite. Awareness works both for and against us. For instance, noticing the early warning signs of depression helps us respond quicker and more effectively so we recover better. But, equally, the more we think about depression, the more we may be prone to it.

Exploring the Link Between Chronic Sinus Infection and Depression

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 07:17:41 -0600

A stuffy nose and a prolonged irritable cough can make anyone feel low. Swollen, itchy eyes, accompanied by a constant feeling of pressure at the center of the forehead, can amplify mental stress and wreck one's mood. Needless to say, the resulting headache and difficulty in breathing may cause feelings of despair, resulting in troubles with daily activities.

Fighting Post-Divorce Depression and Loneliness

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 07:12:27 -0600

Divorce can take a heavy toll on the lives of those involved. The feelings of anger, loss, confusion and betrayal can be overwhelmingly painful. For those who have undergone divorce, it can be extremely tough to even imagine what it takes to part ways with a loved one.

Co-Occurring Disorders Are Prevalent in the US

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:56:40 -0600

A chaotic and frustrating environment at home, forced Joe (name changed) to spend more time outside. It was a relief to be away from the depressive environment of his home. It was in high school that he first smoked weed and started drinking each night.

Managing Your Partner's Bad Moods

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:54:30 -0600

As with many things in life, a relationship with one's better half is a double-edged sword. Though it is a wonderful feeling to want someone and be wanted in return, but even such a bond comes with its own challenges.

Understanding Medication or Substance-Induced Depression

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:44:41 -0500

Everyone experiences bouts of stress and anxiety at some point in his or her life. Butterflies in one's stomach before a job interview, having clammy hands while going through an embarrassing social situation or cold sweats trickling down when thinking of a challenge, all can be attributed to increased levels of physical and mental stress. In most of the cases, it could be a normal transitory phase.

The Signs of Teen Depression

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 09:35:25 -0500

Adolescents face many obstacles every day as they grow and learn new things about themselves and their environment. In our current society, adolescents are faced with more stress and pressure from their peers. This has caused many teens to become depressed.

Understanding Link Between Mental Illness and Drug Addiction

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:45:42 -0500

Since time immemorial, comorbidity between drug use-related disorders and mental health problems has baffled scientists. This association has always given rise to question: which problem could have possibly come first - the drugs or the mental illness.

Depression in Older Adults May Go Unnoticed, Ways to Identify It

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:45:33 -0500

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "Depression is a true and treatable medical condition, not a normal part of aging." However, older adults are at an increased risk for experiencing depression, the CDC cautions.

It Is Heartbreaking to Inherit Depression - Ways to Avoid It

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:27:31 -0500

Depression is one of the most common mental health problems in the United States. As per the latest statistics released by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), approximately 16 million adults suffered at least one major depressive symptom in 2014.

How Does Counselling Help?

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:43:08 -0500

A counsellor will aim to help a client to get a clear overview of the problem and to help to either come up with a solution or support the client to find a solution. The opportunity to talk to someone caring and supportive is enough to help some clients to re-engage with their own coping mechanism. However, some clients require a more detailed approach on.

Depression: Is It Easier For Someone To Get Depressed When They Are Sensitive?

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:51:17 -0500

If one has a problem with their car, it can be normal for someone to ask them what is wrong with it. Through asking this question, they might be able to fix the problem for them, or they could tell them to go to a garage and get it fixed.

How to Overcome From Depression

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:49:11 -0500

We hear a lot about depression these days. If you had been active in social Media you would have noticed that even Deepika Padukone, who is a famous Bollywood star, has gone through depression. This makes us wonder that even a celebrity who seems to have everything in life, is battling with depression, What could be possible reason?

Mind-Body Self-Care: Paving the Way for Mind-Body Wellness

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:32:58 -0500

Increased overall mind-body vitality is a high-impact benefit of embracing a can-do attitude. That is, renewed vigor in mind and body. When the mind and body chemistry are in synergy, through chemical balance, improved health in body, mind and spirit is frequently the outcome. When the mind and body are not in synergy, as during times of extreme stress, that is when mind-body illnesses are most prevalent.

