August 24, 2017

Postpartum Depression Resources

Depression is a complex mental illness and a number of events can trigger it in our lifetime. Postpartum depression is triggered by having a baby, or more specifically, the chemical and hormonal changes in the body which happen when you have a baby. The symptoms, as with most types of depression, usually include a low […]

Household Fixes that can Lessen Seasonal Depression

Are you a typically happy person experiencing the winter blues? Do you cope with depression on a regular basis but find it unmanageable during the winter? You may be experiencing SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder, a temporary increase in feelings of depression and despondency during the coldest, darkest months of the year. Although not entirely […]

Depression and Alcoholism: How They Are Related

Depression is constantly a subject in the news, in one way or another. Whether it is in a discussion on how bullying increases depression, or postpartum depression, depression and suicide, or depression in college kids, it is unavoidable to admit that depression is a prevalent thing in our world today. Because it is one of […]

The Link Between Depression and Schizophrenia

Depression and schizophrenia are linked in several ways. Many schizophrenics have depression before and during their illness, but most people with depression never develop schizophrenia. While there is plenty of debate about whether schizophrenia causes depression directly or indirectly, depression is a major challenge in the lives of many schizophrenics. Below is a look at […]

Heart Failure Can Trigger Depression But Can Be Defeated Through A Good Exercise

Sometimes people can’t control when there is something wrong with their health but in some cases it is possible to help ease a disease or illness.   When heart failure happens it isn’t uncommon for many patients to suffer from depression during the recovery process.  It has been shown that patients who engaged in exercise with […]

Managing Anxiety & Depression In An Effective Way

Anxiety and depression are two mental conditions that are often linked together.  Even just one of these illnesses can negatively impact a person’s health.  If you are diagnosed with both anxiety and depression then it’s important to seek help from the health experts as well as take all possible steps to help you manage these conditions.   […]

Clinical Depression Studies – A New Way To Get Treatment?

Despite what some people believe, clinical depression is a debilitating illness that can wreak havoc in your life and that of your loved ones. It’s not something you can just “get over.” It oftentimes requires medication and sometimes therapy. According to the National Institutes for Health, 14.8 million American adults suffer from major depressive disorder […]

Tummy Fats Can Lead To a Depressive State

There are many different causes and risk factors for depression.  Researchers have discovered that excessive belly fat can be added to that list.  What’s interesting about this research is that it implies that even if a person loses weight through dieting or other measures it doesn’t help reduce the risk of depression.   It’s an interesting […]

Depression in Teens: Does it Shrink Their Brains?

Today’s Guest Post comes from Denny Dew, the author of Depression Teens Help.  In it he offers an interesting and controversial alternative look at teenage depression.   New research into depression is of interest for depression in teens too.  A messenger called GATA1 A research team at Yale University has discovered that depressed people have […]

Latest Facts about Mental Health Disorders

A certain stigma still surrounds mental health disorders. Often mental illness is something that just isn’t talked about. Although most people know at least one friend, family member or coworker who has struggled with their mental health, often this information is communicated in whispers. As a result, many people may be unaware of the true […]