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Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:04:31 -0500


Study Finds Link Between Neural Biomarkers and Relapse of Depression

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:15:56 -0500

In 2016, nearly 16.2 million adult population of the United States had at least one episode of major depression. The scientists across the globe are putting efforts to reduce the mortality and morbidity associated with the disorder. A recent study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, has linked some neural mechanisms to depression relapse suggesting that paying attention to certain neural regions could help understand the disease prognosis.

Cousin-Couples' Kids Susceptible to Serious Mental Issues, Says Study

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:15:14 -0500

Consanguineous marriages are those that take place between close kin or first cousins. According to a recently published research in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, children born from first cousins' marriage are three to five times more likely to get medication for mood disorders like anxiety and depression during some phase of their lives.

Fear of Success Explained

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:05:10 -0500

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?

Surfing The Wave Of Depression

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 08:51:18 -0500

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.

Role of Meditation in Reducing Stress

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 09:50:55 -0500

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.

10 Reasons Causing You Depression and What to Do

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 13:35:02 -0500

We all get that moment when we feel the world is against us, that point where we feel heavy weight on our shoulders, stuck between fighting and living. Here are likely reasons you may be in that mire and how to get out. Are you tired, dispirited and tired of people telling you, just be happy? You want to, but you don't know how. You feel the weight of the world on your shoulder. You just want to be alone and not smear others with your gloomy nature. Here are ten likely reasons causing that mood you are in.

Ease Depression With This Natural Health and Healing Alternative

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:30:24 -0500

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.

Mental Health Hacks - Best Ways to Fight Depression and Anxiety

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:28:27 -0500

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.

Depression: Can Someone End Up Depressed If They Ignore Their Anger?

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 14:34:31 -0600

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.

Why People Don't Seek Mental Health Treatment

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 08:38:31 -0600

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.

Benefits of TMS Therapy

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:56:39 -0600

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.

Homicides Connected With Suicides: A Case Study to Highlight for the Immediate Attention of NGO's

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 08:40:03 -0600

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.

You Won't Understand: A Cry for Help From a Depressed Person

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:14:20 -0600

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?

Effective and Safe Ayurvedic Cure for Depression

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 08:28:11 -0600

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.

14 Things Not to Say to People With Depression

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 21:20:21 -0600

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!

So What's Up With The Third Eye?

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 13:23:50 -0600

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.

Drug-Free Depression Treatment - What You Need to Know

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 07:22:53 -0600

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.

What Are The Types of Depression Treatment?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:06:58 -0600

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.

What Do Prokofiev and Shawn Achor Have in Common?

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 10:20:29 -0600

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.

Responsiveness to Positive Experiences Decreases Vulnerability to Depressive Symptoms of Poor Sleep

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:44:34 -0600

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.

I Felt Depressed

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:54:31 -0600

In the beginning of 2012 and throughout 2013, I would often feel flat, and at times, it was a challenge for me to get out of bed in the morning. While this was going on, there was another part of me found it hard to accept how I felt.

Depression in Teenagers

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 09:18:17 -0500

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.

11 Signs That You Are Falling Into Depression

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:08:58 -0500

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.

Extensive Benefits of Ayurvedic Treatment for Depression

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:52:12 -0500

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.

Frustration - How to Prevent It?

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 19:59:15 -0500

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?

Coping With Depression Induced by Autumn Equinox

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:05:12 -0500

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.

Depression - A Catalyst for Homicide, Suicide

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:04:30 -0500

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.

What People Who Suffer From Depression Don't Need

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 15:32:29 -0500

Depression is very, very frightening. It is a monster that follows you everywhere you go. Indoors and outdoors. It can be covered up with a smile and even laughter but it's still very present.

Moods Are Infectious, Depression Is Not

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:44:19 -0500

Good mood is like a bright smile, extremely contagious. Happiness latches on with ease from one person to another. It is natural to feel happy being in the presence of someone brimming with joy and laughter. A similar domino effect is rekindled when one comes in contact with a person displaying anger or negative moods such as sadness and hopelessness.

Vagal Nerve Stimulation - Placebo or Alternative Cure for Depression?

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:44:02 -0500

Depression knows no barriers. It can strike anyone, anywhere and anytime. While the standard treatment for depression is medications, including depressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), as well as therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy and group therapy, sometimes, a patient doesn't respond to the treatment.