Mind-Body Self-Care: 7 Benefits for a Can-Do Attitude

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:32:56 -0500

In as much as the brain oversees the mind-body connection, ones' thought process is the driving force behind getting back on track. A "Can-do" approach to mind-body self-care can go a long way in helping a person to realize their own maximal wellness and functioning.

The Power of Attitude Adjustment on the Mind-Body Connection

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:32:55 -0500

Let's face it. Not all days are created equal; and some days are better than others. Though that is generally true for most people, it is especially true for those living with various mind-body illnesses, especially depression. Whether you live with depression or not, there are things you can do to enhance your mood as you strive to meet life head-on. One example of a powerful mood enhancement technique is something I call, "an attitude adjustment."

Ethics In Randomized Controlled Trials Of Smartphone-Enabled CBT Interventions For Depression

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 09:23:20 -0500

Ethics are an important part of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), put in place to ensure participants are treated safely and protected from harm. I recently reviewed four Randomized Controlled Trials on online-enabled CBT interventions for depression, with some surprising conclusions about the direction research is going at the moment and how well people are protected from harm in research.

Sign And Symptoms Of Depression

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:59:27 -0500

Depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed illnesses that there is, effecting at least one out of every three people at some point in time in their life. Sometimes, it is considered average to have feelings of sadness or a lack of motivation, such as after the loss of a loved one. Every person is not happy all of the time, and never will be.

Watch Out! Men More Prone to Get Depression From Stress Than Women

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:24:01 -0500

Mental disorders can be the greatest leveler as they do not discriminate among the sufferers on the basis of age, gender, race, status, etc. But when it comes to stress, men are in a more despicable position than women.

The Positive Effects of Crying

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:13:28 -0500

Each one of us has every reason to cry. It could be due to an end of a friendship or a close relationship, frustration at work, or even when we are happy. However, after shedding a lot of tears, we do not realize its positive effects in our our vulnerable psyche.

Mental Fracture and Emotional Fragility in Depression

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:00:01 -0500

The pages of my journal in the latter half of 2007 are bare for the most part; quite uncharacteristic for me during that period of life. There is a story to be told, which those pages allude to tellingly. I was in a murky depression. Embarking on my forties, in a crisis of vocation, having recently married, surprised how unanticipated my life had become. Life deconstructed.

Between Hope and The Dream In the Land Between

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:36:19 -0500

There is a place we all hate to find ourselves. In the land between. Between one good situation and the next good situation. Between a good period of life and the next good period of life.

The Levels of Teen Depression

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:42:46 -0500

It is important to understand what teen depression is. Many believe that being sad about something is the same as being depressed.

4 Reasons That Helped Jeff Recover From PTSD

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:46:18 -0500

This is the story of Jeff, an Iraq war veteran who received his emotional support animal letter. Sgt. Jeff Sanders, an ex-navy SEAL who served in harsh conditions in the Gulf and suffered from PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). When he flew back to his hometown, Baldwin Park, California, he was suffering from post war stress. Seeing cruelties and deaths of his close friends left him depressed and mentally traumatized. It was difficult for him to return to normalcy and fit back in his civilian life.

Can Depression Be Helpful

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:25:45 -0500

The article tells about the good effects of depression on our body. Further it tells about what psychologists feel about the same.

The Waves of Depression

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:10:39 -0500

Depression looks glamorous but ain't so. It is a dark world where you wallow without any help. We; as a society are yet to evolve to accept that people can fall mentally ill. A personal account on how I felt while being in depression.

