Depression Information


Depression Information

Chronic Depression: Disease or Charcter Flaw?


A major survey on depression symptoms from the National Mental Health Association (NMHA), released in july 2001, revealed 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, life-long illness.

The Patients Guide to Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Depression


INTRODUCTION Everybody has a story. My story is the one I know best and can write about.

Depression in Teenagers: Now What Can We Do?


No doubt you have seen the recent news headlines about a federal panel that recommended to the FDA that anti-depressant medications carry the strongest possible warning label for use in children and teenagers. This recommendation to the FDA shook the medical community, especially those who work with depressed young people.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Depression Are Not The Same Thing!


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a very misunderstood illness and this is perhaps why there are so many myths about it. Perhaps the most common myth about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is that it is effectively a mental condition, and another name for depression.

New Treatment for Chronic Depression


Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Chronic Treatment-Resistant Depression About Vagus Nerve Stimulation VNS is not brain surgery, although it is a treatment that affects the function of the brain. Vagus Nerve Stimulation uses specific stimulation of the vagus nerve to send stimulation to specific parts of the brain that are involved in mood.

ADHD and Depression -- More Common Than Thought


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

5 Tips to Reduce Depression


While war and poor economic conditions begin to affect people all over the world, more and more people suffer with depression. The more we focus on news events and the business climate, the more we are depressed.

7 Things You Can Do Immediately To Ease Depression


1. Get out now and walk fifteen minutes.

Is it ADHD or is it Depression?


During the assessment process it is of great importance for the physician or clinician to consider other possible causes of inattention, impulsivity, or hyperactivity in your child, or teen, or yourself. In fact, this is probably the most important element of a good assessment.

St Johns Wort and Depression


The bright yellow flower of the St Johns Wort (hypericum perforatum) with it's ray-like petals, represents the power of the sun that forces away the darkness. This already points to the anti-depressant effects of the St Johns Wort which are highly respected, even in conventional medicine.

Adult Men and Women Who Suffer From Chronic Depression


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

Know the Signs of Depression and Improve Your Life


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

A Look at the Different Depression and Anxiety Medications


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

Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Depression


Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Chronic or Treatment-Resistant Depression About Vagus Nerve Stimulation(VNS) VNS is not brain surgery, although it is a treatment that affects the function of the brain. Vagus Nerve Stimulation uses specific stimulation of the vagus nerve to send stimulation to specific parts of the brain that are involved in mood.

5 Super Effective Tips To Kill Depression


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

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Exercise seems to help alleviate depression, but not for everybody  The Washington Post

Studies so far aren't that good, but they do suggest a small to moderate effect. And other treatments may be needed.


How can I help a friend with depression?  The Conversation - UK

How do I help a depressed friend? She's 13 and she says it's due to trauma, and even though we're bffs she's never told me what the trauma is. – Anonymous.


More young adults are depressed and thinking of suicide, study says  USA TODAY

A higher percentage of young adults are reporting issues with mental health, said a study published in a American Psychological Association journal.


Co-treatment of heart failure and depression improves quality of life  Phys.Org

Phys.org Science News Wire : Co-treatment of heart failure and depression improves quality of life -- a press release is provided to you ìas isî with little or no ...


Depression screening does not impact quality of life after heart attack  EurekAlert

After suffering a heart attack or unstable angina (chest pain caused by blocked arteries), patients who were systematically screened for depression and referred ...


Mild Depression Predictive of All-Cause Mortality Up To 15 Years After MI  Psychiatry Advisor

Mild depression was a long-term independent predictor of death in patients after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), per cohort study data published in Heart, ...


Hormonal treatment may trigger depression in men with prostate cancer  EurekAlert

Men who receive anti-hormonal treatment after having their prostate removed are 80 percent more likely to suffer from depression than men who don't receive ...


Fast-acting psychedelic associated with improvements in depression/anxiety  Medical Xpress

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that use of the synthetic psychedelic 5-methocy-N,-N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT) appears to be associated ...


The FDA is expected to approve a postpartum depression drug for the first time — it could help hundreds of thousands of new mothers  MarketWatch

A new treatment for postpartum depression, called brexanolone, is expected to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration this month.


Vaping with e-cigarettes raises odds of CV events, depression  Healio

NEW ORLEANS — Adults who reported using electronic cigarettes had increased odds of MI, CAD and depression or emotional problems compared with ...