Health Related Concerns Associated With Stress

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 07:04:27 -0500

Stress is not always recognized as a life-threatening issue and many times not realized by the medical profession. Although, stress is one of the hidden things in some cases, people are having it without realizing immediately. Stress is dangerous for our overall health. These are two of the most common problems that can target a person, stress and anxiety that also can develop into depression.

Depression and Stress Overload

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:44:45 -0500

If you experience depression, you are not alone. The untoward effects of clinical depression can be far-reaching, even life-altering as sadness replaces energy, interest in one's surroundings is lost, and the negative impact may eventually provoke autoimmune or neurological conditions if left unchecked over time.

Tasks to Practice to Escape Depression

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:13:14 -0500

The uplifting news is that there are a few stages that may help you keep away from dejection backslide. While remaining occupied isn't an issue, doing excessively, too early could be. Feeling overpowered makes stress, and stress is a hazard figure for melancholy, ultimately causing you to leave out on most of your productive habits, tasks, etc. Below are a few of the tasks that need to be practiced on a regular basis to avoid disturbance of the mind.

Arapahoe County on Tenterhooks Over Teens' Suicide After Their Social Media Posts

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 11:56:09 -0500

What causes some teens pull the trigger or jump from a considerable height when they know they have friends they can reach out to? How does a teen's suicide impact siblings, parents, close friends, and fellow students? How does it impact the impressionable adolescent who remotely identified with the one who took his life?

Depression Is Linked to Suppression of Real Emotions and Desires, Says Study

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 11:55:27 -0500

A woman who is caught in an abusive relationship with her partner and a reader who does not feel his blood boil when he reads about child abuse, are two examples of the complex web of intrigue and conflict that are interwoven in the brain. The woman has two options - she can either acknowledge that the relationship is suffocating and moves on after venting her frustration, or she continues to live with the faith of her love and suffers silently from stress, depression and low self-esteem.

Self-Sacrificing People Have Increased Risk of Depression

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 19:36:29 -0500

Pleasers - people who are too nice for their own good - are at an increased risk of depression. While altruism and philanthropy are without doubt much required virtues, self-sacrificing people often feel victimized. This is because when they continuously abdicate or renounce their personal goals and interests for others, all the while ignoring the little voice at the back of their head cautioning them to take time and be steady before acquiescing to the demands of others, it is natural to feel emotionally exhausted and drained.

Things to Know About Post-Graduation Depression

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 11:56:47 -0500

Post graduate depression is real. As real as the midlife crisis that strikes when a person realizes that he/she has lived half the life without ticking off many of the "to-dos" in their bucket list. Though not formally recognized as a medical condition, youngsters who are just out from college are caught up in things beyond their control. While they are raring to go, they suddenly realize that they do not have the wings to soar. They feel a sense of despondency on realizing that their wings are not yet developed for the flight.

Alpha Reset - Remove Bad Thoughts & Feelings in 10 Seconds - Instantly Ends a Depressive Episode

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 08:17:00 -0500

When the eyes move back and forth in a swift continuous motion the left and right hemispheres of the brain are accessed in rapid succession, this creates an Alpha brainwave state, and causes the thoughts and feelings from the moment before to be cleared away. This should work no matter how bad or deep the feelings go. Though not a permanent solution, it does instantly end a bad or dark mood and enables the person to continue on with their day. This method is especially useful for immediately ending any depressive episode.

Defeating Depression With Natural Remedies

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 08:38:00 -0500

Depression can affect any age group. It is mostly caused due to our inability to control our thoughts regarding certain things in our lives. While it may start out as simple grief, depression has a way of becoming a black monster that makes you unable to function properly. You will feel down most of the time, have no energy to do things you once loved or even have destructive thoughts like suicide. Medications may or may not help you but your positive thoughts will certainly have a good effect on your mind and body. Eat healthily, sleep well and meditate. Kick those demons out, you can win this battle.

How To Stop Having Traumatic Experiences

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 19:39:24 -0500

Your moral sense protects your conscience from the absurdity and the evilness imposed by your satanic anti-conscience and by the commercial world. Your philosophy of life determines the way you interpret your reality and the way you act. You must respect the laws of logical thinking, and you must follow a philosophy of life that helps you have a wise attitude in all situations in order to be a mentally healthy human being.

