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Thyroid and Mood

Thyroid hormone levels are linked with well-being among patients on thyroid hormone replacement therapy, a recent study has found. The thyroid gland, in the lower neck, produces hormones which...
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An Introduction to Suicide

Suicide is an irrational desire to die. We use the term “irrational” here because no matter how bad a person’s life is, suicide is a permanent solution to what...
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What is Suicide?

People talk about suicide like it’s a secret that you can’t share with anyone. Suicide is whispered amongst friends and family members, and when someone engages in a suicidal...
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Mood Disorders and Alcohol/Drug Use

The term mood describes a pervasive and sustained emotional state that may affect all aspects of an individual’s life and perceptions. Mood disorders are pathologically elevated or depressed disturbances...
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General

The Feeling Good Handbook

Depression is a crippling and often misunderstood disorder in today’s society. While many people advocate a purely medical model of this problem (and label it a “disease,” like cancer),...
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Antidepressants

Depression: New Medications On The Horizon

With the advent of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) in the 1950s, depression treatment was revolutionized. These medicines target the monoamine system, including the neurotransmitters serotonin,...
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