A Rise In Depression Among Teens And Young Adults Could Be Linked To Social Media Use  WAMU 88.5

A new study shows a rise in depression and stress among young people parallels the growth in smartphone and social media use.


Mum loved to cook, until depression laid her low. Could the right foods cure her?  Washington Post

As a child, food was a thing of happiness; every meal was taken at a table properly set and the cooking of it became central to my growing up. At my mother's ...


New drug offers hope to depression patients desperate for relief  Sun Sentinel

The newly FDA-approved drug for medication-resistant depression is coming to South Florida next week, bringing with it hope for millions of people who are ...


San Diego Police searching for man possibly suffering from depression  10News

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego Police Saturday asked the public for help locating a possibly depressed and suicidal man who disappeared from his home ...


Schools Grapple With Student Depression as Data Show Problem Worsening  Education Week

A new study shows rising rates of mental health incidents among teens and young adults, while rates for older generations remain stable. The findings point to ...


New brain stimulation therapy is effective against depression  Medical News Today

A pilot clinical trial has found that a new type of electrical stimulation therapy can be very effective in treating the symptoms of major depression.


Psoriatic arthritis and depression: What is the link?  Medical News Today

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can contribute to some mental health conditions, including depression. In this article, we look at the link between PsA and depression, ...


Comorbid Depression, Anxiety May Increase Healthcare Utilization in Low Back Pain  Clinical Pain Advisor

Patients with low back pain and comorbid depression or anxiety may have greater healthcare utilization.


Doctors Welcome New Depression Drug, Cautiously  The New York Times

Esketamine, the nasal-spray antidepressant recently approved by the F.D.A., is promising, but using it entails some practical challenges.


Cariprazine reduces depressive symptoms in bipolar depression  Healio

In a phase 3 study, cariprazine, both taken at 1.5 mg per day and 3 mg per day, was more effective than placebo in improving depressive symptoms in adults ...


Can supplements help keep depression at bay?  Medical News Today

A new randomized clinical trial investigates whether different dietary interventions could help overweight people and people with obesity avoid depression.


Why Millennial Depression Is on the Rise  Healthline

Depression may be on the rise among younger millennials even as typical risk factors such as substance use and antisocial behavior fall, a new study in the ...


'It saved my life': Relative of party drug 'Special K' could revolutionize depression treatment  USA TODAY

A new medication related to the iconic party drug "Special K" that can rapidly treat depression could revolutionize the treatment of the condition affecting more ...


The FDA approved a new ketamine depression drug — here’s what’s next  The Verge

For years, ketamine clinics across the country have offered intravenous infusions as a fast-acting treatment for severe depression. But the US Food and Drug ...


Studies on CBD and Depression  Project CBD

Depression is a common and serious medical illness that causes feelings of sadness. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can ...


Dear Therapist: My Boyfriend’s Depression Is Making Me Question Our Future Together  The Atlantic

Editor's Note: Every Monday, Lori Gottlieb answers questions from readers about their problems, big and small. Have a question? Email her at ...


FDA Approves Controversial Drug for Depression  The Wall Street Journal

The Food and Drug Administration approved a controversial drug for depression Tuesday that could be the first of a long-awaited wave of new treatments, but ...


Teenagers Say Depression and Anxiety Are Major Issues Among Their Peers  The New York Times

Most American teenagers — across demographic groups — see depression and anxiety as major problems among their peers, a new survey by the Pew ...


VERIFY: Yes, Seasonal Depression is real and can really impact your life  WTOL

Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD, is defined by the American Psychological Association as “a type of depression that lasts for a season, typically the winter ...


Pew survey: Teens say depression is greater problem than bullying, drugs or drinking  USA TODAY

In a survey of nearly 1000 teens ages ages 13 to 17, 70 percent say anxiety and depression are major problems among their peers.


I was hospitalized for depression. Faith helped me remember how to live.  Washington Post

Adapted from a sermon delivered at Washington National Cathedral on Feb. 17, 2019. When the Dean of the Washington National Cathedral and I were ...


What Is Esketamine? What You Need to Know About New Depression Drug  Rolling Stone

Last week, the FDA announced that it had officially approved Spravato, a brand-name nasal spray containing esketamine, a chemical cousin of ketamine, to treat ...


There May Be a Link Between Depression and Stroke  Live Science

Feeling depressed may increase the risk of stroke, at least among older adults, a new study suggests.