Depression - A Disorder Wrongly Stigmatized As a Character Flaw

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:55:00 -0500

Even though the issue of mental health has grabbed some public attention leading to better awareness in recent years, it continues to be a major source of social and health burden for individuals coping with mental illnesses. Despite the increased prevalence of depression, one of the most common mental disorders in the United States that affects over 15 million adults, there is little understanding about the true nature of this mental disorder.

Depression - Natural Treatments For Depression

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:59:01 -0500

You may not think you have depression, but what about a case of the blues? The fact is, more people suffer from a down mood or actual full blown depression than is often realized. Depression is a condition that can strike anyone, young or old, healthy or unhealthy. Do not discount the fact it may be impacting you. If you have felt down for more than a few days in a row, struggle to get the energy you need to do the activities you enjoy during the day, or feel as though you have lost your zest for life; these can all be signs you could be struggling.

The Lies I Have Heard When Going Through Depression

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:22:19 -0500

Going through depression is hard to experience and even harder to admit. These are the five lies depression tells.

Natural Remedies For Depression In A THREE Fold Path

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 08:27:33 -0500

As per Ayurveda, the capacity of an individual to digest emotions depends on his or her strength of the Sadhaka Agni. On the basis of the strength of the Sadhaka Agni the neurohormones of the heart signal the brain whether to register an emotion as joyful or depressive.

Dealing With Anxiety And Stress - What Is The Solution?

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 07:09:37 -0500

Anxiety and stress creates trouble and health consequences for many people. Also, there are some, dealing with anxiety every single day. Not only their personal life gets disturbed but their profession also gets less productive, and under severe circumstances they even have to give up. Dealing with anxiety is surely possible and you can do this in several different ways. Many people take support from meditation and relaxation therapy to treat their anxiety disorder. When you are meditating you are basically letting all the negative thoughts get out of your mind and relax.

Guided Meditation Can Help Fight Depression

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 12:35:36 -0500

Depression can prove fatal at times. People feel depressed for various reasons, and if not treated immediately, the condition can have a permanent or at least a lasting effect on their lives.

Depression, Depression: The Cancer That Is Killing Many, Slowly

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:13:43 -0500

What is Depression? Feeling of continuous misery, melancholy and sadness is broadly categorized as depression. No one knows the real cause of Depression getting triggered in teenagers or adults, but, what we know is that the term exists and the symptoms are at times very hidden.

Different Types Of Herbal Remedies For Depression For Vata, Pitta And Kapha Depressions

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:11:48 -0500

Mostly, depressions occur due to the imbalance of Kapha, which in turn, leads to the imbalance of other two doshas: Pitta and Vata. The use of herbs like cinnamon, ginger, cumin, and Gotu kola is great in this type of depression.

I Am Depressed!

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 11:12:09 -0500

A little something for kids and teenagers to think about...

A Sober Drunk, Finally

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 08:18:44 -0500

In the decade since I've been trying to get and stay sober, I've written articles, studied, read every memoir and 'how to' guide I could obtain. Finally, I am ready to write a book featuring all that I have found useful. I can now face the future and plan for a sober life instead of fearing yet another slip.

Depression: A Strong Predictor of Death

Wed, 31 May 2017 08:50:20 -0500

Cardiovascular diseases and depression are some of the most common disorders seen in developed countries. These health issues can tremendously affect one's quality of life and increase the economic burden on him or her. The relationship between heart diseases and depression have been a subject of popular interest and scientific research.

Reducing Rumination Can Help Manage Depressive Symptoms

Wed, 31 May 2017 08:49:14 -0500

Depression is a serious mental disorder that alters the functions of the brain. In 2015, over 16.1 million adults had at least one major depressive episode in the past year in the United States. In some ways, depression can change a person's state of mind by provoking negative thinking and low mood that interfere with his or her daily life.

Collaborative Care: Setting Milestones in Mental Health

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:00:35 -0500

When it comes to delivery of mental health services across the age groups, older adults are likely to get the short end of the stick. Although great advancements have been made in the reduction of mortality rates and improvement of health and overall well-being, mental health care providers continue to predominantly exclude older adults. This is a major public health concern that not only threatens the United States, but the entire world.

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.