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20 Tips to Tame Your Stress
Dr. Ponton lists 20 quick and easy tips to help calm your stress and help put you in a better mood. Curl up, get comfortable, and enjoy this article!
http://psychcentral.com/lib/20-tips-to-tame-your-stress/000102 - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 6418 - Rate This | Details
4 tips to help cope with chronic pain and depression
Those who suffer from chronic pain can feel stressed and depressed at times. However, depression could be exacerbating the chronic pain symptoms. The four tips covered in this article can help patients prevent or manage the vicious cycle of chronic pain and depression that may develop.
http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/depression/4-tips-help-cope-chronic-pain-and-depression - 11-Sep-2005 - Hits: 2630 - Rate This | Details
Advice for Coping with Chronic Depression
How does a person cope with Chronic Depression? What is it? Chronic depression is also known as dysthymia, and is a form of depression which can last for many years. Find out more about it here.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/advice-for-coping-with-chronic-depression/0003 - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 4598 - Rate This | Details
Alcohol and Depression
Dr. Martin's article on alcoholism states how there are common signs between alcoholism and major depression. Alcohol, according to Dr. Martin, is a depression-causing drug. Listed in this article are many things to know about how alcoholism and depression are comorbid, or related to each other.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/alcohol-and-depression/00047 - 3-Mar-2006 - Hits: 5768 - Rate This | Details
An Overview of Depression Treatment Options
An article describing some of the broad treatment options available for helping people cope with depression.
http://psychcentral.com/library/depression_tx.htm - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 6418 - Rate This | Details
Major depression, the kind of depression that will most likely benefit from treatment with medications, is more than just “the blues.” It is a condition that lasts 2 weeks or more, and interferes with a person’s ability to carry on daily tasks and enjoy activities that previously brought pleasure. This is an overview article about the types of antidepressant medications available to people.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/antidepressant-medications/000451 - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1657 - Rate This | Details
Choosing the Best SSRI
There are now five prescription drugs in the class known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) approved in the United States for the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, bulimia nervosa, anxiety, panic disorder and other medical conditions such as PMS. This raises the question: Does any member of the class provide better symptom relief or reduce serious or long-lasting side effects in treating these conditions?
Learn how to choose the best SSRI, and how your doctors make those choices for you.
http://psychcentral.com/library/choosing_ssri.htm - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 5899 - Rate This | Details
Coping with the Loss of a Spouse
Having a spouse die is a horrible, and traumatic event in a person's life. While a person probably never can completely cope with the loss of a spouse, Dr. Martin shows some simple and easy to understand steps that can help.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/coping-with-the-loss-of-a-spouse/00025 - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 2768 - Rate This | Details
Creativity and Depression
An interesting article that explores how depression affects creativity, by Douglas Eby.
http://psychcentral.com/library/depression_creativity.htm - 28-Sep-2005 - Hits: 3296 - Rate This | Details
Dealing with the Depths of Depression
How can a person deal with depression? Many claim that they have depression, however; the "depression" many have is usually just an occasional sadness. Depression profoundly impairs a persons ability to concentrate, sleep, eat and feel happy. To find out more on how to deal with it, click on the link.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/dealing-with-the-depths-of-depression/00038 - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 3785 - Rate This | Details
Depression and Baby Boomers
An article on how depression affects those in the "baby boomer" generation. As the leading cause of disability in the United States and worldwide, major depression is an invisible disease that, for reasons unknown, is becoming the scourge of those born between 1946 and 1964. But, unlike other medical illnesses, depression is widely unrecognized and untreated, and often remains an unresolved issue throughout life.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/depression-and-baby-boomers-how-having-it-all-may-be-too-much/000305 - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1849 - Rate This | Details
Depression and Smoking
Smokers carry their own risks relating to depression.
http://psychcentral.com/library/depression_smoking.htm - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 4076 - Rate This | Details
Depression in Children and Adolescents
Depression in children and adolescents is a huge issue for those who have children or are children themselves. The depression children and adolescents suffer from may not be properly diagnosed. In this article are ways to decide whether or not a person who is not an adult is depressed or not, and reasons why depression is so often misdiagnosed in younger populations.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/depression-in-children-and-adolescents/00052 - 3-Mar-2006 - Hits: 3042 - Rate This | Details
Depression vs. the Blues
Trying to differentiate between ordinary blues and a serious depression can help you decide what to do next.
http://psychcentral.com/library/depression_blues.htm - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2602 - Rate This | Details
Dysthymia: Chronic Depression
An article describing dysthymia, a form of chronic depression. Dysthymia usually begins at an earlier age than major depression with a more persistent impairment of daily function. Many people with dysthymic disorder also experience major depressive episodes. If they have both dysthymia and major depression, they are said to suffer from “double depression.”
http://psychcentral.com/lib/dysthymia-chronic-depression/000308 - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 3878 - Rate This | Details
Efficacy of Psychotherapy for Depression
The American Psychological Association's Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology) has compiled some excellent information about the efficacy of psychotherapy for depression. Most notably, users may click on three different types of psychotherapy (behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, and interpersonal therapy) to find consumer-friendly summaries of clinical research findings about the relative efficacy of each type.
http://www.apa.org/divisions/div12/rev_est/ - 16-Jun-2003 - Hits: 1692 - Rate This | Details
Frequently Asked Questions About Depression
Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about depression.
http://psychcentral.com/library/depression_faq.htm - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 4948 - Rate This | Details
Is Depression a Disease?