The Love Of A Grandmother For Her Grandson Surpasses Time And Space And Is Felt Eternally

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 07:23:16 -0500

The love that a grandma has for her grandchildren is unique, something that is unconditional, loyal, faithful and cherished by her grandson throughout his life; throughout eternity. THE LOVE OF A GRANDMOTHER FOR HER GRANDSON Surpasses Time and Space and Felt Until Eternity. *A grandparent should not out-live his grandchild, the pain is shocking, devastating and destabilizing. Always remember that seeking help from family, clergy, counselors and friends is a viable option, please allow yourself an unconditional amount of time to grief in your own way of grieving.

Decoding The Depression Puzzle

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:23:16 -0500

Numerous studies found that low serotonin levels don't necessarily cause depression. This may explain why antidepressants don't always work. Read about the compelling evidence on inflammation as a contributing factor to depression. Understand the known causes of inflammation and strategies to overcome and prevent depression.

Depression Alert - Helping Someone With Depression

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 07:54:51 -0500

Having a loved one who suffers from depression can be an extremely difficult situation. Many people want to be able to help their loved one, but they don't know exactly how to go about it. In this interesting article a leading British therapist explains how you might best help someone who is depressed.

Top Vitamins to Help Combat Depression & Improve Your Mood

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:27:06 -0500

We are finally beginning to learn that mental illness is as real and medically treatable as any physical illness, and thankfully this openness has increased dialogue into how and why people suffer from depression, or "the blues." While there are some people who will respond to therapy as a treatment, for many more people the issue is a chemical or nutritional imbalance which cannot be willed away - much like how you can't just decide not to have diabetes anymore if you just stay really, really positive. Medicine has come a long way...

Financial Woes Can Trigger Mental Health Issues in University Students: Study

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:12:14 -0500

Insecurity related to finances can be taxing for anyone and can drain off a lot of mental energy. Constant fretting over insufficient financial means can trigger the onset of anxiety and depression. The constant worry about finances doesn't spare even the students.

Counselling for Better Emotional Health

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:44:31 -0500

Psychologists are not reserved only for people who have serious emotional trauma or severe psychological issues. Of course, psychologists can help those with extreme mental and emotional issues, but counselling for better emotional health with the help of a psychologist is for anyone who wants to discuss issues in their life that are bothering them to the point of having a hard time dealing with life in general. A few examples of the issues counselling for better emotional help can help with are: depression, anger management, anxiety, grief, trauma and marriage counselling.

Metabolism to Blame for Resistance to Antidepressants: Study

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 07:40:41 -0500

For many patients of depression who do not respond to conventional methods of treatment, the reason could lie in their metabolism, says a recent study. The researchers from the Rockefeller University in New York and the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden observed that depression is often marked by abnormalities in the body, such as elevated blood sugar level.

Foods That Help Beat Depression

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:12:59 -0500

Depression is a debilitating mood disorder. It needs treatment and there are no two ways about it. Psychotherapies and other pharmacological treatments can help an individual fight depression. Numerous studies have indicated that alternative treatments, such as exercise, meditation and yoga, can help a person reduce the symptoms of depression by building positive energy within the mind and body.

5 Reasons Why Smart People Are Prone to Depression

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:12:06 -0500

Being gifted intellectually is indeed a blessing, but it has its downside as well. The society has always linked high intelligence and creative thinking to various mental illnesses, including depression. And now, there are studies also that vindicate the general perception about intelligent and creative people.

7 Signs of Depression in Teens

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:12:01 -0500

The years of adolescence are often marked with turbulence and teenage trauma is a reality for many. On top of it, when the teen is suffering from a mental health problem, like depression, the journey could be even more jarring. For parents, handling a teen with some mental health issue can be quite unnerving, especially because symptoms of depression might be overlooked.

How To Stop Having Negative Thoughts And Evolve

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 06:59:43 -0500

I wouldn't insist so much on transmitting this knowledge to the world if I didn't know that everyone can be cured because I saw this miracle happening many times, and I keep seeing it happening every day. The end of everyone's therapy depends on their obedience to the guidance they have in their dreams. Many people who have serious problems are cured faster than those who have simpler problems because they are obedient and serious.

