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Depression and chronic back pain
Even though it is not always recognized and/or treated, clinical depression is estimated to be four times greater in people with chronic back pain than in the general population. This article discusses the interrelationship between depression and chronic back pain and helps patients recognize the signs of depression.
http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/depression/depression-and-chronic-back-pain - 12-Sep-2005 - Hits: 332 - Rate This | Details
Depression and the Elderly
In our natural life process, aging can be a time of loneliness, aches and even depression. In the article, Dr. Framingham helps to show that depression can occur in the elderly and that it does need to be treated. Listed in the article are items to watch out for which may tell of elderly depression, and how to tell the difference between "the blues" and depression itself.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/depression-and-the-elderly/00048 - 1-Mar-2006 - Hits: 524 - Rate This | Details
Depression in Cancer Patients
How can a person cope with their anxiety and depression, and does psychological treatment work for those who have cancer? Click on the link to find out.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/depression-in-cancer-patients/00049 - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 209 - Rate This | Details
Depression: Down But Not Out
Depression is almost as common as a cold. Many have claimed to have it at least once or twice in their lives. It is even heard of much more nowadays due to the increase of psychological studies and medicines. Discussed in this article is the fact, that even though a person may have depression, he is not completely down for the count. Click on the link to find out more.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/depression-down-but-not-out/00019?all=1 - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 564 - Rate This | Details
Diabetes and Depression
Several studies suggest that diabetes doubles the risk of depression compared to those without the disorder. The chances of becoming depressed increase as diabetes complications worsen. Research shows that depression leads to poorer physical and mental functioning, so a person is less likely to follow a required diet or medication plan. Treating depression with psychotherapy, medication, or a combination of these treatments can improve a patient's well-being and ability to manage diabetes. This article describes the association between diabetes and depression.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/diabetes-and-depression/0001380 - 11-Nov-2005 - Hits: 310 - Rate This | Details
Frequently Asked Questions about Depression
In this Frequently Asked Questions article, Dr. Bressert answers these questions: I think I’m depressed, where do I start? It seems that more people are depressed nowadays than in the past. Is the rate of depression increasing? What is the difference between grief and depression? What are some of the risk factors associated with developing depression? When is being depressed a normal reaction and when is it truly major depression? How do most people react when they are diagnosed with depression? What can I expect regarding other people’s reaction?
http://psychcentral.com/lib/frequently-asked-questions-about-depression/00054 - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 305 - Rate This | Details
Holiday Stress: A Resourceful Survivor's Guide
Spending all that money on Christmas, or any other holiday got you down? Tired of always shopping, running around, wishing others "Happy Holidays!" and tired of nonstop cheer? According to Dr. McGregor, here’s your chance to enjoy a serene Christmas—or Ramadan or Kwanzaa or Hanukkah. Find out how to survive the holidays by clicking on this article.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/holiday-stress-a-resourceful-survivors-guide/00039 - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 96 - Rate This | Details
How Can I Help A Loved One With Depression?
Do you know someone suffering from depression? Would you like to be able to help them recover? It may feel like a daunting task to do, helping a person who really does not want to be helped. Dr. Bressert has some good ideas within this article on how to best do so.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/how-can-i-help-a-loved-one-with-depression/00056 - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 383 - Rate This | Details
In Depth: Understanding Depression II
This is a more detailed look into how to understand depression, with many references. It shows how major depression varies widely throughout the world and deals with such things as biology. Learn more here.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/in-depth-understanding-depression-2/00027 - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 265 - Rate This | Details
Kelly's St. John's Wort pages for Depression
Here are the experiences, questions and discussions of thousands of people who suffer from depression. Many visitors who post messages have chosen to take St. John's Wort, 5HTP, SAM-e, or conventional medications to combat their depression. Since 1997, there have been tens of millions of people visiting Kelly's SJW pages.
http://www.sjwinfo.org/ - 21-Oct-2004 - Hits: 413 - Rate This | Details
Medications: Symptom Relief, Not Cure
Just as aspirin can reduce a fever without clearing up the infection that causes it, psychotherapeutic medications act by controlling symptoms. Like most drugs used in medicine, they correct or compensate for some malfunction in the body. Psychotherapeutic medications do not cure mental illness, but they do lessen its burden.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/medications-symptom-relief-not-cure/000423 - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 691 - Rate This | Details
Men and Depression
Are you tired and irritable all the time? Have you lost interest in your work, family, or hobbies? Are you having trouble sleeping and feeling angry or aggressive, sad, or worthless? Have you been feeling like this for weeks or months?
If so, you may have depression.
Depression is a serious medical condition that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. It affects the way a person eats and sleeps, the way one feels about oneself, and the way one thinks about things. A depressive disorder is not the same as a passing blue mood. It is not a sign of personal weakness or a condition that can be willed or wished away. People with a depressive illness cannot merely "pull themselves together" and get better. Without treatment, symptoms can last for weeks, months, or years. Appropriate treatment, however, can help most people who have depression.
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/men-and-depression/index.shtml - 26-Dec-2005 - Hits: 357 - Rate This | Details
Moving Beyond the Loss of an Ability
How can a person handle a loss of an ability? It may be something as eyesight, hearing, or it can be such things as walking, talking and others. What happens when a person loses abilities and how can they best help themselves?
http://psychcentral.com/lib/moving-beyond-the-loss-of-an-ability/000109 - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 450 - Rate This | Details
Risk Factors for Depression
In this article, Dr. Haggerty shows how depression can affect anyone at anytime. Certain risk factors may be more likely to those who suffer from depression, however; depression is a mental illness which can strike anyone at any time. Understand the symptoms and feelings, and learn how depression can affect you or the ones you love.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/risk-factors-for-depression/00058 - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 240 - Rate This | Details
Teen depression is a serious issue, but can be helped when you know the symptoms. Though the term "depression" can describe a normal human emotion, it also can refer to a mental disorder. Depressive illness in teenagers is defined when the feelings of depression persist and interfere with the teen's ability to function.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/teenage-depression/000773 - 1-Apr-2004 - Hits: 450 - Rate This | Details
Tips for Better Managing Your Stress
There has to be a better way. Stewing around in life, upset because things did not turn out the way they were supposed to is not the best way to deal with your life. You deserve better. Do you want to learn how to manage your stress better? You do? Click on this article, and find out how.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/tips-for-better-managing-your-stress/000103 - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 801 - Rate This | Details
Treatment of Depression with rTMS
According to Dr. Hauser, a procedure referred to as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, or rTMS, was developed in 1985 to test brain function in healthy individuals, and in those with various types of medical conditions. Recent studies show that rTMS may be used for helping to treat depression. Find out more about this new and exciting treatment by clicking on this article.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/treatment-of-depression-with-rtms/00057 - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 89 - Rate This | Details
Types of Depression Unique to Women
It is a true fact. Women do have depression that men themselves do not suffer from. Women suffer from certain types of depression due to their special physiology and hormones. Estrogen, which can help impact moods, is a huge part of the depressive process. Reading this article will help women (and men as well) understand that women do have a lot to worry about--and reading this will also hopefully help people to seek for recovery.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/types-of-depression-unique-to-women/00055 - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 308 - Rate This | Details
Vagus Nerve Stimulator
This is an informational site for the millions of people suffering from chronic depression (or their loved ones). On June 15th, 2004 the FDA's Neurological Advisory Panel recommended approval of the vagus nerve stimulator as a treatment for chronic depression.
http://www.vagusnervestimulation.com/ - 4-Jul-2004 - Hits: 316 - Rate This | Details