A lengthy transcript of an excellent debate between some of the thought leaders in the area of depression and depression theory. Debate participants included Thomas S. Szasz, M.D., Jeffrey A. Schaler, Ph.D., and Ron Leifer, M.D. (on the "No, it's not" side) and Donald F. Klein, M.D., Frederick K. Goodwin, M.D., and Peter Kramer, M.D. (on the "Yes, it is" side). A very interesting read.
http://www.szasz.com/isdepressionadiseasetranscript.html - 4-Apr-2002 - Hits: 4098 - Rate This | Details
Key Points About Antidepressant Therapy
What you need to know if you are taking an antidepressant medication such as Paxil, Wellbutrin, Prozac, or Zoloft.
http://psychcentral.com/library/depression_txmeds.htm - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1673 - Rate This | Details
Men Can Get the Blues
Despite common misconceptions, men too suffer from depression. This article describes how depression affects men differently than women.
http://psychcentral.com/library/mens_blues.htm - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1426 - Rate This | Details
Quick Facts About Depression
A brief article describing some quick facts about depression.
http://psychcentral.com/library/depression_facts.htm - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2429 - Rate This | Details
Risk Factors Associated with Depression
There are various risk factors associated with depression. Learning about these factors and finding ways to avoid them may help reduce your risk of getting depressed.
http://psychcentral.com/library/depression_risk.htm - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1946 - Rate This | Details
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Learn about seasonal affective disorder, a subtype of depression that affects certain people relating to the season (e.g., people who are only depressed during the winter months).
http://psychcentral.com/library/depression_sad.htm - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 4283 - Rate This | Details
Side Effects of Antidepressant Medications
Antidepressant medications such as Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, and Wellbutrin usually come with a number of side-effects. While various drugs have different side effect profiles, most individuals experience fewer side effects with the newer antidepressants (example: SSRIs, SNRIs). Learn all about them in this article.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/side-effects-of-antidepressant-medications/000318 - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1913 - Rate This | Details
Tips for Managing Your Depression
Learn ways to help manage your moods and depressive feelings.
http://psychcentral.com/library/depression_manage.htm - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2181 - Rate This | Details
Women and Depression
This is an article describing the effects of depression on women and the unique way in which women cope with depressive feelings.
For both women and men, rates of major depression are highest among the separated and divorced, and lowest among the married, while remaining always higher for women than for men. The quality of a marriage, however, may contribute significantly to depression. Lack of an intimate, confiding relationship, as well as overt marital disputes, have been shown to be related to depression in women. In fact, rates of depression were shown to be highest among unhappily married women.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/women-and-depression/0001290 - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 9142 - Rate This | Details
Postpartum Mood Disorders: Common, Complex, Distinct and Treatable
The "baby blues," as they're often called, are misunderstood and minimized by too many people. This article helps you to understand what happens after a woman gives birth and the types of symptoms you can expect that are associated with postpartum depression.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/postpartum-mood-disorders-common-complex-distinct-and-treatable/000779 - 7-Jan-2002 - Hits: 672 - Rate This | Details
An Overview of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
ECT, or electro-convulsive therapy, is highly effective in treating severe Major Depression, as well as in some forms of recurrent Major Depression, but with one major problem--memory loss. Something like the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", Electroconvulsive Therapy is also nicknamed "shock therapy". Want to learn more? Click on the link to read on.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/an-overview-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-ect/00053 - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 487 - Rate This | Details
Depression is a mean, mean, mean dog. It can bite, chew, and tear up those who suffer from it, leaving them ragged, torn, and skewered. Read more about Depression's Black Dog.
http://www.abusewatch.net/rep_dep.php - 8-Nov-2008 - Hits: 100 - Rate This | Details
Defeating Depression's Funk-to-Fat Cycle
Do you feel depressed? Overeating and or gorging? This article can help you understand how to set up fitness goals that can help with a person who is depressed, and who needs exercise. Exercise can ease depression and help a person become motivated. Motivated to find out how? Click on...
http://psychcentral.com/lib/defeating-depressions-funk-to-fat-cycle/00020 - 3-Mar-2006 - Hits: 841 - Rate This | Details