Depressed - Write About It

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 11:17:26 -0500

Writing is a great therapeutic way of easing depression. This article shows how it can help someone in that dark place, assisting them to heal.

Dealing With Hard Times - Kick Off Depression

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 11:40:44 -0500

When we are young, immature, unfearing, unblinking, we are in our most pristine form. We speak out our minds too easily, without any filter, with absolutely no hesitation. I've never seen a child hesitating or regretting for whatever she does.

Exploding 5 Myths About Depression You Thought Were True

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 09:29:08 -0500

I'm no world authority on depression, and I certainly don't have a PhD, but I have suffered what many term 'the black dog' and so I may have something to contribute. I know what it's like to be depressed, to have depression, and to guide others through such a spiritual nemesis. Here are five myths to explode.

5 Tips to Beat Seasonal Depression

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 07:11:19 -0500

Many people experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD) that causes depressive episodes during different seasons. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) says that around 4 to 10 percent people in the United States suffer from SAD. However, some studies suggest that nearly 20 percent people may be affected by this disorder.

Identifying Common Signs of Depression

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 09:38:51 -0500

Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States, as per the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). It is a serious mental condition that needs immediate attention because neglecting or delaying treatment would only exacerbate the condition.

How to Come Out From Depression

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 06:54:51 -0500

Depression is a prolonged feeling of sadness, fear, hopelessness, anxiety, anger, guilt, helplessness and emptiness. The person suffering from depression may lose interest in the activities that once used to excite him. They might have problems in making decisions, remembering details and face relationship difficulties. They may even attempt or commit suicide.

Why It Is Important to Take Medication for Depression

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:50:52 -0500

You may feel like your chest is being constricted because of all the thoughts you have. There are reasons for medication to be available, especially for depression. Here are the reasons why you should take medication even though you don't think it will work.

Things to Do to Fight Back Depression

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:36:28 -0500

Depression does not happen by choice; it is a malady that can come unannounced. It is like walking in a dark corridor without any clue about light on the other end. Depression makes one feel helpless, sad, tired and miserable without any reason. But it is not a sign of weakness of the human mind; it is, in fact, a severe mental disorder caused due to a change in the neurotransmitters of the brain. It affects moods, thoughts, sleep and even energy levels.

4 Things to Know About Postpartum Depression

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 07:01:36 -0500

The feeling of giving birth to a baby and the joy of experiencing motherhood is probably the best phase for a woman. However, amid all the happiness and celebrations lies a hidden truth that most people seem to ignore: the probability of postpartum depression (PPD). PPD is real and can affect a mother within the first month of delivery, but the risk can persist longer.

5 Myths About Depression Debunked

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 08:38:41 -0500

Each year, millions of Americans are affected by depression. Despite this, people have their own mythical perceptions about depression and its occurrence. Very few people seem to understand the suffering of going through an entire period of numbness, where sadness becomes the norm and suicidal thoughts hover in the mind incessantly.

4 Things to Know If You Are Battling Depression

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 08:12:31 -0500

Depression can be the shackles of pain that prevents the rays of hope from reaching the affected person. It can dominate the mind with such suppressive thoughts that they would threaten to blow up the very existence of the sufferer. In fact, depression just bends anyone under its increasing pressure of distress and anguish.

Experiencing the Hour of Darkness

Tue, 31 May 2016 09:56:31 -0500

A young person I know very well told me recently that they don't live a day at a time, but mostly it's an hour at a time. The concept has gravity. There was weight to the words, for it was the case of a real and present danger, a darkness lurking, where what was spoken of involved the potential that the very next moment could consume all sense of hope and rationality; a darkness descended.

Ways to Deal With Teen Depression

Thu, 26 May 2016 15:42:36 -0500

Teenage is a phase of major changes in a child's life; it is a period of transition from childhood to adulthood, both mentally and physically. Hence, the term teenage trauma is a reality as many adolescents feel the blues during this period. But the situation becomes alarming when it triggers the onset of actual depression in them which qualifies for intervention.

