Chronic Depression: Disease or Charcter Flaw?

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

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. It is not a memoir of chemical dependency or self-abuse. Those subjects have been written about many times. This is a story of my winning battle against depression and... Read More

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.... Read More

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. ... Read More

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... Read More

ADHD and Depression -- More Common Than Thought

"Thanks for Noticin' Me" says Eeyore. He walks slowly. He looks sad. He doesn't accomplish much. He's just glad to be noticed. This is Eeyore, the stuffed donkey who is so often in need of his tail being pinned back on. Eeyore is a good picture of life is like... Read More

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. Whatever the reason you feel is the cause of your depression, the following... Read More

7 Things You Can Do Immediately To Ease Depression

1. Get out now and walk fifteen minutes. It will get your feet moving and help you feel you are at least able to do something.2. Go immediately and be with someone who loves you. It will give you the feeling that you are wanted.3. Religious? Say a prayer. Ask... Read More

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. There are several possible causes of... Read More

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.St. John's Wort, a perennial... Read More

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Medical Daily

Protecting new neurons reduces depression caused by stress
Iowa Now
Scientists probing the link between depression and a hormone that controls hunger have found that the hormone's antidepressant activity is due to its ability to protect newborn neurons in a part of the brain that controls mood, memory, and complex ...
Breakthroughs could lead to 'powerful treatment for depression'Medical News Today
A 'Breakthrough' In Depression Treatment? Researchers Pinpoint Appetite ...Medical Daily
Depressed? Researchers identify new anti-depressant mechanisms, therapeutic ...Medical Xpress
Newswise (press release)
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Internet Use may Cut Retirees' Depression
Nature World News
Retirees who regularly spent time online were about a third less likely to suffer from depression when compared to peers who refrained from it, a new study shows. "This provides some evidence that the mechanism linking Internet use to depression is the ...


The Atlantic

Postpartum Depression Can Happen to Any Parent
The Atlantic
Postpartum depression is a condition diagnosed in mothers—birth mothers, specifically—coming home from the hospital after giving birth and feeling that something is off. That the joy they thought they should be feeling is nowhere to be found. While ...
Study shows dads are also at risk for postpartum depressionCW39 NewsFix

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The Atlantic

Meaningful Activities Protect the Brain From Depression
The Atlantic
It's important to note that this doesn't necessarily mean parents can inoculate their teens against depression by forcing them to seek happiness through volunteering. But it could be that teens who already do that kind of thing because it really does ...

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7 Ways Depression Differs in Men and Women
LiveScience.com
Men and women can experience depression in different ways, and although they also share many common signs and symptoms, a better understanding of the differences may help those with depression, researchers say. "We have known about sex ...


Hounded no more
The Economist (blog)
WINSTON CHURCHILL referred to clinical depression as “the black dog”. Approximately 30% of those diagnosed with the condition fail to respond sufficiently to medication or psychological counselling. But new help may be at hand. Danish scientists are ...


The Left's Advice Would Bring A Second Great Depression
Investor's Business Daily
One oddity of the current economic debate is that the more Barack Obama's incompetent income-redistribution policies have failed, the more the left calls for more government-intervention policies to correct for the deficiencies of the earlier rounds ...

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'Winnie the Pooh' and depression, too
University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily
Cartoon television shows have become one of the basic methods of building a strong foundation in education, morality and kindness for children whose lives are increasingly spent in front of screens. Programs like “Dora the Explorer” and “Little ...


WFAA

Depression risks increase for young dads
USA TODAY
Becoming a dad can be emotionally tough for any guy, but especially for young, first-time fathers. A new study finds that the first five years of parenthood — key attachment and bonding years for a child — may be the riskiest for young dads when it ...
Young Dads Are at Risk for Postpartum DepressionTIME
New fathers may need help with depression: studyReuters
Young Dads at Risk of Depressive Symptoms: StudyWebMD
Fox News -Huffington Post
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Science Codex

Vanderbilt study finds physical signs of depression common among ICU survivors
Science Codex
Depression affects more than one out of three survivors of critical illness, according to a Vanderbilt study released in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, and the majority of patients experience their symptoms physically rather than mentally. It is one ...

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