We stopped dating, but I still worry about his depression  The Boston Globe

If it weren't for the illness, they would probably still be together.


'Smiling depression': It's Possible to be Depressed While Appearing Happy  Technology Networks

The term “smiling depression” – appearing happy to others while internally suffering depressive symptoms – has become increasingly popular. Articles on the ...


Brainstorm Health: Airpods and Cancer, Sandoz Chief Steps Down, Depression and Social Media  Fortune

Good afternoon, readers. A slew of reports from earlier this week suggested that a significant coalition of scientists worry that wireless, Bluetooth-powered ...


Smiling depression is a dangerous threat to your mental health  Quartz

Up to 40% of people with depression have "smiling depression"—and they may not even know it.


Read Michael Gerson’s sermon sharing his struggle with depression  PBS NewsHour

Michael Gerson, Washington Post columnist and regular voice on the PBS NewsHour, revealed this week that he battles depression. On Sunday, before ...


Smartphones, teens, and depression: Should we panic? Not yet.  Vox.com

Teens in the United States are coming of age at a time when digital technology is truly ubiquitous, where smartphones are all of our “constant companions.”.


Most U.S. Teens See Anxiety, Depression as Major Problems  Pew Research Center's Social and Demographic Trends

Anxiety and depression are on the rise among America's youth and, whether they personally suffer from these conditions or not, seven-in-ten teens today see ...


As Students Struggle With Stress and Depression, Colleges Act as Counselors  The New York Times

More than 60 percent of college students said they had experienced “overwhelming anxiety” in the past year. Over 40 percent said they felt so depressed they ...


Postpartum Depression Can Strike Fathers as well as Mothers  Healthline

Can new fathers have postpartum depression? Yes, they most certainly can. At least according to a research article published in the Journal of Family Issues.


News Brief: North Korea, Sacramento Shooting, Depression Drug  NPR

Is North Korean working to put a rocket test site back on line? California's attorney general declines to prosecute officers who killed an unarmed black man.


Depression in pregnant women and new moms is preventable, experts say. Here's how  USA TODAY

Experts studied ways end depression in pregnant women and new moms and found counseling was better than exercise, sleep training and antidepressants.


Cancer, depression, and more: Billings high school student has learned to overcome it all  Billings Gazette

Hunter Cotton's grandma gave him some repeated advice: “No matter what's happening, you've got to push through it.”


Biggest Vaping Study Ever Links E-Cigs With Heart Attacks and Depression  Fortune

Tobacco smoking adults that use electronic cigarettes have a significantly higher chance of myocardial infarction (a heart attack), as well as coronary heart ...


Depression: Gene-activating drug reverses symptoms in mice  Medical News Today

Researchers have reversed symptoms of depression, such as anhedonia and behavioral despair, in male mice with a drug that activates a gene they call SIRT1.


Fluctuation of Depressive Symptoms May Help Predict Suicide | Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network  Psych Congress Network

When it comes to predicting suicide in at-risk young adults, fluctuation and severity of depressive symptoms are better indicators than psychiatric diagnoses ...


Brain stimulation improves depression symptoms, restores brain waves in clinical study  Medical Xpress

With a weak alternating electrical current sent through electrodes attached to the scalp, UNC School of Medicine researchers successfully targeted a naturally ...


Depression Before ALS Diagnosis Linked to Higher Risk of Cognitive Impairments  ALS News Today

Read about a study stating that people who have depression before being diagnosed with ALS have a higher risk of developing cognitive impairments.


Wellsource Health Risk Assessments Delve Deeper into Depression Risks to Inform Better Population Health and Intervention Strategies  P&T Community

PHILADELPHIA, March 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- POPULATION HEALTH COLLOQUIUM – In the most recent NIMH report, 6.7 percent of U.S. adults had ...


Bipolar depression: Treatment and symptoms  Medical News Today

People with bipolar disorder can experience episodes of depression. They can manage these symptoms with medication, therapy, and other treatments.


A Mom Who Was Arrested After Her Infant Was Found Dead Reportedly Had Postpartum Depression  BuzzFeed News

Rachel McAfee is facing a charge of neglect of a dependent causing death.


SLU Med Students Who Strive For Perfection More Likely To Have Depression, Study Finds  St. Louis Public Radio

A survey of first-year St. Louis University medical students found those who described themselves as perfectionists were more likely to experience mental.