A Supportive Family Environment Can Reduce Depression in Teens: Study

Thu, 26 May 2016 08:33:29 -0500

A person might be going through a rough patch in life, but a little support from family and friends can help him keep going. A recent study by the University of Cambridge suggests that support from friends and family can lower the depression risk in teenagers.

Depression: Why Do Only Some People Feel Depressed When They Are Carrying Toxic Shame?

Wed, 25 May 2016 08:54:16 -0500

It has been said that depression is one of the most common mental and emotional problems in today's world, and while some people might experience it from time to time, there are others who are more familiar with it. This is then not going to be something that affects everyone is the same way.

How to Kill Depression Before It Kills You

Tue, 17 May 2016 06:02:09 -0500

Depression kills. Sadly, these people did not live to tell of its horrors - 16,467, aged between 45 and 85 +, almost half of the total deaths by suicide, across all ages, in the U.S. in 2014, making it the country's 10th leading cause of deaths. What makes it sad is that depression can be cured. What makes these deaths tragic and unnecessary is that depression usually starts from harmless "blues" we all experience in any given day. For failure to plug a leak, a deluge was created.

Brain Scans to Help Diagnose Depression Before Visible Symptoms

Thu, 12 May 2016 09:24:08 -0500

Approximately one in five adults in the United States, i.e., 43.8 million, or 18.5 percent of the population, experience mental illness in a year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). In 2014, 16 million adults in the U.S. had at least one major depressive episode, while 350 million people worldwide suffered from depression every year, as per the World Health Organization (WHO).

Depression Is Treatable

Tue, 10 May 2016 11:06:04 -0500

Depression is common and treatable. It can strike anyone at any age. Consulting with your physician or a licensed mental health provider is the best way to find out if you suffering from depression and the type of depression you might be having.

How Depression Affects a Relationship

Fri, 06 May 2016 11:09:38 -0500

Depression is a State of Mind That Can Be Controlled. It's an episode that can last for long periods of time, measured in days and weeks. Physical activity can be a great help to get over depression.

Depression: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Tue, 03 May 2016 13:05:50 -0500

Depression is more than feeling sad. Each person's experience of depression is different as there is a wide variety of symptoms. Many people feel down occasionally, but have areas in their lives that make them feel good.

Poverty May Lead to Mental Disorders

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 06:53:12 -0500

Feeling depressed during days of fund crunch is natural. However, it's a temporary low which goes away when the money begins to flow again. But long-term poverty can be detrimental to mental health of an individual, as it can induce depression.

Proximity to Public Transport Linked to Better Mental Health

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:14:57 -0500

Location is usually the biggest factor while deciding one's accommodation; the better the facilities in the area, the higher the prices. Access to public transport plays an important role in the selection of house. However, there are many who hate a noisy neighborhood, which is common if the house is located in an area with good public transport facility.

Depression, One of Today's Great Challenges

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:22:24 -0500

Simply put, depression is a state of mind by which we lose our bearings; we fail to see a reason to live, a direction towards our goals and desires. It is a sudden or permanent wish to simply lie down and die. On one end of the scale there are cases when depressed people spend their lives inside their homes in the dark staring into space and on the other people go through their normal activities full of sadness wishing the day would end so they can go back to bed. Finding a way out of it as soon as possible is imperative for the wellbeing of body and mind.

Seeking Happiness and Health in Nature - Using Ecotherapy to Treat Depression

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 08:21:04 -0500

Spending time outdoors amid nature is a great way to unwind. Being in unison with nature comes with a lot of benefits that include happiness, health, and peace of mind. Enjoying the benefits of nature thus also helps keep depression at bay.

Depression: Is Self-Awareness An Important Part Of Dealing With Depression?

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 07:44:36 -0500

Everyone on this planet will have experienced physical pain at one point or another, and there is also the chance that they have suffered mentally and emotionally. And although it could be said that there is a greater awareness around the former than the latter, it doesn't mean that this is because what is taking place within can simply be overlooked.