Working long hours increases depression risk in women  Medical News Today

Women who work more than 55 hours per week may have an increased risk of depression. Also, working weekends may increase the risk for both men and ...


Insomnia tied to depression, cardiovascular disease  Science Magazine

Insomnia, often blamed on stress or bad sleep habits, may instead be closely linked to depression, heart disease, and other physiological disorders, a pair of ...


You increase the risk of depression the more you do this one thing at work  Ladders

A study suggests people who regularly work more than 11-hour days had over twice the chance of developing major depression compared to coworkers.


Finally, a Program to Help New Dads With Perinatal Depression  Fatherly

When mothers suffer from postpartum depression, there are numerous services to help them cope. Men suffer in silence. Kevin Gruenberg hopes to change that.


Working For You Postpartum Depression: "It hits you like a truck"  WRTV Indianapolis

Symptoms for postpartum depression can range from feelings of guilt, sadness, irritability, feeling overwhelmed, anxious, tired, wanting isolation or to escape.


Psychedelic Mushrooms Can Help Depression, Anxiety, Addiction  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Psychedelic (psilocybin) mushrooms are proving helpful for depression, anxiety and addiction, according to research being done at Johns Hopkins University.


Supplements Don't Prevent Depression, Study Finds  Live Science

Preventing depression isn't as simple as taking a dietary supplement every day, a new study suggests. The study found that people who took a multivitamin ...


FDA Expected To Approve Esketamine Nasal Spray For Depression  NPR

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve a new type of drug for depression. It is esketamine, a chemical cousin of the anesthetic and party drug ...


One of a kind UNC center aims to reduce new mothers' depression before and after birth  The Daily Tar Heel

Dr. Mary Kimmel is director of the UNC Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit, which works to help women struggling with depression and anxiety during the ...


Principal: Student depression 'growing at an alarming rate'  Dothan Eagle

Rehobeth Middle School Principal Mark Fairris gave an appeal to the Houston County School Board for an additional certified counselor to handle a growing ...


6 tips for getting in shape when you're depressed | Ladders  Ladders

Experts often say that getting in shape helps cure depression — but for many of us, regular exercise is already one of the most difficult challenges.


Ketamine-based nasal spray to treat depression  Medical Xpress

The FDA recently approved a ketamine-based drug to assist with treating depression. The new medication, Spravato, is an intranasal spray that can help those ...


Weed smoking as a teen again linked to depression in adulthood, Rutgers researcher finds  NJ.com

EDITOR'S NOTE: Entrepreneurs everywhere are eyeing the billion-dollar legal weed industry, an economic opportunity unrivaled in modern N.J. history.


A Federal Civil Rights Office Wants to Limit Access to Emotional-Support Animals That Can Help With Depression  The Intercept

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is moving forward with a proposal that could limit people's right to live with so-called emotional-support ...


Lonely? Anxious? Depressed? Maybe Your Dentist Can Help  Kaiser Health News

An Oakland dental clinic has started screening its patients for depression, and referring them to a mental health counselor down the hall for immediate care if ...


SF Zoo Monkey Island: Depression jobs and fun for humans, mixed bag for animals  San Francisco Chronicle

The monkey island at Fleishhacker Zoo was one of many the WPA built around the country to put people to work and lift families' spirits during hard times.


Depressed? Maybe your work schedule is to blame  The Seattle Times

A recently published study explores how long work hours can affect mental health.


'After Life' Review: A Show About Depression That Is Surprisingly Entertaining  Forbes

When it comes to the world of modern television comedy, the name of the game is almost always “how not funny can we be while still being declared a comedy?


Generation Z is stressed, depressed and exam-obsessed  The Economist

MOVE OVER, millennials. Young people now belong to “Generation Z”: a cohort which demographers usually define as people born since 1997. Researchers ...


'No one can do this alone:' Postpartum depression clouding motherhood draws new concern, treatment  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Postpartum depression and related mood disorders are pervasive, affecting one in five expectant and new mothers, yet many suffer in silence, undiagnosed and ...


Efficacy of Depression Treatments for Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis  Annals of Internal Medicine

Although depression is common among patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis, data on their acceptance of treatment and on the comparative efficacy of ...


Nutritional psychiatry: can you eat yourself happier? | Food  The Guardian

'What we stick in our mouths matters to our mental health,' says a leading light in this new field. So what should we be eating?


Structure and Connectivity of Depressive Symptom Networks Corresponding to Early Treatment Response  The Lancet

There are suggestions that denser network connectivity (i.e., the strength of associations between individual symptoms) may be a prognostic indicator of poor ...


Why Many Married Women Were Banned From Working During the Great Depression  History

In 1930, the United States needed a miracle. Months before, the stock market had crashed, and the economy had begun to tank with it. As the Great Depression.


Suffering in Silence: Living in the true face of depression  Ravalli Republic

Wes Martin knows what it feels like to stare into the dark and not see any light at the end of the tunnel.


Dear Abby: New mother battling depression too deep in story of baby scalded to death  The Ledger

Advice: Have you informed the doctor who prescribed those medications that you stopped taking them, and why? If you haven't, you should.


Underpaid, But Employed: How the Great Depression Affected Working Women  History

More women entered the work force during the economic devastation of the Great Depression, but the jobs they took were relegated as "women's work" and ...


Weekly Health Quiz: A Cure, a New Depression Drug and Alex Trebek  New York Times

For only the second time, a patient appears to have been cured of this infection: Rabies. H.I.V.. Ebola. Marburg virus. 2 of 7. This week the Food and Drug ...


Boeing's depressed stock cost the Dow more than 150 points  CNBC

Boeing fell more than 5 percent on Monday, a move that capped the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The stock's sharp move down cost the 30-stock Dow more ...


Adolescent health: Teens 'more depressed and sleeping less'  BBC News

Levels of depression and self-harm have risen but smoking, drinking and drug use are down, a study finds.


Active investors are depressed, but not depressed enough  Financial Times

From Bill Gross to Warren Buffett, there are signs of doubt.


Depression Symptoms Can Include Anger, And That's Often Misunderstood : Shots - Health News  NPR

Physicians have been taught to look for signs of hopelessness, sadness and lack of motivation to help them diagnose depression. But anger as a depression ...


F.D.A. Panel Recommends New Depression Treatment  The New York Times

In a move that may clear the way for the first new treatment in years for depression, an expert panel recommended on Tuesday that federal regulators approve a ...


Am I depressed or just sad? How to know when to seek treatment  NBC News

1 in 5 Americans meet the criteria for depressive disorder, but many are undiagnosed. Mental health experts weigh in on how to know if and when you need ...


What ‘Anna Karenina’ Taught Me About Living With Depression  The New York Times

A good novel can be a reminder that other people have endured tragedies, long ordeals, bad odds.


Depression, suicide rates highest in Mountain West states  USA TODAY

Leaders are working to combat the stigma of mental illness in a region that values independence and self-reliance.


Exercise May Help to Fend Off Depression  The New York Times

Jogging for 15 minutes a day, or walking or gardening for somewhat longer, could help protect people against developing depression.


The no-drug approach to mild depression - Harvard Health  Harvard Health

Many men suffer bouts of mild or moderate depression as they age. Health issues and the loss of a spouse, family member, or friend are common triggers that ...


New Mothers at Risk of Depression to Get Counseling Services, Covered by Insurance, Under New Guidelines  The Wall Street Journal

Women who are pregnant or have just given birth should receive counseling if they have risk factors for depression, a U.S. panel of experts has recommended ...


Channeling The Pain Of Depression Into Photography, And Finding You Are Not Alone  NPR

Tara Wray's book Too Tired for Sunshine is a collection of images she made while struggling with depression. The work struck a chord with others, who are now ...


4 factors predict risk of postpartum depression  Futurity: Research News

Four characteristics may offer a way to predict if a woman will experience postpartum depression—and if her symptoms will worsen over the first year after giving ...


How I Discovered My Depression—and Began to Confront It  Pacific Standard

I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety on the day that Anthony Bourdain died. The timing was mostly coincidental. After over six months of wrestling with ...


Major depression on the rise among everyone, new data shows  NBCNews.com

Major depression is on the rise among Americans from all age groups, but is rising fastest among teens and young adults, new health insurance data shows.


Why it's key to identify preschoolers with anxiety and depression  Science News

With mounting evidence that very young children can experience anxiety and depression, efforts are underway to identify and treat them early.


How to deal with depression at work  Fast Company

Working with depression can feel like slogging through the mud. Try these strategies to help you maintain professionalism and cope with your symptoms.


We Can Actually Prevent Depression in Some Cases  Scientific American

More than 300 million individuals worldwide suffer from major depression. About 16 million of them are in the U.S., where 90 percent report difficulties with work, ...


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